My boss at my prior employer was a superb ananlyst, but she made the lousiest department head. She was promoted to EVP and kept in that role for years even after 1/2 of the staff under her left. Eventually the financials that had kept her in place started to reflect the loss of valuable staff, until she too left. Each of us sees it every day: organizations place people in positions of authority for a variety of internal reasons, with overall competence for that job not always being among them. Some organizations simply don’t know what competence looks like, so they are willing to take whatever bits and pieces a known individual can get them. Automaking, being an old, mature, capital-intensive sector with long investment horizons is extremely tough to manage. Because of it, truly visionary CEOs are rare in this industry.