Dan Hesse currently serves as a member of the board of Directors of PNC Financial Services Group. He was president and CEO of Sprint from 2007 to 2014.
Among his many accolades, Hesse was named “Most Influential Person in Mobile Technology” by LAPTOP magazine (ahead of Steve Jobs) and the Wireless Industry “Person of the Year” by RCR Magazine. In 2014, Glassdoor named him one of America’s highest rated CEO’s by employees (he was the only telecom CEO on the list). For Hesse’s last two full calendar years as CEO, Sprint’s Total Shareholder Return ranked No. 1 among all S&P 500 companies (Netflix was No. 2).
In the Overland Profiles in Collaboration Interview series, we share first-hand accounts from union leaders, management executives and organizational change experts who have led, and lived, conflict-to-collaboration transformations.
When we can work together... we wind up with my fingerprints and your fingerprints on the final product. We're much more likely to embrace it-- to operate with it-- because we helped design it. That's collaboration," said Randy Babbitt, Southwest Airlines senior vice president of labor relations, retired FAA Administrator, and former president of the Airline Pilots Association
These leaders have disproved the myth that labor and management have to be adversaries by the very nature of their roles; that confrontation is what they do; that disagreeable is just how they are. Their stories are inspiring; their results impressive, their resolve unshakeable.