My Bottom Line: Clara Gaymard, General Electric

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Clara Gaymard is chief executive of the French arm of US company General Electric.

She says having a big family makes you humble and says everything you learn at home can help you in the office.

Clara says recognition is also very important - the best employees are the happiest ones - and you should use your staff for their personal talent as well as their professional expertise.

Clara appeared on The Bottom Line which is broadcast on BBC Radio 4 and BBC World Service. Listen again via the download or watch it on the BBC News Channel.

Find more business wisdom from other chief executives on the My Bottom Line website.

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