#12: Dr Jody Fry on Leading with Love

My guest today is Jody Fry, professor of leadership at the College of Business Administration at Texas A&M University at Killeen, Texas and one of the core faculty behind the MS in One Planet Leadership launching later in 2018 in partnership with One Planet Education Networks of which Jody is also an OPEN Fellow. Jody is also founder of the International Institute of Spiritual Leadership.

Jody is internationally renowned for his research on spiritual leadership but his path there has been far from straightforward. Originally an engineer, Jody has worked his way into academia twice, in two different disciplines, interrupted by almost a decade spent as a property developer.

I spoke to Jody online from his home in Texas. We talk candidly about his life of two halves, the first being totally self-centred, the second being totally in service of others and the life events in between that catalysed his personal transformation.

Find out more about Jody at https://www.linkedin.com/in/jody-fry-92207b10/

 

Tony Cooke

Tony Cooke is an internationally-recognised sustainability leader with over 25 years spent at the nexus of sustainability, innovation and entrepreneurship, developing and executing strategies for business, governments and not-for-profit organisations across a wide variety of sectors. He now manages a portfolio of interests including; senior corporate counsel, executive coaching, non-executive roles and thought leadership through a combination of research, writing and podcasting. Visit my personal blog at http://tonycooke.wordpress.com

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  • Having worked alongside Dr. Fry for 5 years as a professor in a loosely related discipline, I can vouch for his sincerity in what became a lifelong, perhaps unintended, search for the connections between “life’s experiences” and the spiritual side of “human existence.” His observations, research, and subsequent expertise related to these connections has become one of the standards in this field of study. Although Jody and I concentrate our studies and research in only vaguely similar areas, I regularly visit his thoughts as expressed in his written words for enlightenment regarding how our spirits do actually exist and influence us whether we as humans realize it or not. Congratulations to my ol’ friend and colleague.

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