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Discover Your Leadership Trail

400th Post on Wordpress! We’re living in a technological age where almost any type of work can be outsourced to far-away countries, where labor market skill needs of employers are out of balance with the supply (what people have to offer) and where instantaneity and multi-tasking are robbing us of the down-time so important to personal reflection, inquiry and learning. And it’s having dire…See More
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Leadership and Three Success Keys for the City of the Future

Cities come in all shapes and sizes. Trying to rank cities by size gets rather difficult because of municipal boundaries. What’s relevant is using accepted urban boundaries to define a city. In other words, a common labor market is the key driver in determining a “city” and its socio-economic composition.In North America, the largest cities (urban areas ) in descending order are New York City (20.6…See More
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10 Leadership Lessons to Succeed During Turbulent Change

In my new ebook Workforce of the Future: Building Change Adaptability, 2nd Edition I present four major forces that are exerting major impacts on our planet and its seven billion inhabitants.However the core of the ebook is about leadership, specifically what each of us can do, regardless of our…See More
Jun 29
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Climate Change’s Call for Leadership

We hear every day about the problems facing Mother Earth, whether it’s melting polar icecaps, droughts in the Southwest United States or Northeast Africa, or violent storms that lash out suddenly, destroying property and killing people in their wake. More and more people are paying attention to their nutritional intake, researching food sources and the implications of genetically modified foods. Our…See More
Jun 22
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An Ageing Population in All Its Glory

Turn on the TV news, read your favorite newspaper or magazine, or go online to read the news, and you’ll probably encounter a story about our ageing population, or at least a story linked to it.Most Western countries are facing long-term problems because of a greying population. But so, too, are Japan and South Korea, to name just two. Canada and the U.S. are among the more fortunate because…See More
Jun 15
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Begin With the End in Mind

How often have you started a project at work, or been part of a community effort that took some time to get off the ground, to discover partway through that your team had lost its way, unsure of what was the original goal?This happens all too often. And what’s scary is when it happens to large government taxpayer-funded projects, whether in healthcare, defense or transportation, to name just three…See More
Jun 9
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Do You Know the Three “Cs” in a Social Media World?

We think a more open and connected world will create a stronger economy with more authentic businesses that build better products and services.We expect governments will become more responsive to issues and concerns raised directly by all their people rather than through intermediaries controlled by the select few. – Mark Zuckerberg (Founder, Facebook)The economy’s inter-connectedness has been…See More
Jun 1
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Are You Generating Transactions Or New Customers?

Once upon a time there was a CEO of a pet food company who wanted to increase his profits from making dog food. So he consulted the wisest men in his company, who all knew about developing computer programs that would analyze the nutrition needs of dogs and the nutrition content of various grains and food supplements.Eager to please the CEO, the wise men programmed their computers to come up with the optimum…See More
May 26
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Redistributing Wealth in a Globalized Economy

In a recent post I introduced my new ebook Workforce of the Future: Building Change Adaptability, 2nd Edition. One of the four major forces that is changing society–and for the better–is the redistribution of wealth that has been accelerating over the past two decades. Western Europe, Great Britain, Canada and the…See More
May 19
Jim Taggart posted a blog post

Why Arrogance Leads to Eventual Failure

As a human race, we tend to jump to conclusions and write off people who appear to have no hope. The same applies to companies, which are legal entities but nonetheless composed of living, breathing human beings.As a Canadian, who spent three decades with the federal government working on economic, labor market and management development issues, I watched in dismay as Canada’s technology crown jewel…See More
May 11
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Leading in a Multipolar World: Four Forces Shaping Society

When I released the first edition of this ebook just a few years ago, society had been through numerous upheavals in the span of less than a decade. From 911 to the 2008 financial meltdown and ensuing Great Recession to the Arab Spring of 2011, there seemed to be no end of socio-economic and geo-political events that grabbed society’s and the media’s attention.More…See More
May 4
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Customer Service Meets Productivity

We had a tough winter here in Eastern Ontario where I live. But then, so did much of Canada and many parts of the U.S. Lots of snow, strong winds, and what caused meteorologists to exhibit signs of unusual arousal, the Polar Vortex, which somehow got diverted from Canada’s Arctic for a couple of months to put the freeze on much of North America. Blame the Canucks!So it was with a sturdy measure of glee…See More
Apr 20
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You Are Not Your Position

If you know everything there is to know then you can take a pass on this post and move on to something else.You’re still here–thought so.We live in a society of experts, pseudo experts and wannabe experts. Although I’ve been in the leadership space for some 25 years, encompassing a Masters in the field, a wide…See More
Apr 13
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The Art (NOT Science) of Management–and its Cousin Leadership

It seems that a number of people want to be scientists, or at least in the sense of ostensibly adding credibility to their respective field of work. Economists (of which I’ve been a practitioner since 1982) and those in the leadership field (yours truly since the early nineties) covet the science moniker. Adding the word “science” adds a certain cachet to one’s profession.The purpose of this post is to…See More
Apr 7
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Six Enablers to Building Organizational Change Adaptability

Have you had enough?Of change that is.As 86 year-old American poet and author Maya Angelou once said, “If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude.”That concisely sums up this post, where I’ll suggest six enablers to help those working within organizations navigate the unrelenting onslaught of new events that hit us each and every day. But you don’t have to work in…See More
Mar 30

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Who are you?
I have a passion for leadership and sharing my knowledge with others, and have worked in the field some 15 years. I've been actively blogging for over three years, and my website includes some 300 posts and many ebooks and white papers.

I also have a strong passion for music and love playing jazz piano.
What is your interest or involvement in employee engagement?
To learn from others and share my knowledge and experience, especially around leadership and organizational learning.
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Jim Taggart's Blog

Discover Your Leadership Trail

400th Post on Wordpress!

We’re living in a technological age where almost any type of work can be outsourced to far-away countries, where labor market skill needs of employers are out of balance with the supply (what people have to offer) and where instantaneity and multi-tasking are robbing us of the down-time so…

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Posted on July 20, 2014 at 4:00pm

Leadership and Three Success Keys for the City of the Future

Cities come in all shapes and sizes. Trying to rank cities by size gets rather difficult because of municipal boundaries. What’s relevant is using accepted urban boundaries to define a city. In other words, a common labor market is the key driver in determining a “city” and its socio-economic composition.…



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Posted on July 13, 2014 at 6:46pm

Leaders Pay Close Attention…and Then Act

Hardly any faculty is more important for the intellectual progress of man than ATTENTION. Animals clearly manifest this power, as when a cat watches by a hole and prepares to spring on its prey.

– Charles Darwin (The Descent of Man, 1871)…



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Posted on July 6, 2014 at 8:40pm

Leaders Pay Close Attention…and Then Act

Hardly any faculty is more important for the intellectual progress of man than ATTENTION. Animals clearly manifest this power, as when a cat watches by a hole and prepares to spring on its prey.

– Charles Darwin (The Descent of Man, 1871)…



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Posted on July 6, 2014 at 8:40pm

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At 4:47pm on December 21, 2011, David Zinger said…

Jim:

I feel so fortunate to have you participate and contribute on this network.

You write well, contribute a great deal, and make a difference.

David

At 5:23pm on June 22, 2010, David Zinger said…
Jim:
I noticed it was your birthday tomorrow. Hope you have a great day and a great year/decade ahead. All the best in 2010 and beyond.
David
At 11:16am on May 13, 2010, Terrence Seamon said…
Jim,
Glad to see you join the Manager Tools group. You have been so active already on the EE Network! I hope you will stir things up on the group too.
Terry
At 10:12am on December 19, 2009, David Zinger said…
Jim:
You have already been involved a lot with the network but I would still like to welcome you here and wish you all the best with your leadership work.
David
 
 
 

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