A Former Apple Executive’s Perspective on Leadership

Our guest today is Dave Barram, former CFO of Apple. Dave has over 24 years of experience in leadership in Silicon Valley. From 1983 – 1985 he served as the CFO of Silicon Graphics, Inc. From 1985 – 2006 he served as the CFO of Apple. From 1993 – 1996 he also served as the Deputy Secretary and COO with the U.S. Department of Commerce. From 1996 – 2001 he was the administrator of General Services Administration under President Clinton.

This interview is full of insightful and fun lessons on how leaders make a difference. Dave loves life and as you listen you will hear an amazing journey, throughout which Dave maintained a grounded perspective on what matters most. If you like this interview, you may also like an article I wrote about Dave entitled: Leading by Creating Value.

Important leadership lessons uncovered in this show include:

  • What are the leadership skills needed by C-level executives?
  • How does a leader perpetuate values and grow a healthy organization?
  • Why does integrity matter?
  • What do leaders do to develop their people?

Dave has unique insights on leadership and we are thrilled that he spent time with us in our Leaders247 leadership series.

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