Managing Director & Senior Partner
San Francisco - Bay Area
Jim Hemerling is a leader in Boston Consulting Group’s People & Organization and Transformation practices, as well as the firm's behavior and culture topic. He is also a BCG Henderson Institute Alumni Fellow.
With over 25 years of experience as a senior advisor, Jim has widespread experience leading large-scale transformation programs and cultivating high performing cultures. His work goes beyond short-term results to bring holistic, sustainable performance to organizations. Jim's approach to transformation—putting people first—focuses on energizing and empowering employees while enabling leaders to be both directive and inclusive. Jim's experience includes working with clients around the world in technology, consumer, financial, and manufacturing industries.
Jim has co-authored numerous publications on transformation, organization effectiveness, and culture including, TRANSFORMATION: Delivering and Sustaining Breakthrough Performance, and Globality: Competing with Everyone from Everywhere for Everything. His work has been featured in Bloomberg, BusinessWeek, Fortune, Forbes, the Economist, Manager Magazine, and on CNBC.
Jim is also a coauthor of BCG’s book, “Beyond Great,” which describes how the world has been transformed due to social tension, economic nationalism, and technological revolution. Business leaders are encouraged to go beyond great and “adopt a radical new playbook—one that helps their companies become resilient in the face of even the most volatile situations.”
What would the future hold if all leaders embraced the idea that they should leave the world a better place than they found it?
Today more than ever, we are relying on our leaders to deliver. Jim Hemerling explains how generative leaders are answering the call with their heads, hearts, and hands.
Today more than ever, we are relying on our leaders to deliver. We’re asking more of them than we have in decades.
By attracting leading-edge organizations and helping them grow, governments can develop economies that thrive in an era of geopolitical, technological, and social change.
Getting ready to contend with today’s disruptive forces is hard work, and most companies have a long way to go. But the juice is worth the squeeze.
In the heat of the pandemic, leaders instinctively made people their priority. As they move forward to transform, how do companies keep employees front and center?
Who says change needs to be hard? Organizational change expert Jim Hemerling thinks adapting your business in today's constantly evolving world can be invigorating instead of exhausting. He outlines five imperatives, centered on putting people first, for turning company reorganization into an empowering, energizing task for all.
Nearly all nonprofits are being impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. How should they respond?
Amid rising discontent, Purpose 2.0 can help tech companies rediscover their footing, regain public confidence, and reinvigorate their performance.
Transformation in the digital era is always-on—and never easy. This holistic and human-centric approach enables organizations to succeed today and thrive tomorrow.