Indian Executives Shine at Cisco

Executive Communication at Cisco

John Chambers & Communication Skills

John Chambers & Communication Skills

According to Carmine Gallo, Communication writer at Forbes, John Chambers, CEO at Cisco is “one of the most astonishing public speakers on the business stage”.

But Chambers isn’t just focused on his personal communication skills.

Everyone is Rated

Chambers is also obsessed with the communication and presentation skills of all his top executives.

In fact, every time a Cisco executive delivers either an internal or  customer facing presentation, they are rated on their communication skills using a scale of 1-5.

Number of Presentations

Read the entire article on Forbes to find our how many presentations Cisco executives make every year (it’s an astonishing number)….and to get a closer look at how Chambers evaluates his managers on their communication and presentation skills.

Indian Executives Shine

Does this mean that you need to be a native speaker in order to succeed as a Cisco executive?

That doesn’t seem to be the case.

When asked if an Indian could succeed him as CEO, Chambers named two “superstars” who he felt could do that. These were Padmashree Warrior and Pankaj Patel.

This is the first time Chambers has mentioned the possibility of Indian-origin professionals as possible successors.

Read the details here on Techi Cafe.