Leading Self: The Distinguishing Factor

Tuesday, March 22, 2016, 3:30-4:45pm, AHC-4 302


We have long studied and come to appreciate that effective leaders master “human skills.” It should be no surprise then that more today than ever, the individuals who thrive in the work place are those who have a deep personal understanding of their drivers and what personal factors influence their decisions, as well as an appreciation that others have their own set of drivers. We spend most of our time rightfully developing and mastering our craft - but that will only get us so far. In this session, Mr. Headley will share with you some of the research from the FIU Center for Leadership and their work with over 500 executives from every industry, public and private, local and international. He will discuss the 5 core competencies of an effective leader and before the end of the session, systematically identify your individual set of core values to help govern your decisions going forward. This will be a personal conversation.

Garth D. Headley is Associate Director of Public Affairs for the Center for Leadership (CFL) at Florida International University. CFL conducts leadership research and organizes programs to help organizations rapidly and predictably build leadership capacity. He was instrumental in the development of the center’s current flagship executive leadership development programs, which recently ranked #1 in the USA by HR.com and Leadership Excellence. Prior to joining the Center, Garth was Area Manager for French Connection United Kingdom (FCUK), a major high-street fashion retailer in Europe, responsible for recruiting, staffing and training of employees for franchise stores across England. He is an alumnus of FIU where he completed his graduate degree in Industrial & Organizational Psychology and he also leverages professional development received from leading academic institutions such as Harvard Business School, Wharton, and the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan. He is a graduate of, and facilitator for, Leadership Miami and sits on the selection committee for The Miami Foundation’s Miami Fellows program.