UBJ The Takeaway

Notes from the best talks you missed

Be the CEO of whatever position you’re in.

_Karen Kaplan Keep Reading 9 leadership lessons from Karen Kaplan

Event

The Greenville Chamber’s ATHENA Leadership Symposium, Nov. 17, 2015, TD Convention Center

Who Was There

500 members of Greenville’s business community

Speakers

Hill Holliday Chairman & CEO Karen Kaplan

Theme

How many missed opportunities have you had because you didn’t start a conversation with who you are as a person? … People become interested in the uniqueness of you. Sometimes it’s a surprise to folks and sometimes it’s an inspiration.

_Natalie Madeira Cofield Keep Reading ‘Show up, get engaged, find commonalities, and you’re started’

Event

The Greenville Chamber’s ACE Diversity Leadership Symposium, April 23, 2015 @ TD Convention Center

Who Was There

400+ members of Greenville’s business community

Speakers

Natalie Madeira Cofield

Theme

“Collaborative Relationships to Advance Multicultural Leadership”

The key to the plan’s success was following it. Many cities (and businesses) will create plans, but go for cheap fixes that don’t follow the plan.

_ Keep Reading ‘Find your own waterfall’

Event

The Greenville Chamber’s Friday Forum Series, Embassy Suites Golf Resort and Conference Center

Who Was There

Almost 150 community and business leaders

Speakers

Greenville Mayor Knox White and Complete Public Relations President John Boyanoski

Theme

Reimagining Grenville

How many bridges have to collapse and people have to die before we finally roll up our sleeves and do something about it?

_Former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell Keep Reading Overcoming the failure to act

Event

Ten at the Top/Our Upstate Vision Regional Forum, Greenville Marriott

Who Was There

150+ leaders from across the Upstate region

Speakers

Ed Rendell, former governor of Pennsylvania

Theme

Remember Charles Fraser for his curiosity, his commitment to do best practices and how places live – not just how they look; his dedication to philanthropy, environmental responsibility and diversity; his recognition of the vital importance of creativity, including building differentiated brands; his zest for life; his sense of humor; his loyal devotion to his family and friends; and his commitment always to making a difference. He did not live temporarily. He lives permanently. Charles Fraser matters.

_David Rawle Keep Reading Why Charles Fraser matters

Event

Charles Fraser Lecture Series presented by Clemson University Master of Real Estate Development, ONE Greenville

Who Was There

More than 50 local real estate professionals

Speakers

David Rawle, founder and chairman, Rawle Murdy

Theme

Being right is overrated.

_Toby Stansell Keep Reading Toby Stansell, president of Acumen IT, shows that circumstances don’t have to be perfect for success to be shared by all

Event

The Greenville Chamber’s Friday Forum Series, Embassy Suites Golf Resort & Conference Center, Feb. 27, 2015

Who Was There

More than 120 members of Greenville’s business community

Speakers

Toby Stansell, president and chief operating officer of Acumen

Theme

"Being Right… Is Overrated" with Toby Stansell

These are certain inputs that have to be there...that make the story of your company so appealing to prospective buyers or investors that they become enthusiastic about buying or investing in the company.

_Hagen Rogers Keep Reading Capital ideas

Event

“Raising Equity Capital or Considering Selling Your Company? How to Prepare Well: A Morning with Watermark Advisors” at Poinsett Club, Greenville

Who Was There

Business owners from Greenville and across South Carolina

Speakers

Hagen Rogers, executive managing director, Watermark Advisors

Theme

Tackling major issues, whether they be economic, social or environmental, requires cross-sector partnerships that utilize the combined strength of all involved to address issues that are greater than an individual community or business.

_Glenda Hood Keep Reading Building regional capacity will make us stronger

Event

Upstate Regional Summit: Re-Checking Our Reality hosted by Ten at the Top, TD Convention Center, Greenville, Sept. 16, 2014

Who Was There

800+ Upstate business, community and government leaders

Speakers

Glenda Hood, former mayor of Orlando, Fla., and Florida secretary of state

Theme

Re-Checking Our Reality hosted by Ten at the Top

Leadership is not a talent one possesses, but a gift one has to give.

_David Wilkins Keep Reading ‘Be a leader worth following’

Event

The Greenville Chamber’s Friday Forum Series, June 27, 2014, Embassy Suites Golf Resort & Conference Center

Who Was There

200+ members of Greenville’s business community

Speakers

David Wilkins, former United States ambassador to Canada

Theme

“Lessons in Leadership: What an ordinary guy learned through extraordinary experiences and special people”