People Management

people managementPeople management skills include mentoring, training, planning, organizing, staffing, listening, evaluating and directing. I have managed teams of up to 40 people, at Apple, Cisco, eBay and Seagate.

The most significant influence on my management style was the curriculum courses I attended at Apple University. There, I learned to focus on people first. While important, projects, products, budgets and business plans, do not have as much impact on success as fulfilled, acknowledged and informed employees.