henry ford and his leadership style
Topics: Henry Ford, Ford Motor Company / Pages: 13 (3208 words) / Published: Nov 25th, 2013

Contents
Introduction..........................................................................................................................3
1. Early life…….………………………………………………………………………...4
2. Ford's first car….……………………………………………………………………...4
3. Ford Motor Company….……………………………………………………………...5
4. Ford’s philosophy of management….………………………………………………...6
5. World War I…………………………………………………………………………..8
6. Final years…………………………………………………………………………….9
Conclusion……………………………………………………………………………….11
Reference………………………………………………………………………………...13

“You say I started out with practically nothing, but that isn’t correct.
We all start with all there is. It’s how we use it that makes things possible”

Introduction

Innovators change things. They take new ideas, sometimes their own, sometimes other people’s, and develop and promote those ideas until they become an accepted part of daily life. Innovation requires self-confidence, a taste for taking risks, leadership ability and a vision of what the future should be. Henry Ford had all these characteristics, but it took him many years to develop all of them fully.
Henry Ford did not invent the automobile. He didn’t even invent the assembly line. But more than any other single individual, he was responsible for transforming the automobile from an invention of unknown utility into an innovation that profoundly shaped the 20th century and continues to affect our lives today.

1. Early life
The oldest of six children, Henry Ford was born on July 30, 1863, on a prosperous farm near Dearborn, Michigan. He attended school until the age of fifteen, at which time he developed a dislike of farm life and a fascination for machinery. He had little interest in school and was a poor student. He never learned to spell or to read well. Ford would write using only the simplest of sentences. He instead preferred to work with mechanical objects, particularly watches. He repaired his first watch when he was thirteen years old,

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