CXO Conversation Podcast

CEO William Toti, Have Those Hard Conversations to Improve and Advance

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Former CEO William Toti, discusses having hard conversations with senior executives to learn and improve your career.

Bill discusses three main points:
· Being told “Bill, you’re screwing this up” and the lessons learned
· The skills Bill brought to Corporate America from the Navy
· What Leadership Development meant at Raytheon and how it positively impacted his executive career... It wasn’t what he initially thought!

Bill is the author of “From CO to CEO” and a former Submarine Commodore who retired as a United States Naval Captain. His post-Naval career includes Deputy Vice President for Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems, Vice President Hewlett-Packard (HP), VP at DXC Technology President of Cubic Corporation, and President of L3 Technologies for the Maritime Systems sector.

Bill discusses personal transition experiences from the Navy to corporate America and the importance of hard conversations with executives. He felt that there was lacking meaningful information for transitioning Veterans. Most of the Veteran employment-related books were written by Recruiters for senior officers, not lower-grade officers or enlisted personnel. While attending the United States Naval Academy, he met the legendary Admiral Hyman Rickover , father of the nuclear Navy.

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