In September 2006, Ford was losing 16 billion dollars a year—that’s 46 million dollars a day, every day of the year! In desperation, they hired Alan Mulally to be their new CEO. He had already saved Boeing Commercial Airplanes from disaster following the terrorist attacks of 9/11, when Boeing lost half their orders in a very short time. He promised to have Ford profitable within 3 years, without taking any government bailout money, and he kept that promise. He also stayed on until 2014 and maintained the gains. Three years after he retired, his replacement was fired because he was not maintaining the gains Mulally made, proving that it was indeed the leader who was responsible for the performance of Ford.
Forbes magazine named Alan the 3rd best CEO in the U.S. in 2014, and he is. I, Jim Lewis, have known him since May 2000. I wrote a book about his leadership principles, entitled Working Together, and have his permission to include them in this proven program on leadership. If you want to be a leader who gets results, this program will show you how.
I doubt that anyone of you reading this would want to have surgery performed on you by a person who had only read a book on surgical practice. Yet thousands of individuals have been taught to lead by professors who have never sat in the hot seat in a business that is sliding down the slippery slope to bankruptcy. Nor have they had to terminate a non-performing employee who threatens to go postal on them, or sue them for discrimination. No, they sit in their tenured tower and pontificate about something they know nothing about from actual experience. It’s almost as ridiculous as taking a sex education class from a virgin!
If I sound indignant, I am. A recent article by Forbes said exactly what I’m saying—most leadership training programs are a waste of time and money, yet they charge companies huge amounts of money because they know a lot is at stake and corporations will pay it in order to try and protect their investments. They’re getting screwed, and they don’t even know it.
Every instructor in our program has been a leader in corporations, nonprofits, civic groups, and their own businesses. We’ve paid our dues. We’ve earned the right to tell you how to lead. And we stand on our experience.
Can you imagine a sports coach finding a promising player, giving him three days of training, and putting him on the first string of his team? Isn’t that ludicrous? Heck no, that player is going to be coached, mentored, critiqued, and fine-tuned until he either becomes a top-notch athlete, or he will be dumped.
Got the idea? We follow the training program with coaching for at least 90 days. We do it in groups, so you can learn from your peers as well as us, and you have the option to continue with group or individual coaching after that, for up to a year. Quite frankly, like an athlete, if you haven’t learned the ropes within 18 months, you probably never will.
This program is delivered over five days in a classroom format and six weeks in online delivery. It is available in a structure suitable for executives, directors, business owners, and managers and one that is intended for community leaders (church and civic groups, charitable organizations or foundations, and so on). We assign participants to cohorts (and course sections) of individuals having similar standing, responsibilities, and experience levels. If you have any questions, we are available to discuss your needs and objectives by phone.
Whether you attend the classroom or online course, you will take the Herrmann Brain Dominance Instrument (HBDI) online before the class begins, so that you can learn your preferred thinking modes, which will affect your leadership preferences as well, and how to leverage these to meet your goals.
You will also take pre-and post-tests to determine where you are when the course begins and again at the end so you can see your progress.
Coaching will be in groups of 12 online monthly for three months after the class ends.
Options will be available to join PODs of 4 to talk by phone.
If you act now, you will receive the online class, three months of group coaching for only $1500. Altogether, this represents a $3520 monetary value, but the lifetime value in terms of career advancement could be hundreds of times greater! Now is the time to take charge of your career and learn skills that will take you places. This offer is only good until February 11, and is limited to 24 individuals. Register now!
Register with your credit card and you will receive instructions on how to take the HBDI online before the class begins, as well as how to log onto the online class when it becomes available. Click the button below. Have your credit card handy (or if you have a PayPal account, you may be able to take six months to pay the tuition with little or no interest).