Articles in Executive Thought Leadership

Avaya Academy is Building and Celebrating Future Leaders

Avaya Academy is Building and Celebrating Future Leaders

  • Jim Chirico
  • October 19, 2018 | Estimated reading time: 2 minutes to read
  • Transformation at Avaya is about more than our business model. We are driving a significant cultural transformation that will help us better serve customers and…
The Gender Equality Riddle That Must Become Solvable for All

The Gender Equality Riddle That Must Become Solvable for All

  • Sara Broadbent
  • October 16, 2018 | Estimated reading time: 3 minutes to read
  • When I was young, there was a popular 70s sitcom considered groundbreaking at the time called All in the Family. Perhaps one of the most…
Avaya’s Talent Exchange Program: Leading with Cultural Intelligence

Avaya’s Talent Exchange Program: Leading with Cultural Intelligence

  • Faye Tylee
  • October 15, 2018 | Estimated reading time: 4 minutes to read
  • One of the most beautiful quotes I’ve read comes from French-born American cellist Yo-Yo Ma, “Our cultural strength has always been derived from our diversity…
Avaya Devices for Diversity: Helping Break Barriers to Girls’ Education

Avaya Devices for Diversity: Helping Break Barriers to Girls’ Education

  • Becky Carr
  • October 5, 2018 | Estimated reading time: 3 minutes to read
  • One of the most inspirational stories I’ve read is about a young woman, Malala Yousafzai. Malala is a well-known Pakistani activist for female education and…
Secret to Succeeding in the 21st Century? Lifelong Learning – Avaya Blog

The Secret to Succeeding in the 21st Century? Lifelong Learning

  • Faye Tylee
  • October 4, 2018 | Estimated reading time: 4 minutes to read
  • One of the most delightful movies I’ve seen that also offers a strong commentary on self-improvement is Groundhog Day. It’s about a weatherman played by…
Avaya’s Month of Giving—Part of the Case to Make Humanity Great Again

Avaya’s Month of Giving—Supporting Humanity at its best

  • Sara Broadbent
  • October 1, 2018 | Estimated reading time: 4 minutes to read
  • My colleague Becky Carr recently wrote a timely and relevant blog about the importance of purpose-driven marketing. In it, she talked about the many reasons…
Avaya 2018 Month of Giving: Giving Back Makes a Company Stronger

Avaya 2018 Month of Giving: Giving Back Makes a Company Stronger

  • Becky Carr
  • September 24, 2018 | Estimated reading time: 4 minutes to read
  • When you go on a job interview, you—as the candidate—are interviewing the company as much as the company is interviewing you. My decision to join…
Purpose-Driven Marketing: A Social Conscious Does a Company Good

Purpose-Driven Marketing: A Social Conscience Does a Company Good

  • Becky Carr
  • September 17, 2018 | Estimated reading time: 5 minutes to read
  • My children are millennials and the way they are growing up is much different from the way I did. Take for example the amount of…
Avaya at GITEX—Giving Businesses a Decisive Edge in the Digital Economy

Avaya at GITEX—Giving Businesses a Decisive Edge in the Digital Economy

  • Nidal Abou-Ltaif
  • September 10, 2018 | Estimated reading time: 2 minutes to read
  • October is coming, and with it―the 38th GITEX Technology Week. Imagine: in 1981, its first year, the fastest modes of communication between companies were the…
What a Rubik’s Cube Can Teach Us About Employee Engagement – Avaya Blog

What a Rubik’s Cube Can Teach Us About Employee Engagement

  • Faye Tylee
  • August 30, 2018 | Estimated reading time: 5 minutes to read
  • I love analogies. They’re a powerful tool when it comes to teaching and learning. Case in point: my daughter and I were watching The Pursuit…
Avaya Tees Off at Baltusrol Golf Club to Support Charity & Month of Giving

Avaya Tees Off at Baltusrol Golf Club to Support Charity & Month of Giving

  • Andy Steen
  • August 17, 2018 | Estimated reading time: 2 minutes to read
  • The first annual Avaya Charity Golf Tournament is heading to the fairway on August 20, 2018. Golf pros, amateurs, caddies, and tournament sponsors will gather…
Combining Humans & AI: Is It an Art(ificial) or a Science? – Avaya Blog

Combining Humans & AI: Is It an Art(ificial) or a Science?

  • Laurent Philonenko
  • August 13, 2018 | Estimated reading time: 5 minutes to read
  • Time magazine recently wrote that Artificial Intelligence “is one of the hottest, least understood and most debated tech breakthroughs in modern times.” You can understand…
The Mantra for Every Company Today: Transform or Be Left Behind

The Mantra for Every Company Today: Transform or Be Left Behind

  • Becky Carr
  • August 2, 2018 | Estimated reading time: 5 minutes to read
  • I remember getting the call from Jim Chirico asking me to join the Avaya family as their new head of Global Marketing. I was excited,…
Avaya Named a Leader in Gartner Unified Communications Magic Quadrant

Avaya Named a Leader in Gartner Unified Communications Magic Quadrant

  • Jim Chirico
  • July 30, 2018 | Estimated reading time: 2 minutes to read
  • I’ve been telling people about the positive feedback I get as I visit Avaya locations and customers around the world, and we just received another…
Happily Consumed by Wanderlust: How a Life of Travel Shaped My HR Career

Happily Consumed by Wanderlust: How a Life of Travel Shaped My HR Career

  • Faye Tylee
  • July 27, 2018 | Estimated reading time: 5 minutes to read
  • Growing up, I traveled a lot. This was by design. My mum thought it was important for her children to experience the world outside of…