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Leading in a Time of Rapidly Shifting Tectonic Plates

A movement at the boundary of two tectonic plates of only eight inches will set off an earthquake.Using plate tectonics as the metaphor, what has been happening to global manufacturing over the past three decades has been a series of ongoing earthquakes. China’s rise as a major manufacturing centre by the nineties,…See More
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Sybil F. Stershic commented on Jim Taggart's blog post Hear No Evil, See No Evil, Speak No Evil
"For all the harassment victims out there, I hope justice is served in this case. We've seen too many examples of this type of behavior and management's inaction (inability?) to take corrective action in business, entertainment, and sports.…"
Nov 13
Jim Taggart posted a blog post

Hear No Evil, See No Evil, Speak No Evil

October 26 was the day when Jian Ghomeshi’s world began its rapid implosion. The 47 year-old CBC Radio broadcaster and host of the corporation’s hugely popular and US–syndicated morning show Q finally was facing reality.One of Canada’s major celebrities and most eligible bachelors, Jian…See More
Nov 9
Jim Taggart posted a blog post

The World’s Biggest Change Agent

I’ve been fascinated with Pope Francis since he assumed the top leadership position with the Catholic Church. Although I’m not Catholic (indeed a long-time, non-practicing Protestant) I’ve been a student of leadership for a quarter of a century. And having been actively involved in a number of past corporate change initiatives, the onerous challenges facing Pope Francis and how he is steadily…See More
Nov 2
Jim Taggart posted a blog post

A Fallen Hero Who Served His Country

October 22, 2014, is the day that changed Canada, when the country’s Parliament in Ottawa was attacked suddenly and brutally.Corporal Nathan Cirillo, a 24 year-old reservist from Hamilton with the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, an infantry reserve unit at the core of the Combat Arms team, was on duty at the…See More
Oct 26
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Oct 19
David Zinger commented on Jim Taggart's blog post Brutalized by an Airline: How Corporate Culture is Reflected in Poor Customer Service
"Sounds like a terrible experience. I won't go into detail because it is not my intent to diminish what was stated here but I have had nothing but good to great experiences with Air Canada over the past 3 years. I go out of my way to fly Air…"
Oct 13
Jim Taggart posted a blog post

Brutalized by an Airline: How Corporate Culture is Reflected in Poor Customer Service

This is a story about leadership and customer service; or to be more precise it’s about the absence of both.One of my daughter’s recently got married. The wedding venue was an hour west of Ottawa in a beautiful setting. With a large family on my wife’s side, there was a decent-size contingent which drove and flew up from the Province of New Brunswick (1,000 km away). We were thrilled that…See More
Oct 12
Jim Taggart posted a blog post

10 Valuable Lessons for Aspiring Leaders

The motivation for this post stems from my own leadership journey over the past 25-plus years, during which time I moved in and out of formal management positions, worked as a project manager, thought leader, and economist. After concluding a three decade career with the Canada’s public service in 2010, I did independent contract work for a few years and then returned to work in the private sector.…See More
Oct 5
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Sep 28
Jim Taggart posted a blog post

Revisiting Teamwork Fads

“What goes around, comes around.”This well-known expression is intended typically in a negative context. In this post I’m adapting it to fit within the organizational bureaucracy, specifically on the topic of teams and teamwork. I’ve written plenty on teams in the past (see links at the end of this post), given my extensive past work, both within the public and not-for-profit sectors.What’s…See More
Sep 28
Jim Taggart posted a blog post

Under-Promise, Over-Deliver: Amazon’s Dropped Ball

I have an admitted obsession with customer service. It all started in 1978 when, as a new college grad with a B.A. in economics, I worked in consumer lending. Half of my job involved building loan and mortgage business; the other half required me to hit the road in the company car to collect delinquent loan accounts. In those days, it was none of this current day harassing phone calls (I did that,…See More
Sep 21
Jim Taggart commented on Jim Taggart's blog post Stress Test: Leadership through Integrity and Humility
"Thanks for your feedback, David. I agree with your comments regarding the precarious state of the U.S., economy at that time. Canadians, too, are cavalier in their attitude towards their country's economy and banking system. While our big five…"
Sep 15
David Bowles commented on Jim Taggart's blog post Stress Test: Leadership through Integrity and Humility
"Jim, I am so glad you wrote this!  Tim Geithner is a hero, as in Ben Bernanke and those who worked with them. Bernanke, being THE world-leading expert on the Great Depression, said this was worse. He said that on one day of September 2008, 12…"
Sep 15
Jim Taggart posted a blog post

Stress Test: Leadership through Integrity and Humility

I never liked Timothy Geithner from the start when his tight-lipped, grim face began appearing regularly on the nightly news during the 2007-2008 financial meltdown and the ensuing Great Recession. Although he was the president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and subsequently Treasury Secretary, he came across in the media as shifty, arrogant and a man not to be trusted. That perception held until…See More
Sep 14
Jim Taggart posted a blog post

Lead Through Mutual Commitment, Not Compliance

I was a young greenhorn economist with just a tad of related work experience. I’d worked in consumer lending after college for two years, but had grown disgusted with the countless hours I had to spend collecting loan arrears, knocking on doors and harassing single moms. So it was back to university for two years, all the while our first born was still in diapers.So I thought I’d hit the jackpot…See More
Sep 7

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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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Leading in a Time of Rapidly Shifting Tectonic Plates



A movement at the boundary of two tectonic plates of only eight inches will set off an earthquake.

Using plate tectonics as the metaphor, what has been happening to…

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Posted on November 16, 2014 at 7:25pm

Hear No Evil, See No Evil, Speak No Evil

October 26 was the day when Jian Ghomeshi’s world began its rapid implosion. The 47 year-old CBC Radio broadcaster and host of the corporation’s hugely popular and US–syndicated morning show Q finally was facing…
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Posted on November 9, 2014 at 7:30pm — 1 Comment

The World’s Biggest Change Agent

I’ve been fascinated with Pope Francis since he assumed the top leadership position with the Catholic Church. Although I’m not Catholic (indeed a long-time, non-practicing Protestant) I’ve been a student of leadership for a quarter of a century. And having been actively involved…
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Posted on November 2, 2014 at 7:30pm

A Fallen Hero Who Served His Country

October 22, 2014, is the day that changed Canada, when the country’s Parliament in Ottawa was attacked suddenly and brutally.

Corporal Nathan Cirillo, a 24 year-old reservist from Hamilton with the…

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Posted on October 26, 2014 at 9:00am

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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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