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Disruptive innovation and organizational change expert
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 as one of the nation’s top ten speakers and consultants.
Jim Harris's videos
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Jim Harris's 2023 biography
About Jim Harris
Jim has 20 years experience as a professional speaker and consultant, he 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 is also a thought leader on digital disruption and digital transformation – writing columns, articles and white papers on disruption. One of the disruptive innovation books he has written is called Blindsided! which discusses how businesses can mitigate the impact they experience from disruption in their market.
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. Soundview Executive Summaries selected it as one of the best business books and send a summary to 80,000 executives worldwide. 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.
As a management consultant, Jim works with leading businesses, Fortune 500 companies and organizations aspiring to join these ranks. He was one of the first seven Canadians personally trained by Al Gore to give his An Inconvenient Truth presentation. From 1992-1996 he represented the Covey leadership Center in Canada teaching Dr. Stephen Covey’s work, The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People.
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.
Jim Harris's 2023 talks & topics
The world and technology is changing faster than ever before. How can leaders keep up and keep their organizations relevant? In this thought provoking talk Jim discusses disruptive innovation and why being on the forefront of technology is only the beginning of it. Netflix changed the way people watch TV. Uber changed the way people get around. Amazon changed the way people buy things. Jim looks at the forces that are disrupting companies and industries and presents strategies for preventing it.
Blockchain & crypto currencies
Collaboration & Engagement
Who is in charge of Wikipedia? No one. And yet more than 100 million of hours of labour have been invested by volunteers in creating the content. Most people believe that companies use less than 50% of the skills and motivation of employees. With millions of baby boomers retiring from the workforce over the next decade, new ways of engaging employees in collaborating will be essential for companies. How can organizations unleash more talent, creativity and innovation in their organization?
Green is Green!
Smart: Smart Cities, Buildings, Smart Homes, Smart Tech
Leadership & Change Management
Leaders today are paradigm pioneers who must understand the versatility of business and change with it. In the world of shifting paradigms, leadership has become more complex and more necessary. One of the greatest challenges of leadership has become problem-seeing, not problem-solving. Leaders have to become more adept at anticipating problems and perceiving opportunities to stay ahead of the competition and exceed customer expectations.
Creating Learning Organization
Future Trends & eLearning
Customer Relationship Management
Jim Harris's 2023 speaking fees
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