49 minutes | Sep 7, 2021

Jim Hackett | Let Them Lead Episode 1

Let Them Lead is a podcast about the risks and rewards of leading today.I’m John Bacon, author of the book, LET THEM LEAD: Unexpected Lessons in Leadership from America’s Worst High School Hockey Team, which led to this podcast. On Let Them Lead we talk to remarkable leaders from every field imaginable –automotive, computers, food service, education, and athletics, to name a few – and they share their hard-won wisdom, amazing stories, and a few laughs. You’ll learn a few things you can use tomorrow, and others you can think about the rest of your life. We always finish with three take-aways, and a discussion of their favorite teacher. In the words of my fifth-grade teacher, Mr. Pudduck, it’s fast, fun, and we get it done. So please join us for an entertaining and  inspiring discussion. You’ll be glad you did. For info about the book or this podcast please visit our website:http://www.letthemleadbybacon.comhttp://www.johnubacon.comYou can connect with John via these platforms:https://www.facebook.com/johnubaconhttps://twitter.com/Johnubacon Jim Hackett started his leadership career as a third-string center on the University of Michigan football team, where he kept a group of young-back ups motivated to take on some of the nation’s best players in practice every day. He rose to become the youngest CEO of Steelcase furniture at the ripe age of 39, turning the Fortune 500 around during trying times. After two decades, he accepted the University of Michigan’s invitation to return as interim athletic director – “Some jobs are for God and country,” as he explains -- then became Ford Motor Company’s CEO, one of the world’s biggest leadership jobs. One of his takeaways: “The softest pillow in the world is a clean conscience.”
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