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Jim is a leading global thinker, and author of the number on bestselling book, "Blindsided!"
Jim Harris is a one of North America’s foremost management consultants, authors and thinkers on disruptive innovation, leadership, innovation, organizational change, future trends and mitigating risk
Association magazine ranked Jim Harris as one of the nation’s top ten speakers. As a management consultant Jim speaks internationally and conducts strategic planning sessions with executive teams, focusing on the most pressing issues:
- Future Trends & Disruptive Innovation
- Collaborative Leadership
- Stakeholder Engagement
- Innovation & Creativity
- Leading Organizational Change
- Creating Learning Organization
- Big Data & CRM
- Strategic planning amid complexity
- Creating Common Mission/Vision
A staggering 88% of CEOs say that innovation is important to grow their top line and increase profitability according to a study by Leger Marketing in conjunction with The Globe and Mail. But only 33% of CEOs are happy with the current results that they are achieving. Jim’s future trends presentations focus on how to drive growth and profitability.
Mr. Harris’ clients include Association of Research Libraries, Barclays Bank, Certified Management Accountants, Cleantech, Columbia Tristar Pictures, Deloitte & Touche, Glaxo Wellcome, IABC, IDG, IBM, IEEE, International Council of Shopping Centers, Johnson & Johnson, MasterCard, Munich Re, NEC, Novartis, Soc. of Professional Engineers, the UK Cabinet Office, the World Future Society and Zurich Insurance. He has worked extensively with health care sector, government, financial services, retailers, and professional services firms.
His last book, Blindsided! is published in 80 countries worldwide. Blindsided! is a #1 international bestseller – having hit the top spot on the Financial Times of London’s European Edition of Best Business Books. Blindsided has been named one of the best business books of the year by a number of organizations and Soundview Executive Summaries sent a summary to 80,000 executives worldwide. Blindsided! examines why companies and whole industries are being blindsided; How can decision makers identify early warning signs? How can leaders put in place systems and structures that will prevent their organizations from being blindsided? And then knowing all this, how can you blindside your competition?
Mr. Harris’ second book, The Learning Paradox, was nominated for the National Business Book Award, and has appeared on numerous bestseller lists. Books for Business ranked it as one of the top 10 business books in North America. There are now over 40,000 copies in print. Mr. Harris co-authored the national bestseller The 100 Best Companies to Work for in Canada – selling 50,000 copies. As a management consultant, Mr. Harris works with leading businesses, Fortune 500 companies, and organizations aspiring to join these ranks. From 1992-1996 he represented the Covey Leadership Center in Canada – teaching Dr. Stephen Covey’s work, The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People to clients.