Source | www.forbes.com | Bryce Hoffman
When the pandemic first began last year, a CEO asked me an intriguing question: “If you could tap anyone to lead a company through an existential crisis like this, who would it be?”
“That’s easy,” I said. “Alan Mulally.”
Mulally is the only person I know who has saved not one, but two iconic American companies: first Boeing, then Ford. He was also the subject of my first book, American Icon, and I am proud to call him my mentor.
I recently had the opportunity to sit down with Alan and ask him how you deal with challenges like the ones so many businesses and governments are dealing with today.
“It starts with really facing reality – not what you wish it could be or hope it could be,” Mulally told me.