What We Do
We are operating system architects, we design and implement effective operating systems with our clients that are visual, drive clear ownership, accountability and deliver results. The framework is to define, align and execute the created operating system while engaging every associate from C-suite to value creation associates.
Meet Our Founder
Billy Ray Taylor | Founder & CEO
Billy Taylor, formerly the director of manufacturing at Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, brings more than 30 years of experience in all phases of operations, management and leadership to LinkedXL. He has a track record of improving production efficiency and building employee engagement at all levels of an organization.
Taylor has been called upon by universities, international conferences, global publications and the U.S. Army to demonstrate practical examples of how to drive and sustain effective results through embracing your culture and enabling employee ownership. He is a disciple of continuous improvement processes and a certified Six Sigma Black Belt business leader.
Since joining Goodyear in 1989, Taylor has progressed through a series of leadership positions. He has served as plant director for both union and non-union facilities, leading lean transformations in Goodyear’s largest and most complex tire-producing sites.
A servant leader, Taylor is a member of the executive advisory board for the Shingo Institute, Utah State University Jon M. Huntsman School of Business. He earned his MBA from Baker University and a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from Prairie View A&M University.
Give ownership of business strategy to every employee at every level of your organization.
You have a great product. You have top-notch talent. You have a process that’s been carefully mapped out. So, what’s missing? Executive, speaker, and leadership authority Billy Ray Taylor points to a lack of clarity on strategy that makes it impossible for your employees to understand how their activities fit within the company’s overall vision and to take true ownership of their careers.
In this groundbreaking guide, Taylor reveals how his proprietary LinkedXL Process can help your organization cultivate "extreme ownership" at every level, from top management to front-line employees. Each chapter clearly covers one of the five steps of the Process, providing an actionable roadmap to reaching clearly defined benchmarks and turning them into winning practices.
Equip your audiences to make a difference!
Billy has been on a lifelong journey to engage with others to discover their inner power. He will use examples from his extraordinary life & diverse experiences as a manufacturing director for an iconic global brand to transform your beliefs about leadership, culture and operational excellence. As a “evangelist” for people-inclusion processes, Billy skillfully constructs for his audiences a clear path to organizational buy-in, empowered teams and institutionalized operational excellence – built on a foundation of effective strategy deployment, results-driven leadership, team ownership, and process governance.
Billy’s hallmark is interactive, dynamic presentations and workshops that deliver immediately implementable tools, processes and skills that drive positive outcomes. With more than two decades of practical coaching experience and public speaking – to companies of all sizes and industries, in venues ranging from small and intimate to the most expansive – Billy’s uncompromising goal is to advance your specific event theme and purpose. He prepares his presentations and workshop material well in advance by talking directly with you about your learning objectives and the principles that drive your organization’s mission and values.
Your audiences and team will leave feeling empowered, inspired and motivated to take-action. Get ready to be inspired!