Collaboration is the Currency to Success

How do you go faster than your competition? How do you remain relevant in a hyper-competitive business world? Ron Ricci, Executive Vice President of Executive and Customer Engagement at Cisco says it’s through collaboration.

In this podcast episode, Ron walks us through what successful collaboration looks like in today’s business world.

Ron also shares with us emerging trends that will shape the way you connect with your employees.

Connection is a vital human need. It’s now a differentiator for those organizations who weave it into their culture and how they relate to their employees.

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Connect with Ron

Twitter: @RonRicciCisco

Ron’s Book & Resources


The Collaboration Imperative: Executive Strategies for Unlocking Your Organization’s True Potential

Collaboration Assessment: Authentic Communication Style

Collaboration: Model for Better Meetings

Video: Maximize Your Virtual Meetings

Six Questions

I ask all my guests these six questions. It’s a way to humanize these great thinkers, writers, executives.

What inspires you in life?

Optimism. Inspired by the idea that “I can do good things.”

What is capturing your attention these days?

How organizations can build a greater sense of curiosity within their cultures

What book has has a major influence on the way you think?

Dan Pink’s A Whole New Mind

What song do you listen to repeatedly these days?

George Harrison’s My Sweet Lord

Are you a morning or evening person?

Morning. Up at 5:30.

What does doing work that matters mean to you?

Focus on the value we create, not what we have created. Help his team to think about when to slow down to speed up.


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Change Leader | Speaker | Writer Co-founder and CEO of Switch and Shift. Passionately explores the space where business & humanity intersect. Promoter of workplace optimism. Believes work can be a source of joy. Top ranked leadership blogger by Huffington Post. The Optimistic Workplace (AMACOM) out 2015

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