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George Reed
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George Reed

A retired U.S. Army Colonel, George Reed is an associate professor in the Department of Leadership Studies within the School of Leadership and Education Sciences at the University of San Diego.

Urgency Required

We might look at the current crisis faced by the big three American automobile makers as a failure of adaptation. One could make an argument that they have been unable to keep pace with changes external to their companies while others have reacted to the needs and wants of the consumer.

Their current situation might well be a case of very efficiently doing the wrong thing for too long -- producing the wrong product combined with an apparent inability to recognize that fact and initiate corrections.

Large and complex bureaucratic organizations, like the Big Three, are not known for their agility. The challenge of leadership in such organizations is to harness a sense of urgency, develop a climate that promotes creativity and innovation, and provide structures and processes that reward those who move the organization toward success.

While the auto executives are now making the right symbolic moves, the question remains whether it is another example of too little too late, or a real awakening to the needs of the contemporary environment.

By George Reed

 |  December 8, 2008; 2:35 PM ET
Category:  Economic crisis Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati  
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WE WILL SEE WHAT WE WILL SEE.

WHY I'D LOVE TO BE THE NEW CAR CZAR, OR EVEN THE USED CAR CZAR.

I FIND THAT LAWYERS MAKE EXCELLENT CAR CZARS AND I HAVE BOTH DOMESTIC & FOREIGN CAR EXPERIENCE, NAMELY, FORD AND GM ON THE DOMESTIC SIDE AND HONDA AND TOYOTA ON THE FOREIGN SIDE

AND I KNOW CHINESE

为什么I' 是D的爱新的汽车沙皇,甚至半新车沙皇。 我发现律师做优秀汽车沙皇和我有两国内& 外国汽车经验,即,在外国边的国内边的福特和GM和本田和丰田

AND JAPANESE TOO.

I'なぜ; Dは新しい車の皇帝、また更に中古車の皇帝であることを愛する。 私は弁護士が優秀な車の皇帝を作る私持っている両方国内&をことが分り、; 外国の側面の国内側面の外国車の経験、即ち、フォードおよびGMおよびホンダおよびトヨタ

Posted by: brucerealtor@gmail.com | December 10, 2008 4:14 AM
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