Dave Bealby is an international management consultant and venture angel. Dave is currently the VP Global Services at Avenue Code. Mr. Bealby is a high-technology leader and strategist with in-depth experience in creating structure, maintaining focus and providing clinical execution in sales, services and marketing organizations. Dave has thirty years of demonstrated success developing commercially profitable businesses.
As Dave Bealby says, “All programs need a committed executive sponsor or they just don’t get done."
Dave Bealby suggests that a perfect executive sponsor is a good mentor.
As Dave says, “Tektronix spent a fortune on planning, marketing and building graphical workstation."
As Dave Bealby says, “executive sponsor often gets their role thrust upon them. When I was running Compaq Telecom there were a number of different initiatives. Many of these initiatives were not focused on our goals; others were in conflict of the goals.
Dave Bealby says, “I do not believe an executive sponsor should be just a figurehead."
As Dave Bealby says, “I have seen a lot of programs where the executive sponsor has been given a charter and they either embrace it and feel the program will add to their success in their position or they do not embrace it and feel that it is a burden and make no commitment to the program success."
Dave Bealby suggests you take away the chairs,