My guest Marjorie Abdelkrime has a career that has been highlighted by managing and growing software sales, consulting, service solution design and customer service excellence… all by leveraging technology solutions to resolve business problems. Past staff members have praised her for artful blend of technical knowledge and people skills. It shows in her career results as she’s been promoted into leading large organizations while still maintaining mentor relationships with those in her leadership tree. You’re gonna hear her talk about “HOW” she evaluates strategic decisions with broad effect. She’ll also discuss how she engages with employees including her use of the “Journey Line”.
I’ve invited Marjorie to the ManagerMirror because coworkers and staff consistently compliment her ability to apply her interpersonal skills while leading and teaching in a highly technical field. Marjorie started her career as an analyst for KPMG and Toys R Us before moving into senior level roles with Symantec in 2004. Over a decade, Marjorie’s performance earned increasing responsibility and she began leading teams – ultimately serving as the Director of Technical Sales and Services for Symantec where she successfully balanced her software engineering expertise with technical sales leadership. Today, she’s the Sr. Director of Cloud Solution Engineering for VMware and she’s joined me to share her story and hopefully some tips you can put into practice with your team! Connect with Marjorie on LinkedIn to follow her technical and managerial content!
Here’s the Journey Line diagram Marjorie referenced in the podcast: