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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Webinar - What Are Your Blindspots?

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

Quotes from Three Decades of Taking Notes on Strategy Activation and Human Change

Since co-founding Root, I’ve spent the last three decades with a front row seat as organizations around the world plan, define, and attempt to activate their strategic futures. Our teams have facilitated and supported leaders and their people as they aspire to create something that is differentiated, valuable, and meaningful. Often the organizations come to … Continue reading "Quotes from Three Decades of Taking Notes on Strategy Activation and Human Change"

Assumptions Impact Success: The Power of Positive Intent to Build Trust

I’ve interacted with dozens of executive teams in my career, and it always happens. The seven, 10, or more men and women on the executive team each have an IQ of 160, but their IQ as a team seems like a whopping 22. Why is the team total always less than the sum of the parts?  … Continue reading "Assumptions Impact Success: The Power of Positive Intent to Build Trust"

Leaders Need to Give Power Back to Their People

It’s the start of 2022, and we’re still living through a global pandemic. One impact of this in the business world has been a steady stream of job resignations. In fact, CNBC tells us that we’ve just seen the highest level of unemployment claims since October 2021. This single piece of data tells us – … Continue reading "Leaders Need to Give Power Back to Their People"

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