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Gordon Makryllos
Worked at ICT Industry
Attended University of Sydney
Lives in Sydney, Australia


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How Do You Rank the World’s Best CEOs? -
One list of their companies, sorted three ways.
Decoding #leadership - What really matters 
New research suggests that the secret to developing effective leaders is to encourage four types of behavior. A McKinsey Quarterly article.
Great #Leaders Serve  What Habits Will Make You More Successful in 2015? 
In his best-selling book, The Power of Habit, Charles Duhigg coined the term, “keystone habits.” These are habits, once formed, which have a positive ripple effect in our lives and in our organizat...
Why inequality is 2015’s most worrying trend 
The chasm between rich and poor is one of the key challenges of our time, writes Amina Mohammed.
The Disruption Machine 
Disruption is a theory of change founded on panic, anxiety, and shaky evidence. Credit Illustration by Brian Stauffer

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4 Intangibles That Drive #CEO s 
Money really isn't everything, especially to leaders with a vision.
Transactional or Transformational - Which #Leadership Style is Best?
An Exercise to Get Your Team Thinking Differently About the Future -
Tools borrowed from scenario planning can broaden your view.
How One Word Can Change Your New Year 
Experts say narrowing down your goals to one word rather than making the same old resolutions may point you in the right direction in 2015.
5 Key Essentials Needed for Business Success
Looking to start or grow a small business and find some small measure of success? Be sure to keep the following five elements in mind as you go about drafting a game plan -- each essential to achieve your goals for the business....

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Why You Hate Work 
Excessive demands are leading to burnout everywhere.
Holistic approach to good #leadership 
Thinking outside the box is greatbut turning one's gaze inward can produce surprising results.
Executive Leader focused on Strategy, Sales & Marketing, Innovation, Alliances, IT, Telecommunications, Security, Data Centers, Cloud, Power Management & Infrastructure, Services
With extensive experience derived from diverse leadership roles with global organisations, Gordon's success includes executive roles with IBM, Telstra, APC by Schneider Electric and Orange Business Services. Gordon has demonstrated a successful track record in leading the transformation of teams into the market leaders of the region.

With a focus on strategy, innovation, alliances, marketing, team culture and employee engagement, he has led and coached teams that have exceeded market expectations. Gordon is a recognised ICT thought leader, having various articles published on the ICT opportunities and challenges faced by CEOs & CIOs. 

Gordon has earned a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering from the University of New South Wales, an MBA plus a Master of Organisational Coaching from the University of Sydney. His Director accreditation includes graduating with a GAICD from the Australian Institute of Company Directors and awarded Fellow accreditation as FAICD.

B Eng (Elec. Eng.), M.B.A., M.Org.Coaching, FAICD, FAIM
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  • University of Sydney
    Executive Coaching
    Master of Organisational Coaching
  • Univerity of Sydney
    Marketing & Finance
    Masters Of Business Administration
  • Harvard Business School
    Strategy & Alliances
    Transformation of Global Organisations
  • Australian Institute of Company Directors
    Non-Executive Director
  • University of New South Wales
    Computer Science
    B.E. (Elec Eng)
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Leader in Strategy, Sales & Marketing, Innovation, Alliances, Multi-Channels, Digital, Security, Cloud, Power Management & Infrastructure, Services & Partnerships
  • ICT Industry
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    Leader in Strategy, Marketing & Sales Innovation, Alliances, Channels, Digital, Cloud, Mobile, Power Management & Infrastructure, Social, Services.
  • Orange Business Services
    Managing Director
    CEO for Australasia
  • Schneider Electric
    Vice President
    CEO for APC Australasia & VP for Schneider Electric, Pacific
  • IBM
    Strategy & Alliances
  • Telstra
    Strategy & Alliances
  • PictureTel Corp.
    Managing Director
    CEO for Australasia
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Stellar, Uber, And The Rise Of Computational Trust | TechCrunch

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The ROI of Trust in Social Selling

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Disruptive Thinking | Gordon Makryllos | LinkedIn

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The Beliefs That Power Successful Careers | Bruce Kasanoff | LinkedIn

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Clear the decks of corporate clutter

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Five Lessons Corporate Executives Can Learn from Entrepreneurs | LinkedIn

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27 surprising facts about salespeople who are Social Selling | LinkedIn

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Why everybody should think they are the Chief Customer Officer – reflect...

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The Benefits of Encouraging Social Media at Work | LinkedIn

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A great manager must be a great coach: here’s 5 tips to get you started

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Lead with the need, and 5 others steps to a persuasive pitch

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Private life in the Cloud? | LinkedIn

We live in a world of cyber security threats: hackers breaching organisational firewalls, Wikileaks publishing private state documents, and

The Three Keys To Unlocking The Sharing Economy | LinkedIn

At school we were taught not to talk to strangers, and yet now, a new breed of "trustworthy strangers" is powering a $3.5bn sharing economy.

Must Read Report: The Internet’s Latest Disruption – Knowledge.

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Your employees are your brand

In this talk, Mark Burgess brings to our attention how employees, through social media, are changing how companies market to, and engage wit

A Basic Guide to SEO

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