Many Lessons Highlighted in VW Scandal Book
In this book on the Volkswagen emissions test cheating scandal, leadership author Steven Howard identifies the far-reaching impact of VW scandal on a wide range of parties.
The parties affected include car owners, Volkswagen’s leadership team and employees, shareholders, car dealers, government officials, regulatory agencies, the media, the automotive industry, and even the Made-in-Germany brand.
Additionally, the impact of VW scandal has been environmental, political, regulatory, and financial.
Leadership Lessons from the Volkswagen Saga is a powerful story of deliberate corporate malfeasance that has impacted the automaker’s car brands, leadership structure, governance, corporate reputation, current and future financial results, and its corporate culture.
It is also a story full of leadership lessons on corporate governance, business ethics, corporate culture leadership, branding, crisis communications, corporate responsibility, and individual accountability relevant to leaders of any size organization.
As a result of the VW scandal, Volkswagen has been assessed or agreed to over $24B in fines, penalties, and compensatory payments to car owners. One Volkswagen employee is serving an 18-month jail term in South Korea. Another is awaiting sentencing in the U.S. after a plea bargain arrangement. A third sits in a U.S. jail thousands of miles away from his home in Germany pending his own trial or plea bargain agreement. Five of their colleagues in Germany have been indicted on felony charges by a U.S. grand jury and have been warned not to leave their country.
Leadership Lessons from the Volkswagen Saga nails the teachings and important lessons emanating from what is now the global benchmark for corporate cheating scandals and unacceptable business ethics.
Leadership Lessons from the Volkswagen Saga is the first book to be published on the VW’s emissions test cheating scandal. The book is now available on Amazon in both Kindle ($8.88) and paperback ($18.88) formats.