In the following video, Fool analysts Isaac Pino and Austin Smith talk about what investors should be looking for in General Electric's management.

Management is an often overlooked but critical aspect of analyzing a a potential investment. In the case of GE, faith in management is essential for investors, Isaac says. Since the economic collapse, GE has pivoted away from the financial sector and back to its industrial roots. At the same time, the company is making investments in technology and energy to drive GE into the future, including investments in wind, solar, and natural gas.

Isaac likes a lot of what CEO Jeff Immelt is doing at GE. And Austin points out that GE has developed into a known "management curator," developing executives who often go on to run other corporations. That speaks well of those who remain at the top of GE.

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