In 1899 Charles H. Duel, then Director of the U.S. Patent Office, said, “Everything that can be invented has been invented.” In 1895, Lord Kelvin, who was President of the Royal Society, said, “Heavier than air flying machines are impossible.” In 1905, Grover Cleveland, then President of the United States, said, “Sensible and responsible women do not want to vote.” In 1943, Thomas Watson, then Chairman of IBM, said, “There is a world market for about five computers.” We all say and think things every day that we sincerely believe to be true, even though they are not true at all. When we think or say positive things, it could be motivating. Even though sometimes […]
What others say about working with Gershon Mader & Quantum Performance Inc
I engaged Gershon in to help raise the performance of the EMEA region at Ciena shortly after the acquisition of Nortel’s MEN division.
Our challenge was to integrate two organizations with different cultures and create a positive, cohesive mindset whilst dealing with complex workforce reductions across multiple European countries.
Gershon worked with us for over a year. The first impact of Gershon’s work was on my leadership team.
Gershon, we finished our quarter (very late last night) and I wanted to share with you the good news: we exceeded our plan for the first time in over a year! This is our first breakthrough 🙂
There is no doubt in my mind this comes from a super motivated team executing together, and the Transformation and Breakthrough Session with you was a key step toward this.
Thanks, for all your support!
In taking up my role, I was faced with both a challenge and the opportunity of having a new leadership team… many of my colleagues had not worked together, were located in different parts of the world and were very focused on their individual areas of the business.
After working with Gershon I can say with conviction the team has strengthened considerably – relationships have developed, communications have become more open and, as a result, trust has deepened.