On March 6, 2019, WRAL TechWire held its first TechWire Live event of 2019. Wells Fargo sponsors the event series, and this was the first of four subject matters scheduled for 2019. The content centered around leadership and the itinerary divided the night into two sessions. The first session took a macro look at how effective leaders move the ball forward in their communities. The second session took a micro look at how to make the most significant impact within each person’s own organization.

James Amato, the Strategy and Business Development manager of WRAL TechWire, hosted the event to a packed house. The crowd at WRAL-TV’s historic Studio A was comprised of community leaders, CEO’s, serial entrepreneurs, and industry thought leaders. The audience gathered to discuss ways to realize their leadership potential in an increasingly divisive environment fully.

This episode of Tech on Tap is an edited recording from the second-panel discussion of the night featuring Katie Gailes, of Wake Tech Community College, as the moderator. Gailes titled her panel discussion: Leadership in the new era, the high tech blessing, and the high tech curse. With that title as the road map, Gailes was joined by Gary Greene and Chris Weatherly, of Greene Resources and WRAL digital solutions respectively.

Greene Resources is a high profile recruiting firm that seeks to help companies locate and land high caliber talent. Gary Greene leads Greene Resources as founder and CEO and spoke on his view of leadership and how he engages his employees for long term partnership and mutual benefit. “Leadership is not a position. Leadership is action,” Greene said in response to the definition of leadership.

WRAL Digital Solutions is an Emmy award-winning subsidiary of Capitol Broadcasting Company and operates to provide effective marketing solutions for local and national brands. Chris Weatherly leads his growing team as the Director of Digital Sales and Operations. Weatherly spoke on how to help leaders get their message across in an ever-evolving technological environment.

Both men spoke on how to identify and develop leaders within your organization and took audience questions on how to respond to the changing workforce.

Listen to the recording of the first panel, featuring Jesica Averhart (Leadership Triangle), Brenda Berg (Best NC), and Eric Boduch (Pendo).

Tech on Tap: TechWire Live Leadership in review

Listen to Tech on Tap and look out for the announcement of the next TechWire live event, sponsored by TechWire partner, Well Fargo.