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
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
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© CFO Publishing Corporation 2009. All rights reserved.