The Shark Effect


Leadership Philosophy (From Marine Corps Major to Nike Exec.)

Season 1, Ep. 4

In this episode Jim Ford (Former Marine and Nike footwear VP) shares his journey of being in the Marine corps and how that taught him leadership. Jim is part of Nike's leadership development team and shares his philosophy on leadership. Make sure to grab a pen and paper as he drops jewels for 35 straight minutes!!

5:25 Coach Parks story

7:05 Losing your identity as a civilian

9:00 Does playing sports in a team environment help you be a better Marine

11:00 The responsibility of leadership

16:18 Complete the mission

18:49 Set the standard

22:45 Creating the culture that you want at work

25:50 The decision to lead

27:20 Blitz period

30:23 A conversation that changed Jim's life forever

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