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[Re-post] Caterpillar Group President Tom Pellette: Life Lessons Under the Hood of a Car



Group President Tom Pellette joins the Caterpillar Podcast to talk about auto mechanics with his dad, how to win in sales and about Caterpillar’s Energy & Transportation business.

Program guide:

1:30 – Tom’s upbringing in New Mexico, and working on cars with his dad

6:10 – Lessons learned in sales and marketing at Solar Turbines: “If you find someone who is talking a lot, they’re probably not going to be a very good salesperson”

9:10 – On leadership, Tom talks about coaching for growth, timely correction and not “managing by embarrassment”

11:07 – Some difficult experiences of some of Tom’s closest friends – including lessons learned from Enron – helped develop his passion for winning the right way

15:12 – Tom talks about career growth and the three-legged stool that Tom views as the driver for success in your career

18:20 – On Caterpillar’s new purpose statement and the work we do: “It’s about moving the world forward and making peoples’ lives better”

22:00 – What makes the Energy and Transportation segment unique, including many brands and alternate distribution methods

24:35 – Global energy demands and growing world population directly impact the Energy & Transportation segment: “The world is going to need an all-in energy strategy”


Video – Tips to cut your viewing time



Quick tip: Can you save some time watching videos

Actionable Takeaways for YouTube:

Keyboard shortcut Function
Spacebar Play/Pause when the seek bar is selected. Activate a button if a button has focus.
Play/Pause Media Key on keyboards Play / Pause.
K Pause/Play in player.
Stop Media Key on keyboards Stop.
Next Track Media Key on keyboards Moves to the next track in a playlist.
Left/Right arrow on the seek bar Seek backward/forward 5 seconds.
J Seek backward 10 seconds in player.
L Seek forward 10 seconds in player.
Home/End on the seek bar Seek to the beginning/last seconds of the video.
Up/Down arrow on the seek bar Increase/Decrease volume 5%.
Numbers 1 to 9 on the seek bar (not on the numeric pad) Seek to the 10% to 90% of the video.

For more YouTube Shortcuts: https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/7631406?hl=en

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