OK, OK — there’s no such thing as a perfect employee. That’s probably true. But if you want to design a really good one, there are a couple of things to take into account — or so says Cushman Wakefield CIO Adam Stanley.
About Adam Stanley
Adam is an award winning technology executive with extensive achievement in driving value for businesses through technology and operational excellence. He was named one of the Top 25 CTOs by InfoWorld, garnered Crain’s Chicago recognition as one of the Tech 50 for 2014, and cited as one of the 100 most social CIOs by HuffPost. He is a strong inspirational leader and change agent with proven success driving growth, performance, talent retention, and innovation. A fixer and builder that can define problems, Adam can analyze large quantities of data, strategize, and execute on needed transformation. He has led global organizations and programs and is constantly looking for ways in which he can help drive positive change.
Adam is an avid traveler and has visited or worked in over 40 countries including South Africa, India, Netherlands, Thailand, Australia, the United Kingdom, and Egypt. He is an avid reader, a devoted dog owner, and a passionate fine wine and food lover. Having received his MBA in Strategic Management from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in May 2000, Adam also holds a BSBA in Finance from Washington University in St. Louis. He is a proud son of Chicago and got his start at Whitney Young Magnet High School and Academic Center.
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Posts by Adam Stanley:
Recently, I had a conversation with a former colleague who is about to embark on a new journey in his second role as a CIO. I had a separate conversation with someone who is contemplating making the rise towards the role. I realize that, over time, I’ve had lots and lots of conversations and I’ve […]
I recently spent time with some of our colleagues managing technology in Europe. During the evening, we had a team dinner and drinks and I had the opportunity to get to know the Poland, Spain and Italy leaders. We laughed, joked, and had a really great time but occasionally someone would bring up a problem facing our firm and I would ask for a recommended solution. What amazed me is how smart the team was at coming up with ideas but at the same time they were having fun and enjoying being together. That’s the kind of team I want!
Shouldn’t you be proud of what you do? Pleased with your work and the value you bring? Nurses comfort people. Teachers change lives and prepare our futures. Your particular job may not be as obviously impactful but you’re driving value by helping clients either directly or indirectly. And if you have chosen to work at a particular place, you should have pride in what you do.
Maybe you’ve had this guy on your team: The fact is he is simply brilliant. He knows so much about every relevant topic and can think beyond any analyst you have ever hired. Give him any problem to solve and, with focus, he can solve the most complex of them within minutes. Yet…
I firmly believe that the only reason I have been successful (or recovered quickly from failures) is because I try desperately to hire strong, develop well, and appreciate greatly…