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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My thoughts on the fall of Afghanistan

I did serve, but not in Afghanistan. I  have friends, a stepson who served there, and another stepson who lost a good friend to an IED, as well as a good friend whose fiancé was killed while embedded as a journalist. We all understand that many veterans have come home from that war suffering physical and traumatic injuries. Some of those wounds are obvious, but many are unseen and seldom heard except during nightmares. But many more have come home with moral injuries. Moral injuries are…

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Guest Post – Small-business leaders get answers to pandemic-related questions

Leading Through COVID-19 and Beyond, held virtually on May 6, turned the spotlight on the economic, legal and human impacts of managing small- and medium-sized businesses in Alberta through the pandemic and beyond. The Faculty of Continuing Education at Mount Royal University, the event featured Todd Hirsch (an MRU honorary degree recipient), Steve Eichler of Field Law and leadership expert Steven Armstrong. Hirsch, vice president and chief economist, ATB Financial, laid out five “truths” Albertans should unlearn to better navigate the shifting landscape. Among those, the need to diversify Alberta’s…

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