Jim Haudan

Jim Haudan has a passion that goes beyond leading Root to success as Co-founder and Chairman. For more than 25 years, he has helped leaders and 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.


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Plus, Jim Co-Wrote the Book on Leader BlindSpots

Many organizations and leaders are using beliefs and methods grounded in the industrial age to try to motivate and engage employees to create change and sustain growth.

What Are Your Blindspots? provides leaders with a proven framework and approach for increasing organizational innovation, productivity, and creativity as people find real purpose in their work.

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Expertise Areas

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.

What Are Your Blindspots

During this impactful and highly engaging session, Jim helps leaders uncover the blindspots that are holding they and their organization back. Using stories and true experiences from the world’s largest and most respected companies, Jim outlines what some of the very best are doing differently to creative thriving workplaces and successful companies.

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

Three Engaging Questions to Transform Your Team to High Performance

In working with executive teams for the past 30 years, I am still amazed at how little team members know about each other, and at their low level of curiosity in uncovering the key drivers behind high-performance teams. Don’t get me wrong; these executives almost always are very talented men and women who are exceptional … Continue reading "Three Engaging Questions to Transform Your Team to High Performance"

Three Ways Leaders Can Create Connections in 2021 and Beyond

The workplace has changed considerably in the past year. Many leaders, myself included, have seen great things come out of what appeared to be a worst-case work scenario. And despite what we first thought, working virtually has many positives. For example, the size of a conference room no longer dictates how many people can attend … Continue reading "Three Ways Leaders Can Create Connections in 2021 and Beyond"

Advice from Leaders Who Found Success in 2020

Root Inc. Co-founder and Chairman Jim Haudan recently sat down with leaders from six other organizations, all leaders in their respective fields, to discuss the monumental challenges and subsequent lessons learned from 2020. One surprising revelation was how each leader was able to achieve success, despite being thrown into a virtual workplace environment without any … Continue reading "Advice from Leaders Who Found Success in 2020"

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