Alan Mulally : A Leader Of The Year Essay

1494 Words Jun 16th, 2015 6 Pages
Alan Mulally is an engineer, business executive, and former President and CEO of Ford Motor Company. He retired from Ford Motor Company on July 1, 2014. Before Ford Motors, Mulally were the Executive Vice President of Boeing and the CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes (BCA). “Throughout his career, Mulally has been recognized for his contributions and industry leadership, including being named No. 3 on Fortune’s “World’s Greatest Leaders” list, one of the 30 “World’s Best CEOs” by Barron magazine, “Industry Leader of the Year” by Automotive magazine, one of “The World’s Most Influential People” by TIME magazine, “Chief Executive Of the Year” by Chief Executive Magazine, “Man of the Year” in the automotive sector by El Mundo and “Person of the Year” by Aviation Week magazine’ (Ford Media Center, 2014). Mulally is a proven leader of our time.
Mulally exhibited the vision and courage to lead Ford Motor Company to its highest standing in the automaker industry using basic leadership principles. “Ford Motor Company has been able to record a net profit of $2.7 billion for 2009, despite the fact that the company had a loss of $12.7 billion three years earlier in 2006 when Mulally assumed leadership and had to deal with the consequences of global financial crisis in between” (Dudovskiy, 2013). What is most interesting about the way in which he transformed the products and culture of Ford is that he had very little experience in the auto industry. Instead, Mulally capitalized on…

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