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Louis Efron Show Notes

Louis moved to Japan to head up HR and build a consistent global culture for the organizations he was working for. Louis focused on learning the Japanese language to help lead his team, but it’s what he learned about the culture that taught him the big lesson. Listen to Louis tell his story of learning about leadership behavior and what leading by example really means so you can move onward and upward faster.

Louis Efron was born in Santa Monica, CA, but has since lived and worked across the US and four continents.

His work experience ranges from Broadway theatre management and production and serving as VP of HR for a Fortune 300 medical device company. Currently Louis serves as the Head of Global Employee Engagement at Tesla Motors.

In addition, Louis is a contributing writer for Forbes and Huffington Post and the author of How to Find a Job, Career and Life You Love.

Louis hold a BA from California State University, Fullerton, as well as a BS and JD from Saratoga University School of Law.

He is an awarding winning Fortune 300 Human Resources Executive, thought leader, speaker, husband, father and the founder of the charity World Child Cancer USA.

He is currently working on his second book that will help organizations transform their employee engagement, culture and business success.

Louis currently resides in Livermore, California with wife and kids.

Tweetable Quotes and Mentions

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“My purpose in life is to inspire, enlighten and teach“ -Louis Efron Click to Tweet 

“The foundation of purpose is the magic that makes great organizations.“ -Louis Efron Click to Tweet

“Being paid fair is one of the lowest factors for employee engagement.“ -Louis Efron Click to Tweet 

“Everyone wants to go into an organization where you feel cared for.“ -Louis Efron Click to Tweet 

“If you don’t have trust in any relationship…you can’t go any further.“ -Louis Efron Click to Tweet 

“If you don’t trust your organization…you’re never going to have that magic.“ -Louis Efron Click to Tweet 

“Employees need to feel you care about them across the board.” -Louis Efron Click to Tweet 

“It’s about helping other people become successful, grow and get wins.“ -Louis Efron Click to Tweet 

“Be the change you want to see in the world.“ -Ghandi by Louis Efron Click to Tweet 

“Your actions…is ultimately what drives their behavior and actions.“ -Louis Efron Click to Tweet 

“Be who you want the world around you to be.“ -Louis Efron Click to Tweet 

“Be who you want your team to be.“ -Louis Efron Click to Tweet 

“Be who you want your direct reports to be.“ -Louis Efron Click to Tweet 

“Be yourself, be genuine, be authentic.“ -Louis Efron Click to Tweet 

“The more you can be yourself in life the more success you’re going to have.“ -Louis Efron Click to Tweet 

“You always want to hire people better than you.“ -Louis Efron Click to Tweet 

“Relationship building has been the key to all the success.“ -Louis Efron Click to Tweet 

“My best tool is shutting everything off and taking time to actually think.“ -Louis Efron Click to Tweet

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Louis moved to Japan to head up HR and build a consistent global culture for the organizations he was working for. Louis focused on learning the Japanese language to help lead his team, but it’s what he learned about the culture that taught him the big lesson. Listen to Louis tell his story of learning about leadership behavior and what leading by example really means so you can get over the hump move onward and upward faster

Advice for others

Be yourself and be genuine and authentic. The more open you are with others, the more open they will be with you. Practice being yourself. People will appreciate you more and follow you.

Holding him back from being an even better leader

Time. Trying to work smarter and not harder is the key thing.

Best Leadership Advice Received

I want to be the biggest idiot on my team. Rephrased to: You want to hire people better than you.

Secret to Success

Relationship building

Best Resources in business or Life

My mind. Meaning there are tons of tools that can be distracting, sometimes I need to shut things down and take time to actually think.

Recommended Reading

Purpose Meets Execution: How Winning Organizations Accelerate Engagement and Drive Profits
The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership: Follow Them and People Will Follow You
Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us

Contacting Louis

Website: http://louisefron.com/

LinkedIn: https://twitter.com/LouisEfron

Twitter: https://www.linkedin.com/pub/louis-efron/8/908/22b

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About the Author:

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Your Fast Leader Show host is Jim Rembach. Jim is a panel expert with the Customer Experience Professionals Association (CXPA) and spent many years in contact center operations and leverages this to help others. He is a certified Emotional Intelligence (EQ) practitioner, Certified Employee Retention Specialist, Certified Better Place to Work Expert, and frequently quoted industry expert.
  • Louis Efron

    Thank you for the amazing and high-energy experience of being on your show, Jim! What you are doing is
    truly make a difference in our world. It all starts with great leadership and I so appreciate all your efforts to help leaders be better than they believe they can be. I am honored to have been part of your purpose and journey.

  • Louis, you are most welcome. The honor was mine. Thanks for helping us all get over the hump!