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GM's Chris Liddell Takes Stock

In the wake of an historic IPO, GM's CFO describes how finance supports the turnaround of this iconic carmaker.

Scott Leibs, CFO Magazine
March 1, 2011

Gems from GM

I loved these three Leadership Gems from Chris's comments that can be applied broadly to leaders in any professional category: 1) Data - Don't just crank out data. Turn it into actionable information and insight that others can use to grow the business forward. 2) Dialog - If you have one hour for a presentation, spend a little time presenting the data and much more time in a two-way conversation about how to take action. 3) Drive - Get out of your office and talk to employees and customers! And by "driving every car in the portfolio", you can experience products firsthand (data) and take action. Great article - it will be interesting to see where Chris Liddell leads next.

Posted by Ginny Schlosser | May 03, 2011 10:26 am

GM's Chris Liddell

I was very impressed with the comments of Chris Liddell, especially his description of the relationship between data, information and insight. Based on the outstanding work he did, in a relatively short period of time, his absence will be a tremendous loss to General Motors. But, there is one question I wished CFO had asked Chris, before he walked off into the sunset to pursue the CEO position that he will undoubtedly get: why is the newly issued common stock of General Motors selling for more than twice the price of the common stock of Ford Motor Company? I am convinced that something is going on, but I cannot figure out what it is. And I am sure that Chris Liddell had the answer.

Posted by Larry CIA | March 30, 2011 10:07 am

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