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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ACT, BE, DO: What Skills are Needed for Leadership Nirvana?

Leadership Nirvana … What the heck is that? More importantly, what skills are needed for reaching leadership nirvana? Let's find out. What Skills are Needed for Leadership Nirvana? There have been times in my career when I have experienced what can only be described as leadership nirvana.  When I have been part of teams that achieved leadership nirvana, we seemed invincible. Teams that were much more than the whole being more than the sum of its parts: We were exponentially greater! I am even writing this…

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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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