Alan Mulally, former president and CEO of Ford Motor Company and former CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes, is helping shape tomorrow’s leaders in business.
Since February 2016, Mulally has served as the Senior Fellow in the Center for Leadership Formation at the Albers School of Business and Economics. In this role Mulally, who began working closely with Albers in fall 2015, shares—through lectures, writing and teaching—his leadership strategies with graduate students in the Leadership Executive MBA and Executive Leadership Program. Both programs introduced into their curricula key aspects of Mulally’s “Working Together” and “Business Process Review” principles.
“These concepts are right out of our textbook for the Executive Leadership program,” says Marilyn Gist, PhD, associate dean and executive director of the Center for Leadership Formation. “Alan reviewed our curricula and found many commonalities, from content and values standpoints, with what we teach.”
The Center for Leadership Formation is home to the business school’s Executive Education programs. It’s known as a center of innovation where top educators, alumni and business leaders join forces to help accomplished professionals become influential leaders in a changing world. The Executive MBA program is ranked as one of U.S. News and World Report’s 2017 Top 25 EMBA programs.
“I am excited to work with the Albers Center for Leadership Formation because its executive programs align so closely with my values. They focus not just on strategy and business tools, but on self-awareness and values of serving others,” Mulally said at the time of his appointment. “Those are so important in building the genuine culture of working together to accomplish important goals. It's an honor to work with the center's leadership and to serve Seattle University.”