Podcast: Episode 87: Jim Blake: The Zen Executive
July 15, 2022
On this episode, Laura Chandler talks with author and CEO of Unity World Headquarters, Jim Blake, about his book, The Zen Executive: Gems of Wisdom for Enlightened Leadership. Jim has held numerous executive positions in the corporate world, including as Director of Customer Operations for Landis+Gyr, a global leader in the utility industry, and as Vice President of Products and Technology for Rhythm Engineering. He currently serves as the CEO of Unity World Headquarters, a spiritual nonprofit that helps people of all faiths and cultures apply positive spiritual principles in their daily lives.
Jim and Laura discuss the experiences he had in the corporate world that led him to write the The Zen Executive. He explains the importance in leadership of self-care, developing and trusting your intuition, and adopting the attitude of being of service to your employees rather than the other way around. He also shares his experience of meditation and how it changed his perspective both personally and as a business leader. And he explains how creating a more diversified, open-minded, and compassionate experience across corporate cultures leads to happier and more productive employees.