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The Art & Passion of Leading Volunteer Organizations!

In this edition of Global Leader Radio!™, we discuss a successful approach to leading volunteer organizations. Tino Mantella joined as Alvin C. Miles’ in-studio guest to discuss the focus of TAG, the art of leading large teams and the passion of life-long learning!

Here are seven takeaways from our discussion:

  1. Applying business principles to non-profits equals more impact on people’s lives.
  2. Step outside of your comfort zone – stretch for success!
  3. Leading large teams of volunteers is sometimes more art than science.
  4. Have a desire and passion to be the best.
  5. Install metrics and goals to ensure your people know where they stand.
  6. Fail fast, learn by your experiences and keep moving forward!
  7. Build your resume by donating a percentage of your time in service to others!

Listen as Tino provides great examples to illustrate these points. Then add his ideas to your leadership toolkit to help increase YOUR influence. Leadership IS a conversation!


Tino Mantella / President & CEO, Technology Association of Georgia (TAG)

Tino Mantella joined TAG in September 2004, having amassed over 20 years of related experience leading two of the nations more prestigious volunteer-driven organizations – National Arthritis Foundation and YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago.

As President and CEO of these two multifaceted and complex charities, he spearheaded agendas that led to the development of innovative new services which resulted in the facilitation of significant membership growth. Mantella’s resume reflects impressive results in fund raising, advocacy, and economic development.

Since coming to TAG, Mantella has worked with a team of dedicated volunteers and staff to: build a prestigious board made up of 65 technology stakeholders, grown membership by more than 500% and added a series of programs and services that support TAG’s vision of educating, informing and uniting the technology community.

Mantella is a member of the boards of Venture Atlanta Coalition Inc., TAG Education Collaborative, the Tech College Foundation Board, the Chambers of Commerce in North Fulton and Georgia, and on the Advisory Board of the Atlanta Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce.


Contact Tino: (404) 817-3333,


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The 3 C’s of a KSU EMBA!

In this edition of Global Leader Radio, we discuss how an Executive MBA degree will help to  further your goals – both personal and professional.  Cindy Jacoby, Monique LaRue Wilson and Paige Lillard joined host Alvin C. Miles to discuss their experiences and challenges while in the Program and their lives post-graduation. ‘Take Charge’ of your education with an Executive MBA degree!

Here are seven takeaways from our discussion:

  1. Develop and utilize an “ecosystem” of support.
  2. The EMBA Program at KSU builds “Confidence, Capacity and Credibility”.
  3. Your work is more fulfilling when passion aligns with your profession.
  4. The International Residency presents global challenges & will expand your business approach & network.
  5. Knowing how to team will give you an edge in the marketplace.
  6. Unless you take time to reflect, you run the risk of repeating mistakes!
  7. Remove the “Yeah, Buts…”
  8. Leadership is a gift and should be treated as such.

Listen to Cindy, Monique and Paige discuss these points. Then add their ideas to your leadership toolkit. Leadership IS a conversation!


Cindy Jacoby / Founder, BizHelp Consulting

Cindy Jacoby is an entrepreneur and executive coach who is dedicated to making the workplace a collaborative, engaging and productive place to be. Cindy is a certified coach with BizHelp Consulting, a company she founded and has been coaching for over six years at the executive and managerial levels. Cindy is a certified professional behavior analyst and offers numerous workshops including The Art of Feedback and Sales Success using the popular DISC assessment.

With special experience working with teams, Cindy is currently a teaming coach supervisor with the Executive MBA Program at Kennesaw State University, supporting 8 coaches and 10 teams. She was recently appointed to Coles College of Business Advisory Board at KSU and the Pace Academy Alumni Board.

Cindy Jacoby has been a successful healthcare business professional and sought-after speaker with expertise in management, operations and sales. Most recently, she was the vice president of sales at Medical Electronic Attachment, Inc. (MEA) where she focused on attracting new clients and penetrating existing markets through business development.  Cindy had been with NEA/MEA since the spring of 2007, where she started as operations manager, and quickly advanced to director of payer relations.

With her extensive business knowledge and healthcare industry experience, Cindy is a regular speaker at business and national healthcare conferences. She has been asked to participate in panel discussions at electronic data interchange (EDI) conferences, such as the National Dental EDI Council annual conference, where she also serves on the board of directors. She is a regular featured speaker at the Coles College of Business at Kennesaw State University.

Before embarking on her business career, Cindy spent 17 years in education holding titles of Director of Alumni Affairs, Director of Summer Programs and High School Guidance cCunselor. She holds an Executive Master of Business Administration  degree from Kennesaw State University, a Master of Education degree in Counseling  from University of West Georgia and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology  from University of Georgia.

Contact Cindy: (404) 435-9218,


Paige Lillard/ VP Business Excellence, Turner Broadcasting System

Paige Lillard is responsible for the development and attainment of organizational strategies within fifteen business units worldwide including CNN Operations. Key emphasis is placed on developing and supporting high performance leadership teams, balanced strategy development, customer and employee focus, and business process optimization. Paige has extensive experience with the Malcolm Baldrige Framework for Performance Excellence and is a three year veteran of the Board of Examiners governed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) under the US Secretary of Commerce.

Paige holds an MBA from the Executive MBA Program at Kennesaw State University, a Bachelor of Arts in Radio and Television Communications from Hofstra University, and is a member of Beta Gamma Sigma national honor society of business schools. She is also a Senior Member of the American Society for Quality and recent participant in Harvard University’s Women’s Leadership Forum on International Business Expansion and Change Management.

Paige’s volunteer efforts include her work as founder and president of the Georgia Center for Performance Excellence, and Co-chair of Kennesaw State University’s Executive MBA Advisory Board.

Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. (TBS, Inc.), a Time Warner company, is a major producer of news and entertainment product around the world and the leading provider of programming for the basic cable industry. TBS, Inc. is based in Atlanta, GA, and employs more than 9,000 people worldwide. Many are familiar with TBS, Inc.’s groundbreaking network, CNN, one of the world’s most respected and trusted sources for news and information. TBS, Inc. is also home to familiar entertainment networks such as TBS, TNT, Cartoon Network, Turner Classic Movies, Adult Swim and truTV.

Contact Paige: (404) 827-1700,


Monique LaRue Wilson / CEO of Monique Marketing, Inc., Founder of MOSONATION LLC.

Monique Wilson is a highly creative and innovative small business and nonprofit organization and program development consultant. Efficient in developing new programs and strategic events that create opportunities for growth and expansion (board, sponsorship, operational and event conceptualization) development. Over the past 11 years have been instrumental or directly responsible for managing, implementing and executing strategic business initiatives for small businesses and nonprofits. Creator and Founder of the MOSO (Micro Owner-Solo Owner) Nation, a media company created to connect, motivate and educate micro and solo business owners with editorial content in print, online, broadcast mediums, and uniquely created special events that fuel aspirations.

Author of a new book titled Cultivate Critical Connections: A Guide for Creating Genuine Relationships is designed for college bound students and young adults who are at the start of building authentic relationships. I teach my readers how to nurture, evaluate, and sustain their connections in an easy to recall process called the 3C-Technique. I explain that their personal and professional growth depends on their original intention for developing relationships and that the benefits of those critical relationships can be the springboard to meaningful. Visit for more information.

Monique holds a bachelor’s degree in Marketing from Morris Brown College and a Master of Business Administration degree from the Executive MBA Program at Kennesaw State University.

Contact Monique: (404) 921-4165,


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Will Humility Take Your Leadership to the Next Level?

In this edition of Global Leader Radio, we discuss ideas that can appear counterintuitive to traditional thoughts of leadership, yet can increase your ability to influence! Jeremie Kubicek joined host Alvin C. Miles to explain a humble approach to increasing your ability to lead. Be prepared to shift your paradigms of leadership!

Here are seven takeaways from our discussion:

  1. Leverage your influence to impact others.
  2. “Humble leaders helps promote a cause, not looks for applause”.
  3. Relationships are more important than opportunities.
  4. Focus on finding “people of peace”.
  5. Start with “DNA”, progress to the “Skeleton”, then to the “Skin”, not “Skin” to “Skeleton” to “DNA”!
  6. What are you 1) trying to prove 2) trying to hide and 3) afraid of losing?
  7. Write a “lessons learned” at the end of each year.
  8. Being “abnormally imbalanced” on principles increases your “overall balance”.

Listen to Jeremie as he and Alvin unpack these takeaways. Then add Jeremie’s ideas to your leadership toolkit. Leadership IS a conversation!

Jeremie Kubicek / CEO, GiANT Impact

Jeremie Kubicek, President and CEO of GiANT Impact and Co-Founder of the GiANT companies, is an entrepreneur who has built world-class brands and events to serve influencers around the world. He is also an author of the national best-selling book, Leadership is Dead: How Influence is Reviving It.

Kubicek is passionate about helping leaders grow so they can serve others. His drive to liberate and awaken leaders is evident in the work of GiANT with the Chick-fil-A LeaderCast and LeaderTour’s, as well as in the Catalyst movement.

Today the GiANT Companies includes GiANT Partners, GiANT Capital, and GiANT Experiences. With offices in Atlanta and Oklahoma City, GiANT is tens of thousands of leaders around the world. As a relationship company, GiANT is focused on helping leaders and their organizations grow. Kubicek and his wife, Kelly, have three kids and live in Johns Creek, GA. He enjoys writing, connecting with leaders and creating programs that influence leaders. You can read more at


Contact Jeremie: (877) 225-3311,


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