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7 Questions on Leadership with June Klein


Name: June Klein


Title: CEO


Organisation: Technology & Marketing Ventures, Inc.


CEO of Technology & Marketing Ventures, Inc., a venture development management consultancy. In my 30 years as a global financial technologist, innovative gamechanger, and complex problem-solver, I have noticed executives know when a storm is coming. However, most decision-makers don't have a critical framework that is past-proven and future-proof to prosper from changing competitive landscapes. Moreover, leaders are stressed and frozen from constant change, complexity, and risk. So, TMV is hired to share our algorithm customized for the solution to your problem. TMV Transforms Tech-Innovation-Methodology into Wealth-Empowerment-Adaptability. May The Algorithm Be with YOU as We Solve Tomorrow's Problems Today Together! (sm)


As a Top ranked Think-DO leader, I navigate you through uncharted water, solving business issues with a proven method that manages risk-change-complexity-infobesity.

As an award-winning Game changer, I formulate-execute electronic venture strategies & manage-build 'next practices' teams.

As a FinTech management authority & Chair/CEO/Board-Member, I

customize a past-proven, future-adaptable algorithm for entrepreneurs, directors, CEOs, policy-makers, educators.


Your CTA challenge, should you decide to engage, is to do a rough draft of your assumption, problem, and its relation to each of the 4-pillars: technology, marketing, ventures, "inc.". If you send it to me via LinkedIn message or [email protected] I will review your analysis and make suggestions. Then let’s have a 30-minute call to see if you’d like to catapult your problem into success outcomes.



Thank you to the 2,000 leaders who’ve generously done the 7 Questions on Leadership!


I hope June's answers will encourage you in your leadership journey. Enjoy!


Cheers,

Jonno White



1. What have you found most challenging as a leader?


My vision is to empower every person and company regardless of their generation to use my algorithm to minimize their anxiety and livelihood risks by strategically preparing them for jobs that don't exist yet and replacements for disappearing roles.


Scalability AI Choice Challenge. I'd like to augment my questions with one of the AI Large Language Models like Chatgpt as the market is moving in that direction with beneficial solutions and it is feasible. However, I am unsure as to which LLM choice has the least number of inaccuracies, hallucinations, cyberrisks, and dated material still being used as the PROD model.


Current Analysis Challenge. Assumptions: Gen Alpha born 2010-2024 are the first generation to experience remote classrooms, tablet computers, and streaming services from early childhood. They will be affected using artificial intelligence (AI), through voice assistants like Siri and natural language processing tools like ChatGPT. The future of work is shaped by Gen Zs and Gen Alphas.


Problem: If you do not have a framework to iteratively prepare for future jobs that do not exist today and ones being eliminated, at some point you are likely to experience anxiety due to CONSTANT change – complexity – risk and face an inability to make a living regardless of what generation you are in.


This specific example of a future job title, setting overview, and no-code needed was written June 2023 by a seasoned, multi-disciplinary, Empiricist who was curious as to what the TMVi™ Algorithm could do to prepare his fourth-grade daughter to be ready for this specific job example.

The job we plan to hire for is a quantum LLM prompt engineer employed by hospitals to replace the routine administrative tasks of 30 people.


2. How did you become a leader? Can you please briefly tell the story?


From women-owned family business to

entrepreneurial tech firm to

global financial services firms to

my own consulting business.

- Family. Imagine my mom, gr,andma, and 2 aunts sitting at our kitchen table every Friday discussing their real estate holdings.

- Guidance counselor. After working for 3 summers on Wall Street, I said I wanted to be a finance executive and she said, "honey women can't do that, you are good in math so you can be a math teacher."

- Graduated as Phi Beta Kappa. I got a position for an entrepreneurial firm, Virtual Computer Services, at 3x the salary of my fiance, a Wall Street attorney. Returned from my honeymoon and firm was "virtually non-existent."

- Federal Reserve Bank programmer. They gave me a computer for my apartment so I could communicate with research economists afterhours.

- Merrill Lynch - Bloomberg - IBM venture. Was recruited by IBM as a professional hire to support the financial services industry region. Was honored to go to Systems Research Institute - the MIT of Computing. Was appointed to the IBM Credit Union Board of Directors and Treasurer of NYC Corporate Directors Association. Multiple Board positions followed from there.

- Got my MBA in Finance and Marketing.

- Recruited into Citibank. Worked on the 5 "I"s of Banking Strategic Reorganization.

Lesson learned. If you want to grow, you need to transition from an operational focus to a strategic focus.

- Recruited by Vice Chair of JPMorgan, my former client when at IBM, to run government banking business and global info products.

Lesson learned. Everyone I grew up with is someone and my trail-blazing reputation followed me.

- Recruited to help a major bank get investment banking credentials from Federal Reserve. I designed a program to donate turnkey equipment to small businesses in low income areas and that met the compliance requirement. This was how I started my own business.

- Everything I have to say is in the 4 words of my corporate name: Technology & Marketing Ventues, inc. and 3 words of my registered trademark for 6 fields of use: Electronic-BoardroomTMVI(r) Solutions.


3. How do you structure your work days from waking up to going to sleep?


I do not have a fixed daily schedule. My reiterative algorithm gives me clarity on shifting my mindset from an operational focus to a strategic leader focus. When I was working in the c-suite at a time when it was common to hear, "as a woman, you'll get pregnant and leave the job," I used my work-life-family-learn algorithm to integrate, prioritize and create backup & recovery solutions such as a babysitting coop for emergencies.


As a unique spin, evergreen content creator, I value the advice of my RIP mom and dad, who created me.


Momisms. "People make plans and God laughs. Things happen, deal with it."

Dadisms. "What's the procedure here?" If you work within the operational procedures of people-firms with whom you are dealing, you'll have more time, less aggravation, and better results.

Juneism. "Don't fight every battle, pick your battles."

"Take your deadlines and work seriously... yourself not so much."

"I care deeply about the humans with whom I work... that is who I am."

"I build teams that reflect excellence, ownership, fair compensation, and humor."

As a former programming leader with global teams that worked from home before the pandemic made it popular, my advice was "Be self-motivated, if you are absorbed in a task and it would take you five hours to get yourself back into it, choose the one hour it will take to finish it up now." "If you have child-care aspects, focus on your deliverables and do them at night after everyone else goes to sleep."



4. What's a recent leadership lesson you've learned for the first time or been reminded of?


Juneism Leadership Lessons Learned.

- Maya Angelou. "Everything in the universe has rhythm, everything dances." If you learn how to dance in the rain via my algorithm, you will not have to wait until the storm is over.

- Eleanor Roosevelt. "Learn from the mistakes of others. You can't live long enough to make them all yourself."

- Steve Jobs. "You can only connect the dots looking backwards and trust that somehow the dots will connect in the future."

- Sir Richard Branson started 256 companies with ABCD principle. "Always Be Connecting Dots." You too can be surprised by untapped. unexpected unicorns.


If you like you can explore how my journey action stories can be adapted for your path by subscribing to my free Linkedin newletter with lessons learned. EmpowerNatorJune(tm) Impact: How to Survive and Evolve in the Disruption Age.


5. What's one book that has had a profound impact on your leadership so far? Can you please briefly tell the story of how that book impacted your leadership?


"Evolution of Trading: How Technology & Governance are Changing Finance in the 21st Century." I was recruited to do an interim CEO position for a small cap exchange firm that was the target of an acquisition. The initial funding came from unaccreditied investors which was an issue for the acquiring company. I literally 'wrote the book' so the unaccredited investors had clarity on where they fit within the financial ecosystem and samples of past trading deals. This eased the transition.


6. If you could only give one piece of advice to a young leader, what would you say to them?


Although I do, you do not need to know how to code. What you need is TMVi(tm) 4-pillar method to navigate you through constant change, complexity, and risk during this chaotic disruption era. The algorithmic outcomes are: reduced anxiety, adaptable livelihood, integrated work-life-learn, better decision-making, strategic mindset-leadership.


Contact: linkedin.com/in/JuneKlein for a discovery call. Subscribe to June's free LI newsletter.


7. What is one meaningful story that comes to mind from your time as a leader, so far?


I launched my TMVi(tm) Method at Oxford University's Yearly Conference for the Management of Social Values in Education and Business. My presentation was filmed by Oxford TV and published by Oxford University Press and University Press of America. My topic was Electronic-BoardroomTMVInc(r) Solutions: Corporate Governance and Social Values Using TMVi(tm) Boardroom Model. Using TMV's Rating System, I gave Enron a 0 rating. At the time it was Wall Street's darling and I was told, the boardroom is not broken, please try and stop fixing it for us. Then Enron became the biggest bankruptcy ever. I was called back and I gave the same speech as last time, but this time everyone wanted to hear it. Portions of my method became incorporated into Sarbanes Oxley. One of my main rating points under the Marketing pillar was: Don't confuse social values with ethical values. They are not the same thing!

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