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STANCE // Charlie Cole

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Join us as we interview Charlie Cole on overcoming failure and letting it be the catalyst for producing better work in this weeks installment of STANCE.

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STANCE // Charlie Cole

  1. 1. Genuine. Empowering. Leader. B I G F I S H P R E S E N T A T I O N S . C O M Interview Series Unpacking leadership with Charlie Cole
  2. 2. Charlie Cole is the Chief eCommerce Officer for Samsonite and the Chief Digitial Officer for TUMI. He joined TUMI in 2015 as the Company’s Chief Digital Officer. In this role, Mr. Cole is responsible for overseeing and developing the brands’ national and international e-commerce and digital platforms. Prior to joining TUMI, he held various leadership positions, including CEO of The Line, and head of e-commerce for Lucky Brand and Schiff Nutrition. It is key to Find what you’re good at and the only way to figure that out is to get your ass beat. A majority of my successes came on the heels of failure.
  3. 3. The world’s greatest presenters and where they stand, on and off the stage. (noun) /stans/ the attitude of a person or organization toward something; a standpoint.
  4. 4. Question: What advice would you give your younger self?
  5. 5. When you’re a young entrepreneur or even a young manager, its normal to surround yourself with people who think like you. Surround yourself and build teams with non like-minded people. The best teams in the best companies are a mix of nationalities, genders, and most importantly, background from different educational experiences. Answer: Surround yourself with people that don’t think like you.
  6. 6. Lorem ipsum WHO were some of your mentors and how did they help shape you as a leader today? Question:
  7. 7. Answer: Tarang Amin CEO OF ELF COSMETICS Jerome Griffith CEO OF LAND’S END Tarang - He leveled with me on how he saw us as a team on the very first day which taught me transperency. Jerome - He told me something I’ll never forget: “I have never yelled at or fired someone for screwing up. I have yelled at and fired someone for not admitting they’ve screwed up.” He knew the art of scaling trust with people and he built them to have a willingness to fail.
  8. 8. Question: When building your team, what traits or abilities do you look for?
  9. 9. Self Awareness & humility accompanied by confidence in their core strengths. I want someone who says “I am the best in X and looking to learn from your brand in X.” I have no tolerance for cliches or bullsh*t answers. I want to understand who that person really is. Quick Tip: You have to disarm the person you are interviewing. However, your job as an interviewer is NOT TO F*CK WITH THE PERSON YOU'RE TALKING TO. Answer:
  10. 10. Question: What do you learn more from: failure or Success?
  11. 11. The Lucky Brand was not a financial failure but a cultural one. Your investors really do matter. The investment we took was not what our company expected. It taught us the following lesson: who you choose as your investors can make or break your company financially, but most importantly, culturally. My failure at Lucky is why Tumi is so successful. If you can synthesize and be aware of failure and then let it be the catalyst for why you won't fail again, success will mean more. What we did really well with Tumi was letting our creative and merchandising drive the brand. Understanding what made us truly different. Answer: Failure.
  12. 12. what is your end goal in life? Question:
  13. 13. Financial freedom and comfortability. I’ve made it to a point where I dictate my life and my life doesn't dictate me. The goal is to wake up every day and do whatever the hell I want. Answer:
  14. 14. Question: What’s one habit you think everyone should make?
  15. 15. Listen - There are people who learn by reading and listening. I personally need to zero out other activities, and the best way to do that is by listening actively.When I’m on phone calls, I don't multitask. I completely focus on the person and what they’re saying. Vacation Often - My wife and I have two different vacations; Wild & furious and then quiet & calm. One of our vacations will be jam packed with activities while the other will consist of us relaxing. Answer:
  16. 16. Question: Everyone Stands for something; What do you stand for?
  17. 17. I stand for learning from your failures. There's A lot of things I’ve done that i’ll never do again. Answer:
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  19. 19. B I G F I S H P R E S E N T A T I O N S . C O M