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Title:          Emergence of the 'Me' Enterprise: A Blueprint for Leadership
Focus: Leadership
Series: CareerSkills
Presenter:
Ross Kelly

You are your own business and you need to manage it, just like you manage your employers business!




 

Webinar Overview
As new and disruptive technologies continue to transform the workplace, both employers and employees struggle to keep pace. 

The business practices of even five years ago are being revamped by new technologies, new applications, new devices, and new modes of connectivity and analytics, leaving many corporations out of touch, out of date and in some cases, out of business. As corporations scramble to keep pace, by way of downsizings, mergers, acquisitions, outsourcing, re-organizations and re-structuring, employees have been left to their own devices to find their niche in a new, increasingly competitive, digitized workplace. 

Ross will help you come to terms with these questions:

  • How much of your conversations with friends, colleagues and bosses involve talk of mergers, acquisitions, downsizings, re-organizations, outsourcing, or other types of corporate re-structuring? 
  • How much of your thought process is consumed by the possibilities that, despite your performance, your job could go away? 
  • Do I have the skills to compete in an economy and work environment that is in a state of constant change? 
  • Would I be competitive in the open job market? I was clearly marketable three years ago; but what about today? 
  • Do I have the connections to help me make a change if that were necessary? What would happen if I lost my job tomorrow? “
Ross will outline a set of practices and values, described as the ‘“Me Enterprise Blueprint,’”, which serves as a recipe for surviving and thriving in this ‘“you are on your own’” environment. Don’t miss this presentation.

Presenter: Ross Kelly

Over a span of 30+ years with companies including Digital Equipment Corporation, Compaq Computer and Hewlett Packard, Ross has held a variety of executive positions in sales, operations and general management in the US, Europe, Latin America and Asia Pacific markets.  

At Hewlett Packard, Ross served as Vice President of Sales for the company’s Consulting and Strategic Services Division, responsible for developing and executing sales strategies for the company’s business growth in the Public Sector, Retail, Supply Chain and RFID market sectors.  In this role, Ross developed and executed sales and service delivery strategies with clients including Wal-Mart, Starbucks, Target, Home Depot, Best Buy and other retail and manufacturing corporations.

Additionally, Ross has held CEO positions for multiple Venture Capitalists led start-up companies, where he was responsible for developing and executing start-up and growth strategies in the telecommunications, retail and transportation sectors.

Upon his retirement, Ross embarked on a second career of writing, which has resulted in authoring three books, thus far, and providing advisory services to start-up and emerging companies.

Ross holds an undergraduate degree in Political Science from Georgia Southern University, and a Master’s degree in Organizational Management from the University of Georgia.   Additionally, he has completed executive development programs at the Wharton School of Business, Babson College, Harvard University and the University of Michigan.