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Shannon J. Gregg, MBA
For She Who Leads, Holly Joy McIlwain: Business Book Briefs 105
If you've had it up to here with books about how to be a better leader and none of them are practical, then you will love this book. Join Shannon J. Gregg, MBA, for a brief overview of business books geared towards sales management, sales operations, marketing, executive leadership. Today's book is "For She Who Leads: Practical Wisdom from a Woman Who Serves" by Holly Joy McIlwain, and I'm joined by Andrew Duncan, MBA, of Cloud Adoption Solutions for the review. I purchased my copy of Holly's book on Amazon; grab your copy here: https://amzn.to/2Na8fbV Visit www.shannongregg.com for more resources or to book Shannon to speak to your group. Shannon J. Gregg, PhD, MBA, is an aficionado of sales technology to increase efficiency in the sales process, and an early adopter and adoption influencer for sales technology systems, particularly Salesforce.com and technology that integrates with the Salesforce platform. Shannon is known as a change agent, particularly in M&A environments (VC/PE), with successful track record of integrating process, product/service pricing and pricing methodologies, and notably, global teams, with cultural sensitivity. Having stood up three sales operations teams in technology firms, Shannon is no stranger to the needs of a growing company to identify efficient and effective sales process in order to drive revenue as quickly as possible. She’s hyper focused on improving sales productivity and optimization and is known for her ability to hone in on areas to improve with a lean approach, and her charismatic candor. Shannon’s the president of Cloud Adoption Solutions, a sales process and Salesforce.com consulting practice, and she also provides keynote talks, consulting and workshops on sales productivity. Her popular book, “It’s About Time,” is available now, and is being used by sales teams across the country to refocus on what’s really important to drive revenue and results. Shannon delights sales teams, sales management, and executive sponsors with her ability to improve sales to drive results. She earned her BA from the University of Pittsburgh, her MBA in Management and her PhD in Community Engagement from Point Park University. Her dissertation topic was “How Diffusion of Innovations, Change Management, and Adult Learner User Adoption Theories Impact Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Adoption and Usage in Nonprofit Organizations.” She also competes on a jazz dance team for moms.
Recipe for Success Webinar
Everyone has unique talents making up a "Recipe for Success", but some of us need help mixing the ingredients. When we know the individual talent that will get us closer to our goal, we can invest time in developing it into a strength. -------- In June 2019, Holly presented a workshop called "Recipe for Success: Using Strengths in Business" to the men and women attending the Women in Economic and Leadership Development Conference at Otterbein University. Building off the conversation and content, attendees of the conference and WELD Members are invited to join this free webinar. This video will help you to learn something new about yourself and how to leverage your strengths! Learn more about coaching with Holly by visiting www.winnerpartners.net/coaching *For best experiences, complete the Gallup Strengths Finder Top 5 Assessment and review your results!
How to Survive Working From Home in a Crisis
Join the chat with Holly McIlwain, MS, author of "For She Who Leads", as we talk about the hardships women and moms are facing in a moment of uncertainty as you come home to work while being tasked with providing emotional and educational support for your families while still managing your own burdens, adapting to your own emotions, and carrying the world's weight on your shoulders.
South Hills Community Wellness
Women Who Lead with Holly McIlwain
South Hills Community Wellness Presents Holly McIlwain Contact South Hills Community Wellness @ firstname.lastname@example.org Follow SHCW @ www.facebook.com/groups/southhillscommunitywellness About the Presentation: What happens when women lead? A common misconception is that women who lead must lead like men. It’s common because the bias about women in leadership is that we are either BOSSY, BRASH, or some other 5 letter word that starts with a B. In reality, women in leadership must become brave. Brave enough to customize the leadership style based on the organization and the team they are leading. Brave enough to exercise both fortitude AND empathy. Brave enough to speak up, or wait in silence as everyone else in the room exhausts their capabilities and finally looks to her for the path forward. This kind of emotional intelligence, and personal awareness is uniquely possessed by women in the sheer design of our brains. We make decisions in a way that is quite different from our male counterparts, and once we discover how to leverage this strength, everything changes. Organizations become better. People become better.) In this session, we’ll talk about women who lead. We’ll look at the battles we fight because often times leadership is a disposition, not a title. For she who leads, the first battle is in answering the question, “Am I enough?” Beyond the initial question it becomes, “What is enough?” In answering these questions, we discover that we ARE enough. What happens when women lead? We become better. Speaker Biography: Holly McIlwain, MS, is the author of "For She Who Leads: Practical Wisdom from a Woman Who Serves", and Talent Development Partner for Winner Partners, a retained search firm specializing in a partnership model of getting the ungettable get. She also heads up Talent Management for Robert Morris University, is the mother of two little boys and a former South Hills resident. You can learn more by following the hashtag #bravewomanproject on your favorite social media platform. Looking for a copy of the book? It's available on Amazon, select book stores nationwide, and to you after the session directly from the author.