In this edition of Global Leader Radio!™, we discuss how anyone can spark societal change by mobilizing their leadership skills. Pat Pittard and Sharon Simpson Joseph shared their passion and experiences in this interview with host Alvin C. Miles. They discussed how you can identify your leadership strengths & apply them to the benefit of society.
Here are seven takeaways from our discussion:
- A strong leader leads leaders!
- Leading is not always about being in front.
- When interviewing, be knowledgeable of what you’re applying to.
- Know what you do well and do more of it.
- Have faith in the process!
- Pride comes in the success of your subordinates.
- Stay in the fight!
Listen in as Pat and Sharon describe how to spark change, give back and make a difference in the world. Add these insights to your leadership toolkit to help increase YOUR influence. Leadership IS a conversation!
Pat Pittard/ Founder, Chairman, Patrick Pittard Advisors
Patrick S. “Pat” Pittard is Founder and Chairman of Patrick Pittard Advisors; a human capital advisory firm focusing on C-level leadership services including executive search, talent assessment, talent audits, and human capital consulting. Pat is the retired CEO and Chairman of Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc., and the former Founder Chairman and CEO of ACT Bridge, Inc. Pat has appeared on multiple business broadcast media, such as CNN, MSNBC and Power Lunch and he is often quoted in the Wall Street Journal, Fortune, and BusinessWeek, as well as many international publications.
Pat received his Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Management from the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia.
Contact Pat: (404) 226-3893, firstname.lastname@example.org
Sharon Simpson Joseph/ Executive Director, youthSpark
youthSpark is the groundbreaking nonprofit (founded in 2000 and formerly known as the Juvenile Justice Fund) dedicated to juvenile justice and social service reform. Through its unique partnership with the largest juvenile court in the Southeast, youthSpark, directly based at the Fulton County Juvenile Court, works to transform the lives of children who have been sexually exploited, abused or neglected.
Ms. Joseph is the Executive Director of youthSpark, Inc., a nonprofit organization with the mission to Ignite Justice. Inspire Change. She leads a cadre of collaborators who are committed to growing the new youthSpark movement –to help create a world where the inherent “spark” present in all children is given the opportunity shine.
A 1989 graduate of Stanford Law School, she served as Associate Editor of the Stanford Law Review, where, after volunteering with prison programs, she wrote her Note: “The Struggle of Incarcerated Mothers.” Sharon co-chaired Women of Stanford Law, founding SLS Women’s Week. Culminating her law school experience at la Comision Para Los Asuntos de la Mujer (Commission of Women’s Affairs) in Puerto Rico, she worked as an extern to educate the public on the new and challenged sexual harassment law. A member of the California State Bar, evening the scales of justice for all is a mission Sharon has practiced on her journey as an advocate, attorney, and inspirational speaker. Her career has uniquely spanned the legal, political, and educational fields.
Her undergraduate studies were completed at Boston University, where she received a Bachelor of Science in Broadcast Journalism. She was a National Achievement Scholar.
A writer and poet, Sharon summarizes much of her early journey in her debut book: And How My Spirit Soars: Learning to Pack for an Extraordinary Journey © 2002, based upon her life-long journals and inspired philosophy on life. A successful life and writing coach, Sharon used her love of journaling and “pursuit of dreams” techniques to teach journaling workshops on life issues such as Embracing Change, Balancing Acts and Charting Our Journeys. Sharon is a former marathoner and lover of song. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia with her husband, Dr. Robert Joseph, sons Robert Luke and Joshua who attend Atlanta International School and cocker spaniel, Henry.
Contact Sharon: (404) 613-4609, email@example.com
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