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Jim Thomas, Ph.D. Jim Thomas is a DDI Vice President focusing on alliances and global consulting. During Jim’s 20+ years with DDI he’s held a variety of roles spanning consulting, business development, and general management. As an Industrial/ Organizational Psychologist, his expertise includes talent acquisition, employee and leadership assessment, teams consulting, leadership development, and executing coaching.

Jim’s work for DDI has literally taken him around the world, including work on six of the seven continents and had extended expat assignments to the Middle East and China. When it comes to DDI’s extensive range of talent management solutions, most likely Jim’s “been there” and he’s “done that”.

Aside from his passion for helping organizations acquire and engage talent, Jim’s personal interests mirror his active, globe-trotting DDI career.  He’s a private pilot, an accomplished sailor, and an avid motorcyclist.

Recognizing the human side of business enables leaders to examine their own emotions and navigate interpersonal challenges.
Posted: 4/6/2017 by Jim Thomas, Ph.D.
If organizations want to ensure that their expats succeed, they need to gather baseline information about whether their expats accomplish their goals and objectives.
Posted: 2/10/2017 by Jim Thomas, Ph.D.
Showing interest and respect for the host country and building strong relationships with peers are key components to a successful expat assignment.
Posted: 1/27/2017 by Jim Thomas
An expat assignment can be a growth opportunity and a great adventure. But is it a smart career choice?
Posted: 1/13/2017 by Jim Thomas, Ph.D.
Leadership lessons from the man who transformed the U.S. Navy into the most powerful naval force the world has ever seen.
Posted: 6/30/2016 by Jim Thomas, Ph.D.
Gen. George C. Marshall had a knack for spotting high potentials—a talent that may have contributed to the success of the Allies in WWII.
Posted: 5/24/2016 by Jim Thomas, Ph.D.

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