Lockheed Martin, a global security and aerospace company, has recently been cited in Bloomberg Businessweek Magazine as one of the top companies in terms of leadership and development.  Like many aerospace companies many of their managers are smart engineers and sciencies that have moved into management. The company was not always a proverbial power house for producing effective leaders. This 140,000-employee company took part in what they called “a cultural shift”. They went from a more traditional command and control culture to a culture that favors relationships, accountability, and integrity. The Vice President of Lockheed Martin has stated that while it is important for leaders to produce results, it is equally important how leaders get those results. Lockheed Martin now measures its leaders by how well they energize their teams, their success in developing business relationships within and outside the company, how effectively they focus on the future, and their efforts to model personal excellence, integrity, and accountability.

 

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