In order to demonstrate my leadership development, I will complete an assessment of my personal leadership styles and behaviours, as evidenced through a series of validated self assessment methodologies and tools. My self reflection will include a summary of leadership strengths and weaknesses, in
The intention of the following individual action plan is to recognize my leadership strengths and identify areas where I am able to further develop and strengthen my leadership qualities. The challenge within the action plan is to be cognizant of my strengths and weaknesses within the context of my professional and personal life allowing for me to constructively work towards strengthening my weaknesses. The deeper subset to the challenge will require that truth and sincerity of my experiences both professionally and personally be disclosed. The sense of urgency is present and current, I have personally
The customers (drivers of Ford) are the number one stakeholders that lost the most. They might not have lost much money or reputations, but they lost the one thing that you can never get back, their life.
“In September of 2006 William Clay Ford, Jr. was named CEO of the Ford Motor Company. . In Liker and James’ journal article (2011) they noted that Ford brought in Allan Mulally whose job it was to use borrowed monies to bring Ford Motor Company back to a more stable and profitable state. Mulally had to decide where to use the borrowed $23 billion and where to cut cost. To help with this he appointed Derrick Kuzak, former vice-president of Europe’s product
Aman and Mr. Daniels leverage time each week to sit down and reflect on the experience. During this time, I have learned a remarkable amount of information about who I am as a leader. Success in life is important, therefore, one must continually be honest with themselves. Even though, there are a number of tools one can assess to gauge their growth. Self-reflecting is a vital tool improvement Therefore, when reflecting I found a few areas of focus. The chart below indicates the qualities that I possess as a leader. Granted that these qualities tend to fall in the category as both a strength and a weakness. The highlighted qualities are the areas that I will be focusing on this
An effective leader must have a plan for success. This includes a personal plan of growth as well as a professional plan for improvement. This paper will attempt to highlight my personal strengths and weaknesses as leader, identify the areas needed for improvement, and identify the leadership skills and practices that I will use to become an effective leader. This paper will also give an outline of the goals that I consider a priority and a timeline for this development. The overall result will be an inclusive leadership plan of development that I will use to grow myself as well as any organization that I work for in the future.
A number of car incidents have been associated with the errors in the ignition switch, which could possibly disable the airbag, the power steering and breaks. Due to this issue at least 13 deaths and numerous injuries have been found (Isidore, 2014) with the General Motors Company. This investigation was given to an engineer in Florida, Mark Hood, to file for a lawsuit against General Motors and to try to figure out what was the cause of these accidents. It was revealed that the tiny metal plunger in the switch was smaller than the original size and needed less force to turn the ignition off (Isidore, 2014).
That to grow as a person, you need to be nurtured and groomed by the leaders to branch out from their teachings and apply them to any situation. I plan to show my honestly in everything that I do, that to communicate effectively there needs to be a channel to communicate. My accountability, that I am not shy to own up to a problem that my team or I created and rectify the situation. Conversely, my bluntness, that if there is a problem or miscommunication happening, it’s in everyone’s best interest to stop it as soon as I can. Also, my attention to detail will make sure that I do not miss important concepts or ideas that leaders should exhibit. Overall, I plan to bring a fresh perspective to the program and be a leader of people who assume they cannot achieve greatness. That even though the past is forever, the future is uncertain and the present is a way station on your trip to your
Dowie, asserts through his finding that the Ford motor company made a fundamental moral mistake because it made a product which it knew was capable of harming humans. Dowie attacks ford under the condition that they knowingly provided the American market with an unsafe product. This assertion is not correct; Dowie’s article provides contradictory statistics, speculation, and little to no inference. Dowie does not consider does not consider the importance of market forces in his assessment of Fords ethics which is a pertinent aspect of the time. The Pinto was in demand not because of their safety features but because they were cheap and fuel efficient. The Ford motor company was doing what all companies do, that is sell products. Ford’s concern
One of the many problems during the hearing is the emergence GM not only knowing about the defective ignition switch, but they also switched the defective product for a working one, yet still kept the same product number. In addition, during Senator Boxer’s questioning, she revealed that GM made a decision not to fix the defective product due to GM claiming that it “was not an effective business decision” due to the high cost of fixing the problem and the length of time it would take. Senator Nelson also brought up the issue of how people would be able to drive cars that are known to have the defects, citing that customers deserve compensation in a quick and effective process and are not satisfied with GM’s solution of driving “with only the car key in the ignition”.
During an unrelated meeting with auto safety regulators, GM employees are informed of a fatal 2005 Cobalt crash in which airbags did not deploy. By the end of the year, GM is aware of 10 deadly Cobalt accidents in which airbags failed.
“His boss gave him the go-ahead, scheduled a date for the presentation and invited all company engineers and key production planning personnel. When time came for the meeting, a grand total of two people showed up —Lou Tubben and his boss.” (Dowers, para 9). As a result, to the above mentioned atmosphere at Ford, the consumer was left with purchasing an affordable car that was poorly built. “According to Ford's estimates, the unsafe tanks would cause 180 burn deaths, 180 serious burn injuries, and 2,100 burned vehicles each year.”
My Personal Leadership Development Plan (PLPD), will demonstrate my awareness of great leadership and how it not only establishes the course and destination of my team, but it also equips others to effectively and efficiently follow by providing education, training, resources, and support as necessary. My study of the Full Range Leadership Model (FRLM) was important to me accessing my leadership strengths and weaknesses, and developing an action plan that includes setting goals, establishing priorities, appropriating gifts, talents, and creativity, and utilizing resources. As a leader, I am empowered to impact my followers to rise to, and when necessary, go beyond their believed potential.
According to the 2013 SWOT Analysis for General Motors, their strengths include new vision and strategy for the company, a strong brand portfolio, strong presence in China, knowledge of home market, four well performed brands, and a global presence. GM has become the leading auto manufacturer for 77 years. Their new vision and strategy has been experiencing major changes by appointing new management teams to the firms and changing the bureaucratic organizational culture to something new and improved. GM is now becoming more cost competitive because of how their changes have helped the company in tremendous ways.
When reflecting on my experience as both a student and a life learner, I never would have considered myself a leader. In fact, I have always been the shy kid who hides in the back of the class and panics whenever it is their turn to respond to a question. College however provided me with an opportunity to develop myself as a leader. I became more active in school activities and actively sought out leadership roles. As I’ve progressed in my professional life, I’ve become more interested in what it takes to make a strong leader. When assuming leadership roles, I’ve always considered myself an authentic leader but I know I’ve often struggled in detailing clear goals for my group or organization. Thankfully, Enrolling in the effective