WS: After you joined Ford in 1976, did you plot a career path?
Bay: Not really. I just made the most of every job I had. Eventually, people here saw that I could take initiative and work well in an unstructured environment. Over the last 10 years, there’s only been one job that existed before I went into it. With the rest, I’ve been told, ‘We need someone to do X, Y and Z. Go create a position.’
WS: How did you earn so many promotions?
Bay: I had an executive coach awhile back who helped me. Now usually, a coach might interview you and then focus on what you need to change or what you don’t do quite right. But my coach forced me to fo...(register to read more)