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Tyco’s Ed Breen: During a Crisis, ‘Spend a Lot of Time on the Big Swings’

February 13th, 2013

Episode 67 of 657 episodes

In a career spanning 34 years, Edward Breen has faced many difficult situations, perhaps none as challenging as his most recent assignment -- CEO of Tyco International -- which he took on when the company was facing bankruptcy. In an interview with Wharton management professor Michael Useem, Breen, who just stepped down from Tyco, talks about the importance of knowing when and how to make the "bold, big decisions," mentoring and always raising your hand for assignments, among other topics. (Video with transcript)

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