Jim Harris is one of North America’s foremost management consultants, public speakers, authors and thinkers on change and leadership.
He has 20 years experience as a professional speaker and consultant, and speaks internationally at more than 40 conferences a year on topics including innovation and creativity, customer relationship management (CRM), eLearning, creating learning organizations, environmental leadership, energy efficiency, strategic planning, and creating common organizational mission and vision.
He was one of the first seven Canadians personally trained by Al Gore to present the slide show for An Inconvenient Truth. He was also one of just 12 Canadians who were licensed to publicly teach Dr. Stephen Covey’s work, The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People.
Jim Harris works with leading businesses and Fortune 500 companies. He recently finished a global consulting contract with IBM and a related white paper on how low carbon leadership drives profitability.
His most recent book, Blindsided! is a #1 international bestseller, having hit the top spot on the Financial Times of London’s European Edition of Best Business Books. He is also the author of The Learning Paradox, which appeared on numerous bestseller lists, and co-author of national bestseller The 100 Best Companies to Work for in Canada.
He is also principal at Strategic Advantage. He previously held positions as partner at Cleantech Group and affiliate at Covey Leadership Centre.
In addition to his speaking and consulting engagements and books, Jim Harris writes for a number of publications, including the Globe and Mail, Profit magazine and Backbone magazine.
His first book, Blindsided! is a #1 international bestseller, having hit the top spot on the Financial Times of London’s European Edition of Best Business Books. It has been published in 80 countries and has been named one of the best business books of the year by a number of organizations. Soundview Executive Summaries selected it as one of the best business books and send a summary to 80,000 executives worldwide.
This disruptive innovation book will prepare you for today’s fast-paced changing business environment. You will learn how to be better prepared for when your competitors try to disrupt your market space and how you too can become a disrupter.
Jim Harris’ second book, The Learning Paradox, was nominated for the National Business Book Award and appeared on numerous bestseller lists. Books for Business ranked it as one of the top 10 business books in all of North America and there are now more than 40,000 copies in print.
He also co-authored the national bestseller The 100 Best Companies to Work for in Canada, which sold more than 50,000 copies.
Harris writes for a number of publications including the Globe and Mail, Profit magazine and, as a columnist, with Backbone magazine, which is distributed with the Globe and Mail six times a year, providing business people with tools to enhance the way they do business in Canada’s New Economy.
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Jim is the disruptive innovation speaker with great insights on market flash points and what causes them to emerge.