Titel: Surf the Waves of Opportunity
Autoren/Herausgeber: Dietrich Legat
Ausgabe: 1. Auflage
Format: 22 x 15,5 cm
Gewicht: 463 g
Born 1938 in Graz (Austria), Dieter is married, with two daughters and four grandchildren. He is an avid biker, skier and photographer and lives in Geneva, Switzerland.
Dieter studied petroleum engineering at the University of Leoben, Austria and then continued as Assistant at the Institute of Mathematics. In that role he worked with computers for the first time – which was the beginning of his career in computer business. In 1964 he first worked for AEG-Telefunken (then a GE OEM) and then joined Honeywell (Computer Operations Europe). In 1974 he moved to Hewlett Packard. There, he enjoyed a career in sales management and quality management, where he guided the European computer business unit to win the HP President’s Quality Award, awarded by the late Lew Platt, then HP President and CEO.
His last assignment before retiring from HP was operational planning manager for HP’s global accounts business.
During his time at HP, as part of his job, he consulted with many companies, sharing HP practices in operational leadership.
After retiring from HP in 2001 Dieter began a second career as top management consultant, specializing in operational leadership. In this role, he has served top management of more than 30 companies from small start-ups to large multinational corporations in information technology, finance, machine engineering, and pharmaceuticals.
For several years, Dieter taught operational leadership in a FIBAA certified postgraduate course for business managers, at the University of Graz, Austria.
In 2002 with his partner and long time HP colleague at HP Bill Woehr he wrote the book Unblock the power of your sales force, which introduces the theory of constraints for the domain of sales leadership. The book was also published in German and Japanese.