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How to Use Adversity to Create a Thriving Business Featuring James Kelley

How to Use Adversity to Create a Thriving Business Featuring James Kelley

Dr. James Kelley is an author, podcast host, public speaker and professor. Whether it’s on his podcast Executives After Hours or giving a keynote speech at a conference, James loves to dive deep and share stories of how and why leaders need crucible moments to be a better version of themselves.

We discuss:

  • Embrace the suck: thriving in moments of adversity [1:47]
  • How to not overprotect children and teach them to deal with fear through controlled failure [4:46]
  • Why choosing to face adversity with eyes wide open is better than taking the bitterness pill [6:30]
  • Own, share and inspire – the three elements necessary to bring a positive change into an organization [8:42]
  • How to go through challenging business times without laying off employees [11:14]
  • Why project-based consultancy might [not] be a good revenue model [16:30]
  • What and who to ask when it’s time to change the direction [18:44]
  • Ways to offer your product in a more consumable way [23:33]

James’ journey from a humble home in Portland, Oregon to earning his PhD and living near Dubai with his wife and four children is full of adversity. He also has a keen interest in the adversity that shapes great leaders around the world. His book The Crucible’s Gift: 5 Lessons from Authentic Leaders Who Thrive in Adversity, brings a fresh perspective to leadership coaching and keynotes.

James believes that his unique journey filled with ups and downs, twists and turns, and a driving curiosity, equips him to bring great value to the world of executive leadership.

Learn more about James at, LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook.

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