Apr 1, 2020
Jim and Jan watched Tom Hanks
in A Beautiful Day in
the Neighborhood, which
portrayed a real-life friendship between Mr. Fred Rogers and
journalist Lloyd Vogel. The leadership, moral and philosophical
lessons were many, and Jim & Jan recount their favorites.
Listen in to hear what Jim & Jan saw as the most important
lesson in the movie for leaders - now more than
[3:25] Mr. Rogers had the
ability to intently listen and demonstrate true caring for the
[4:25] Leadership is the ability
to move people emotionally.
[5:55] Jim is not a big fan
listening. It involves
repeating answers back to people. When it comes to listening, he
prefers curiosity and asking great questions.
[6:50] Mr. Rogers had a genuine
curiosity and took the time to observe people.
[9:55] It’s a gift to be able to
share someone’s burden just by listening to them.
[12:10] William Deresiewicz
said, “Introspection means talking to yourself, and one of the best
ways of talking to yourself is by talking to another
[13:30] If you forgive a jerk at
work, they’re just going to keep doing the same thing again. Jan
shares why past guest Dr. Tom Morris
is the highest form or moral leadership.
[15:05] The real test of a
leader’s effectiveness is when it does not come from a place of
[17:25] Mr. Rogers was able to
break through to the jaded reporter, Lloyd Vogel, by being
incredibly giving, tenacious, and present.
[20:20] Many of the bad
behaviors we see in the workplace are due to levels of
[24:25] If you want to be great,
you have to go to the next level of being really caring and
understanding for others.
[28:10] Find the good in others.
It’s that simple... and that hard.
[28:35] During this crisis, you
might find that you do not like who you are. The good news is, you
can manage your responses.
[34:00] Humans are wired to come
together in crisis, or else we wouldn’t have survived this
[35:35] Jim and Jan are excited
to hear from you! Reach out and let them know what your ideas are
for future shows!
of the greatest gifts we can give is our attention.”
listening is curiosity.”
- “Through your actions, you will change that
other person. You’re not going to change them by having a
conversation with them.”
- “Forgiveness is as much for you as it is for
the other person.”
- “Being good takes work.”
- “Anything mentionable is
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