On this day, May 26th, 1927, the Ford Motor Company produced the last and 15th million Model T Ford. Henry Ford, the founder of the famous American car company, revolutionised the automobile industry with the Model T. He was determined to build a car that was affordable for the average American. Before the Model T, cars were considered luxury items that only the wealthy could afford. He was committed to creating a simple, reliable, and affordable automobile that was accessible to the masses. In 1908, his vision was realized with the Model T. At the time, the Model T was revolutionary because it was affordable and easy to maintain. It was also one of the first cars to feature a gasoline-powered engine instead of steam, making it more reliable and easier to drive.
Today, we stand at the dawn of a new era of transportation, with electric vehicles, autonomous driving, and sustainable mobility on the horizon. Henry Ford told us, “I cannot discover that anyone knows enough to say what is and what is definitely not possible.” AI has and will continue to have a significant impact on improving transportation. Ford would likely be impressed by the potential of this technology to make transportation safer, more efficient, and more accessible. He would possibly also be intrigued by the possibilities of smart traffic management systems that use real-time data to optimise traffic flow, reducing congestion and energy consumption. Today’s business leaders need a vision that considers the impossible and brings benefits for everyone. AI Brings Impossible Change.
“In this era of tremendous technological advancement, organisational leaders will not only need superior change leadership competency but also the ability to have a vision that considers the impossible”
One of the first steps for the leadership team in implementing their organisation’s change is to ‘Articulate the change vision’. Change leadership is all about having a vision of what the organisation will look like when it moves from the current ‘a’ state to the improved future ‘B’ state. This change vision must succinctly describe how the organisation, product, or service will look after the change is successfully implemented within the time limit specified.
Have a fantastic weekend with the ones you love and care for, enjoy some fresh air, exercise, eat, drink and be happy.
Further Reading: Change Management Leadership: Leadership of Change Volume 4
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Leadership of Change® Body of Knowledge Volumes: Change Management Body of Knowledge (CMBoK) Books: Volumes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, A, B, & C available on both Amazon and Google Play:
~ Leadership of Change® Volume 1 - Change Management Fables
~ Leadership of Change® Volume 2 - Change Management Pocket Guide
~ Leadership of Change® Volume 3 - Change Management Handbook
~ Leadership of Change® Volume 4 - Change Management Leadership
~ Leadership of Change® Volume 5 - Change Management Adoption
~ Leadership of Change® Volume 6 - Change Management Behaviour
~ Leadership of Change® Volume 7 - Change Management Sponsorship
~ Leadership of Change® Volume A - Change Management Gamification - Leadership
~ Leadership of Change® Volume B - Change Management Gamification - Adoption
~ Leadership of Change® Volume C - Change Management Gamification - Behaviour
~ Leadership of Change® Volume D - Change Management Gamification - Sponsorship
~ Leadership of Change® Volume E - Change Management Gamification - Leadership Teams
By Peter F Gallagher
Keywords: Business Strategy, Change Management, Leadership