The SURVE Hour is a different kind of listening experience. This counterintuitive broadcast has been created as a conversation inviting you to be part of the bigger conversation. Each broadcast will consist of an insightful and provocative conversation between Jim Blackburn and a guest who will share how she or he is seeing and experiencing his or her world differently as a business leader, educator, or parent.
The SURVE broadcasts will be of interest to those of us responsible for overseeing the work and development of other people. A wide range of topics will be discussed in a format that will challenge your current beliefs about your awareness of such things as the side effects of busyness and how it undermines core values, the unspoken causes of burnout, the double-edged sword called success, how competing limits growth, the redefinition of work, and how the majority of our struggles are self-imposed, and more.
Jim Blackburn founded the consulting firm SURVE Partners in 1995 based on his observations of the crucial need for the development of strong leadership acumen and acuity at all levels of business management. His work has been with executives of public companies, owners of family businesses, and their management teams facilitating SURVE’s unique learning process that focuses on talent development as a key differentiator in a business’s sustainable success. This personalized learning process contributes to the significant increase in a leader’s ability to work more productively with and through other people. The process, known as “SURVE Learning” has resulted in the development of high-impact leaders as well as increased workforce productivity for businesses that include such brand names as Sara Lee, ConAgra, CRAYOLA, Merrill Lynch, MetLife, Lincoln Financial, Prudential, and more.
Jim is also an author having published his first book, “seeds of Intent”, in 2011. This Amazon Best-Seller was written with the intention of helping the reader discover how to create a more fulfilling and meaningful way of life while experiencing less worry, fear and/or struggle.
Jim is a graduate of Kent State University and has completed Post-Graduate Studies at The Harvard Business School and The American College. He has also served as an Adjunct Professor at the U. of Iowa and UNC Business Schools.