As I began thinking about leadership, and how it might be
applied to a company or observed in the marketplace, I was driven back to
definitions. What is a leader? As you might guess, the number of opinions and
definitions is staggering, but there is one common thread. Leadership is about
people who help others succeed.
Have you known an exceptional leader that has had an
impact on you personally or professionally?
I have had the honor of knowing many – some formally and others only as
I came to recognize them later. They are
all different, but all had a hand in making me successful at something,
sometime when I needed them.
CLICK TO TWEET: What makes CommScope an industry leader?
CommScope is an organization of people, more than 20,000
strong, serving thousands of people in hundreds of companies. While we are a unified
team, we measure our success and our impact one relationship at a time: one
conversation with a design engineer, one expedited order to help a project
manager, one unexpected solution that helps bring a build in under budget. This
is how leaders emerge, one relationship and one success at a time. Some lead large organizations. Some lead a
team. Some lead a family member or friend. The key is attending to the
individual and driving for success.
In the crush of daily responsibilities, it is easy to
miss the leaders around us. The Chinese philosopher, Lao Tzu, once stated, “as for
the best leaders, the people do not notice their existence,” and “when the best
leader’s work is done, the people say, ‘We did it ourselves!’” I mentioned
earlier that some leaders I only recognized later. I also recognize them as the
For a company, there are several types of public
leadership. A customer may know us as a leader in one market, but not realize
we are also a leader in other markets as well.
You may be familiar with our leadership role in broadband cabling, but
not with our leadership role in fiber connectivity. Or perhaps you know us as a
leader in wireless technology and solutions, but are not aware of our solutions
portfolio for the enterprise.
Our Proven Record
Is CommScope a technology leader? Yes, with more than 10,000
global patents and patent applications and product performance that has driven standards in
wireless, copper and optical connectivity for decades. Do we lead in cost-effective solutions? Yes, with innovative solutions
that drastically reduce installation time and complexity. Is CommScope a service leader? Yes, with online and
live training programs and unmatched partner support worldwide.
But do these competencies make CommScope a leader? I would argue that it is the quieter and
individual customer interactions with our thousands of employees that make that
determination. A leader is an
individual, or in this case, a corporation of individuals, who are dedicated to
making other individuals succeed. It is when we do that, we lead.
How can we help you today?