We discuss how executives can make a difference personally & professionally by combining business acumen with interpersonal skills in this edition of Global Leader Radio!™ Becky Blalock and Lisa McLeod joined host Alvin C. Miles to share their passion and experiences as they discussed the value of education, focusing on noble purpose & being more accepting of risks.
Here are seven takeaways from our discussion:
- People who “sell” with a sense of noble purpose drive more revenue.
- As human beings we are programmed to be negative.
- If you want to be a strong leader, it has to begin within!
- Don’t ignore the importance of mentoring and coaching.
- “Dogs don’t chase parked cars!”
- How will the customer be different by doing business with us?
- Pay as much attention to your next boss, as your next position.
Listen in as Becky and Lisa describe the value proposition of an Executive MBA Program. Add these insights to your leadership toolkit to help increase YOUR influence. Leadership IS a conversation!
Becky Blalock/ Managing Partner, Advisory Capital
Becky Blalock is the Managing Partner at Advisory Capital, a strategic consulting firm that provides business management and leadership development expertise for various companies involved in the energy, information technology, and medical industries.
As the former Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Southern Company, she spent almost a decade directing IT strategy and operations across nine subsidiaries of Southern Company, leading more than 1,100 employees in information technology delivery to one of America’s most respected companies.
In addition to her work in information technology, Blalock spent over two decades serving Southern Company in various other leadership positions including accounting, finance, marketing, corporate communications, external affairs, and customer service.
A sought-after speaker, Blalock has long been recognized as a thought leader in the IT and Utility industries.Energy Biz magazine named her CIO of the year in 2009, Computer World magazine named her a Premier IT Leader, and she is listed among the Who’s Who in Science and Engineering.
Blalock serves on the boards of Electric Power Research Institute, The Georgia Regents University, CSI Laboratories, First Century Energy, Ideastring and Mercer University’s Eugene W. Stetson School of Business and Economics.She also Chairs the Advisory Board of Emory Healthcare. A graduate of Leadership Atlanta and Leadership Georgia, she was named a Fellow of the International Women’s Forum Leadership Foundation in 2001.
Blalock has received a host of honors including the 2011 Legacy Award from Women in Technology and the Honorary Lifetime Achievement Award from the Georgia CIO Leadership Association. An advocate for women and children, Blalock has been recognized as a Power Woman by Atlanta Woman Magazine and received the Shining Star Award from the Atlanta Women’s Foundation.
Blalock successfully completed the program for Management Development at Harvard University. She holds a master’s degree with honors in finance from Mercer University and an undergraduate degree in business administration from State University of West Georgia.
Contact Becky: (404) 510-0438, email@example.com
Lisa McLeod/ Owner, McLeod & More, Inc.
Lisa Earle McLeod is the best selling author of Selling with Noble Purpose. She is a sales leadership consultant. Organizations like Apple, Kimberly-Clark and Pfizer hire her to help them create passionate, purpose-driven sales organizations.
Lisa began her career with Procter & Gamble, where she established herself as a sales leader and highly-skilled sales coach. After leaving P & G she went on to become the Vice President of Business Development and National Accounts at Vital Learning (formerly McGraw-Hill Training Systems).
She established her own firm in 1993. She’s spent over 10,000 hours coaching sales people and leaders and has conducted over 500 workshops and keynotes.
Lisa and her husband Bob live in Atlanta. They are the parents of two fabulous teenage daughters.
Contact Lisa: (770) 985-0760, firstname.lastname@example.org
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