PDI-C: Reclaiming Relevance: How to Get Your Leaders to Insist on Diversity Management
About James Rodgers
James O. Rodgers, CMC, MBA (The Diversity Coach™), has been called a catalyst for superior performance. He is an author, speaker, thought leader, executive coach, diversity management expert, master facilitator and Certified Management Consultant.
Jim is the author of the groundbreaking book, Managing Differently: Getting 100% From 100% of Your People, 100% of the Time. In addition to his thought leadership and natural talent for coaching, Jim has been a featured speaker at many corporate and association meetings. He holds a BSEE from Howard University and a MBA from University of Alabama in Birmingham. He has also completed executive education courses at Stanford University and The Aspen Institute. His clients include the likes of: Johnson and Johnson (Consumer and Pharmaceutical) The Coca-Cola Company Texaco (now Chevron) Georgia Power (and Southern Co.) US Intelligence Community, Energen Corporation, American Express, Honeywell, and 160 others.
In addition, Jim has been a guest lecturer and speaker at a number of university MBA and executive education programs. These include: Georgia State University (Strategic Management class of the MBA curriculum), University of Georgia, Georgia Institute of Technology, Goizueta School of Business (Emory University), University of St. Thomas (MBA Program), Ross School of Business (University of Michigan), Kellogg School of Management (Northwestern University). As a natural coach, Jim is gifted at spotting blind spots and providing breakthrough ideas.
“Jim Rodgers is a keen observer of business principles from many different vantage points and in Managing Differently, he offers hope as well as practical guidance for today’s managers – a beleaguered group for certain. Clearly, every current manager and every would-be manager should take to heart the lessons Jim Rodgers shares in Managing Differently – it’s truly today’s 100% imperative.” --Michael Warren, Jr. Chairman/Chief Executive Officer Energen Corporation.
Jim offers his clients a compelling message in simple language that can be easily digested and then executed. What distinguishes him from other thought leaders in his field is his passion for using diversity management to promote creativity, innovation, productivity, high performance, and bottom line results. He is unique in his ability to successfully navigate the hard, strategic, logical content of his work, and still master the soft, interpersonal, humanistic content. The principles of Managing Differently: Getting 100% from 100% of your people 100% of the time are gaining popularity around the globe. Managing Differently refers to the 21st century imperative that every manager and leader recognize and acknowledge the unique character of each employee and that they deliberately create a workplace where every employee experiences “dignity at work”. The reward for managing each employee as an individual , not as a part of a dimensional group, is that they are willing and committed to give 100% of their strengths and talents to contribute to the organization’s objectives.