TIM JACKSON, PH.D.
Tim Jackson is the president of Jackson Leadership Systems, carrying on the
management of the firm established by his father, David Jackson. He oversees all
client projects, including leadership development programs, at two large corporate
clients. Jackson also maintains a busy assessment and coaching practice. He special-izes
in working with dynamic, fast-growing or strategically changing organizations,
and ensures that they receive strong leadership development support to cope with
these changes. Jackson Leadership’s assessment and coaching practice is glob-al
in scope, involving leaders across North America, China and Western Europe.
Jackson completed his M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology
at The University of Western Ontario, and lives in Toronto, Ont. Read the article
he co-authored about communicating performance feedback, starting on page 35.
Laura Williams has extensive experience advising employers on a full range of la-bour
relations and employment law matters. She is the founder and principal of
Williams HR Law and Williams HR Consulting Inc., a human resources law firm
and HR consulting practice both located in Markham, Ont. servicing employers
exclusively. Williams’ style is defined by her proactive and practical approach along
with her ability to understand the human dynamic, which is at the heart of most
workplace issues. Williams is recognized for her emphasis on the importance of
employee engagement and the effective management of workplace morale. Read
her article about what organizations need to know about the new Canada’s Anti-
Spam Legislation, starting on page 17.
Craig Dowden, Ph.D., managing director of the Toronto office of SPB
Organizational Psychology, has a doctorate in psychology with a concentration in
business. As a coach and trusted advisor to numerous organizations and individ-uals,
Dowden develops practical solutions grounded in the science of leadership
and organizational excellence. He is also routinely involved in supporting his cli-ents
in assessing, developing and engaging their talent. Before moving to Toronto,
Dowden was recognized as one of Ottawa’s “Forty under 40” business leaders by
the Ottawa Business Journal.
Dowden sat down with best-selling author Adam Grant, Ph.D. to discuss build-ing
a workforce that emphasizes a culture of giving as opposed to taking. Read the
interview, starting on page 30.
Leann Schneider is an independent consultant who works as an associate for
Jackson Leadership Systems. She has extensive experience developing, conduct-ing
and training others to conduct structured behavioural interviews. In addition,
she has experience integrating data from interviews, assessment centre exercises,
personality tests and 360-degree feedback to write assessment reports for develop-mental
and selection purposes. She is currently completing her Ph.D. in Industrial/
Organizational Psychology at the University of Guelph. Her research has been
published in outlets such as the Journal of Research in Personality. Read the article
she co-authored about communicating performance feedback, starting on page 35.
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