Jul 15, 2020
Jim and Jan discuss why they
have been very conscious about not discussing politics or religion on the show.
Leaders are faced with uncomfortable situations every day and
sometimes it can be challenging to navigate controversial subjects
effectively. We’re in an environment now where if we don’t speak
up, we are making a statement, and if we do speak up, we’re on
record. Listen in to a very deliberate and difficult
[2:25] Jim and Jan have made a
conscious decision to not discuss politics on this show.
[3:15] Viewpoints and
perspectives change over time as new information is
[4:20] It’s not Jim or Jan’s job
to judge leaders. They study leaders and it’s their goal to learn
from them by asking questions to understand - for the benefit of
[7:20] People are saying silence
is complacency right now, but if you speak up and share your voice,
you risk offending others.
[9:05] Instead of trying to
interject a comment or opinion when you’re not sure what to do
next, asking questions and listening intently will get you
[10:25] There are two things you
have to hire for, and can’t train, those are drive and
[11:15] Why doesn’t the other
side listen to reason? We were never designed to do so!
[16:40] Look at those you
disagree with as instruments of a lesson to learn.
[18:40] The current problems
we’re all facing right now have been around since the beginning of
[20:10] Through the act of
listening, you can change. You can also hold two different
positions at the same time!
[25:45] What would a world look
like if racism didn’t exist or if the world didn’t have
[26:45] People respect a strong
dogmatic opinion, but hold your opinions lightly and consider other
[29:25] We all want to serve,
make a difference, and make the world a better place.
[30:30] Always find something
you can agree on first, and then work from there.
[32:40] Jim’s challenge: Be
civil to one another.
[34:20] Stop thinking of
viewpoints as ‘good’ or ‘bad.’ Start thinking of them as ‘weak’ and
like to think our viewpoints and perspectives continue to evolve.
Why go on record for something that might change as we look at
different points of view?”
always all about the questions!
human default is not to entertain other people’s points of view and
to learn, but to advance our own opinion.
your views lightly.”
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