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

Strategy Driven

StrategyDriven Enterprises LLC and Xen Wireless form StrategyDriven Analytics to provide utility industry executives and managers with asset management program benchmarking data supporting operational and investment decisions and fleet and individual plant performance assessments.

Selina Lo (Ruckus Wireless) in “The Corner Office”

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here are a few insights provided during an interview of Selina Lo, president and chief executive of Ruckus Wireless. Bob's blog entries Adam Bryant Corner Office column Hewlett-Packard Ruckus Wireless Selina Lo SundayBusiness section The Corner Office: Indispensable and Unexpected Lessons from CEOs on How to Lead and Succeed The New York Times Times Books

Former Verizon Wireless CEO Teaches Leadership Lessons In New Book

Eric Jacobson

Former Verizon Wireless CEO Denny F. Strigl offers a revealing insight into how he led the company in his new book, Managers, can you hear me now? -- co-authored by Frank Swiatek.

Left Brain, Right Stuff: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Left Brain, Right Stuff: How Leaders Make Winning Decisions Phil Rosenzweig PublicAffairs (2014) Why understanding the decision making process as well as the roles of action and analysis “can improve the odds of success” As I began to read this book, I was again reminded of passages in two others in which their authors address […].

In FCC's Report on Wireless Competition, an Agenda?

Harvard Business Review

Every year since 1995, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has released a report on the state of competition in the wireless market. In fact, direct evidence regarding the state of competition in the wireless ecosystem is easy to obtain and clear in its implications. Or, if not, what negative effect its dubious conclusions might have on regulatory policy in wireless markets. wireless market was "effectively competitive.".

Transitions: My First Week as an Entrepreneur

Let's Grow Leaders

As my regulars know, I’ve recently left my job as a Verizon Wireless executive to pursue my entrepreneurial dream. I promise that my blog will continue to be about ways to support you. With that said, I’ve received so many wonderful notes and lots of questions about what’s next as an entrepreneur, that I figured there were […]. The post Transitions: My First Week as an Entrepreneur appeared first on Let's Grow Leaders.

The Insiders Guide to Micromanagement

Lead Change Blog

She most recently served as Executive Director of the Strategic Partnership Channel at Verizon Wireless where she transformed customer service outsourcing, working with companies and call centers to build great customer experiences and strong cultures. Prior to that she led a large Verizon Wireless sales team (2000+) leading the Nation in store sales to the Small and Medium business space. Are you a micromanager?

How To Be A Good Coach

Eric Jacobson

Former Verizon Wireless CEO, Denny F. Strigl offers these tips for how to be a good coach to an employee. He explains that good coaches help performers by: Keeping them focused. Giving them objective, helpful feedback. Acting as a sounding board for new approaches.

How the Rapid Growth of Ecommerce Is Driving Changes in Logistics and Transportation Management

Strategy Driven

Smart devices and wireless connections are now nearly everywhere and have already contributed immensely to the growth of the e-commerce industry. The e-commerce industry is fulfilling one of the biggest needs of today’s shoppers: instant gratification.

Simple Precautions to Avoid Online Privacy

Coaching Tip

The bad news is that most wireless networks are easily cracked, meaning someone next door or in a car outside your house can use your network for illegal activity. By Mark Weinstein, CEO of www.Sgrouples.com , a privacy-centric social platform.

7 Qualities Of Outstanding Leaders

Lead Change Blog

Many leaders at the top corporations in the mobile phone market weren’t even aware that Steve Jobs’s iPhone was revolutionary enough to blow up the wireless industry. Leadership is putting a face to management science. A good leader is an able manager.

11 Ways To Make E-Mail In The Workplace More Effective

Eric Jacobson

Here are some wise guidelines that Verizon Wireless has used to promote effective, efficient and responsible e-mail use within its company. Strigl, former CEO and President of Verizon Wireless. Are you leading an organization where e-mail communication is ineffective?

How to Prevent Redundant Performance Improvement Conversations

Great Leadership By Dan

A former Verizon Wireless executive, she has over two decades of experience in sales, customer service, and Human Resources. Guest Post from Karin Hurt: Performance improvement conversations aren’t enjoyable -- for you or for them.

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Karin Hurt and David Dye on “Winning Well”: Part 2 of an interview by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

A former Verizon Wireless executive, she has over two decades of experience in sales, marketing, customer service, and human resources. As a keynote speaker, leadership consultant, and MBA professor, Karin Hurt helps leaders improve business results by building deeper trust and connection. A few highlights from her time at Verizon include: o Developing a sales… Read More Karin Hurt and David Dye on “Winning Well”: Part 2 of an interview by Bob Morris.

How To Be A Good Coach

Eric Jacobson

Former Verizon Wireless CEO, Denny F. Strigl offers these tips for how to be a good coach to an employee. He explains that good coaches help performers by: Keeping them focused. Giving them objective, helpful feedback. Acting as a sounding board for new approaches. Identifying blind spots that may be holding the performer back. Reinforcing key values, principles, and behaviors that improve performance. Recognizing positive behavior and performance.

8 Steps to Building Your Business Credit

Strategy Driven

For instance, if you spend a lot on wireless phone service, there are business credit cards that will give you bonus cash back on wireless spending. One of the biggest issues facing small and medium businesses is financing.

10 Ways to Be Easy to Follow

Let's Grow Leaders

I recently ran into a guy who once worked on my sales team at Verizon Wireless who was now working at a small company where I was now consulting. Are you easy to follow? Before you say “Of course!” ” please know that every where I go these days, I ask this question.

How To Be A Good Coach. How To Be A Bad Coach.

Eric Jacobson

Former Verizon Wireless CEO, Denny F. Strigl offers these tips for how to be a good coach to an employee. He explains that good coaches help performers by: Keeping them focused. Giving them objective, helpful feedback. Acting as a sounding board for new approaches. Identifying blind spots that may be holding the performer back. Reinforcing key values, principles, and behaviors that improve performance. Recognizing positive behavior and performance.

How to Succeed With Limited Resources

Let's Grow Leaders

I also watched the evolution at Verizon Wireless in this regard. You don’t have enough time, enough resources, or budget– or maybe you lack all three. You may be surprised to know that’s exactly what stacks the odds of success in your favor.

How To Make E-mail Communication More Effective

Eric Jacobson

Here are some wise guidelines that Verizon Wireless has used to promote effective, efficient and responsible e-mail use within its company. Strigl, former CEO and President of Verizon Wireless. Are you leading an organization where e-mail communication is ineffective?

How Not To Lose Your Soul While Leading With Karin Hurt – Answers From Leadership Podcast Episode 026

Joseph Lalonde

As a former Verizon Wireless executive, she has over twenty years of experience in sales, marketing, customer service, and human resources. Today’s guest on the Answers From Leadership podcast is Karin Hurt. Karin is a keynote speaker, leadership consultant, and MBA professor.

Best Practices E-mail Guidelines For Effective Communication

Eric Jacobson

Here are some wise guidelines that Verizon Wireless has used to promote effective, efficient and responsible e-mail use within its company. Strigl, former CEO and President of Verizon Wireless. Are you leading an organization where e-mail communication is ineffective?

The Great Millennial Hoax- Why Most Millennial Experts and Wrong and What to Do Instead (Recorded Webinar)

Let's Grow Leaders

A former Verizon Wireless executive, she was named to Inc. Whether you’re a veteran leader or a millennial recently promoted into a leadership role, leading your younger team members can feel like an endless struggle. Why don’t they understand? Why aren’t they motivated?

Back To School Leadership

Lead Change Blog

The wireless campus sports an immaculate setting with a promenade displaying the flags of 50+ countries representing their diverse student body.

How To Be A Good Coach

Eric Jacobson

Former Verizon Wireless CEO, Denny F. Strigl offers these tips for how to be a good coach to an employee. He explains that good coaches help performers by: Keeping them focused. Giving them objective, helpful feedback. Acting as a sounding board for new approaches.

The Turnaround Factor: Digging Deeper

Let's Grow Leaders

I’d been giving out recognition awards on my massive “road trip,” a 27 states in 45 days kind of tour of motivational kick off meetings in Verizon Wireless’ outsourced call centers.

Email Do's And Don'ts

Eric Jacobson

Here are some wise guidelines that Verizon Wireless has used to promote effective, efficient and responsible e-mail use within its company. Strigl, former CEO and President of Verizon Wireless. Are you leading an organization where e-mail communication is ineffective?

What To Do When Results are in the Toilet

Let's Grow Leaders

When I took over responsibility for 100 or so Verizon Wireless stores our biggest problem was a saturated market. I’d much rather take over a team with results in the toilet than one executing on all cylinders.

5 Proven Ways To Make Your One-On-One Meetings More Impactful

Let's Grow Leaders

I learned the value of a great one-on-one meeting from my boss, Mel, when I took over a new division at Verizon Wireless. “Nicole” called me looking for help on employee engagement.

Investing in Enterprise-wide Security

N2Growth Blog

The plethora of wired and wireless connections has created a fast moving and ever changing security landscape (posture). Does your organization view spending money on information systems security (cybersecurity) as an investment, a financial burden, or an unjustified cost of doing business?

Informational Interviews: Not Just For Rookies

Let's Grow Leaders

I used this technique to move to a completely new side of the business, from Verizon to Verizon Wireless and establish an entirely new network (pun intended). A common misconception is that “Informational Interviews” are only for folks starting out in their career.

Good Coach Versus Bad Coach

Eric Jacobson

Former Verizon Wireless CEO, Denny F. Strigl offers these tips for how to be a good coach to an employee. He explains that good coaches help performers by : Keeping them focused. Giving them objective, helpful feedback. Acting as a sounding board for new approaches.

How To Be A Good Coach

Eric Jacobson

Former Verizon Wireless CEO, Denny F. Strigl offers these tips for how to be a good coach to an employee. He explains that good coaches help performers by: Keeping them focused. Giving them objective, helpful feedback. Acting as a sounding board for new approaches. Identifying blind spots that may be holding the performer back. Reinforcing key values, principles, and behaviors that improve performance. Recognizing positive behavior and performance.

Power Corrupts Sooner than You Think

Leading Blog

Denny Strigl , former CEO and president of Verizon Wireless, recalls in Managers, Can You Hear Me Now? In a letter to Bishop Mandell Creighton in 1887, Lord Acton observed that “Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men.” British Prime Minister William Pitt also observed, “Unlimited power is apt to corrupt the minds of those who possess it.” Power is a tricky thing and we rely on it more than we should.

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Dominic Orr (Aruba Networks) in “The Corner Office

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of Aruba Networks, a wireless networking company). Adam Bryant conducts interviews of senior-level executives that appear in his “Corner Office” column each week in the SundayBusiness section of The New York Times. Here are a few insights provided during an interview of Dominic Orr (president and C.E.O. He tells employees that everyone will eventually take a “momentarily [.].

How To Use E-mail Effectively In Your Company

Eric Jacobson

Here are some wise guidelines that Verizon Wireless has used to promote effective, efficient and responsible e-mail use within its company. Strigl, former CEO and President of Verizon Wireless.

How To Be A Good Coach. And, What Not To Do.

Eric Jacobson

Former Verizon Wireless CEO, Denny F. Strigl offers these tips for how to be a good coach to an employee. He explains that good coaches help performers by: Keeping them focused. Giving them objective, helpful feedback. Acting as a sounding board for new approaches.

Best Business Book to Buy this year

CEO Blog

My current frustration is logging into a wireless network in an airport lounge. My grandson, Josh, is doing great. No longer premature. Growing. Photo of Joshua and his beautiful aunt Laura. I do have some concern that he might be trying to hone in on my business deals though.

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How to Get Employees to Care About Your Company

Let's Grow Leaders

When 2 decades later I led the outsourced call center channel, it became obvious in about 37 seconds that these outsourced employees working for Verizon Wireless were wild about getting a hold of some VZW gear and would be honored to wear it.

Karin Hurt and David Dye on “Winning Well”: Part 1 of an interview by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

A former Verizon Wireless executive, she has over two decades of experience in sales, marketing, customer service, and human resources. As a keynote speaker, leadership consultant, and MBA professor, Karin Hurt helps leaders improve business results by building deeper trust and connection. A few highlights from her time at Verizon include: o Developing a sales… Read More Karin Hurt and David Dye on “Winning Well”: Part 1 of an interview by Bob Morris.

How To Be A Good Coach

Eric Jacobson

Former Verizon Wireless CEO, Denny F. Strigl offers these tips for how to be a good coach to an employee. He explains that good coaches help performers by: Keeping them focused. Giving them objective, helpful feedback. Acting as a sounding board for new approaches.

How To Be A Good Coach

Eric Jacobson

Former Verizon Wireless CEO, Denny F. Strigl offers these tips for how to be a good coach to an employee. He explains that good coaches help performers by: Keeping them focused. Giving them objective, helpful feedback. Acting as a sounding board for new approaches.

Just OK is not OK When it Comes to Being Trustworthy

Leading with Trust

You may have seen any number of AT&T’s “just OK is not OK” series of commercials touting their wireless network. When it comes to trustworthiness, being just OK is not OK. Well, I’m a fan of creative and funny TV commercials, and t he first time I saw one of these I immediately saw the connection to trust. . People form perceptions of our trustworthiness based on our behavior. Acting in trustworthy ways creates the condition of trust in our relationships.