Jim Haudan

Jim Haudan is a different kind of CEO, with a passion that goes beyond leading Root to success. For more than 20 years, he has helped organizations unleash hidden potential by fully engaging their people to deliver on the strategies of the business.

Jim Wrote the Book on Engagement

The Art of Engagement outlines a proven process that helps organizations like yours bridge the canyons that exist between leaders, managers, and individual contributors to help execute strategies successfully. The book focuses on the strategy execution process so that companies can achieve real, accelerated results by unleashing the hidden potential in their people as the catalyst for change.

The Art of Engagement

In this interactive experience, Jim explains how organizations can close the gap between their aspirations and results by connecting people to strategy to enable every company to reach its strategic destination.

Creating Leaders as Change Agents

In this interactive session, Jim outlines how functions like HR can facilitate and support leaders as change agents, including identifying the behaviors and competencies that enable leaders to be most successful.

Leadership vs. Followership

Jim’s presentation provides insights into creating a followership that results in sustained, positive motivation and change. Best practices such as reframing challenges, connecting employees to a future positive state, and telling easy-to-identify stories are the takeaways from this session.

Why Authenticity Matters

Scientific research finds the more powerful people become, the less empathetic and authentic they are as people and leaders. Jim brings us back to the importance of honesty, empathy, and vulnerability in being a true leader.

Read Jim’s Blogs

The Manager’s Role in the Whack A Mole Game

Management can be like playing whack-a-mole – the old kids’ game where you try to pound down whichever mole pops up through the hole. While it can be an exciting challenge for a child, it creates utter frustration for adults trying to manage a business in the same fashion. In business, moles represent a mixture … Continue reading "The Manager’s Role in the Whack A Mole Game"

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Changing Mindsets in Turbulent Times

Some companies emerge from an economic downturn stronger and more highly valued than they were before the economy soured. The big differentiator that separates them from companies that falter is people… how their leaders engage, motivate, and capitalize on their talents and knowledge in the face of adversity. The critical first step in making sure … Continue reading "Changing Mindsets in Turbulent Times"

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Employees as Customers: Discovering What’s Relevant

For the first time in history, companies are experiencing four generations of people working side by side, where the age difference may be 50 years or more. You might find an employee who played a direct part in World War II on a team with one who knows nothing about the significance of the Berlin … Continue reading "Employees as Customers: Discovering What’s Relevant"

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