Road to Power

Road to Power

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Follow a pioneera€²s journey from factory floor to CEO Road to Power is the story of how Mary Barra drove herself to the pinnacle of a company that steers the nationa€²s wealth. Beginning as a rare female electrical engineer and daughter of a General Motors die maker, Barra spent more than thirty years building her career before becoming the first woman to ever lead a global automaker. With $155 billion in sales and 200, 000 employees, GM is widely considered to be a proxy for the U.S. economy, making Barraa€²s position arguably the most important corporate role a woman has ever held. This book describes the personal character, choices, and leadership style that enabled her to break through the glass ceiling. When 52a€“yeara€“old Mary Barra was named CEO of General Motors in 2013, only people outside of the company were surprised. She had done everything from working on the factory floor to overseeing manufacturing, from improving union relations to paring down bureaucracy, and from running human resources to helping drag the company back from its 2009 bankruptcy. This book details each step of her career, and the lessons she learned along the way. Learn how Mary Barraa€²s willingness to take on diverse assignments helped steer her career trajectory Examine the fine details of Barraa€²s management style and her ability to relate to colleagues Discover the qualities and experiences Barra had that drove her to lead this malea€“dominated profession Study the valuable lessons Barra learned at each stage in her professional life, and why they stuck with her throughout her journey to the top Barra is most certainly a pioneer for women in business, but shea€²s also a living lesson as to how far the right outlook, skills, and drive can take you in your career. Road to Power explores the talent and the mindset that got her all the way to the top.... according to Bloomberg data.1 The five most highly paid executives in the Standard aamp; Poora#39;s 500 companies make $5.3 million ... name of the Executive Field Action Decision Committee (EFADC) met about some issues with the Chevrolet Cobalt. ... For years, this flaw had been classified as an inconvenience to drivers rather than as a potential safety problem, and at one point GM sent a service noticeanbsp;...

Title:Road to Power
Author: Laura Colby
Publisher:John Wiley & Sons - 2015-03-16

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