01/30/2013 02:29 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Perspectives Multiplied: The Power of Continuous Transformation

Our next guest in Cisco's Perspective series has made a career of leading transformation inside government and corporate America.

Michele Hunt has taken on roles that weren't always the norm and then used her diverse experience to drive change in others. She was Michigan's first female deputy warden in a male prison. After that she was a senior vice president and head of global leadership development at office furniture manufacturer Herman Miller (a company that's consistently on Fortune's list of "Most Admired Companies").

Then President Bill Clinton appointed Michele as executive director of the Federal Quality Institute - with the simple task (yea, right!) of reinventing how government agencies work with the private sector. Today Michele's a speaker on how to initiate change and the author of DreamMakers: Putting Vision and Values to Work.

In my interview with Michele, I was most struck by her belief that if you give people opportunities, they rise to your expectations. She views change as a beautiful thing rather than intimidating. And she says success is all about finding your passion and then collaborating with others to put that passion to work.

We put collaboration to work every day at Cisco, with technology that helps us and our customers work together more effectively. Michele is an expert on the people part of working together. Join us here for Michele Hunt's lively perspective.

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