A Desire to Inspire with Manny Patrick
About This Show
Author, speaker, and transformation coach Manny Patrick shares an inspiring message from influential business leaders, athletes, educators, or self-made millionaires to help the listeners unleash their potential. As part of his mission to help close the gap on suffering, the goal for this show is to offer relatable, uplifting stories, and practical advice that anyone may choose to use in their own life and in their business. To learn more visit mannypatrick.com.
Most Recent Episode
14 - Chris McCoy: Chief Information Officer on Leadership in Higher Education
4 days ago
Chris McCoy, Chief Information Officer at the University of Arkansas, joins the A Desire to Inspire with Manny Patrick show to discuss his journey in landing a top leadership position with a prestigious and acclaimed university. He says he knew what he was going to do once he was honored the duties and started with a focus on people. He adds, “it's about healing the team and bringing their ideas together to gather information and execute a new strategy based on collaborative efforts.” He believes in culture and stays in touch with people as often as possible through all communication avenues. He focuses on collaboration, teamwork, and strives to let his team members know that they have valuable input. He uses a great analogy about coaching in the real world and how it can affect the organization. For anyone interested in discovering additional tools to use for ones leadership arsenal. Chris outlines his process of leading a team, and how he empowers his people to complete specific tasks. He loves to bring the attention to the power of working with like minded people who have the same goals. Figuring out what is most important and keeping your people close, he says, are critical to driving a team forward. In This Episode You Will Learn About: -What led Chris to the University of Arkansas -How long he has been in higher education -What other major universities he has worked with -Who opened his eyes to the position at the University of Arkansas -Where he noticed an opportunity in the school -What five things he was told needed to happen once he took the CIO job -Who challenged him to be a leader -What is a com