View from the Top Series: Creating a Financial Powerhouse with Margaret Keane
July 23, 2015
Hosted by Linda Sharkey
My guest this week is Margaret Keane, CEO of Synchrony Financial, one of the largest private label credit companies in the USA and Canada. Synchrony is an on line credit organization which leverages technology to innovate. Margaret brought the company public in 2014 and Synchrony Financial was the 3rd largest IPO that year. Margaret has a deep perspective on women in leadership and she was named American Banker's Top 25 Most Powerful Women in Finance 8 years in a row. She will talk about her career, how she took a bold step to reset it, and how she built a powerhouse organization using clear purpose and values that permeate the company’s DNA. Margaret’s perspective on the workforce of the future and how she built her company around the trends of collaboration and diversity make this a must listen to show.
i Lead – The Leadership Connection with Linda Sharkey
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Everyone aspires to be a terrific leader. They want to run outstanding organizations with great cultures that drive sustainable results. Every leader alive wants to leave a legacy of top performing people and lasting business results. This show is about you. It is your leadership connection to quick and simple methods for raising your own bar. It is all about what you can do to have a positive impact that makes a difference, not only in your life but in the lives of those you lead. We all know from experience that leaders who build talent, care about their people and create healthy organizations are leaders that others want to work with and for. Being that kind of leader takes facts, insight and most of all practice.
Our show gives you practical, actionable tips and tools that are fact based and proven to make you a better leader, driving top notch business results.
Dr. Sharkey is an internationally recognized expert on global leadership, cultural transformation and organization development. She is a sought after executive coach and helps good leaders become extraordinary leaders. She has a wealth of practical experience working with such venerable organizations as GE and HP, developing leaders for global roles. Linda is an engaging and informative speaker. Her worldwide talks focus on leadership, culture, organization improvement and talent development. Her hands-on experience, coupled with research and fact-based approaches take the guesswork out of developing leaders. She ensures that talent strategies being implemented do in fact drive business results.
Dr. Lindy, as she is affectionately called by some colleagues, is an established author. Her books which she co-authored have been given numerous awards. “Winning with Transglobal Leadership,” a ground breaking book on how to develop and retain global leaders, was named one of the top 30 best business books for 2013 by Soundview Executive Summaries. “Optimizing Talent” and the accompanying workbook have been used by many Fortune 500 companies as the definitive roadmap in developing a talent powerhouse and high performance culture.
Linda laces her presentations with real life stories and experiences that make the leadership concepts she espouses live in the minds of others. She has helped hundreds of leaders “up their game” and that of their teams.