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What's Next! with Tiffani Bova

Dec 17, 2020

Welcome to the What's Next! podcast with Tiffani Bova. 


This week I am excited to welcome Doug Dennerline to the show. Doug began his technology career as an HP sales representative in the San Francisco Bay Area. He moved from there to 3Com where he held numerous leadership positions across 10 yearsAfter transitioning to Cisco, Doug became the General Manager of Cisco WebEx and SVP/GM of the collaboration software group post the acquisition of WebEx. He spent 11 years at Cisco Systems and was responsible for running the 6000+ person enterprise sales organization, and growing their revenue to $9.5B. Since then, Doug served as the CEO of Alfresco for over 5 years, and is now the CEO of Betterworks where they seek to create organizational unity that also delivers results. I am absolutely thrilled to be speaking with Doug Dennerline on the What’s Next! Podcast! 


THIS EPISODE IS PERFECT FOR… leaders struggling to lead their teams during this unprecedented time and team members feeling burned out and looking for ways to improve morale, productivity, and work-from-home practices. 


TODAY’S MAIN MESSAGE… Doug shares his own experience tackling COVID-19 and the transition to work-from-home as a leader at a Silicon Valley tech company. He breaks down some of the lessons he and his team have learned, some video conferencing best practices, addressing work-life balance when everything is “from home,” and how he believes this transition has affected the future of work forever. Doug is a proponent of leading with empathy, putting employee safety first, and productivity increases as a result of enthusiastic efficient uses of remote conferencing and project management tools. Doug also affirms that finding the best team won’t be limited by geography anymore, moving forward it’ll be about doing the best with, and for, the best teams possible as we find ways to work efficiently with remote tools in a healthy and sustainable way. That’s Doug’s goal at Betterworks, where he and his team seek to create organizational unity that also delivers results. 


WHAT  I  LOVE  MOST The real-time, frontline insights into how leaders are responding during this time to keep their people safe, keep their well-being front and center, and how leaders like Doug are adjusting their goals and metrics to reflect the world we are living in. 


Running time: 29:42 


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