Beth Comstock: Resilient podcast

Living in the in-between

​Don't always assume the answer will be "no." Beth Comstock, former vice chair at General Electric (GE), discusses why more employees should challenge their leaders and how people can learn to be better at pushing innovation.​

If you want certainty, you’re not going to get it, particularly in today’s volatile world

In this episode, Beth Comstock looks back on her 27-year career with GE and shares why she was focused on helping people become more comfortable challenging their teams and leaders in order to drive change.

I think we all want people who are willing to take risks, try things—don't wait for us to tell them what to do or ask for permission.

She also explains why many companies today are struggling with the in-between—where there's pressure to adopt what's new and emerging, while the strategies of today still seem to be working.​

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