In this edition of Global Leader Radio!™, we discuss how to develop into a legendary leader by staying relevant and legitimate – both personally and professionally. Alvin C. Miles interviewed Carl Jefferson as he shared several game-changing leadership strategies that can help us grow from being “legends in our own mind”, to becoming “legends in our own time.”
Here are seven takeaways from our discussion:
- “Business is the business of relationships!”
- Think differently about change.
- Stay current and relevant through development, reading & education.
- “Becoming comfortable can produce a false sense of being legendary.”
- Consider using the “A-B-C-D rule” when motivating others.
- Leaders should be aware of who they are first.
- Customize your strategy to ensure you are serving others individually.
Carl provides great insight to help you think more like a global leader of the future. Add his ideas to your leadership toolkit to help increase YOUR influence. Leadership IS a conversation!
Carl Jefferson / Senior Vice-President, Organizational Leadership & Talent Management Solutions, Careers in Transition
Carl C. Jefferson is a Lifetime Member of the National Association of African Americans in Human Resources (NAAAHR) and brings over seventeen years of Human Resources and Talent Management accomplishments to his first term as the Association’s Vice Chairman. Under Carl’s leadership, as a two-term National President of NAAAHR, the Association has doubled its national presence and executed over 200 leadership meetings and conferences on Human Resources, Talent Management, Diversity & Inclusion and Performance Management.
Mr. Jefferson is a Human Resources Executive and Talent Management Officer whose career assignments have included Chief People Officer with Al Copeland Investments; VP of Human Resources and Organization Development Consulting with Wachovia Corporation and Sr. Director of Human Resources & Talent Management with Denny’s Restaurants. In each of these roles, he served as a senior business partner to executives and community leaders in customizing enterprise-wide employee engagement and people leadership initiatives.
He earned a BA in Psychology from the University Of Baltimore, and two graduate degrees from The Johns Hopkins University — MS in Organization Development & Human Resources Management and an MBA in General Management. He recently completed his PhD coursework in Organizational Leadership at the University of Maryland, Eastern Shore.
Carl is passionate about HR, Diversity & Inclusion and Talent Management and believes that organizations who invest in strategic human capital planning, mass career customization and inclusion initiatives outperform businesses that operate the HR function as an administrative cost center. For Jefferson, iconic business success is achieved through high levels of employee engagement and quantifiable performance management solutions.
He is based in Atlanta, GA and serves on several non-profit boards to support youth in achieving positive career and education outcomes. He is frequently interviewed and quoted in the national media and is a sought after speaker, lecturer and facilitator on human resources, inclusion, and people leadership themes. He is also a member of the Society for Human Resource Management and International Leadership Association.
Contact Carl: (770) 414-1026, firstname.lastname@example.org
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