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.

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.

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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

IT Cost Levers

Crossderry Blog

Filed under: PMO Tagged: budgeting , Cost Management , Mobile , operating costs , TCO , Wireless And Mobility. PMO budgeting Cost Management Mobile operating costs TCO Wireless And Mobility Caught this post on Apptio’s blog re: optimizing IT budgets. It summarizes a Gartner report — I’ve seen earlier versions — which is interesting and Apptio will provide the report if you provide them your contact info.

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Krigsman’s 2012 trends: three quick takes

Crossderry Blog

Filed under: PMO Tagged: Application Development , Business Structures , CFO , Cloud Computing , Emerging Technologies , Finance , Managed Hosting , Michael Krigsman , Mobility , On Demand , Oracle , SaaS , SAP , SYSPRO , Vendor Committment , Wireless And Mobility. PMO Application Development Business Structures CFO Cloud Computing Emerging Technologies Finance Managed Hosting Michael Krigsman Mobility On Demand Oracle SaaS SAP SYSPRO Vendor Committment Wireless And Mobility

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 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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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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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?

In Search of the Perfect “Boss”

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.

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?

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.

7 Ways to Build Trust and Confidence with Your Team

Great Leadership By Dan

A former Verizon Wireless executive, she was named to Inc. Guest post from Karin Hurt and David Dye When John needed something, he wanted it fast, and nothing made him want it faster than when the request was coming from his boss.

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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.

The Easy Way To Have Tough Conversations With Employees

Tanveer Naseer

A former Verizon Wireless executive, she was named to Inc. The following is a guest piece by Karin Hurt and David Dye. Do you have a really tough conversation you know you need to have, but you’re concerned about how it will land?

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.

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.

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.

Nine Reasons Managers Struggle

Leading Blog

Former CEO and president of Verison Wireless, Denny Strigl explores nine specific behaviors that leaders do and don’t do that make them serious performers, marginal performers, or failures. In "Managers, can you hear me now?" he says it’s all about behavior. Managers Fail to Build Trust and Integrity. The three major qualities of trust are Integrity, openness, and respect. Trust always begins with the manager. Do you say and do things that erode trust? They Have the Wrong Focus.

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?

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.

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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.

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.

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.

Winning Well – Three Questions That Guarantee Results

Strategy Driven

A former Verizon Wireless executive, she was named to Inc. Six weeks ago you met with your colleagues, had invigorating discussions, examined alternatives, and came up with an impressive plan. Everyone left the meeting feeling motivated, but then today as everyone entered the room and took their seat, you’re met with sideways glances. Did you follow up on that plan?”. “No, No, how about you?”.

Are We Really Prepared for a More Automated Future?

Lead Change Blog

Things we take for granted today as can’t-live-without mostly existed for quite some time before demand caught up: robotics; the Web; graphical design software; computerized motor engines; online banking; the smart phone; and wireless broadband devices are just a few.

"A Better Mousepad"

Execupundit

I've never considered that a mousepad could extend the life of a wireless mouse but CoolTools has the details

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?

Mobile Learning Builds Knowledge and Productivity

Coaching Tip

The tablet, a bridge between the smartphone and the laptop, includes wireless Internet browsing functions, potential cell phone functions, GPS navigation and location services, video camera functions and a battery life of 3 to 10 hours.

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 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.

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.".

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 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.

Rethink the Value of Each Customer for Efficient Growth

Women on Business

Prior to her work in digital media, Elizabeth worked on traditional media campaigns for Toyota, AT&T Wireless, and AstraZeneca. Guest Post by Elizabeth Dillon of Digital Marketing NOW (Learn more about Elizabeth at the end of this post). Do you know how much your customers are worth?