* Born in Dearborn, Michigan on July 30th, 1863
* Grew up on a prosperous farm
* Quickly became interested in engineering
* At age 16 Ford left home to look for work in Detroit.
* First job was as an Engineer with the Edison Illuminating Company.
* Within two years Ford was chief engineer at Edison Co.
* Using the money from his increased salary Ford began working on first invention, the quardricycle.
* During his work on the quardricycle Ford formed a partnership with William H. Murphy, they were to work very well together in the future
Ford Motor Co.
* After his earlier inventions and several failed attempts at private business, in 1903 Ford created the Ford Motor Company, becoming its vice-president and ...view middle of the document...
Ford's strict managerial style and vision for building vehicles may have also been his Achilles Heel. With the assembly line-fed conveyor belt, Ford was able to bring all the manufacturing for a vehicle under one roof, and the company eventually controlled all parts of the car-building process, including producing the raw materials and owning rubber plants overseas
* In 1908 all that changed line
* Ford designed the Model T, the first car designed for the masses.
* This design was made along a revolutionary moving assembly line and was made from interchangeable parts.
* By 1918 half of all cars in America were model T-s
Henry Ford’s Leadership
Henry Ford valued his workers a lot and he showed that by giving an extremely high pay for all his works in the assembly lines. As a result, he drew talent from all over the region to work in Ford Motor Company. Whatever you do as a leader, if you can show that you value each and every person on your team, you will attract talent from all over the place. More than just their salaries, people want to work in an environment where they feel that they are valued and an essential part of the organization. Strive to give your team this sense of value, whether by means of salary or by recognition. You can be sure that in the long run, you’ll be drawing strong people into your organization.
Henry Ford had tremendous self-belief. He pushed the limits of his imagination. Your self-belief as a leader is infectious as well. His willingness to try the impossible, inspired and motivated employees.