IN THIS SUMMARY
The tremendous engineering achievement of the Boeing 777, as well as its commercial success, was proof to Alan Mulally (executive vice president of The Boeing Company and president and CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes) that the "Working Together" principles he implemented throughout the airplane's development were key. James P. Lewis, like Mulally, thinks these principles represent the best of management practice. Lewis illustrates how Working Together principles form a comprehensive framework for effective and sustainable visioning, planning, problem-solving, risk management, systems integration, communication, measurement, profitability (while having fun), and leadership. The Working Together principles are also offered as the most effective strategy on how to live life in every way.