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James Kerr

Principal at Indispensable Consulting

Hartford, United States

I am a long-time management consultant and futurist working to make a difference for businesses by helping leaders reshape the way work is done. My expertise includes vision storytelling, culture redesign and the development and implementation of multi-faceted change initiatives. I enjoy co-creating new ideas and devising feasible solutions to broadly relevant problems, while shape-shifting them into opportunities for my clients.

Available For: Consulting, Speaking
Travels From: Hartford, CT USA
Speaking Topics: Culture, Vision Storytelling, Scenario Planning

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Author250
Influencer39
Speaker0
Entrepreneur0
Total289

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Company Information

Company Type: Service Provider

Areas of Expertise

Business Continuity
Business Strategy 37.83
Change Management 40.67
COVID19 39.68
Culture 39.67
Customer Experience
Customer Loyalty
Digital Disruption
Digital Transformation
Diversity and Inclusion
Future of Work
HR
Leadership 36.01
Management 46.15
Marketing

Industry Experience

Aerospace & Defense
Financial Services & Banking
Hospitality
Insurance
Manufacturing
Professional Services
Retail

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Publications

10 Article/Blogs
Power Lunch Guest
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September 15, 2020
The post Power Lunch Guest appeared first on Indispensable Consulting.

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Tags: Leadership, Culture, COVID19

reBoot Guest Spot
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August 30, 2020
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Tags: Leadership, Culture, COVID19

Talent Talk Radio Guest Appearance
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August 24, 2020
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Tags: COVID19, Culture, Leadership

Humanix Books to Publish James Kerr’s Next Book
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August 10, 2020
The post Humanix Books to Publish James Kerr’s Next Book appeared first on Indispensable Consulting.

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Tags: COVID19, Culture, Leadership

Greatest Generation 2.0 Is Within Our Reach
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July 20, 2020
The post Greatest Generation 2.0 Is Within Our Reach appeared first on Indispensable Consulting.

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Tags: COVID19, Culture, Leadership

Workplace Transition is About Getting Businesses Back to Work
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July 13, 2020
The post Workplace Transition is About Getting Businesses Back to Work appeared first on Indispensable Consulting.

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Tags: COVID19, Culture, Leadership

Do You Have A Communications Issue?
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July 01, 2020
It wasn’t a communications issue that was affecting their business performance. Rather, the problem was a lack of teamwork.
The post Do You Have A Communications Issue? appeared first on Indispensable Consulting.

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Tags: COVID19, Culture, Leadership

There Are Only 3 Ways To Be Of Choice
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June 11, 2020
To become "of Choice" is to possess those characteristics that serve to strategically differentiate a firm from its competition. And these three goals are universal truths. After all, why would any commercial enterprise wish to be anything less than an "of Choice" concern?
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Tags: COVID19, Culture, Leadership

The Best Management Consultant Is Industry Agnostic
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May 25, 2020
The post The Best Management Consultant Is Industry Agnostic appeared first on Indispensable Consulting.

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Tags: COVID19, Culture, Leadership

5 Ways to Become Indispensable
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May 24, 2020
Wouldn't you like to become indispensable to your customers? Sure, you would! While there's not one sure fire formula to follow to become indispensable, you can do some things to improve your chances that you'll "stick" to your customers.
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Tags: COVID19, Culture, Leadership

4 Books
Indispensable: How to Build and Lead A Company Can't Live Without
Humanix Books -- Division on Newsmax
January 05, 2021
The book has been decades in the making. As his management consulting practice enters its third decade, Jim Kerr has had the occasion to reflect back on the many terrific engagements that he has led with some of the largest, most successful enterprises in the world. It is through his work with clients including General Dynamics, The Home Depot and JP Morgan Chase that has afforded him the unique opportunity to develop and fine-tune winning business strategies for the best companies on the planet. The result, captured in this book, is his formula for what it takes to become Indispensable.

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Tags: Business Strategy, Culture, Leadership

It's Good To Be King
Publisher : Executive Books; 1st Edition
February 13, 2017
It's Good To Be King . It’s a leadership book for all kinds of leaders, including those that lead in the classroom, at the ball field, within civic groups, places of worship and at work.

Written in an easy to read fable style, which will appeal to all kinds of people who may not be accustomed to reading leadership titles, the book tells the story of King Joe and his trusted advisor, the Wizard Gumdorf. The reader will see how the two work together to transform the fate and fortune of the mystical Kingdom of Candyshire by applying common sense and sound leadership strategies -- just like the ones we all can use to shape and transform the groups and organizations that we lead.

As a value-added feature, the book contains over 60 leadership tips presented in easy to find chapter summaries. All the takeaways are aimed to help the reader to become better at setting direction and managing change – regardless of the setting in which they lead!

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Tags: Change Management, Leadership, Management

The Executive Checklist: A Guide for Setting Direction and Managing Change
Palgrave-Macmillan
January 21, 2014
A guide for new executives that explores how to create an overarching, enterprise-wide transformative program. The book provides a best-practice checklist for 8 core areas: Strategy Setting, Technology Alignment, Business Renovation, Project Management, Communications Renewal, Employee Engagement, Staff Transformation, and Organizational Design.

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Tags: Business Strategy, Culture, Management

The Best Practices Enterprise: A Guide to Achieving Sustainable World-class Performance
J. Ross Publishing
April 01, 2006
This guide to achieving sustainable world-class performance provides guiding principles to senior executives and best practices to managers that, if fully embraced and implemented correctly, will transform most any firm into an organization capable of dominating its industry throughout the 21st Century. While there are many best practices that firms should consider in their efforts to continuously improve, there are seven best practices that are indispensable in this era of rapid change, increasing customer demands, and intense global competition. These seven best practices address the people, processes, and technology elements of which every enterprise is comprised and without them firmly in place, organizations will eventually flounder.

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Tags: Business Strategy, Change Management, Leadership

1 Media Interview
Power Lunch Live Hosted By Rhett Power
LinkedIn Live
September 16, 2020
We discussed COVID's impact on leadership, the importance of culture in coping and my new book -- Indispensable: How to Build and Lead a Company Customers Can't Live Without

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1 Business
Management Consulting

Location: In Person, Remote, Virtual    Date Available: September 16th, 2020    Fees: Negotiated

Submission Date: September 16th, 2020    Service Type: Service Offered

We specialize in the following consulting services:

Vision
Strategy
Scenario Planning
Transformation
Organization Design / Alignment
Culture
Workplace Transition
Resilience
Executive Coaching

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