James Kerr

James Kerr

James M. Kerr, founder at Indispensable Consulting, is a long-time management consultant, vision maker and leadership coach. For nearly 30 years, he has helped his clients re-imagine the way work is organized and performed. His latest book, Indispensable: Build and Lead A Company Customers Can’t Live Without is his 6th business title. Kerr is an expert in leadership, strategy, organizational design and cultural transformation. James Kerr is an opinion columnist for the CEOWORLD magazine. Follow him on Twitter or connect on LinkedIn.
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Leadership Heroes Are Needed in 2021!

By any standard, last year was as much chilling as it was unexpected. Simultaneously forced to become at-home teachers, caregivers and breadwinners, many working professionals were driven to the brink of despair. However, with vaccines beginning their distribution and administration, there is light at the end of the tunnel. That...
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Why Decency Matters in the C-Suite

As mentioned in an earlier article, being a decent person while leading others is all about treating people in ways that you would want to be treated should the roles be reversed. If you adopt the Golden Rule principle, you get: Greater Engagement: People want to help leaders that demonstrate...
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When Will Leader Decency Be Cool Again?

Famously, John Mackey, co-founder and CEO of Whole Foods, was one of the first executives to make headlines for reducing his salary to $1 per year. Yes, he had stock options and cashed in unused vacation time. However, the intention was to demonstrate a commitment to fairness and pay equity....
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