Jim Harris

Jim Harris

Leadership and Change Expert, Best Selling Author
Fee Range
$7,501-$10,000
Exact fee falls within this range
Traveling From
Ontario, Canada
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Program Descriptions

Thriving Amid 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 largest 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. 75% of answers are a product or service. But 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 companies that have completely innovated their business models, including their business channels. In typical 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.


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 in large organizations believe that they draw upon less than 35% of the skills and motivation of employees. With millions of baby boomers retiring from the work force 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 people?

Change & 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: Trends that Are Changing Your Business
Jim Harris has been helping organizations focus on the future. He was honoured to be the closing keynote speaker for the World Future Society conference which brings together the leading futurists from around the globe. He customizes and delivers presentations for organizations and industries that have people talking, thinking and acting differently long after the event.

Impact of 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.

Other Topics

  • The Future of Health Care: The impact of budgets, technology & medical tourism
  • The Small Screen Digital Revolutiom: 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

Why Book Jim Harris?

  • As a business speaker, Jim talks about Blindsided which helps companies identify threats and focus on innovation.

  • Jim’s reputation as a business speaker has been recognized by industry professionals and numerous publications.
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    Biography Read more

    Jim Harris is a one of North America’s foremost management consultants, authors and thinkers on leadership, innovation, lean manufacturing, learning, organizational change, future trends, sustainability and mitigating risk. Association magazine ranked him 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
    • Innovation & Creativity
    • Leading Organizational Change
    • Blindsided! and Leadership
    • Creating Learning Organization
    • Big Data & CRM

     

    Workshops on:

    • Strategic planning amid complexity
    • Creating Common Mission/Vision 
    • Teamwork

     

    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.

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