Alan Mulally

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Leadership: A Case on Alan Mulally

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Leadership: A Case on Alan Mulally


The case study discusses the leadership style of Alan Mulally and his contribution to bring the Ford Company back up on its feet. Alan is the Chief Operating officer and President of the Ford Motor Company. The Ford Motor Company is one of the largest automakers in the world; based on the sale of vehicles. The company was founded on June 16, 1903 by Henry Ford. The Ford family owns the majority of the shares in the company, giving them control in everything including operational activities. Mulally was appointed as CEO in 2006, succeed William Clay Ford Jr. Mulally has used goal setting as a way to improve the performance of the company. The company has come back to being a profitable market leader in America. The paper will also analyze Mulally's leadership style for the communication aspect. Many companies around the world are looking up to Mulally and trying to use his leadership styles in order to improve the performance of their companies.


The Role of Leadership and Its Impact on Organizational Performance

Leadership is one of the most important aspects of enhancing a business's performance. The leader of an organization must provide a clear vision to the entire team. Poor leadership can wreck a company and strong leadership has the capacity to take a company to extraordinary heights. The role of leadership is to keep the entire team motivated and working toward a common goal (House, 2004).

Mulally's Leadership Style at Ford Motor Company

There are three types of leadership, which commonly exist in business: authoritarian, democratic and laissez-faire. Each type of leadership impacts organizational performance differently (Killan, 2007). An effective leader is one who has the competence to create a real team. The leader must be involved ...
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