James R. (Jim) Lucas
is a popular and provocative author, speaker and recognized authority on leadership, culture, and organizational development. He is president and CEO of Luman International, a firm that for more than twenty years has worked with thousands of leaders to build passionate, thinking, high-performance organizations.
Jim is the author of four other books on leadership, including The Passionate Organization: Igniting the Fire of Employee Committment and Broaden the Vision and Narrow the Focus: Managing in a World of Paradox. He is an award winning senior faculty member of the American Management Association, where he has taught its premier offering, the Course for Presidents. In May 2007, Jim will be receiving an honorary doctorate from the University of Missouri, Rolla.
Jim lives with his family in the Kansas City area. He and his wife, Pam, have four dynamic children.