Turknett Leadership Group Character Awards the Focus of Burr & Forman’s Results Matter Radio on Business RadioX®

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Results Matter Radio Host Elizabeth Gordon was joined in-studio Susan Hitchcock & Dr. Liz Roling of the Turknett Leadership Group along with two of the groups Character Award winners, Dr. Yolanda L. Watson Spiva of Project GRAD Atlanta, Inc. and Douglas Ross of Synergis

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...character in leadership is not a tool, but rather a lifestyle.

On Tuesday January 29th, 2013, Elizabeth Gordon, host of Results Matter radio on Business RadioX® was joined bySusan Hitchcock & Dr. Liz Roling of the Turknett Leadership Group along with two of the groups Character Award winners, Dr. Yolanda L. Watson Spiva of Project GRAD Atlanta, Inc. and Douglas Ross of Synergis to discuss the Turknett Leadership Group, the groups Character Awards, and the idea of being a leader with character in your everyday business life.

Turknett Leadership Group specializes in the assessment and development of executive leadership and organization effectiveness. Founded in 1987, the firm is a leader in using sophisticated proprietary assessment tools and long-term, personalized coaching to develop successful leaders and organizations. Turknett’s professional staff brings both depth and breadth to its clients by combining expertise in the behavioral sciences with practical business and executive management experience. The key to successful interventions is accurate individual and organizational diagnosis. Their proprietary assessment tools and the experience and expertise of its consultants ensure accurate diagnosis and the design of effective interventions.

Susan Hitchcock has worked with TLG for over 20 years. She was formerly TLG’s Vice President of Client Services. She is the founder and current director of TLG’s popular Women in Leadership (WIL) seminar series. Susan is also involved in research, writing, and speaking on the subject of women and leadership.

Dr. Liz Roling is an Industrial/Organizational psychologist with expertise in the areas of pre-hire assessment, performance management, leadership development, team development, and organizational surveys. Liz has presented her research at the Society of Industrial/Organizational Psychology’s past three national conferences.

Turknett Leadership Group Character Award Winner Dr. Yolanda L. Watson Spiva serves as the Executive Director for the non-profit organization, Project GRAD Atlanta, Inc. Project GRAD Atlanta is a member of a nine-city network of Project GRAD organizations which individually collectively aim to increase high school and college graduation rates among public school students. Project GRAD Atlanta works specifically with students from economically- disadvantaged communities in the city of Atlanta, serving one third of the middle and high schools in the Atlanta Public School System. GRAD facilitates students’ access to and success through college, via innovative and strategic programming and interventions, including the provision of college scholarships of up to $4000, per student. Yolanda noted that “character in leadership is not a tool, but rather a lifestyle”.

The other Turknett Leadership Group Character Award Winner joinging the panel is Synergis‘ President, Doug Ross. Doug has led Synergis, an IT staffing company, to grow and expand over the past fourteen years. He founded Synergis with his wife (founder and CEO), Cindy in 1997. With twenty-five years of experience in technology and staffing, Doug has most recently been awarded the “Psychologically Health Workplace Award” in 2009 and was named the Best Place to Work in Atlanta by the Atlanta Business Chronicle in 2010.

For more information on the Turknett Leadership Group and the other organizations and individuals featured, listen to the complete interview on the Results Matter Radio page for Business RadioX®

About Burr & Forman’s Results Matter Radio
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