“Opportunities are handed to people who reach for them. In those quiet moments when you’re not sure, take a deep breath and go for it.” Sheryl Sandberg, Chief Operating Officer of Facebook, spoke at the Professional Business Women of California Conference in San Francisco last week.
She covered many of the topics she covered in her famous TED talk on Why We Have Too Few Women Leaders; among them, how men will put themselves forward more than women, even if they have the same ability. She encouraged attendees to be more aggressive about reaching for opportunities, as women tend to underrate themselves.
Sandberg also spoke about how a doctor changed his teaching style after hearing her speak. Read More »
Setting a clear vision for yourself is the first step. Then, once you know where you are going, you can set team and organizational goals that align everyone to maximize your effectiveness. In this WebEx, you’ll learn: Read More »
If your organization is like most, you’ve been through a lot the last two years. Layoffs mean friends were let go, teams reshaped, and everyone is doing more with less. Your organization has weathered the storm, but not without its share of cuts and bruises—especially to the human side of the organization.
A successful business is about more than operations.
During this WebEx, best-selling business author Ken Blanchard shares three key strategies Read More »
With the election season behind us, as a nation it’s time we come together and quickly address the serious challenges facing the U.S. economy and American workers. Our number-one goal must be to restore confidence in our economy and put people back to work.
As a U.S.-based multinational company, Cisco is committed to the continued economic growth and technological leadership of the United States. Given that it is the world’s largest economy, the United States must continue to drive global economic stability through policies that create jobs, promote innovation and foster new opportunities at home and abroad. If we don’t, we run the risk of being left behind. Just this week, a China-based company claims to have developed the fastest supercomputer in the world. This kind of innovation has previously been a hallmark of the United States—a leadership position created by commitment and investment from both government and the private sector. This country must have an environment where innovation and investment is encouraged and rewarded.
Currently, however, U.S. tax policy does the opposite. Incremental tax rates as high as 35% on money made overseas discourages companies such as Cisco from bringing back these resources and investing them at home – whether to create new jobs, boost R&D spending, or return value to shareholders. This high taxation of repatriated foreign earnings is in marked contrast to the tax practices of almost all of the world’s major economies—Japan, Germany, United Kingdom, France, Spain, Italy, Australia, Canada, Russia, and the Netherlands, to name a few.
It is often said that the only constant is change. Cisco is no different. We know that innovation and change are the cornerstones to Cisco’s continued success.
We are excited to announce that our Chief Technical Officer, Padmasree Warrior, will add the duties of being SVP/GM of our Enterprise, Commercial and Small Business Development Group. This is the heart of Cisco’s business and we are fortunate to have the talent of an (ahem) warrior take over this industry leading team of over 10,000 world-class engineering talent.
Warrior joined Cisco in 2007 as CTO reporting to Cisco Chairman and CEO John Chambers and has quickly established herself as a technology visionary in areas such as cloud computing, mobility, the future of Internet technology and more.