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The Thought Leader Interview: Didier Lombard

First Friday Book Synopsis

Although this is a somewhat lengthy interview, with an extensive introduction, I think it is a “must read&# for anyone either employed by a telecommunications [.]. Bob's blog entries : The Thought Leader Interview: Didier Lombard A formidable transformation is taking place in the global telecommunications industry Art Kleiner “data tsunami” Booz & Company Cisco Systems Inc.

Getting China and India Right: A book review by Bob Morris

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Getting China and India Right: Strategies for Leveraging the World’s Fastest Growing Economies for Global Advantage Anil K. Gupta and Haiyan Wang Jossey-Bass (2009) How to leverage the world’s fastest-growing economies for global advantage In my review of Anil Gupta and Haiyan Wang’s previous book, The Quest for Global Dominance, co-authored with Vijay Govindarajan, I [.]. Bob's blog entries Anil K.

Teams Need Vision Too

Lead Change Blog

She currently serves as an executive at a large telecommunications provider. Posted in Leadership Development Executives spend vital time communicating their vision to the frontline.

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Apple’s Shrinking Impact in the Smartphone Industry

Harvard Business Review

Disruptive innovation Consumer Electronics Telecommunications ArticleApple is the poster child for how to make a disruption strategy successful over time.

Leaders Take a Chance

Lead Change Blog

After Lyle hired me, I saw the position profile the recruiter had used for the placement: 10+ years management experience in a B2C service industry, bachelor’s in accounting required, law degree preferred, and a working knowledge of telecommunications.

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Scott C. Whitaker on completing successful cross-border mergers and acquisitions: An interview by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Industry experience includes healthcare, financial services, telecommunications, gaming, hospitality, chemicals, oil & gas, industrial manufacturing, retail and consumer durables. Scott Whitaker is a Partner with Global PMI Partners and has been involved in dozens of mergers and acquisitions totaling nearly $100 billion in value.

Four Leadership Tips That Will Make People Adore You

Lead Change Blog

I once had a woman in class who had worked for a major telecommunications company for 19 years tell me that in all that time, no one had ever told her “thank you.”

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15 Steps To Great Leadership (The More Human Way)

Terry Starbucker

After all, this was a telecommunications and cable TV operation, and they were used to observing a far different situation. Frank sat back, shook his head, and looked me straight in the eyes. “How did you do this?

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Four Strategies to Make Your Vision a Reality

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

Todd Nielsen has extensive leadership experience as a CEO, COO, President, & Vice-President of companies in the IT & Telecommunication industries. Guest post by Todd Nielsen. . Vision, strategy, and goals are important …but they are not enough.

What They Didn’t Teach You at Business School about Negotiation

Great Leadership By Dan

The creative teams he developed laid the foundations for today’s music, movie, and telecommunications industries. Guest post from John Graham : Your daughters are fighting – over an orange. No hitting or hair pulling, just screaming and crying. What do you do? You might get a knife and cut the thing in half. A zero-sum solution, but fair. If you’re smart you ask each of them why they want the orange. If you’re lucky one wants it for the juice, the other the peel for marmalade.

I Have to Change My Phone Number. Now What?

David A Fields

Consultants Infrastructure Home Office Office Telecommunications A question I was asked: I’m moving my office and can’t keep my phone number. Amazing, but true.)

The Process is as Important as the Product: 7 Tips to Manage Both

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

SNET had been thrown into uncharted waters as Connecticut was the first state to open its telecommunications markets to competition, more than a year and a half before the United States Congress passed the federal Telecommunications Act (1996).

The Optimal Margin of Illusion

Great Leadership By Dan

His clients span a variety of industries including pharmaceuticals, animal health, financial services, telecommunications, industrial products, defense, power utilities, technology and consumer goods.

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Can Men and Women Be Friends at Work?

Lead Change Blog

She currently serves as an executive at a large telecommunications provider. Posted in Leadership Development Self Leadership [link] The professional distance thing has always been tricky for me. I get the rules. I’m a SHRM certified HR professional and spent years in HR roles.

Should a Woman Act More Like a Man to Succeed at Work?

Great Leadership By Dan

Industries with a moderate representation of women leaders include: food, banking and telecommunications services. New DDI research explores leadership differences between men and women and makes the case for gender diversity in the workplace.

Millennials Speak! 5 Future Leadership “Must Haves”

Marshall Goldsmith

In fields as diverse as energy, telecommunications, and pharmaceuticals the same organization may be a customer, supplier, partner, or competitor. Millennials speak up! You need an “equal say” in your company’s future leadership. Here is why.

He’s not ready to be promoted (but thinks he is)

Lead Change Blog

She currently serves as an executive at a large telecommunications provider. Posted in Leadership Development SmartBlog for Leadership [link] He thinks he’s ready to be promoted. You don’t. You don’t want to crush his spirits, but he’s not listening. He blames you, the system, politics and that crazy project you gave him last year. He’s a strong performer and a vital member of your team. You know he’ll get there, but only if he listens. [.]

What to Do When Your Boss Says Something You Regret

Next Level Blog

He made his bones in telecommunications and came to GM from the world of private equity investments. There’s an interesting article in the New York Times today for anyone who has ever had to improvise madly when their boss makes an unexpected public commitment. The subject is Dan Akerson, who’s been the CEO of General Motors for 15 months. Akerson is not a “car guy.” He’s had a lot of successes in his career and is fond of speaking his mind.

In Marketing, the “C” Word Cannot Exist

In the CEO Afterlife

Airlines, cable providers, telecommunication firms, and credit card companies promise customer service every day. Many years ago I read Theodore Levitt’s The Marketing Imagination.

Celebrating Edison’s Birthday and New Opportunities for Women Inventors

C-Level Strategies

Thomas Edison was born 166 years ago today, February 11th, 1847.

The Twelve Sales Metrics that Matter Most

Harvard Business Review

I recently conducted an extensive research project involving more than one-hundred vice presidents of sales at top technology companies (software, cloud, computer hardware, and telecommunications) to better understand the art and science of managing a sales organization today. Telecommunications 66%. Telecommunications salespeople averaged $3.3 million, for Cloud/SaaS inside salespeople the average was $795,000 and telecommunications was $730,000.

Four Things to Remember When Change Hits “Upside the Head”

You're Not the Boss of Me

In telling his story, Mr. Greenberg’s primary observations were not about executing business disaster recovery plans or repositioning Data Centres and telecommunications systems but about the people in his organization; their courage, resilience and determination to pick up the pieces and move on.

On a Consumer Watershed

Marshall Goldsmith

Likewise, leading telecommunications and other equipment providers now have to compete by offering “network solutions” involving many products formerly sold separately. Tomorrow’s organization is more likely to be structured around customer segment, such as Accenture Consulting’s Telecommunications Practice, than product or geography.

The Most (and Least) Empathetic Companies

Harvard Business Review

Telecommunications. Telecommunications. Telecommunications. Telecommunications. Telecommunications. Telecommunications. Telecommunications. Telecommunications. HBR STAFF. There is a direct link between empathy and commercial success.

Seven Strategies for Managing Workplace Internet Usage

Strategy Driven

Keith has over 10 years experience in telecommunications and data networking. As social media and personal email continue to be many individual’s primary forms of communications, it becomes harder to keep them focused at the workplace. An increase in usage of media-rich sites can place a considerable strain on limited bandwidth, which can hurt the performance of critical business tasks.

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Intrapreneurship in "Social" Business

Mills Scofield

Having lived in and with off-the-grid communities in Latin America, in Nicaragua and Colombia, I had seen and felt the impact of low Internet and basic telecommunications access, especially when it comes to communicating with potential employers.

Retain Your Top Performers

Marshall Goldsmith

The CEO of a leading telecommunications company recently embarked on an innovative approach. Leaders are debating the changing nature of work and the perceived decline in job security (the lifelong career at a benevolent company is a fading memory) and the erosion of corporate loyalty. Employees are wondering, “If the company is willing to dump me at its convenience, why shouldn’t I dump the company at my convenience?”

Simple Gifts: When the Best You Can Do is Enough

Lead Change Blog

She currently serves as an executive at a large telecommunications provider. Posted in Leadership Development [link] My favorite Christmas stories are the ones where a humble hero offers the best gifts he can muster. It never looks like much on the outside.

Dan Pontefract on “The Purpose Effect”: Part 2 of an interview by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Dan Pontefract is Chief Envisioner at TELUS, a Canadian telecommunications company, where he heads the Transformation Office, a future-of-work consulting group that helps organizations enhance their corporate cultures and collaboration practices.

The Danger of Denial

Marshall Goldsmith

I don’t know much about telecommunications – it just seemed obvious. We all have an incredible ability to deny what we don’t want to see coming – even though it may be obvious to everyone around us. In the 1980s, I appeared on a videotape that was widely distributed as part of a leadership development course for IBM managers.

12 Product Trends

Execupundit

Music, like video and telecommunications, reached a digital/analog split long ago, and digital won because it’s cheaper, faster, and more convenient. At Fast Company , Chris Butler examines 12 trends that will rule products in 2013. An excerpt: Sales of LP records have quadrupled since 2007.

Understanding the New Battle Over Net Neutrality

Harvard Business Review

The problem, the court said, was that the FCC’s bans on blocking or discriminating against certain Internet traffic sounded like the kind of rules that would apply to a “telecommunications service,” yet the FCC has classified broadband internet as an “information service.” This “telecommunications” vs. “information” thing isn’t just technical minutiae. But in 1998, the FCC decided that the broadband DSL connections provided by telcos amounted to a telecommunications service.

Can Nokia Reinvent Itself Again?

Harvard Business Review

Nokia, today’s telecommunications networking company, has made corporate transformation into an art form. In 1992, new CEO Jorma Ollila and his team made a decision that is iconic in the world of corporate reinvention, going all-in on the emerging telecommunications markets.

Building Partnerships

Marshall Goldsmith

The same trend is occurring in pharmaceuticals and telecommunications. The ideal leader is a person who builds internal and external partnerships. by Marshall Goldsmith. In a recent study we interviewed over 200 high-potential leaders, asking them to describe today’s ideal leader. The results were clear. The ideal leader is a person who builds internal and external partnerships. Internal partnerships include direct reports, co-workers and managers. Partnering with direct reports.

Tips to Get the Most Out of the Deming Collection at the Library of Congress

Deming Institute

His clients were so diverse, from telecommunication companies to railway and automotive enterprises, even hospitals. Guest post by Luciana Paulise.

Marketing To Women: research about digital influence and the female Irish consumer

Krishna De

We found that men search online more than women in the categories of automotive, electronics and household appliances, technology and telecommunications.

Skills Shortages Worsening

Chart Your Course

The most active hiring will be in the materials and IT & telecommunications sectors. Herman Trend Alert: Skills Shortages Worsening. September 11, 2013.

When Having Too Many Experts on the Board Backfires

Harvard Business Review

Why boards succeed or fail and how to make them better are critical questions for corporate governance. We know that board composition—who the directors are and what backgrounds and perspectives they represent—can influence important outcomes like firm value and sales growth.

Deloitte’s 2011 Technology Fast 500™ Rankings announced

First Friday Book Synopsis

The Technology Fast 500™ is an annual ranking by Deloitte of the fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and clean technology companies in North America. Award winners were selected based on percentage fiscal year revenue growth from 2006 to 2010. For the 14th consecutive year, there are more software companies on the Technology Fast [.].

Were You Ever Betrayed In the Office? Chances Are It Was a Fox That Did It

The Idolbuster

Story 1: “Jack,” a Director at a national telecommunications company, laments not recognizing that his colleague as a Fox. “My Chapter 4 : Who To Trust At Work Part 11. In the last post , I used Aesop’s fable The Fox and The Crow to define a Fox at work as someone who gets by on flattery. Now compare Aesop’s fox with the following true stories. My colleague and I were in contention for a promotion. She went overboard to be my buddy and friend, to be helpful.