Could great leadership have saved the U.S. car industry? Probably!


This American Life two parts podcast, is probably one of the best accounts, of the challenges of changing large corporations, and how devastating poor leadership and culture can be for a huge company. Go and have a listen here

From the website: A car plant in Fremont California that might have saved the U.S. car industry. In 1984, General Motors and Toyota opened NUMMI as a joint venture. Toyota showed GM the secrets of its production system: How it made cars of much higher quality and much lower cost than GM achieved. Frank Langfitt explains why GM didn't learn the lessons—until it was too late.