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Jim Tamm
Radical Collaboration

Jim Tamm has been a frequent speaker regarding Radical Collaboration concepts for audiences from 30 to 3,000. He has been a regular presenter to organizations such as the NASA Management Education Program, the Owens Corning Leadership Program, and the Esalen Institute.

As a professional member of the National Speakers Association, Jim is a frequent keynote speaker regarding collaborative skills. He has presented to conferences such as the Mexican National Businesswomen's Conference, the China Ministry of Information Industry Conference, the National School Boards Association, the National Conference of State Legislatures, the National Foundation for Women Legislators, the American Society of Healthcare Human Resources Administrators, the International Society for Performance Improvement, the American Society of Training and Development, and the Society for Human Resource Management. A sample of his presentation titles are:

  • Building Collaboration in "Screw You" Environments
  • Hey Buzz Off!.... I am not Defensive!
  • Unhooking Your Buttons (Your Emotional Buttons, That Is)
  • Collaborate This!!!
  • Demystifying Human Behavior

For most of his career Jim Tamm was a Senior Administrative Law Judge for the State of California with jurisdiction over public sector disputes in the workplace.  In that role he has mediated over 1,500 labor disputes, including more school district labor strikes than any other person in the United States.  His legal decisions have impacted national labor policy in the US and he has authored training materials that have been published in fourteen languages. The English edition of his latest book, Radical Collaboration, co-authored with Ron Luyet, has been on Amazon’s top seller lists for workplace, negotiations and organizational psychology books for most of the past five years.

Jim is currently on the faculty of the International Management Program of the Stockholm School of Economics, the Management Education Program at NASA, and the Leadership Academy of the University of California, Santa Cruz.  Jim has a diverse client base of international organizations ranging from the United Nations, NASA, Toyota (in Europe), the Swedish Tax Authority, IBM, the US Army and Navy and Boeing, as well as global organizations in the financial services industry, pharmaceuticals, higher education, government and non-profit sectors.

Jim is one of the designers and original faculty members of a highly successful training program designed to enhance collaborative work environments in the public sector; a program that was underwritten by the Hewlett Foundation and the State of California. The California Senate, the California Assembly and the California Public Employment Relations Board have all honored Jim for his work building more collaborative employment environments.

Jim is President of RC Group, LLC with training partners in 18 countries.  He specializes in building cultures of collaboration within organizations and training other consultants and trainers how to teach collaborative skills.