Alan Mulally Was Losing $17B A Year, Yet Every Management Dashboard Showed Green Lights – Learn How He Changed Accountability At Ford

Imagine taking over a company that was losing $17 Billion each and every year. That is SEVENTEEN BILLION DOLLARS. Each year. And, every year. Billions with a "B." This was the situation Alan Mulally faced when he was recruited away from Boeing to lead the failing Ford Motor Company. While chairing a worldwide leadership meeting, Mr. Mulally looked at a dashboard that showed 'green-lights' on every department, division and product. He asked himself and then the attendees, "if everything is going so well, why are we…

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Does Your Company Has An Unhealthy Culture – Six Questions To Ask Yourself

It is time for leaders to be honest with themselves and one another about the real problems that keep companies from achieving their goals. They don't miss their goals because Sally in Accounting is a poor performer or because key employees inexplicably and coincidentally decided that each of them had a  pressing personal reason to change jobs. Your company isn't meeting its goals! We have a strategic plan, so why aren't we getting anything done How could the company possibly meet its goals when there's a huge,…

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5 Behaviours at the Heart of a Great Team

Team dynamics are an important predictor of organizational culture. Teams that work well together perform better (and they are more fun to be a part of). To achieve this advantage, teams must master five specific behaviours. 1. Focusing on Achieving Collective Results Teams can accomplish things that individuals could never do on their own can’t. So the ultimate measure of success for any team is the results it produces. 2. Holding One Another Accountable A team can only reach its goals only when everyone does his…

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