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Michael Cupps

Executive Vice President - Growth StategiesActiveOps

Dallas, TX

Member Since September 2022

Skills

Sales/Marketing and Strategic Partnerships
Hybrid Work
Coaching

About

Michael Cupps is a new author and enterprising and tenacious business executive with 25+ years of experience in sales, marketing, operations, and channel development, specializing in the SaaS and enterprise software sectors. Having spent most of his career in the tech industry, Michael has honed broad technical knowledge and the ability to translate complex concepts into simple business terms. His technical skills have proven especially integral to closing multimillion-dollar deals with high-profile clients and investors. Focused on using simplicity and thinking one step ahead of the game, Michael is known for conceiving and implementing new ideas to improve companies go to market. One of Michael's greatest strengths is his ability to form mutually beneficial go-to-market partnerships with high-profile corporations including Microsoft, UiPath, Blue Prism, and IBM. He is equally skilled at shaping new models to drive sustainable growth and scalable operations. Michael has recently published a book named Time Bandit. A simple method to prioritize your focus and energy to do more. It is available on Amazon and other online bookstores.

Published content

12 ways leadership can contribute to their employees' growth 

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Investing in human capital is essential to competitive advantage in today's marketplace. One of the keys to building a successful company is hiring the right people. But, hiring the top talent will only take an organization so far if the leadership is not willing to support the education of high-performing employees who want to pursue the latest skills, invest in their personal growth, and apply their knowledge to the work they are doing every day on the job. If you want to invest in employee training and development, here are 12 strategies to consider when it comes to upskilling or reskilling your team, courtesy of Fast Company Executive Board members.

An empathy revolution: Transforming organizations in an age of polarization

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Embracing empathy within our teams and companies holds the promise of fostering a more collaborative work environment.

Here's how to end the WFH vs. return-to-work debate here and now

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Leading experts share 20 tips to help managers and their employees find a reasonable work-life balance that gets the job done.  Even before the COVID-19 crisis took the world by storm in 2020, managers at most companies were not promoting the idea of a remote or hybrid work culture environment. But when the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a shelter-in-place mandate, employers had to quickly adjust their traditional policy.  Realizing the cost-effectiveness on both sides of the aisle, some companies have fully leaned into the idea of enabling employees to WFH and have never looked back while others continue to resist the idea when their staff members question whether they must commute from home just to sit inside a cubicle space. Below, 20 Fast Company Executive Board members weigh in on how employers can work with employees to find common ground and implement the right policies—aside from the current standard hybrid solution.

What does the future of work look like across industries?

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Leading business professionals offer advice to the next generation. In a changing world market and tough economy, no one can predict what the future of work will look like in the short term or 10 years from now. One way or the other, what people are realizing in the new norm is that although technological innovations are being elevated every day, companies need to embrace them if they don't want to be left behind. However, these business leaders also agree that the human touch is still essential to ensure smart decisions are being executed for the growth and success of organizations. Below, 14 experts from Fast Company Executive Board discuss how specific industries are currently being impacted and what the next generation of leaders should do to prepare for the unknown.

12 ways to get your company noticed at the next annual conference

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Applying the "show, don't tell" method in today's digital world can work wonders if you want to build your sales pipeline. When your sales and marketing team members are gearing up to promote your organization at a yearly in-person or hybrid-remote industry convention—in the new normal, it's always important to figure out the best strategy to effectively rise above the competitive noise and capture the attention of your target audience. So, how can company leaders elevate learning opportunities for current and potential customers to gather and retain information about their business products and services in the most efficient way? Below, 12 Fast Company Executive Board members share tips to keep consumers engaged and interested in what your brand has to offer, showing them why they should stick around to hear more and possibly give it a chance rather than moving on to another vendor.

Staffing to AI-infuse your business: How prompt-ready are you?

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As AI continues to evolve, I believe prompt engineering will become vital in shaping AI systems for the better.

Company details

ActiveOps

Company bio

ActiveOps helps organizations turn operational management from a guessing game into a game-changing source of efficiency and value. Our solutions provide real-time employee productivity and workforce management technologies for a 360° view of your operations – both digital and human. With more than 20 years’ experience managing complex operations in labor- and knowledge-intensive industries such as banking and insurance, ActiveOps enables managers to transform productivity, secure employee well-being, and create a platform for confident, constant transformation and market leadership.

Industry

Technology

Area of focus

Analytics
Artificial Intelligence
Virtual Workforce

Company size

201 - 500