Ashley Goodall

Ashley Goodall

Senior Vice President of Leadership and Team Intelligence, Cisco

Why is Ashley speaking at WorkHuman?

Ashley Goodall has a new perspective on leadership based on purpose and meaning rather than top-down planning and goals. At WorkHuman, he’ll share his insights on teams and how their strength and cohesiveness are key elements in the employee experience.

About Ashley:

Ashley Goodall is the senior vice president of leadership and team intelligence at Cisco. In this role, he has built a new organization focused entirely on serving teams and team leaders – an organization that combines talent management, people planning, org design, succession, coaching, assessment, executive talent, research and analytics, and technology. In the last three years, his team has studied Cisco’s best teams and what is distinctive about them; deployed a technology platform focused on helping team leaders make their teams more like the best; implemented a listening strategy and dashboards designed to deliver real-time intelligence to business leaders about the things that matter most to employees; and designed learning, coaching, and assessments for individuals, teams, and teams of teams to help lift the performance of Cisco and enrich the employee experience.

Prior to joining Cisco, Ashley spent fourteen years at Deloitte, where he was responsible for leader development and performance management redesign efforts in the U.S.  He was the co-author, with Marcus Buckingham, of “Reinventing Performance Management,” the cover story in the April 2015 edition of the Harvard Business Review, and he and Marcus have again joined forces to write “Nine Lies About Work,” a prescription for the world of talent in the 21st century, to be published by Harvard Business Press in spring 2019.

Ashley holds a B.A. in Music from University College, Oxford, and an MBA from Columbia Business School.

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