A Half-Century of Automotive Eyesores

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Uncategorized "Fifty Ugliest Cars of the Past 50 Years" A Half-Century of Automotive Eyesores Bloomberg Businessweek Damian JosephPlease click here to read an article written by Damian Joseph that is featured online by Bloomberg Businessweek. There is a slide show of the “Fifty Ugliest Cars of the Past 50 Years.&# Considering how many new cars are rolled out every year, it’s no surprise that a few might be just plain homely. [.].

Technology Is Changing What a Premium Automotive Brand Looks Like

Harvard Business Review

The automotive industry is being disrupted by electric vehicles and self-driving cars, just as home appliances is being disrupted by the Internet of Things and smart appliances, home entertainment by on-demand content providers, and apparel by online personal stylists such as Stitch Fix and Trunk Club. Here’s how technology is changing the game in the automotive industry: Product: hardware vs. software. JEWEL SAMAD/Staff/Getty Images.

Four Change Roles and Their Essential Capabilities

Change Starts Here

” Senior-level change practitioners from Cox Automotive, Home Depot, IHG, Newell Brands, and UPS shared their experiences.

A Drive for Excellence

Coaching Tip

Here in Michigan, the automotive industry has always been an everyday topic of conversation. In the past, college graduates would gain employment as automotive industry managers and high school graduates would be well compensated by seeking factory jobs. Engine Charlie's statement has never been more true as we witness the decline of the American automotive industry over the fifty years since his death. .

High Turnover is Not a Recruitment Problem, So What is It?

Steve Farber

[ I’m happy to share this guest post from my friend and colleague, Michael Kennedy —a veteran of the automotive industry and renowned automotive recruiter. As an automotive recruiter I should be laughing all the way to the bank—but this is no laughing matter.

How To Listen And Learn As A Leader

Eric Jacobson

For 20-plus years, Baldoni has coached and consulted for a number of leading companies in a variety of different businesses, ranging from automotive and banking to computers, high technology, fast food, and packaged goods. In John Baldoni's book , The Leader's Guide to Speaking with Presence , he provides these tips for listening as a leader and learning as a leader: When Listening As A Leader : Look at people when they are speaking to you. Make eye contact.

Will South Korea Become The Juggernaut That Brings Smart Living to You?

N2Growth Blog

” Hyundai Motor announced its plans to invest widely in leading Israeli start-ups to fast-track the manufacturer’s future advanced automotive technologies developments.

How Impactful Is Machine Learning In Today’s Business World?

Strategy Driven

With applications ranging from the mobile world to the automotive industry, let’s break down Machine Learning in its complexity. Since 2012, with the proliferation of Python in general software development, Machine Learning has become the biggest trend in the technology world.

Why Elon Musk’s New Strategy Makes Sense

Harvard Business Review

It outlined Tesla’s automotive strategy and it has been pretty much followed to the letter. Strategy Disruptive innovation Automotive Energy & Natural Resources Digital ArticleLast week Elon Musk released the second installment of Tesla’s Master Plan.

What Happens If Apple Starts Making Cars

Harvard Business Review

But the better and more challenging question is, how would the automotive industry’s incumbents respond to genuinely disruptive competition? Innovation Design Automotive

The Existential Question Facing the Auto Industry

Harvard Business Review

Innovation Managing organizations Automotive Digital ArticleI am an Uber enthusiast — the service is an easy and affordable way to get around. As a city dweller, the need to transport our dog is starting to feel like the only thing preventing me from ditching our station wagon.

Why You Should Help People

Joseph Lalonde

Whether it’s opening his home to a person in need or fixing my latest automotive disaster, Jim’s right there to help. H ave you ever been around someone who would move to world to help a brother out? These people seem to be rare these days.

Listening And Learning As A Leader

Eric Jacobson

For nearly 20 years, Baldoni has coached and consulted for a number of leading companies in a variety of different businesses, ranging from automotive and banking to computers, high technology, fast food, and packaged goods.

Car-Mileage Targets: Only One Part of the Solution

Coaching Tip

To reduce greenhouse gases and packed automotive freeways, the automobile industry must sell, not just build, vehicles getting higher mileage.in Such government sponsored programs have been wildly implemented in Europe; where people commute to work and back home on rapid transit (reducing today's slow commuter traffic of automotive vehicles) and primarily using their private automobiles, SUVs, trucks, etc.

Ten Years After Ford’s Spectacular Turnaround, What Alan Mulally Reveals About Brand-Inspired Cultural Revolution

Great Leadership By Dan

With One Ford, he put the purpose and values of the Ford brand at the center of the organization and unified the company’s people, plans, operations, and products to restore the brand to automotive leadership.

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Preview Thursday: Untangling the USA: The Cost of Complexity and What Can Be Done About It

Lead Change Blog

An active angel investor and start-up advisor, he serves on boards in aerospace, automotive, construction, energy, food, and health care. The following is a preview of Untangling the USA: The Cost of Complexity and What Can Be Done About It by Etienne Deffarges.

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Changing an Organization’s Culture, Without Resistance or Blame

Harvard Business Review

So when we faced such a challenge at Lear Corporation, a Fortune 200 automotive supplier with 136,000 employees worldwide, we knew the odds were against us. Human resource management Change management Strategy execution Automotive Article

Leadership – Unsafe at Any Speed?

Great Leadership By Dan

I don’t like Ralph Nader and I didn’t like the book, but there was definitely a role for government in automotive safety.”

Driverless Cars Will Change Auto Insurance. Here’s How Insurers Can Adapt

Harvard Business Review

Business models Risk management Technology Transportation Automotive Financial Services Digital ArticleTim Evans for HBR. There is little doubt that the widespread adoption of autonomous vehicles will have a huge impact on the automobile insurance industry. Research and computer modeling conducted by Accenture in collaboration with the Stevens Institute of Technology indicates that as many as 23 million fully autonomous vehicles will be traveling U.S.

How GM Uses Social Media to Improve Cars and Customer Service

Harvard Business Review

” Product development Customer service Social platforms Automotive Article

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The Real Reason Uber Is Giving Up in China

Harvard Business Review

Disruptive innovation Regulation Emerging markets Automotive Transportation Asia Digital ArticleLast September some of the world’s foremost technology industry leaders met in Seattle with Xi Jinping, president of China.

How Arizona Is Leading the Autonomous Vehicle Revolution - SPONSOR CONTENT FROM ARIZONA COMMERCE AUTHORITY

Harvard Business Review

Automotive Energy & Natural Resources Transportation Sponsor ContentSelf-driving vehicles, once a science fiction technology, are rapidly becoming a reality that promises to transform our lives – making it safer and more efficient to move people and goods, while reinventing our thinking about transportation. Arizona, one of the leading cities for autonomous vehicles, is the proving ground for this transformative innovation.

Why Elon Musk’s Compensation Plan Wouldn’t Work for Most Executives

Harvard Business Review

Executive compensation Automotive North America Digital ArticleMel Svenson/Getty Images. Elon Musk’s new pay package has attracted almost as much divided opinion as Elon Musk himself. Advocates have claimed that it is “radical” and “bold,” praise often used to describe Tesla. Others argue that it is a publicity stunt. But, as with most things, the reality is likely in between these extremes.

Assessing the Sins of Volkswagen, Toyota, and General Motors

Harvard Business Review

Regulation Government Sustainability Crisis management Automotive ArticleSomething seems to have gone seriously awry in the global auto industry.

How To Listen And Learn As A Leader

Eric Jacobson

For nearly 20 years, Baldoni has coached and consulted for a number of leading companies in a variety of different businesses, ranging from automotive and banking to computers, high technology, fast food, and packaged goods.

Is VW’s Fraud the End of Large-Scale Corporate Deception?

Harvard Business Review

We have Waze for traffic navigation and congestion; why not a Waze for automotive emissions and pollution? Regulation Social responsibility Technology Automotive ArticleVolkswagen’s brazen and bizarre “ Diesel-gate ” deception beggars belief.

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Automation Makes Things Cheaper, So Why Doesn’t It Feel That Way?

Harvard Business Review

If that displaced 20% of the 250 million cars Americans own, consumers would save $150 billion, $3,000 for every car displaced, and 1 million jobs would disappear in the automotive related industries — manufacturing, insurance, finance, etc. Technology Transportation Labor Automotive Digital Article

If Ford Wants to Beat Tesla, It Needs to Go All In

Harvard Business Review

Disruptive innovation Automotive Digital ArticleThe auto industry is facing a trio of disruptive technologies: electric batteries, autonomous vehicles, and the mobile phone. The first two have been long-standing threats, relatively speaking, and are embodied in one company, Tesla.

Selling to Customers Who Do Their Homework Online

Harvard Business Review

HIS automotive group estimates there are now about 27 million web-enabled vehicles on the road, a number that could rise to over 82 million by 2022. ” Sales Automotive Digital Articlejennifer maravillas FOR HBR. Alfred P.

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How To Listen And Learn As A Leader

Eric Jacobson

For about 20 years, Baldoni has coached and consulted for a number of leading companies in a variety of different businesses, ranging from automotive and banking to computers, high technology, fast food, and packaged goods.

The Future of Electric Vehicles Is Golf Carts, Not Tesla

Harvard Business Review

Disruptive innovation AutomotiveWhen people think of electric vehicles, they think of Tesla. But if you want to see the future of EVs it’s important to look elsewhere. Despite glowing media reports, Tesla is not disruptive , and it will have trouble scaling as it seeks to grow.

What the Auto Industry Can Learn from Cloud Computing

Harvard Business Review

The five largest automotive companies in the world generate more than 750 billion euro in annual revenue. Competitive strategy Disruptive innovation Automotive ArticleTransportation is one of the world’s largest industries.

How to Think About the Future of Cars

Harvard Business Review

Disruptive innovation Automotive ArticleThe average American in prime working age drives more than 15 thousand miles a year. For these commuters, the thought of not owning a car is ludicrous.

Tesla, Autopilot, and the Challenge of Trusting Machines

Harvard Business Review

Transportation Technology Design Automotive Digital ArticleIn May a Tesla Model S driving on autopilot collided with a tractor-trailer making a left turn at an intersection in Florida. The owner of the Tesla was killed.

Listening And Learning As A Leader

Eric Jacobson

For nearly 20 years, Baldoni has coached and consulted for a number of leading companies in a variety of different businesses, ranging from automotive and banking to computers, high technology, fast food, and packaged goods.

Why Aren’t Automakers Embracing Digital Business Models?

Harvard Business Review

Business models Automotive Digital ArticleBMW is one of the best car makers on the planet. It is also thinking seriously about what digital transformation means for the car business. Its cars now have Connected Drive, a platform that allows drivers to purchase apps for traffic, messaging, and for starting the the engine from a distance.

Rolling Back Fuel Efficiency Is a Bad Deal for Everyone — Including U.S. Carmakers

Harvard Business Review

Regulation Sustainability Government Automotive Digital ArticleThe CEO of a large industrial company recently described the Trump administration as “the most pro-business since the Founding Fathers.” ” It’s a popular perception in the business community, with or without the hyperbole, and the stock market is reacting accordingly.

How To Listen And Learn As A Leader

Eric Jacobson

For about 20 years, Baldoni has coached and consulted for a number of leading companies in a variety of different businesses, ranging from automotive and banking to computers, high technology, fast food, and packaged goods.

How To Listen And Learn As A Leader

Eric Jacobson

For nearly 20 years, Baldoni has coached and consulted for a number of leading companies in a variety of different businesses, ranging from automotive and banking to computers, high technology, fast food, and packaged goods.

The Uber-Waymo Lawsuit: It Should Be Easy to Poach Talent, But Not IP

Harvard Business Review

Intellectual property Hiring Personnel policies Automotive Technology Digital ArticleA star employee leaves a company to join, or become, a competitor, and the former employer sues both the departing employee and the company who hired him for stealing its secrets. Legal battles like that are pervasive across all industries, but one of these high profile, high-stakes lawsuits is at the center of the race to self-driving cars: the dispute between Google and Uber.

GM’s Stock Buyback Is Bad for America and the Company

Harvard Business Review

Economy Financial markets Labor National competitiveness Automotive General Motors’ announcement that it will settle a fight with activist shareholders by buying back $5 billion in stock over the coming year is a major loss for American taxpayers and GM’s workers.

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Pain VS Gain: How to Best Motivate Buyers to Buy

The Empowered Buisness

The following example comes from coaching a Mazda/ VW automotive dealership sales team. Guest Article by Dan Seidman. Picture this, you’re 12 years old and you fly into the house after school. Mom, Dad, guess what I decided today? I’m gonna be a doctor!”. Mom is always encouraging.

How To Listen And Learn

Eric Jacobson

For nearly 20 years, Baldoni has coached and consulted for a number of leading companies in a variety of different businesses, ranging from automotive and banking to computers, high technology, fast food, and packaged goods.