Interview with a Multiplier Leader: Ken Fenoglio, VP of AT&T University

This year, the overwhelming majority of votes for a Multiplier leader in the business/corporate sector went to Ken Fenoglio, Vice President of AT&T University. It was exciting to see how many people at AT&T wanted to demonstrate their support for this inspiring leader in their company and share his example with others.

Here’s what his nominator had to say about him:

"Ken Fenoglio was a Multiplier before Multipliers were cool. Early on, Ken learned that amplifying others’ brainpower was more effective than having all the answers. As he progressed through corporate ranks, Ken honed all the disciplines that are hallmarks of a Multiplier. Today, whether he’s freeing executives to have a vigorous debate or cultivating hidden talent, Ken inspires thousands of employees. The result is a world-class corporate university that fosters a culture of continuous learning."

We interviewed Mr. Fenoglio to learn more about how he became a Multiplier leader. This blog post shares his perspective on how he got there and how he views leadership.

Interview with a Multiplier Leader: Dr. Erum Shahzad, Assistant Principal MHS Texas

Dr. Erum Shahzad is one of those rare people who attended high school, taught high school and now is a leader – all at the same school! Dr. Shahzad is an Assistant Principal at Marcus Ninth Grade Campus, Lewisville Indpendent School District, located in Flower Mound, Texas.

Here’s what her nominator had to say about her:

"Dr. Shahzad is an unparalleled Liberator. She has a calming leadership style which yields trust from myself and other educators when working with her. With this, we take risks in our work with students, bringing innovation to education in order to keep public school relevant to students and parents. Dr. Shahzad is adept at bringing out the best in others. Her humble, trusting leadership style motivates others to be more than they ever knew they could be! I have flourished since working with her- starting a parent education program and even returning to college to pursue my principal certification. She is a truly inspiring leader whose Multiplier mindset impacts others each and every day!"

We interviewed Dr. Shahzad to learn more about how she became a Multiplier leader. This blog post shares her perspective on how she got there and how she views leadership.
 

Interview with a Multiplier Leader: Mark "Kaiser" Schmidt, Lieutenant Colonel USAF

This year we added a new category to our Multiplier of the Year contest. The clear winner of the new Military/Government category was Mark “Kaiser” Schmidt, Lieutenant Colonel of the United States Air Force.

Here’s what his nominee had to say about him:

“Kaiser is the epitome of a military Multiplier. As a commander, Kaiser created a positive work environment that questioned the status quo, welcomed bottom-up feedback, and purposely developed young leaders. His influence and leadership stretches the minds and capabilities of his people. As a Challenger, he seeks opportunities to grow others up and down his chain of command. The service’s top leaders now propagate his leader development program throughout the force.”

We interviewed Kaiser to learn more about how he became a Multiplier leader. This blog post shares his perspective on how he got there and how he views leadership.