General Session: Leadership and The Missing 33%™Location: Carneros Ballroom
Leading NOW will present a unique definition of Leadership and global research that has identified the 9 critical differentiators for moving from the middle into senior and executive positions. The research also indicates that traditional career advice neglects key messaging about what we call The Missing 33%™ of the career success equation - business, strategic and financial acumen.
It's never too early (or too late) in a career to enhance your business acumen, but if action isn't taken, careers plateau. Participants in this session will learn the 4 key business outcomes that executives monitor and understand how their work drives these outcomes. Also, participants will learn the importance of aligning their work to business outcomes and how it differentiates talent for career success.
Participants who might think that strategic and financial acumen are skills exclusive to graduate school programs and executive offices, are pleasantly surprised by this clear and powerful overview. They walk away with a strong foundation for understanding, executing or creating strategy and the role of financial measures in the process.
The Language of Power is the language of outcomes. Communicating effectively in this language is a vital success factor for participants as they impact the business and their careers.
Focusing on results but keeping in mind the complex factors that impact decision-making such as geography, risk, media attention, government regulation, & diverse communities.
Lunch and Roundtable Discussion: Growth through ConversationLocation: Oakville Terrace
Roundtable Discussion with two leadership champions, a woman leader and a rising star to talk about the real issues that our industry is facing and how we can begin to address the change. This will be a raw discussion on what they have seen for successful changes, what they look for in mentoring women towards leadership, and tips on how to break glass ceilings in your own organizations.
General Session: Power PairingsLocation: Carneros Ballroom
Donna Hood Crecca and Abbey Lewis will showcase a unique blend of wisdom and promise by interviewing power pairings leading the c-store industry. Each pairing, comprising both an accomplished leader and an up-and-coming star from the same company, will take the stage for a brief but impactful 10-minute discussion.
In total, we will host four enlightening interviews with Enmarket, Travel Centers of America, QuikTrip, and Wawa.