Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. Personal profileOn 20 Mar 2001 in Personnel Today MartinKelman is vice-president of global solutions for telecoms specialist DataWorkforce. He was technical manager of a British Army Royal Corps of Signalsmobile communications centre in the Gulf War.Whatis the most important lesson you have learnt in your career?My grandfather taught me that all success is built on hard work.Whatis the strangest situation you have had to deal with at work?In my first private-sector role someone was promoted over my head.This taught me the importance of selling yourself.Ifyour house was on fire and you could save one object, what would it be?I do not have any possessions which are irreplaceable, only relationships.I would save Nicola, my fiancée. Ifyou had three wishes to change your company, what would they be?To transport our clients and contractors forward so that they can see ourvision for the future become reality and to continue to grow a talentedDataworkforce team.Whatis the best thing about working in HRThe diversity and complexity of people.Whatis the worst?When people take constructive criticism personally.Youhave stumbled upon a time machine hidden in the vaults of your companybuilding. What time period would you visit and why?Sir Alexander Graham Bell’s lab so I could witness the birth of thetelecoms industry.Ifyou could adopt the management style of an historical character, whose wouldyou adopt and why?I believe Napoleon Bonaparte is the father of all motivational leaders. Upuntil then many led by fear. His brilliant tactical leadership inspired hispeople. Howdo you get to work?A BMW 325i, which is designed for speed, efficiency and delivery.Whatwould you do if you had more spare time?My work is my passion.Ifyou were to write a book, which subject would you write about?Motivational speaking.