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28
Jan

#Entrepreneur #Business @Calliste on The 10 Minute Meeting

New York, N.Y. – We all know the popular adage, “time is money” and for majority of people that is true. Especially true for consultants, accountants, lawyers and other service professionals time is a valuable commodity.

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“We conducted meetings every 25 minutes, two meetings an hour. Then we were introduced to the 20 minute meeting, three meetings an hour”, says Callistecomm founder and senior consultant Jerry Calliste Jr.

“So the thought crossed our minds. How about the 10 minute meeting, six meetings an hour? We can conduct 1 or 2 hours worth of meetings with contractors or partners and manage 6 to 12 projects”, says Calliste Jr.

Talk about efficiency. For Callistecomm that will leave approximately 37 to 38 hours of a 40 hour work week to manage and execute plans and achieve business goals. “As managing director I have an opportunity to cover more projects and further motivate my team leaders and save time”, says Calliste Jr.

In 2009 Mr. Calliste Jr. allowed Callistecomm to adopt the 40 hour, 4 day work week. Mr. Calliste Jr. through one of his joint ventures learned from a Scandinavian partner how Scandinavians balance work, family and personal time. Calliste Jr. recalls his European counterpart saying, “I am not going to work 60 to 80 hours and all weekend on our project like you Americans work. We believe Americans work to long.”

Calliste Jr. thought he had a point. Scandinavians are routinely voted efficient and having the best education systems when working an average of 35 hours a week and vacationing 2 months out of a year.

“Imagine if your business has 4 contractors applying the same practice to their meetings. Productivity should be through the roof”, says Calliste Jr.

Calliste Jr. and his team will not be the first company to explore the 10 minute meeting. It is a known fact that Marissa Mayer, CEO of Yahoo, while at Google held 10 minute meetings (Ref: Gallo, C. 2006. “How To Hold A Meeting Like Google”. Bloomberg Business. Web http://www.bloomberg.com/bw/stories/2006-09-26/how-to-run-a-meeting-like-google).

In 2014, Entrepreneur magazine published an article by Drake Baer (originally posted in Business Insider), titled, “11 Ways Top Execs Like Marissa Mayer and Jeff Bezos Run Meetings Effectively” (Web: http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/240287).

Throughout 2016, Calliste Jr. and his team @Callistecomm (TW) will measure the outcome of holding 10 minute meetings. Expect a follow up to this post later in the year.

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Jerry Calliste Jr.

Calliste Jr. is a serial entrepreneur and energetic team leader, C-suite executive, and management consultant. For 32+ years he recruited successful teams, developed and partnered music company’s and sold an est. 5.0MM units, generating an estimated $25MM in global sales and through events management grew sales at  venues by 350%. His peers say he’s “an authority on music marketing, licensing, and independent talent development” and “…a natural at identifying new trends and opportunities related to start ups and strategic business.” He received two separate RIAA Gold awards for 500,000 units sold on popular releases.

Calliste Jr. studied dual majors BSc. in Information Technology & BSc. in Management Information Sciences at The Ross School of Management and Leadership at Franklin University. He’s fluent in English, speaks moderate Spanish and French, and is learning Mandarin Chinese and Arabic.

Since 2006 – present he volunteers as an Opinions Leaders Panelist on the Economist’s Economist Intelligence Unit (E.I.U.).

2009 – present he is the founder and Chairman, CEO and President of Simplestream.co and Simplestream Technologies.

In ’08 Calliste Jr. invited by a prominent New York City attorney, participated as volunteer on finance committee for then Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton’s Primary for President.

In ’07 – ’10, served as Special Advisor at not-for-profit Stargazer.org.

In ’05 he’s founder and Managing Director at Callistecomm.

In ’04 He created curriculum for 2 online based internship programs, Public Relations Assistant and Marketing Assistant positions. Students received credit towards their majors for 12 accredited universities The Ohio State University, Ohio University, Capital University, University of Miami (FL) and additional institutions, spending over 4,500 hours supervising 30+ interns.

In ’01 – present he founded and serves as Chairman & CEO, Bassmint Music Inc.

In ‘00 he promoted an impromptu V.I.P. birthday bash for then The Duchess of York Sarah Ferguson an event with Columbus Monthly, Charles Penzone, Guess?, FTV.com.

10
Nov

3 Ways To Kick Start Your Business – Entrepreneur

#consulting #entrepreneur #leadership #calliste

entrepreneur_imagesAccording to Erika Napoletano 2012, “Um, hello–it’s Q4, time to pull your head out of 2012 and start thinking about upping your business game in the coming year. The first tool for the job? My foot planted firmly (and repeatedly) on your backside. I’m going to help push your business forward by making you face up to some tough issues.” > Click to Read More

24
Oct

Use Whitman and Jobs as Your Role Models | TechRepublic

#leadership #leader #tech #consulting #callistecomm According to John McKee 2011, “Takeaway: Today — more than ever — says executive leadership coach John M. McKee, leaders need to be guided by the right role models. He explains why Jobs and Whitman are those role models.

Regardless of industry, organization, gender, or even country, the leaders who are the most successful are usually very savvy at getting their own way. Because of that, they make massive impacts and leave their mark on the organization or even industry.” Read more > http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/tech-manager/use-whitman-and-jobs-as-your-role-models/6842?tag=mantle_skin;content

24
Oct

Best Leaders Know What They Stand For | TechRepublic

#leadership #leader #tech #consulting #callistecomm According to John McKee 2011, “Takeaway: Ever notice that some leaders and some organizations seem to be able to move forward in any environment, while others seem stalled? There’s a reason for this, says executive leadership coach John M. McKee.

Why do some leaders, even those with very little education, like Sam Walton of Wal-Mart, make more effective bosses than others who have studied the theories of management for years?” Read more > http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/tech-manager/best-leaders-know-what-they-stand-for/6875?tag=mantle_skin;content

24
Oct

HP’s CEO Failure was Lack of Leadership Savvy | TechRepublic

tn-hp-logo#leadership #leaders #tech #innovation According to John McKee 2011, “Takeaway: It’s not what you’re selling — it’s what you stand for. For both leaders and organizations it’s important to keep this rule of success in mind.

Recently fired Hewlett-Packard CEO Leo Apotheker set at least one new record during his brief tenure — the company lost nearly $40B in value during his 11-month rein. He wasn’t the first choice of everyone on the board when he replaced Mark Hurd; some decision makers had apparently doubted if he had the right stuff. To his credit, Apotheker was savvy enough to negotiate himself a nice “parting gift,” reportedly worth about $25M in money and stock as a severance package. But based on readers’ comments about my blog in August where I cited HP, I’m guessing his payout has outraged many who still care about the company.

” Read more > http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/tech-manager/hps-ceo-failure-was-lack-of-leadership-savvy/6788?tag=mantle_skin;content

24
Oct

How ‘master innovators’ play by different rules | TechRepublic

#innovation #leadership #leaders #tech According to Jason Hiner 2011, “Takeaway: IT executives are under increasing pressure to become innovation leaders. These secrets from master innovators could hold the key.

Technology is all about innovation, or at least it’s supposed to be since we live in an era of sweeping technological progress. Unfortunately, a lot of IT departments are so bogged down in maintaining old systems and keeping the world running that they spend very little time looking for a better way. As a result, a lot of IT leaders are increasingly feeling the heat to break out of that cycle and become innovation leaders.” Read more > http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/hiner/how-master-innovators-play-by-different-rules/9482?tag=content;roto-fd-feature