Merrill Lynch is one of the world's leading wealth management, capital markets and advisory companies with offices in 40 countries and territories and total client assets of almost $2 trillion. As an investment bank, it is a leading global trader and unde
As a member of the CSI Advisory Board, Michael brings the experience of a 30 year career preparing organizations to meet the challenges of rapid, continuous and disruptive market change.He has served as Global Head and Chief Organization & Leadership Officer at Merrill Lynch, Bank of America Home Loan, Motorola, McDonnell Douglas and Lockheed Corporations during seismic changes in their industries.
In all, he has worked closely with and reported directly to C-Suite Officers developing the strategy and business model, architecting structure, creating culture, and selecting and developing leaders (including the CEO).
He is passionate about achieving exemplary performance in these areas.
Michael has also addressed executives at Harvard, Stanford, University of California, Berkeley, INSEAD (France), Management Centre Europe (Belgium) and served as Distinguished Adjunct Professor for 16 years at Stichting deBaak (The Netherlands).He plays an active role in CSI's Advisory Board.
Michael Winston: How a Whistle-Blower Conquered Countrywide
Named one of the top business "thought-leaders" year after year, Michael Winston is a BigSpeak business and leadership speaker who has held top management positions at Merrill Lynch, Motorola, Bank of America, McDonnell Douglas and Lockheed Corporations during seismic changes in their industries.As a former executive at the Countrywide Financial Corporation, Mr. Winston spent three years locked in a protracted legal battle against both the mortgage giant and its current owner, Bank of America, contending that he was punished and pushed out for not toeing the company line.
According to the New York Times, Winston's story provides a glimpse into how business was done at Countrywide at the height of the subprime frenzy - and how tenaciously the company's leader worked to quash dissent in the ranks.
Mr. Winston had the audacity to question the company's practices and he refused to misrepresent Countrywide's corporate governance practices in a report to analysts at the ratings agency Moody's Investor Services.
Before long, he was marginalized, uninvited to meetings, forced to relocate his office four times in seven months and ultimately dismissed.
The Times also noted that, "Mr.
Winston, a prominent executive in the field of organization management, is a rarity among corporate whistle-blowers.
Most of them get run over by their former companies."
Another rarity - he won: Earlier this year, a California jury awarded him over $3 million in damages.
Now as a sought-after speaker, Michael Winston says, "I want to do my part to promote vision-driven, values-based leadership that is a force for good," adding, "This is the story of somebody who tried to set a company right.
But it was frightening to them for me to shine the light from the inside out."
To read the full account of Michael Winston's ordeal go to: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/20/business/20gret.html?_r=1
For more information on Lynn Brewer or Michael Winston's extraordinary presentations on Leadership, Integrity, Accountability, Organizational Development, Ethics, or the upcoming Integrity Index, please contact a BigSpeak agent.
With 25 years of cutting-edge experience as a business leader, change agent, and organization strategist, Michael G. Winston has been in the "eye of the storm" in businesses going through massive transformation.As Global Head, Worldwide Leadership and Organization Development for Merrill Lynch, he served during one of the most challenging periods in the history of the financial markets?before and after 9/11/01.He held the highest functional role in the Corporation on the issues of organization structure, executive succession planning, leadership development and the management of change.Previously, Michael spent over ten years at Motorola, heading up all organization design, large-scale change, leadership development and succession planning initiatives for the Communications businesses during the company?s meteoric rise from $6B to over $30B.He has also held top strategic human resources positions at McDonnell Douglas and Lockheed Corporations during seismic shifts in the industry.He currently serves as Managing Director and Chief Leadership Officer of Countrywide Financial Corporation (total revenues of $18.5B, profits of $2.5B and 60,000 employees) with enterprise-wide responsibility for Organization Integration, Succession Planning and Executive and Leadership Development. Concurrent with his corporate responsibilities, he has also addressed executives at Harvard, Stanford, University of California, Berkeley, INSEAD (France), Management Centre Europe (Belgium) and was Distinguished Adjunct Professor for 15 years at Stichting deBaak (The Netherlands).Michael was named Best Instructor at the University of Illinois and has served as adjunct professor in the graduate schools of business and management for the University of California, University of San Francisco, Golden Gate University and Pepperdine University.
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Michael Winston had a career of distinction in executive positions for over three decades in five Fortune 100 companies across three industries.He served in executive positions for Motorola, Merrill Lynch, McDonnell Douglas, Lockheed and Countrywide.As global head of leadership and organization strategy, he worked closely with C-Suite Officers to develop business models, craft strategies and structure, create cultures and develop leaders.As Enterprise Chief Leadership Officer for Countrywide Financial, Winston rebuilt the strategy, leadership and culture and tried to stop the fraud, corruption and deception he observed.His warnings were dismissed and ignored.
Winston's experiences in confronting Countrywide executives about fraud, market manipulation and insider-trading are highlighted in numerous media reports including this New York Times feature . He is a founding member of the Bank Whistleblowers United, and holds a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois, a Master's Degree from the University of Notre Dame and attended executive programs at Stanford University and the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School.
For more information about Winston visit him on LinkedIn and on MichaelWinston.com, His book, World-Class Performance, is available for purchase on Amazon and other fine booksellers.
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