Maxie Carpenter is an independent consultant, author, and speaker. His primary focus is consulting with individuals and organization’s about the importance of Personal Leadership Effectiveness (PLE)™ and the way it directly impacts an Organization’s Culture, Talent Acquisition, Employee Development, and Employee Retention Initiatives.
Maxie’s certified as a PLE Facilitator/Coach/Consultant. As such, he’s qualified to deliver the suite of MERIT Integrated Solutions™ to the marketplace and multi-sector organizations. At the foundation of these Character-Based Business Solutions is the MERIT Profile™. This proprietary assessment proficiently assesses an individual’s Character Competencies, Behavior Traits, and workplace Attitudes, Beliefs and Commitments, which are the foundation to his or her Personal Leadership Effectiveness ™ . These five important factors directly influence an individual’s overall performance, productivity, team effectiveness, and bottom line contribution with respect to their daily job functions.
Maxie was formerly Vice President of HR & Talent Development for Walmart Stores US. He was responsible for ensuring that the culture and mission of the company were being consistently represented to all stakeholders by leadership at every level in the organization. This included approximately 2 million Associates, both Exempt and Non-Exempt. His mentor, Sam Walton, with whom he directly and indirectly interacted over the course of his career, heavily influenced Maxie’s perspective with the core of Authentic Leadership.
Maxie’s authored several publications, including I Didn’t Ask You to Dance! I Asked You to Talk: A common sense, humorous and at times, spiritual approach to communication in a world obsessed with political Correctness! and Managing Difficult People in the Workplace: A Practical Guide to Confronting Difficult People.
With most individuals and organizations, the resources needed to make the necessary adjustments already exist internally. At times however, an objective point of view is necessary to help identify and tap into those resources. (Maxie Carpenter)