Professor at the Kenan-Flagler Business School (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
Jim is one of the single most bright, thoughtful, interesting, and inspiring people I’ve ever met. I’m not sure I’ve ever worked with someone so capable in all 4 of the leadership capabilities: sense-making, relating, visioning, and inventing. Further, his ability to grapple with complexity and distil it into meaning is a hallmark. He exemplifies the life-long learner, and he has deep, cross-disciplinary knowledge. Best of all, his love for helping others translates clearly into his decisions and actions. The icing on the cake is he is flat fun to be around. I’m fortunate to call him a colleague and friend.