Leadership and Management

How to Help Employees Tackle Time Management Problems

Editor’s Note: Management and leadership articles that previously appeared in NTCA’s Telecom Executive e-newsletter will now be featured on Exchange blog. 

Time management skills. Some people have them, and some people do not. As a manager, you might think you’ve reached that stage in your career when you think you shouldn’t have to teach employees this fundamental skill, but when an employee misses deadlines or is chronically late for meetings, it is up to you to step in.

Growing the Broadband Industry in an Ever-Changing World

In this latest episode of "Broadband Beat With Shirley Bloomfield," Doug Boone, NTCA board president and chief executive officer of Premier Communications (Sioux Center, Iowa), shares his thoughts on growing the broadband industry. He talks about the importance of knowing your customers and serving the community's needs, as well as why small companies need to start viewing themselves as more than just a service provider. In addition, he discusses his vision for NTCA moving forward.

 

 

Tips for Boosting Your Trust Factor

Editor’s Note: Management and leadership articles that previously appeared in NTCA’s Telecom Executive e-newsletter will now be featured on Exchange blog. 

Most agree that trust is the foundation of a good relationship. While some people inherently seem more trustworthy than others, writer Kelsey Kloss observed five habits that make people trust you. Here’s how:

Wilkes Communications: Committed to Keeping Rural Communities Connected

In a recent episode of the “Community Broadband Bits Podcast” hosted by the Institute of Local Self-Reliance, NTCA member Eric Cramer, president and chief executive officer of Wilkes Communications (Wilkesboro, N.C.) and RiverStreet Networks, discusses the public-private partnerships his company forged to deliver broadband speeds throughout the rural region it serves. The company completed a complete overbuild of its copper network with fiber, giving every member in its serving area access to a gig.

Wired Differently: A Cooperative Business Model, Servant Leadership and Collaboration Culture

Check out the latest episode of "Broadband Beat With Shirley Bloomfield," featuring Vern Dosch, chief executive officer of National Information Solutions Cooperative and author of "Wired Differently." During this episode, Bloomfield and Dosch discuss how the cooperative business model, servant leadership and collaboration culture are engaging employees and helping rural America to thrive.

New NTCA President Takes the Gavel at RTIME

The 2016 Rural Telecom Industry Meeting & EXPO (RTIME) from NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association continued Monday, as the Swing N’ Sisters kicked off the show’s Opening General Session at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Attendees heard from NTCA leaders and industry experts during several events throughout the day.