Episode 27: Jim Loehr
Jim Loehr is well respected and many would consider him wildly successful. Not Jim, he's still learning.
Jim is also a hero of mine. No kidding, a stretch guest for sure.
I've used his book, The Corporate Athlete, as a bible of sorts - rules to live by for employee wellness. It's an honor to have him on the program.
Jim shares how, after 30+ years of research into human performance, his last book, Leading with Character, revealed a new way of thinking about leaders and high-performers. His learnings and teachings about energy, exercise, nutrition and mindfulness are still critical - but it's character that is the leading indicator of performance.
Key Takeaways for Leaders and Entrepreneurs:
- Most leaders never take the time to identify their own core values, instead defaulting to a reflexive form of decision making.
- With the right motivation, you can begin to strengthen your character and become a moral and ethical leader capable of creating lasting change.
- Even good leaders are vulnerable to corruption. Learn how human evolution and contemporary culture can lead us astray without our even knowing it.
Jim's Eating Crow moments:
- Jim eats a bit of crow every day. Through journaling, he reflects on his successes and failures and learns from them.
- After 30 years, he smiles when he explains how he had no idea how important character is to leadership and performance.
Enjoy, but have a pen ready, Jim drops some serious knowledge.