Where good leaders go wrong

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Where good leaders go wrong. In this episode Judith Germain speaks to Jim Wetrich about the key areas where good leaders often go wrong, such as lack of self-awareness, poor communication, and being too rigid in their decision-making.

They discuss the lack of self-awareness among leaders, often due to a false sense of security and a lack of continuous development. They also highlight the importance of considering the whole person and the need for work-life balance in today’s organisations.

Jim and Judith discuss the importance of having a personal credo and doing work that one is passionate about. They also highlight the need for companies to define and communicate their understanding of diversity in order to create a consistent and meaningful approach across different regions.

In this conversation Judith and Jim discuss the importance of diversity in its broadest sense, encompassing various backgrounds and differences. They also emphasise the need for companies to streamline communication platforms and be more transparent in order to build trust and drive continuous improvement.

James G ‘Big Red’ Wetrich, LFACHE, PCC is a best selling author and expert on leadership. He has has an impressive career in the health care and medical device spaces having ha responsibilities in 3 continents. He is passionate about developing people.


Maverick leadership is all about thinking outside the box and challenging the status quo. It’s about having the courage to take risks and the confidence to lead in a way that is authentic and genuine.

But amplifying your influence as a leader isn’t just about having a strong vision or a big personality. It’s also about having the right leadership capability and being able to execute on your ideas and plans.

The consequences of not having the right level of influence as a leader can be significant. Without the ability to inspire and motivate others, you may struggle to achieve your goals and make a real impact.

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James Wetrich can be found on LinkedIn here. His website can be found here.

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