In this edition of Global Leader Radio!™, we discuss the importance of servant leadership and introduce the “immigrant perspective.” Host Alvin C. Miles interviewed Littie Brown and Rita Izaguirre as they share several strategies, tools and tips to help strengthen your leadership acumen!
Here are seven takeaways from our discussion:
- You’re working for yourself even if you’re employed by someone else.
- Choose mentors who are functionally & physically different from you!
- “I don’t believe in counting heads, but making heads count!”
- Minorities and women have a knack for building relationships.
- Long-lasting relationships create opportunities for sales.
- Learn to confidently “sell yourself” without appearing to brag!
- Are you a “once a year leader” or do you give feedback every day?
Listen in as Littie and Rita provide valuable insights from their executive-level backgrounds. Add their ideas to your leadership toolkit to help increase YOUR influence. Leadership IS a conversation!
Littie Brown/ President/ Owner, Speedpro Imaging
Inspirational, influential, creative, dynamic communicator, are words most often used to describe Littie Brown. Through her years of employment and community involvement Littie has helped individuals personally and professionally realize their dreams. Because of her investment in their lives, many persons have been promoted, taken on new opportunities and realized the potential in their personal lives.
Littie earned a B.B.A. in Management from Texas State University and professionally has successfully led sales organizations for three top Fortune 500 Companies: Xerox, Dunn & Bradstreet, and Grainger.
Today, Littie is the President/Owner of Speedpro Imaging in Marietta, GA., specializing in large format printing. As the Nation’s leader in high quality large format, imagery including; Trade show displays/exhibits, reprographics, building wraps and vehicle wraps, Speedpro takes visual communications to the next level.
In her spare time Littie enjoys golf, movies, traveling and spending quality time with family and friends.
Contact Littie: (678) 538-8384, firstname.lastname@example.org
Rita Izaguirre / Principal, IDEIAS
Rita Izaguirre is a business executive with extensive experience in human capital strategy, and diversity and inclusion in both private and public sector organizations. She is a seasoned speaker and recognized as an expert in her field. Over her career, Rita has held domestic and international assignments in Latin America and Europe.
Currently, as a Principal at the research firm Ideias, LLC Rita consults to organizations on the impact of cultural competence on leadership effectiveness and corporate success. Rita was Senior Vice President of Talent Acquisition, Diversity & Compliance at SunTrust Banks, and held similar roles at General Electric Healthcare and the City of Alexandria, VA.
Rita holds a Bachelor of Science from Barry University, a Law degree from Nova Southeastern University and a Certificate in Organization Development from Georgetown University. She is admitted to the Florida Bar and holds the SPHR designation. She has been published in the Intercultural Management Quarterly, and is an Executive in Residence at Kennesaw State University where she has lectured in the Executive MBA program on change management.
She is active in the community serving as advocate and facilitator for Kennesaw’s Professional Women Alliance, the Atlanta Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners and the Technology Association of Georgia. Rita as a member of the Advisory Board of the Alliance Theatre, and the board of Year Up, a national organization that provides urban youth educational tools to achieve their potential. Rita is married and lives with her husband, Amado, in Atlanta, GA.
Contact Rita: (770) 696-5312, email@example.com
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