I was heartened to read about the Prime Minister’s trip to India. Not because global leaders travel to fun places, but rather because this location, this group, this effort, evinces an understanding that the new networked world can create leaders where the mass of developed world leaders never look.
Common Purpose looks to be an interesting organization. And to see David Cameron go there to speak at least suggests to me that he may have a commitment to non-traditional leadership. I believe that true leaders are rare. I believe they cross political lines. I believe they come from strange places sometimes. And, I believe this could be a signal that world leaders are going to embrace a new type of global leadership. A bit of a rotational exchange from hierarchical leadership to a truly networked world. To one where the least among us may lead a policy change, a growth agenda or a change to our world.
Matt Miszewski has been a leader of incredible teams, that accomplished unbelievable goals - together. From rebuilding an enterprise technology strategy from the ground up as Chief Information Officer of the State of Wisconsin to driving a struggling global sales and marketing team to live beyond their potential and helping take their stock from $45/sh to over $110/sh, I have been honored to take on huge challenges and beat them by building collaborative and high performing teams.
I was proud to be a regular speaker on Digital Realty's earnings call each quarter and being able to brief and advise the Board of Directors each quarter. Focusing on our shareholders needs while coupling that focus with the needs of our top customers was the combination the street was searching for and our increase in equity value proves the effort worthwhile. Our focus on total leasing costs, net present value of long term leases, closing the gap on cash performance and elimination of stagnant inventory helped to drive a stalled stock. Most proud of standing up a revenue engine that will be used for decades including a renewed global salesforce, inside sales expertise, demand generation focus, new global Partners and Alliances program, sales operations team and a heightened focus on connecting lead development to sales outcomes (including a new social marketing program, AR/PR, digital presence, brand identity refresh, SEO/SEM and a regular campaigning process).
Combining decades of technology leadership with this commercial success creates an incredible package to unleash revenue and hack growth for companies from any industry out there.