Alan Mulally showed his high Emotional stability when he took decision to borrow $23.6 billion against Ford’s assets. It was controversial decision and was widely criticized and deemed unwise at that time. Mulally maintained his composure and focused on the path that he believed was right for the long term good of the company. Later his decision was proved to be wise.
Agreeableness is a person’s ability to get along with others, Agreeable individuals are considerate, friendly, helpful and willing to compromise their interests. Mulally had great ability to get along with others. He liked to include and involve everybody. He was very friendly and warm. Ted reed in his article wrote “ Mulally is a master of the warm-hearted gesture, of taking a little extra time to make people feel important, enthusiastic and ready to follow him anywhere.”
On the other hand his management was crisp and authoritative. He was very passionate about his vision and would not compromise. He had fierce desire to win and would not hesitate to take tough decisions.
Based on the above arguments I would say he had moderate level of agreeableness.
I agree that Mulally’s high energy shows a high Extraversion. Ford was in bad shape when Mulally took over in 2006. He was quick to recognize the lack of motivation in the employees. Mulally set new goals and revised definition of the company. He brought positive energy to the organization that inspired employees to work towards the company’s goals. He made sure that everybody was included and involved.
According to Mulally "People are first. The main thing about (implementing) a compelling vision is to include everybody -- pull everybody together around the plan to implement a compelling vision."”
Mulally has shown high degree of openness. The thirst for information and enthusiasm for the challenge were Mullally hallmarks. He was with Boeing since 1969 and had no experience of Auto industry. He took the challenge and moved to Ford in...