leadership

Fixing Broken Windows: Shattered Myths About the Glass Ceiling

Leading organisations now realise that improving the representation of female leaders is crucial to business success. In fact, according to research from McKinsey, “Companies in the top quartile...

June 24, 2015

EXECUTIVE PLATFORM

At the Center of the Digital Vortex: Chaos, Disruption, and Opportunity

The only thing that remains constant is change. It’s an old adage. While it has always been true, it’s especially relevant now. Today’s pace of technology change is akin to a vortex, relentlessly and chaotically sweeping everything into its spiral path, demanding digitization. As with a real vortex, the force of this change is too […]

Cisco Women Engineers Make Their Mark at the IEEE Women In Engineering International Leadership Conference

In April this year, Cisco sponsored the IEEE Women in Engineering International Leadership Conference held at the San Jose Marriott. This was part of a concerted effort to advance and attract women in technical and leadership roles in the technology industry. At the beginning of our partnership with IEEE we asked ourselves: “What is it […]

Want to be heard? Be quiet.

In a world that has become more digital and collaborative — where everyone struggles to be heard — the temptation is to shout louder. But what if a different leadership style could be more effective? What if listening rather than broadcasting could make us agile in an unpredictable world? Listening-centric leadership is a big departure […]

Next Generation Executive Leadership Team

Today I’m extremely proud and excited to announce my next generation executive leadership team who will lead Cisco into the digital age. With the increasing pace and complexity of today’s market, it’s critical that our leadership team understands our customers, delivers results, brings diverse perspectives and experiences, and builds world-class, highly motivated teams. This is […]

Identifying Cisco’s Next-Generation Leader

By Roderick C. McGeary, Cisco Board Member and Chair, Compensation and Management Development Committee, and Francine Katsoudas, Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer       Cisco CEO John Chambers has consistently said that the next time we would talk about CEO succession would be when a successor is announced. Today is that […]

April 30, 2015

CLOUD

Social Leadership

Who says executives don't use social media? Here are some excellent examples of Cisco executives celebrating our Partners at Cisco Partner Summit 2015 #CiscoPS15. Karen Walker and Sherri Liebo...

April 10, 2015

CLOUD

5 Key Business Lessons from National Championship Game

As a big basketball fan, coach, business leader and parent, I’ve been thinking about the multitude of lessons that can be learned from the National Championship game Monday night.  Here’s my quick take on some of the key points:

March 26, 2015

EXECUTIVE PLATFORM

The Center for Digital Business Transformation: Helping Our Customers Thrive in a Digital World

Powerful technology trends including, social, mobile, cloud, and Big Data are converging, creating unprecedented “digital disruption.” We are in a unique period of time where business and technology leaders have the opportunity to create new value and win market share by leveraging the advantages of a hyper-connected world. Agile competitors with better business models seemingly […]