Michel Haddad

Michel Haddad, CEO and Founder of Transcend Consulting Services, is a seasoned executive with 30 years of expertise in Business Development, Technology Strategy, and Sales Leadership, featuring a robust international background. Renowned for his enterprising leadership and innovation, Michel excels in formulating key strategies, managing P&L, driving marketing initiatives, and overseeing operations to establish results-driven and customer-focused organizations. His commitment to tangible growth, board advisory roles, and strategic AI utilization defines his success in the dynamic tech ecosystem.

What do you and your business partner, your team or your clients most often disagree about? by Michel Haddad

Michel Haddad

Disagreements can revolve around the process, the ultimate goals, or objectives. However, what truly tests our partnerships is not what we disagree about, but how we navigate those disagreements and work towards alignment to find solutions that align with our collective vision. Great teams and partnerships can do so. One …

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Which entrepreneur, living or dead, would you most like to have dinner with and why? by Michel Haddad

Michel Haddad

I would choose to have dinner with Henry Ford, who embodies several of my career passions. I have spent my career at the intersection of technology and business development, putting technology at the service of humanity to better the world around us. Ford’s revolutionary impact on the manufacturing industry and …

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What skill have you developed since leaving formal education that has been most useful in your career? by Michel Haddad

Michel Haddad

Since leaving formal education, I’ve developed a diverse set of skills that have proven invaluable in my high-tech industry career. Yet, one skill stands out as particularly indispensable: adaptability. Adaptability extends beyond simply navigating the rapid changes in technology and market conditions. It’s also about effectively collaborating with others, whether …

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What is your number one hack for getting yourself motivated when things seem hopeless? by Michel Haddad

Michel Haddad

When things feel hopeless, my first step is to practice some CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) by focusing on the positive, reminding myself of past successes and why I started the journey in the first place, while keeping my ultimate goals in sight. This activity helps build gratitude, reframes the thought …

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What is your best advice for people on how to recruit great team members? by Michel Haddad

Michel Haddad

By following these guidelines, you can recruit exceptional individuals who drive team success: 1. Embrace Diversity: Seek candidates from varied backgrounds to enrich problem-solving and innovation. 2. Hire for Talent: Prioritize potential and learning mindset over specific skills. 3. Culture Fit Matters: Ensure new hires align with company values, work …

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What do you wish your prospects would understand before they talk to you? by Michel Haddad

Michel Haddad

The focus isn’t on what the prospect should comprehend; rather, it’s about your understanding of the prospect. The responsibility lies with you, not the prospects. The initial step involves understanding your prospects to build trust and demonstrate how you can contribute to their success. Once this connection is established, your …

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What misconception do people outside of your industry hold about it? by Michel Haddad

Michel Haddad

In the AI realm, outsiders often misconceive it as possessing human-like understanding and , envisioning highly intelligent beings. In reality, AI lacks true comprehension, operating on patterns, data, and algorithms, devoid of genuine understanding. This misconception leads to exaggerated expectations. AI is a powerful tool limited to programmed tasks; understanding …

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What do you wish someone had told you at the beginning of your career? by Michel Haddad

Michel Haddad

Embarking on a career, the cardinal lesson I wish I had known early is the profound impact of writing and publishing. This foundational concept underpins one’s journey, manifesting in various facets. Firstly, it serves as a catalyst for building a diverse network—an expansive tapestry of perspectives and unforeseen opportunities woven …

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What makes you most optimistic about the future of your industry? by Michel Haddad

Michel Haddad

In my three-decade tech career, I’ve witnessed transformative breakthroughs from the World Wide Web to genetic engineering, propelling innovation and society forward. Today, we’re at the dawn of AI’s transformative power in strategic business development. Though not fully understood, AI’s potential for positive impact is vast. The future promises strategic …

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