Connecting the inputs and outcomes, she traced the way early trauma affects health-not just in childhood but throughout the lifespan. The most effective treatment I've seen for little kids is child-parent psychotherapy, wherein a clinician works with the child and caregiver at the same time and the focus is on the relationship. It's freaking amazing. A little girl named Lila came to me for a routine exam when she was almost three.
Her growth chart showed that she was below the third percentile for height, weight, and head size, but I couldn't find any possible reason why. To me, that pointed to the most likely reason she wasn't growing: toxic stress. An unknown error has occurred.
Momentum shifts suddenly — the consequence of a lucky bounce, or carefully conceived maneuver. Ford isn't counting on providence to reverse its fortunes.
Instead, the auto maker is executing a Scheele-inspired plan of attack. Where the company's focus was once on the nebulous worlds of e-business and consumer services, the goal is simpler now: Keep all eyes on the ball. As a result, a cultural transformation — Scheele says restoration — is under way within the celebrated confines of the Glass House. Most observers point to Oct.
New stresses will be placed on our technology, our manufacturing efficiencies, our creativity and our much-prized nimbleness.
No specific mention of product direction or quality enhancement. The following year, Ford vehicles were cited in 60 recall campaigns — more than any other auto maker. And despite generating record revenue totals that same year, history has, to date, judged Nasser harshly.
The energetic Nasser had pushed his vision hard. Predictably, converts were made and Ford was awash in joint ventures that offered services from insurance coverage to collision repair. Easily on track. Ligocki, whose responsibilities include joint venture management, does not elaborate. But among the entities known to have price tags are:. Hertz Equipment Rental Corp. Merrill Lynch suggests the entire Hertz operation could also be sold.
Collision Team of America — a chain of 32 collision shops in four states, conducting business under various brand names. Kwik-Fit — Europe's biggest auto repair chain, specializing in exhaust repairs, with 2, outlets and 11, employees. The would-be provider of telematics services was meant to compete with OnStar, the General Motors Corp.
Based on cell phone technology, Ford had hoped to offer Wingcast service on some '03 models. Instead, a spokesman says there are efforts to develop a system using Bluetooth — short-range, wireless technology that enables the integration of vehicle and handheld communication devices.
Because it was a fairly abrupt stop-turn. But we were reverting to something which is really what most people joined the company for. This is what we wanted to do all along.
And we're back to it. By all appearances, Ford's leadership is onside.
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In a separate interview, Ligocki's take is eerily similar. And I always think that Ford Credit exemplifies the best example. That's not going to go away. Once ventures such as e-tailing or customer relations centers are deemed to have value, they are aligned with the appropriate internal structure — a process Ligocki is overseeing presently. Percepta, which is call centers, has gotten on its feet and there's a fair amount of internal clientele now. That will move to purchasing, actually, because it will have a normal supplier-customer relationship with the client.
Now, I don't remember the '70s as too great a period, frankly. And they thought it meant changing a lot of other things. Scheele is credited with fixing Jaguar in the U. During his tenure, the flagging brand recaptured its flair and was restored to profitability as Scheele shepherded the introduction of models such as the XK8.
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His plan — which involved capacity rationalization — contributed to a break-even year in Apart from PAG's critical role in Ford's revitalization plan — most significantly, the expectation that it will generate one-third of the company's profits by mid-decade — there is a market that cannot be ignored, Scheele says. I bet you, in your closet, most of your ties are silk today. Thirty years ago they would have probably been polyester. And the same is true of cars. It's not a car issue, it's a societal issue. Notably, PAG was part of Nasser's game. Yet it remains an integral part of the Ford lineup, going forward.
Too bad, says analyst Maryann Keller. If the auto maker really wanted to revolutionize its culture, it would dismantle PAG and allow the brands to make their own way.
And that's the kind of problem that GM ran into for a long, long, long time. The same thing was true with GM. Why did they go to John Devine?