Robert Lopes on Growing a Business in the Right Direction

    Jan 24, 2019

    Dr. John C. Maxwell is the founder of Maximum Impact, an Atlanta-based organization with a mission to develop leaders of excellence and integrity. Dr. Maxwell is author of more than 30 books with more than 7 million copies sold, including Failing Forward: Turning Your Failures into Stepping Stones for Success, The 21 Indispensable Qualities of a Leader, and The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership. Many of his titles have landed on the best seller list in noted publications such as the New York Times, Business Week, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and CBA Marketplace. In this week’s "You’ve Been Spotted" segment, Kevin Lee interviews participants from AMA’s Advanced Executive Leadership Program. Listen to them share how they strengthened the leadership values that matter most to them. For additional training on this topic, consider these AMA seminars: AMA’s Business Acumen Challenge: A Simulation Experience for Leaders AMA's Advanced Executive Leadership Program Leadership Smarts: Assess and Optimize the Hard-wired Skills That Drive Success Situational [email protected]; II Workshop To learn more, read these AMACOM Books: The 100-Mile Walk by Sander A. Flaum, Jonathon A. Flaum and Mechele Flaum John F. Kennedy on Leadership by John A. Barnes The Leader’s Tool Kit by Cy Charney The Nature of Leadership by B. Joseph White, Yaron PrywesThe first 12 months of a CEO's tenure provides insights into the effectiveness of his or her leadership style, his or her priorities, and "most important" his or her fit in the organization. In January 2006, Robert Lopes joined Veritude, a division of...The first 12 months of a CEO's tenure provides insights into the effectiveness of his or her leadership style, his or her priorities, and ”most important” his or her fit in the organization. In January 2006, Robert Lopes joined Veritude, a division of Devonshire Investors, the private equity arm of Fidelity Investments, as its president and chief executive officer, bringing his significant professional experience in HR services and proven ability to successfully build a business. Lopes shares insights into his strategy, execution and lessons learned from the critical first months of his tenure. In addition to creating a three to five year plan help guide his employees, Lopes believes in the importance of establishing a culture that includes clearly defined goals and positive support to achieve business success.Veritude was founded in 1986 as the internal provider for Fidelity's North American staffing needs. Today, it offers a full suite of services including recruitment process outsourcing, staffing, managed services, and consulting. To quote its mission statement, "It partners with clients to develop and deliver talent management solutions that adapt to changing business and demographic realities and drive competitive advantage." Prior to Veritude, Lopes was a key member of the team that created ExcellerateHRO, a jointly owned business of EDS and Towers Perrin. When the new company was launched, Lopes assumed the pivotal role of vice president, Global Client Management. He brought together two cultures and more than 400 clients in five geographic regions to ensure a positive transition to the new company.AMA_Edgewise_0734.mp3