Jim Bohn – Deep Dive Episode

Potential Blind Spots of Leaders


JBIn this episode of Impact Teams Radio, Tony interviews a special guest Jim Bohn, Principal at ProAxios. Jim has been in the corporate world for over 40 years in different capacities and different leadership roles. Jim is a “blue collar scholar” who loves working with people and teams and specializes in energizing teams to build strong performances.

In this episode, Jim and Tony will do a deep dive on the potential blind spots of leaders. The interview stresses the point that a leader must teach his or her follower what they need to know and not what the leader knows.  This is a very common mistake, Jim points out, as most leaders assume that everybody knows what they are talking about. Jim also points out that leaders tend to create a world into their own image. They try to replicate everything that they know and are comfortable within their past successes to their current team or group. The risk that it brings is that the leader may be dead wrong or if the leader’s intent is maintaining something that he or she thinks is true and fails to listen to the team members, then the result will be absolute failure.

Another common blind spot that leaders have is that they tend to send conflicting signals. Even leaders tend to give instructions on one instance and give a different one the next time. Jim says this can mess up the motivation of the team members. Jim also points out that leaders must stick to a specific thing to get the work done. Most people don’t stick to a method long enough to induce change. To get something to become part of the organization takes deliberate and determined effort over a long time. Listen to this week’s episode to learn more about the common blind spots of leaders and how to avoid or remedy them.


Jim’s Articles

The priceless value of leadership humor

Overcoming OADD: Organizational Attention Deficit Disorder

The mythology of ‘soft skills’.

Jim’s Album:

These Walls Tell A Story


Recommended Book:



11 Comments (click here to leave a comment)

  1. Appreciating the dedication you put into your website and in depth information you provide.
    It’s good to come across a blog every once in a while that isn’t
    the same unwanted rehashed material. Wonderful read!
    I’ve saved your site and I’m including your RSS feeds to my Google account.

  2. who has risen from World War II internment camp survivor
    to sci-fi and gay icon. The traditional way has taken a back seat, and
    a more technologically-fit way has arrived. Here are lots of suggestions
    of what to see with viewers top searching :.

  3. garcinia wikipedia forskolin 250 20 lipton green coffee 1000 acacia wood slab mangosteen fruit and diabetes where to buy hoodia gordonii plus kalahari global fiber 8 walling chitosan supplement tablets guar gum gluten free bread is lipozene safe and effective konjac glucomannan fiber

  4. Moritz – Kitzbühel – Bern – London – Amsterdam – Rotterdam – Brüssel – Mailand – Rom – Florenz – Kopenhagen – Stockholm und weltweite Begleitagentur für Manager Damenbegleitung adäquate gebildete Begleitung für Akademiker Mediziner Ärzte, Juristen ,Unternehmer, Führungskräfte,Leitende Angestellte,Freiberufler,Vorstände, Privatsekretärin,Geschäftsleute, CEO, Sales Manager,Aussendienstler,aber auch für Geschäftsfrauen, Unternehmerinnen, Businessfrauen, Alternative Navigation für Besucher, die keine Frames unserer Begleitagentur angezeigt bekommen.


Leave a Reply