How do you become a trailblazer? Why should you pivot when you meet up on a glass cliff opportunity? In today’s episode, we’re joined by Carlton L. Guthrie, Co-Chairman and President of Detroit Chassis LLC and its parent company SPECTRA LLC. Listen as Carlton delves into what it was like as a first-generation, black corporate leader and his decision to venture out on his own. He also talks about what to look for when choosing an organization, packaging lessons learnt, developing a contingency plan, and expanding your skillsets. Then, we’ll provide receipts on black corporate trailblazers, and C-CRETS from Carlton on how to believe in yourself and follow your passion.
This week on C-CRETS:
[4:30] Carlton shares his story
[10:27] What has been Carlton’s two areas of focus
[15:10] Being ‘the only’ in corporate America
[17:20] On the wrong team
[19:53] Career shaping moments
[23:41] Making pivots
[28:12] There’s value in being overprepared
[36:00] One moment that shaped Carlton’s life
[42:40] 4 receipts on black corporate trailblazers
[48:34] C-CRETS on believing in yourself and following your passions
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