im Kerr serves as the global chair of N2Growth’s culture practice. One of today’s foremost thinkers on organizational design and culture transformation, Jim is an Inc.com columnist and a best selling author of 4 books. His latest book, The Executive Checklist (Palgrave-Macmillan – 2014) is a guide for setting direction and managing change. Jim holds a BS in Management Information Systems from Bentley University, and an MS in Management Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
For over 25 years, Jim has forged a different type of consulting practice – one that does its engagements “with” its clients, instead of “to” them, which has helped him to build a reputation for making a difference.
He specializes in strategic planning, business transformation and corporate culture change management. Consulting with many Fortune 100 firms, Jim can claim such diverse organizations as The Home Depot, JP Morgan Chase, Mitsui Sumitomo, IBM and the Joint Chiefs of Staff as clients.
His work has been featured in a variety of business magazines, including Fast Company, BusinessWeek and Management Issues. It is this strong dedication to research, study and the cultivation of thought leadership that enables Jim to continue to deliver cutting-edge solutions to his clients.
Born and raised in Massachusetts, Jim was brought up in an extended, working-class family which placed a tremendous emphasis on hard work and scholarship. By having grandparents in the household, he developed patience and a keen appreciation for the importance of listening and understanding differing points of view – traits that continue to come in handy in the work that he does today.
Jim and his wife have a home in Connecticut and are very proud of their two grown children.