The CEO of Ford Motor (NYSE:F) Jim Farley, has lately been seen to reflect on the humble beginnings of the company. The official seems quite carried away by his grandfather, who contributed a great deal to the company in the 20th century. He thinks about his roots and confesses that they greatly inspire him to be better and lead the company in the right direction.
Farley also seems to be deviating from the topic of power changes in the company. Instead, he seems more inclined to discuss the ways to move the company forward. A lot of people have been expecting to hear him speak about the sudden change that kicked out CEO Jim Hackett and putting him in the position.
While speaking in a news conference, the official outlined that they have a lot that must be accomplished in time. He believes that the management’s focus needs to be narrowed down to plans and activities that will help steer the company forward.
He asserts that he is not interested in discussing the power shake-ups in the company, terming it immaterial for them. The leader says that he wants to propel the company to rise and take up market leadership, which won’t happen if they don’t focus well.
The turn of events
This leader moved into this company back in 2007, where he took up the role of the company’s global head of marketing and Sales. The company showed great leadership skills in helping the business to leverage the industry reshaping forces.
Ford got to the point of recognizing the great importance of AI, connectivity, software platforms, and some new forms of propulsion.
Farley is going to be entrusted by the company to propel automotive operations in the right direction. He will also be focusing on the global markets helping Ford make major steps forward. In this regard, special attention is going to be directed to the autonomous vehicles and the Ford Smart Mobility.
Several business analysts have applauded the new leadership outlining that it has gotten its priorities right. The product launch plans have the company’s Mustang Mach E, Bronco, and F-150 have are outstanding.