Regardless of the situation (we know it’s ever-changing), the principles of leadership don’t change. Jim Reid tells Kevin to surround yourself with the right people and prioritize their growth and development. As a leader, you need to create an environment that encourages risk taking and willingness to learn.

Key Points

  • Jim Reid shares his five principles of leadership. 
  • He discusses the question he asks to look for the right people. 
  • He talks about the importance of psychological safety.

Meet Jim

  • Name: Jim Reid
  • His Story: Jim Reid is the author of Leading to Greatness – Five Principles to Transform Your Leadership and Build Great Teams. Jim is an accomplished executive and trusted advisor to six CEOs. He has navigated significant change and immense pressure to build winning teams that outperform competitors. He has coached, advised, and developed thousands of aspiring leaders. Most recently, Jim was chief human resources officer at Rogers Communications for a decade, and during the COVID-19 crisis, helped foster a culture of resilience and high performance among the corporation’s 25,000 workforce. During that time, he led the rollout of a National Wellness Fund and revamped Rogers’s inclusion and diversity strategy.
  • Worth Mentioning: Originally trained as a military pilot, Jim built his expertise working alongside some of the best leadership thinkers in North America. In 2021, he was named one of the 50 Best Executives in Canada by ROB Magazine.

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