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Jim Harris is one of North America’s foremost management consultants, public speakers, authors, and thinkers on change and leadership.
He has 25 years experience as a professional speaker and consultant and speaks internationally at more than 60 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.
His clients include Barclays Bank, Certified Management Accountants, Cleantech, Columbia Tristar Pictures, Deloitte, GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), IABC, IBM, IEEE, International Council of Shopping Centers, Johnson & Johnson, MasterCard, Munich Re, SAP, Society of Professional Engineers, the UK Cabinet Office, the World Future Society and Zurich Insurance. He has worked extensively with the health care sector, government, financial services, retailers and professional services firms.
He was one of the first seven Canadians personally trained by Al Gore to present the slideshow for An Inconvenient Truth. He was also one of just 12 Canadians who was 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 the 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.
Thriving in the Era of Disruptive Innovation
Uber is worth more than all North American taxi cab companies combined, but it doesn’t own any cars. Skype facilitates more international long distance phone calls than all of the world’s major telcos combined, but it doesn’t own any phone lines. Airbnb provides more accommodation than any hotel chain in the world, but it doesn’t own a single room. The most valuable retailer in the world, Alibaba, doesn’t have any inventory. When you order something the supplier ships it directly to you. The largest provider of online content globally, Facebook, doesn’t create any content. Netflix, the biggest cable company in the world, doesn’t own any cable.
Ask a person on the street what they think about when they think of innovation and they’ll likely answer: an iPhone. In fact, 75% of answers name a product or service, yet products and services deliver only 10% of the value of innovation. A staggering 90% of the value of innovation is in business model innovation. All of the above examples are of companies that have completely innovated their business models, including their business channels. Typically, in large corporations, these areas receive only 10% of the focus.
Jim’s book, Blindsided! is published in 80 countries worldwide and is a #1 International bestseller. Blindsided! looks at the forces that are disrupting companies and industries and presents strategies for circumventing it.
Reaping the Benefits of Collaboration & Engagement
Who is in charge of Wikipedia? No one! And yet more than 100 million hours of labor have been invested by volunteers in creating the content. Most people in large organizations believe that they 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 from their workforce?
Managing Change and Leveraging Creativity
Most organizations need to innovate, but no one wants to change! It’s the paradox of our time. A staggering 88% of CEOs say that innovation is essential to growth and profitability, but only 33% are happy with the results that they’re getting. However, innovation doesn’t just happen on its own. Jim has worked with Fortune 500 companies worldwide, India’s top 200 CIOs and the UK Cabinet Office’s top management program teaching innovation, creativity, and change and why innovation is essential to the survival of 21st-century organizations.
Futurist Outlook: Trends that Are Changing Your Business
Since 1990, Jim Harris has been helping organizations focus on the future. He was honored to be the closing keynote speaker for the World Future Society conference which brings together the leading futurists from around the globe. He will customize and deliver his presentation for your organization/industry that will have people talking, thinking and acting differently long after your event.
The Impact of the Internet of Things on Organizations
By 2020, there will be 50 billion devices connected to the Internet, creating, by one estimate, $14.4 trillion in value:
$3.7 trillion of improved customer service
$3.0 trillion in cost savings due to increased speed to market
$2.7 trillion in supply chain and logistics savings through optimization
$2.5 trillion in cost savings
$2.5 trillion in increased employee productivity
The Internet of Things (IoT) will continue to have a transformative effect on organizations, business processes, customer expectations and the way society operates.
Jim is a catalyst for conversation and change. He excels at leading people to new ways of thinking – making productive, profitable change possible. His sessions are highly informative, thought-provoking, interactive, and even lots of fun.
Other topics include:
- The Future of Health Care: The impact of budgets, technology & medical tourism
- The Small Screen Digital Revolution: How smartphones & tablets are changing business
- The Smart Revolution: How smart buildings, communities, and cities are changing the way we live
- Risk Management: Thriving in an era of disruptive innovation