Dr. Nancy Lloyd Badore has been working on collaborative projects for most of her professional life.
An Executive Director with Ford Motor Company, she helped to establish the first major UAW/Management joint effort to improve quality on the plant floor. Eventually working with 80 different locations worldwide, she helped union and plant managements address their historic differences and provide a new and vibrant model of leadership to their people. The quality improvements which ensued broke records and attracted scholarly and media attention for their out-of-the-box approach and results.
Based on her success with union and management, she continued working to smooth other “silo” relationships. She improved the interface between corporate staffs and operations, European and North American senior management teams, and the subsidiary businesses making up Ford’s Diversified Products Operations. Finally, she founded and ran Ford’s global Executive Development Center, whose purpose was to bridge the cultural and market differences faced by the top 2000 executives world-wide and form a vibrant global leadership team.
After leaving Ford, Nancy was asked to contribute to other collaborative opportunities happening as the results of mergers, acquisitions, and reorganizations. She has worked with such organizations as Boeing/McDonnell-Douglas; PricewaterhouseCoopers; BAE Systems (formerly British Aerospace and GES Marconi); the Alliance (a venture of Shell, Texaco, and Saudi Aramco); Morgans Hotel Group; Starwood Hotels, Equity Office; the United Nations; the Women’s Sports Foundation, ALCAN; the United Nations, the Business-Higher Education Forum, and many others.
In all of these endeavors, she has been heartened and inspired by people’s capacity for seeing beyond their differences, and finding magic and nobility in good work accomplished together for a great cause.