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How Louis Chenevert Approaches Managing People

Originally from Montreal, Louis Chenevert had been a top executive in the aerospace and manufacturing industry for many years. He is a graduate of HEC Montreal which is part of the University of Montreal’s Business School. He earned a bachelor’s degree in production management there. After graduating he worked for General Motors for a number of years before joining Pratt & Whitney Canada as an executive. He then worked for Pratt & Whitney before joining United Technologies Corp. In 2008 he was elected as the new president and chief executive officer of this firm. He became the chairman in 2010. He held all three of these positions until November 2014 when he chose to retire from that industry.

United Technologies Corp. has clients around the world who buy airplane parts from them. During his time at this company Louis Chenevert leadership led to big advances in the technology they could offer their clients. One huge advance he was instrumental in developing was a new geared turbofan engine. Many airlines started installing this engine in their planes once they learned about it. This engine has 20% better fuel burn than plane engines that came before it, is 50% quieter, and because it has significantly fewer parts than prior engines it is easier and cheaper to maintain.

Louis Chenevert says that he has learned to keep a close eye on office politics. He doesn’t engage in it himself and he has seen how disruptive it can be. He says that United Technologies Corp. lost some great leaders because of internal politics which caused them to lose sight of executing on business initiatives. He says that he also learned to quickly get rid of people who aren’t aligned with a business’ agenda. He says that energy drainers are particularly vexing to him.

He said in an interview that he has been a successful entrepreneur because he always makes sure that calculated risk taking is rewarded at the company’s he has been a leader in. He enjoys getting a great team together where the whole becomes much greater than the parts.

https://www.forbes.com/lists/2012/12/ceo-compensation-12_Louis-R-Chenevert_FTA5.html

Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey Continue Fighting for Immigration Rights After Trump Pardons Joe Arpaio for Years of Unlawful Acts

Throughout American history, there have been a number of controversial pardons done on behalf of our presidents. The first pardon by president Trump issued to Joe Arpaio, Arizona’s toughest Sheriff who ran the city of Maricopa.

Despite Arpaio’s wide-spread notary, one of his many selfish acts includes the unfair conviction of Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey who are owners of Village Voice. Learn more about Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin: https://michael-lacey.com/ and http://www.laceyandlarkinfronterafund.org/about-lacey-larkin-frontera-fund/michael-lacey/

It all began Ten years ago Maricopa County Sheriff, Joe Arpaio and his fellow agents wrongfully took away the two journalists then locked them away with charges for disclosing details pertaining to a grand jury investigation. Lacey and Larkin, executive editor and CEO of Village Voice Media newspaper, were unaware of the current investigation.

Arpaio had become increasingly infuriated in 1992 by the media coverage of overly aggressive tactics executed within his department. Were it was brought to light his infamous Tent City scandal, and orders targeting woman and immigrants. District Judge Murray Snow concluded that due to lack of evidence it was insufficient to detain immigrants on grounds of suspicion.

These reoccurring instances were addressed in 2011 when a lawsuit was filed against Sheriff Arpaio, which exposed the unlawful conditions inmates faced in Tent City. He was charged with violating the rights of immigrants, epically Latinos.

Those types of reoccurring occurrences were addressed privately for years until 2011 when a lawsuit was filed against the Sheriff exposing unlawful conditions inmates faced in Tent City. Sheriff Arpaio caught charges for violating human rights of Latinos and further immigrant groups established on the given information of Arpaio’s wrongdoings.

Arpaio continued being rebellious of his charges and kept his practices of encouraging his employees to racial profiling. Finally citizens started speaking up opposing Arpaio’s misuses of power that finally caught the attention of the media and reporters. Read more: Jim Larkin | LinkedIn and Michael Lacey | Facebook

This led to Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin beginning to expose the sheriff to the American public. There were multiple times where they wrote about Arpaio and battled multiple times against the department.

Their voices caused them to get arrested in addition to them being the target of a special prosecution team who developed the grand jury that they decided publish about the same day.

The time that Lacey and Larkin were covering the stories of Arpaio, multiple other publications ignored Sheriff Arpaio completely. The scandal started appearing more often and gained national coverage when newspapers caught attention of Lacey and Larkin’s original works about Arpaio’s wrongful acts as Sheriff.

Lacey and Larkin were released from serving 24 days in jail after filing a lawsuit against Arpaio that exposed more info about his corruption and malpractices. The lawsuit concluded with a settlement of $3.7 million.After the settlement, Arpaio was not re-elected for a seventh term as Sheriff.

President Trump stepped in and made his first pardon for the self-proclaimed “America’s Toughest Sheriff” Joe Arpaio. Because of this pardon, President Trump prevented Arpaio from going to prison after he was involved in corruption for years. Even though Arpaio no longer holds the title of being sheriff, there are remaining obstacles that immigrants in the US face still to this day.

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