Great Leadership With Jacob Morgan

My interview today is with John Chambers, former CEO of Cisco Systems and author of "Connecting the Dots: Lessons for Leadership in a Startup World." Chambers started off his career as a sales representative and rose through the ranks to become the CEO of Cisco Systems, growing the company from $70 million to $47 billion. In our conversation, we discuss what's going on in the world today, including the high-performance versus low-performance dichotomy and the power shift into the hands of employees.

We also talk about Chambers' key moments in his leadership career, including his diagnosis with dyslexia and transitioning out of the CEO role. We explore the importance of discussing politics at work, the changing stereotype of leadership, and the role of AI and cybersecurity. Chambers shares his secret to growing Cisco and provides tips for individuals, teams, and organizations.


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