In his most recent book Stifled: Where Good Leaders Go Wrong, author Jim Wetrich explores the topic of good and bad leadership. A leader recognizes a person’s potential and more often than not, many leaders are unknowingly stifling their team.
Jim Wetrich is the founder and CEO of The Wetrich Group of Companies. He now focuses on coaching and mentorship and spreading his leadership lessons to help individuals become better leaders and organizations create great leaders. With 40 years of experience, his expertise is highly sought after. In today’s episode, we dig into the big and small challenges leaders face in today’s world and the importance of cultivating new leaders. There are several misconceptions that Jim shares with us and reveals that transparency is crucial. Listen on to find out more.
What We Talked About in This Episode:
- Jim’s Background and Career Experience
- Stifling Employees from Growth
- Having Strong Leaders in the Right Positions
- Building Engagement with Every Team Member
- Nobody is Managing the Managers
- Leading Different in Cultures and Environments
- The Importance of Transparency
- Letting People Do the Work Their Way
- Jim’s Advice in Avoiding Stifling Others
- Admit When You Don’t Know Something
- Common Mistakes of Executives
- Jim’s Definition of Good Leadership
- Helping People Find Their Passion
- Jim’s Book Recommendation and Daily Rituals
About Our Guest:
James G. Wetrich, LFACHE is a best selling USA Today and WSJ author. He is the CEO of The Wetrich Group of Companies, through which he has consulted with over 100 companies in the past twenty years. He has been in the healthcare industry for forty years and has worked in senior positions at Abbott Laboratories and Mölnlycke Health Care. Jim has extensive international experience having responsibilities in Europe as well as Latin America. Jim has a bachelor of science from the University of Southern California, a master of health administration from Tulane University, and a master of business administration from Emory University where he was number one in his class. Jim has served on numerous boards and advisory boards in both nonprofit and for-profit corporations. Jim is an adjunct instructor at Texas Wesleyan University, where he teaches Principles of Marketing to business students. He received a certificate in executive coaching from the University of Texas at Dallas and now coaches senior executives in the healthcare industry. Jim received the Outstanding Alumnus of the Year award from the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine at Tulane University.
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Links and Resources:
- Jim Wetrich Website
- Stifled: Where Good Leaders Go Wrong by Jim Wetrich
- James G. Wetrich on LinkedIn
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