For our featured book this quarter, the MVP Executive Search & Development team highly recommends “Decide One Thing” by Dave Ramos.
Dave Ramos is an author, speaker and CEO of SHIFTPOINTS, Inc.
Prior to founding SHIFTPOINTS, Dave built high-performance organizations in a broad range of settings, including large global corporations, venture backed start-ups, and innovative nonprofits.
He held executive positions with global leaders like Nortel Networks, where he was the Vice President of Global Marketing. At Nortel, Dave won the company’s highest award, The Chairman’s Award, for innovations in marketing. At IBM, Dave won the company’s highest award, The Golden Circle, for innovations in sales.
He was employee #13 at AnswerLogic, a venture backed software company, where he led in sales, marketing, and business development.
After AnswerLogic, Dave spent four years doing pro bono consulting, volunteer work, and teaching.
One of his consulting clients, McLean Bible Church (a 15,000 person mega church) asked him to join the staff full time. Surprising everyone, Dave accepted the job. He spent three years as the Director of Adult Ministries and led the church through a strategic alignment initiative.
He left the MBC staff to start The Dashboard Group, which changed its name to SHIFTPOINTS in January 2013.
Dave has an MBA from the Harvard Business School, and a BS in accounting from Drexel University. He serves on the Board of Directors for Fellowship of Christian Athletes Golf Ministry and Workforce Ministries.
Dave is the author of two books. Decide One Thing, published in June 2013, and Shift Points, published in July 2013. His third book, Drive One Direction, is in the works.
Dave is a sought-after speaker, and engages audiences with his humorous yet challenging style. He has spoken at organizations such as The Harvard Business School, Nyack College, Vistage, Convene Now, The CXO Forum, AOL, and many churches and ministries around the country.
Dave is good at a lot of things, but is working to become differentiatingly great at his One Thing.
Posted January 2017
Q&A With Dave Ramos & Kathryn Chmura
MVP Vice President, Kathryn Chmura had the opportunity to interview Dave Ramos author of “Decide One Thing”, the third featured book of the MVP Business Book Club. Below is an excerpt of their conversation. Follow us on FB, LinkedIn and our website for exciting information and weekly updates from the MVP Business Book Club.