Thoughts on Leadership: Lead Like a Monk

By: Gino Blefari

This week my travels found me at home, starting Monday with my typical WIG calls. On Tuesday, I participated in the Berkshire Hathaway Energy weekly executive team meeting and on Wednesday and throughout the day today, I joined the HomeServices of America CEO Leadership Teleconference, where topics ranged from budget guidelines and culture-building activities to key brokerage metrics like recruiting and retention and per person productivity. 

In these blog posts, I often share what I’m listening to and reading, in case the topic might inspire you on your leadership journey. This week is a departure from my usual, and in my recharge time, I’ve been listening to a really interesting book called “Think Like a Monk.” It’s by content creator and award-winning host, Jay Shetty. In 2016, Shetty launched a YouTube channel that four years later amassed more than four billion views. Bottom line: When he speaks, people listen. His ideas apply across industries and generations. Good ideas are like that though, they transcend time. Here are a few of the concepts Shetty explains in his book that might be applicable to your business or life: 

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