Can serial entrepreneurs impact the leadership of those in corporate and not-for-profit sectors? Can we learn a set of ideas, principles and values to better predict the long-term impact of our leadership? Karen Robinson-Cope helped answer these questions as she joined host Alvin C. Miles to share her experience, insights and advice in this edition of Global Leader Radio!™.
Listen, learn and apply these seven takeaways from our discussion:
- Customers don’t want to hear all the details, they want you to solve their problem.
- An entrepreneur’s job is to identify what needs to be done – then do it!
- Smarts & enthusiasm are sometimes more important than experience.
- Give your team the opportunity and the ability to fail.
- Tolerance for ambiguity & making timely decisions are essential.
- When operating internationally, focus the culture/process bias of the country and company first.
- Having the external viewpoint of a board can make your company much more successful!
Listen in as Karen explains her leadership style through the lens of entrepreneurship. Add her ideas to your leadership toolkit to help increase YOUR influence. Leadership IS a conversation!
Karen Robinson/ SVP Sales & Marketing, NanoLumens
Karen leads the NanoLumens sales team and oversees all new business development and marketing. She has been instrumental in the planning, strategy and growth of NanoLumens.
Karen is a serial entrepreneur who has been CEO of four different high-growth, venture or angel-backed companies over the last 20 years. Most recently, Karen was president and CEO of Prime Point Media, one of the largest alternative out of home advertising companies in the United States which she successfully led to a lucrative exit when it was acquired by a publicly traded company in 2006. Prior to Prime Point, Karen was chairwoman, president and CEO of Enrev Corporation, a technology company that was acquired in 2001.
She has been recognized by Atlanta-based Women in Technology when she won its Woman of the Year in Technology Awards in 2000, and is the incoming board chair of the Atlanta chapter of TIE, an organization that fosters entrepreneurship globally. She was also named to Wireless Weekly’s list of top 20 Women in the wireless industry. Karen is a frequent speaker at both the regional and national levels and she has spoken at MIT, Georgia Tech, Harvard and Emory Universities. She is also an investor and board member at numerous private and public companies in the United States and Canada. Her passions are her family and her involvement in micro-lending in both Sub-Saharan Africa and Central America.
Contact Karen: (678) 974-1539, firstname.lastname@example.org
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