Tag Archives: Ford

The No. 1 Leadership Success Principle

If you are a scientist, then critical thinking is probably the big key to success.  If you are a salesperson, listening skills probably rate very high. If you are a doctor, compassion seems to be the foundation for success. So, … Continue reading

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Does Ford Still Need Alan Mulally?

The final countdown is fast approaching for Microsoft to announce its successor to CEO Steve Ballmer and the speculation is intense.  While Ford CEO Alan Mulally seems to be most experienced candidate and a proven turnaround leader, the big concern … Continue reading

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The Five Foundations of Effective Leadership

Note:  This is reblog of a post I wrote in December, 2012, but I have had numerous requests to repost it. __________________________________ To put it bluntly, I seem to have a whole superstructure with no foundation. But I’m working on … Continue reading

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“Is Strategy Killing Your Business?” guest blog by Christiane Wuillamie

There is no strategy without execution,and there is no execution without leadership. Strategies are meant to carry companies onwards and upwards to lofty performance and competitive advantage.  Sadly, in the majority of firms, big and small, strategies are rarely delivered … Continue reading

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The Discomfort of the CEO

  My father used to have a saying in our family: If Momma ain’t happy, nobody’s happy! and this little phrase helped me avoid getting deeper into trouble as a kid, and also sheds some light on organizational behaviour and … Continue reading

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Profiles in Leadership . . . Lewis Booth

“Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.”  John F. Kennedy I must admit, even at my advanced age I still have heroes. My early days heroes (the Lone Ranger, Audie Murphy, Harmon Killebrew, Sandy Kolfax, Joe Nameth) have over the years … Continue reading

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Aviate, Navigate, Communicate . . .

Aviation is proof that given, the will, we have the capacity to achieve the impossible.    ~Eddie Rickenbacker Three verbs are drilled into the head of every Navy pilot during flight training; three little words that continually save lives. Aviate, Navigate, … Continue reading

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