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.

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.)

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

First Friday Book Synopsis

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.

The Odd Truth About Remote Teams

Lead Change Blog

She currently serves as an executive at a large telecommunications provider. Posted in Change Management Leadership Coaching Leadership Development When it comes to remote teams, absence can make results stronger. Managed well, remote teams will outperform your co-located groups.

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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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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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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.

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. [.]

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.

What You Need to Know About California’s New Data Privacy Law

Harvard Business Review

Regulation Technology Security & privacy Advertising, Marketing & Public Relations Retail & Consumer Goods Technology Telecommunications Digital Articlepm images/Getty Images. Late last month, California passed a sweeping consumer privacy law that might force significant changes on companies that deal in personal data — and especially those operating in the digital space.

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.

You Need a Transformational Business Coach

Lead Change Blog

I worked with another client planning fast growth for his telecommunications business. We live in a volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous world. Today, as cycles of technology, market conditions, and competitive environments continue to accelerate, responding in an agile and flexible fashion to that world requires clarity, more than ever before. However, how do you get better in the face of increasing complexity?

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.

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 [.].

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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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.

StrategyDriven Enterprises Partners with Xen Wireless to Form StrategyDriven Analytics, a Utility Industry Asset Management Blind Benchmarking Service

Strategy Driven

Since 2000, Xen Wireless has provided services and solutions to many of the biggest names in Telecommunications market, including National Wireless Voice and Data Providers, Internet Service Providers, and Satellite Telecommunications providers.

StrategyDriven Welcomes Ruth Todd, PhD

Strategy Driven

For nearly three decades, Ruth led the Institute of Nuclear Power Operations’ (INPO) Information Technology Division as Director, Computer Systems and Telecommunications and Director, Information Technology and Data Services.

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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Dan Pontefract on “The Purpose Effect”: Part 1 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.

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.

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How to Prepare Your Business For the Unexpected

Strategy Driven

Such a team should include those from IT, telecommunications, logistics and customer service divisions and should be capable of running the business from a temporary location if necessary.

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.

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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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.

Automation: A Potential Game Changer for Mining and Maritime Industry

HR Digest

Developments in telecommunications, computing technologies, and electronic sensors are inspiring less of human intervention in controlling some sensitive equipment including vehicles, planes, helicopters, trains, etc.

Pursuing Entrepreneurial Companies: Grad Advice | In the CEO.

In the CEO Afterlife

Social media, telecommunications, high tech are today’s rising stars. In the CEO Afterlife. Main menu Home. Leadership. Branding. Pursuing Entrepreneurial Companies: Grad Advice. by John • April 11, 2011 • Human Resources , Strategy • 0 Comments.

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Why Deming / Why Now / Working to transform “our” system

Deming Institute

The early emphasis on productivity in the program was a familiar theme at my work and the telecommunications business. Guest blog by Dennis Sergent, Principal Consultant, Sergent Results Group. Like many people, my introduction to W.

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.

A New Digital Iron Curtain

Coaching Tip

At the just-concluded conference of the International Telecommunications Union in Dubai, the U.S. Gordon Crovitz, Information Age, The Wall Street Journal, December 17, 2012.

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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.

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.

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.

When Leadership Is Just Sucking It Up And Doing The Right Thing

Terry Starbucker

In order to strengthen our competitive abilities and ensure our future viability as a strong and growing telecommunications company leading the way in all the communities we proudly serve, we have determined the need to centralize all in-bound sales and service calls into two call centers.”.

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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.

The Big Picture of Business – Collaborations, Partnering and Joint-Venturing… Priority for Business.

Strategy Driven

Telecommunications industry service providers. The biggest source of growth and increased opportunities in today's business climate lie in the way that individuals and companies work together.

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.

How To Increase Profits Through Gender-Balanced Leadership

Eric Jacobson

In every sector, form telecommunications to utilities, companies with no gender balance on the board have lower-than-average market capitalization; those with three or more female board members exceed the average.

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.

Thoughts That Make You Go Hmmm on…. the Power of Expectations

The Practical Leader

The phenomenon has been found in many different types and levels of business, from life insurance to telecommunications, from CEOs to low-level management. “What we expect, that we find.&#. Aristotle, Greek philosopher, student of Plato, and teacher of Alexander the Great.

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?”