The Most Loved Workplace Leaders Show with John Chen CEO of Blackberry
About John Chen
John was born and raised in Hong Kong. He came to the U.S. as a teenager to attend boarding school and went on to study engineering in college and graduate school at Brown University and California Institute of Technology, respectively. He started his career as an engineer at Burroughs Corporation, and quickly rose through the management ranks. He went on to become the CEO of Pyramid Technology, Sybase, and BlackBerry. John is active in government affairs. He served on the U.S. President’s Export Council and co-chaired Secure Borders and Open Doors Committee. He is also active in the not-for-profit community, is a trustee of Caltech, board member of the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations, member of CFR, national trustee of The First Tee, and Governor of the San Francisco Symphony.
Blackberry is loved because...
Remember the old handheld phone and email device? We barely do. The new software mission has brought employees and executives together like never before. Big teamwork place.
John Chen Serves as a Model of Blackberry's Values because…
John Chen clearly communicates and instills BlackBerry culture, mission and core values in everything we do. He models high integrity, transparency, customer focus, innovation, accountability, integrity, teamwork and mutual respect. He has zero tolerance for harassment and discrimination.
Louis Carter is the founder and CEO of Best Practice Institute, Most Loved Workplace, and Results-Based Culture. Author of In Great Company, Change Champions Field Guide, and Best Practices in Talent Management, as well as a series of Leadership Development books. He is a trusted strategic advisor and coach to CEOs, CHROs, and leaders of mid-sized to F500 companies – enabling change and steering employer brand development together with highly effective teams, leaders, and organizations as a whole.