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Godard Abel

Co-Founder & CEOG2

New York, NY

Member Since December 2021

Skills

SaaS
Entrepreunership
Cloud Computing

About

Entrepreneur building G2.com to deliver trusted insights to software buyers and sellers based on authentic customer reviews and real-time data. And fueling our entrepreneurial family as we Go Big as lead investor and chairman in new ventures: -> Threekit 3D product visualization to fuel Visual Configuration and Visual Commerce by deliver immersive 3D shopping experiences for leading B2C and B2C brands. -> Logik.io is creating the next generation of configuration technology. It's headless lightning speed configuration technology brings 100x higher performance than legacy solutions. Previously built cloud CPQ software pioneers BigMachines (acquired by Oracle) and SteelBrick (acquired by Salesforce). Creating a GoBig entrepreneurial platform to help our entrepreneurial family climb more PEAKs together. Expanding (my) consciousness to reach the PEAK in my work, personal, sporting, spiritual, and family life.

Published content

What business challenges are distracting you from company goals?

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14 biz leaders discuss their best practices for overcoming business obstacles. Whether you are launching a brand-new business for the very first time, or you've recently been offered a promotion after climbing the ladder at your corporate job, the role of leadership is not always an easy one. This is especially true when your former lunch buddies start treating you differently and your engagement with them suddenly feels a bit awkward. Every leader in transition goes through growing pains, but eventually, it gets better. Below, 14 experts from Fast Company Executive Board weigh in on their biggest challenges in management roles and how they've been able to overcome them or at least find a better balance.

17 business lessons from self-help and personal growth development 

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This is why working on yourself outside of the workplace can improve your ability to be a better manager who is more excited about the job. What does it take to become a better leader in the work world? You could ask 20 different people, but you'd quickly realize that the answer may vary depending on who you are talking to, and what circumstances in their life have shaped who they are today—personally and professionally. Here, 17 members of Fast Company Executive Board discuss what they learned when they blocked some time to focus on self-help improvement and personal growth development opportunities. They also weigh in on what their experience was like and how they applied it at the office. By pushing themselves beyond what's typically expected, these leaders have increased their ability to operate a more efficient and successful company as they continue to inspire their direct reports to do the same.

What tech entrepreneurs can learn from Deion Sanders’ coaching playbook

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The principles that have driven Sanders to excel across diverse arenas are universal and resonate particularly well in the fast-paced, high-stakes world of tech entrepreneurship.

 Riding the AI wave: Transforming software buying and selling

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This current AI surge—representing the perfect big wave for software vendors to meet modern buyers’ needs—can help knowledge workers enhance their productivity.

20 innovative ways companies can contribute to their communities

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Modern companies should think beyond traditional philanthropic efforts and find ways to make a real difference for the people they serve. As consumers become more focused on brands that practice corporate social responsibility, more and more companies are finding impactful ways to make a positive mark on their local communities. Forward-thinking businesses are spearheading work programs, offering financial assistance, and nurturing entrepreneurial talents in their neighborhoods. Here, Fast Company Executive Board members discuss the strategies companies can adopt to contribute to their local communities in an impactful way. Follow their recommendations to create a lasting and meaningful change in your community beyond your bottom line.

15 ways leaders can increase equity and transparency in their performance review process 

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Amid performance review season, I understand the importance of embracing a holistic strategy that not only values individual contributions but also prioritizes fairness, open communication, and continuous improvement.  To cultivate this for our organization, we refactored our system of growth from being a linear promotion process to one that allowed for more divergent growth paths. Having an "up or out" model didn't work for our company culture. Having a lattice-based (rather than a ladder-based) approach gave people more autonomy in the course of their careers. And we made our promotion logic more equitable by transparently naming the conditions for growth. To help other leaders, I asked members of the Company Culture Group of Fast Company Executive Board, a community I lead, how they improve equity and transparency in their review process. Here are important steps that they take and the impact they’ve seen from doing so.

Company details

G2

Company bio

G2 is the largest and most trusted software marketplace, helping 60 million people every year make smarter software decisions based on authentic peer reviews.

Industry

Technology

Area of focus

Business Software Reviews
Best Software
Technology Research

Company size

501 - 1,000