While I typically tackle all things telco and public cloud in my podcast, this first episode kicks off with what may be the most important topic – transformational leadership.
The telco industry is in desperate need of transformational leaders with the courage and know-how to drive change. My guest today, Jim Abolt, knows more about leadership and accountability than anyone I know. Listen to our conversation to learn about the qualities that set these special leaders apart [9:25] and why it takes big changes to big things to succeed [8:58]. Telco exec, be sure to check out my leadership book giveaway at the end of the episode [14:14].
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THIS WEEK’S GUEST
Jim Abolt is a senior HR professional and leadership guru. He’s widely regarded as an expert in leadership development, culture shaping, and large-scale organizational change. Throughout his career, he has played key roles in helping multimillion-dollar companies with global growth, merger and acquisition integration, and succession planning.
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- You can find the transcript of this episode here.
- After you listen to this episode, check out the first episode in my three-part series Liftoff to hear cloud evangelist Troy O’Brien’s advice on starting your move to the public cloud.
- Recommended Reading: Execution, The Discipline of Getting Things Done, by Larry Bossidy
- This super old 1998 article from Fast Company offers a behind-the-scenes look at Trilogy Software, where I worked with our guest, Jim Abolt, from 1995-2005.
- An example of what Jim refers to as “insanity incarnate” – a video about Trilogy and my life there when I was 29 – right before I met Jim.
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