In this episode of THE MENTORS RADIO, Jeff Nemeth, former CEO of the Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa, talks with Host Tom Loarie about the innovative and very human way he led Ford Southern Africa from being the lowest performing operation to the Top. It is often said that if you don’t have challenges in your business, you’re doing something wrong! It’s par for the course.
Jeff shows us how to tackle problems head-on, with a genuine appreciation for the humanity of the people involved, knowing how to foster a strong sense of shared vision and teamwork, clear focus on the goals, and a sense of humor. In the episode, Jeff also shares his career journey, his unique, intrapreneurship style, the risks he has taken, and the innovative strategies he developed to transform Ford Southern Africa. Nemeth’s positions with Ford also include past CEO of Ford Lio Ho Motors in Taiwan and executive director of Global Ownership Life Cycle Management. There are lots of take-away gems in this episode!!
September 8, 2022 at 11:59 am
It is mostly people issues. I have one client with a great marking department. Everything is going well and two on the team have a sudden blow-up over some trivial disagreement and they begin thinking about quitting. Concerns like this appear out of the blue, yet it is never-ending as the company grows. You feel as if parenting sometimes. You must settle conflicts with even your best team, so that’s nothing unusual or unique. That is why I would prefer working with a team with a solid history together.