Global Leader Radio

Does “IQ + EQ + LQ + BQ” = Success for Financial Leaders?

March 5, 2013 2:05 pm


In this edition of Global Leader Radio!™, we discuss the common denominators of success for financial leaders. Mike McCracken joined host Alvin C. Miles to explain leadership through the lens of finance, along with several strategies, tools and tips to help your leadership emerge!

Here are seven takeaways from our discussion:

  1. “If you have the ability to influence others into action, you are a leader!”
  2. Always empathize with the people you lead.
  3. Under duress, people fall back on their core values.
  4. Knowing your strengths & struggles is valuable to becoming a better leader.
  5. Have you built a team that can survive without you?
  6. Like athletes, leaders must continue to practice .
  7. The best leaders celebrate as a team.

Mike provides great insight to help you understand the dimensions of financial leadership. Add his ideas to your leadership toolkit to help increase YOUR influence. Leadership IS a conversation!

Mike McCracken / Founder, McCracken Alliance LLC

Mike McCracken has been the founder of many companies throughout his career including McCracken Alliance, LLC (MA) which focuses on building business and leadership networks that foster peer-to-peer relationships, provide leverage through knowledge sharing and facilitate access to innovative value added business solutions. Previously, Mike was a founder of Tatum LLC, which became the first National Professional CFO Firm with annual sales of $200 million, and in 2010, merged with a $2.0 billion NYSE registrant.

Earlier Mike formed an internet services provider which sold in the late 90’s for several million dollars. He was also a partner with Ernst & Young LLP in New York, reporting to the Chairman and CEO, after being a Regional Director of Marketing and Strategy for the seven-state SE Region during a reorganization period to introduce a specialized industry focus and merger with Arthur Young which created the largest professional services firm at that time. He served as coordinating partner on the team of professionals that designed the spin-off of Eastman Chemical Company, a $4.0 billion Fortune 500 manufacturer, from Eastman Kodak and was business development advisor to the member firm in Japan. Previously a CPA in four states and CMA, he has served on numerous boards including serving as a founding member of more than 10 university based leadership networks.

Contact Mike: (770) 696-5312,


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2 Responses to Does “IQ + EQ + LQ + BQ” = Success for Financial Leaders?

  1. Karen Bass says:

    Really enjoyed listing to Mike’s business experience…glad he is a friend to Coles. Would like to know when his next lecture will be held.

    • alvinmiles says:

      Karen, I’ll pass your message along to Mike. Additionally, his contact information appears toward the end of this blog posting – just above his book recommendation. He would enjoy hearing from you!

      – Alvin

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