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Jim Harris

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Management consultant on disruptive innovation specializing in change, leadership, sustainability and innovation

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Keynote speaker Jim Harris is a successful author and talented speaker. He is a leading management consultant to numerous Fortune 500 companies and specializes in leadership, change, innovation and sustainability.

Jim Harris is one of North America’s foremost management consultants, authors, and thinkers on change and leadership. He has been ranked, by Association magazine, as one of the nation’s top ten speakers.

Mr. Harris’ clients include Association of Research Libraries, Barclays Bank, Certified Management Accountants, Cleantech, Columbia Tristar Pictures, Deloitte & Touche, European Snack Food Association, Glaxo Wellcome, IABC, IBM, IEEE, International Council of Shopping Centers, Johnson & Johnson, MasterCard, Munich Re, NEC, Zurich and more.

His last book, Blindsided! It has been published in 80 countries worldwide. It is a #1 international bestseller – having hit the top spot on the Financial Times of London’s European Edition of Best Business Books. Several organizations have named Blindsided! one of the best business books of the year 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?

The Learning Paradox, Mr. Harris’ second book, 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 all of North America. This book already has over 40,000 copies in print. The Learning Paradox argues that “job security” as we knew it is gone. Individual and organizational security is now based on learning, changing and coping with uncertainty. Paradoxically these are values that we, as adults, fear most!

Jim’s new book, How Going Green is Profitable, scheduled for 2013, presents hundreds of case studies of how environmental leadership drives bottom-line profitability. Jim’s white paper for IBM on Green IT* details how IT organizations can significantly reduce energy use through virtualization. Jim has consulted with governments, Walmart, Cleantech and property developers on sustainability. Mr. Harris was one of the first seven Canadians personally trained by Noble Prize winner Al Gore in Nashville to give his An Inconvenient Truth presentation.

Mr. Harris co-authored the national bestseller entitled The 100 Best Companies to Work for in Canada – which sold 50,000 copies. As a management consultant, Mr. Harris works with leading businesses, Fortune 500 companies, and organizations aspiring to join these ranks.

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Igniting Creativity!

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. Innovation doesn’t just happen on its own, it requires engaging the creativity of employees, customers and partners. Using cases, examples and experiences from a broad range of organizations, Jim will make the case for tapping the creative potential of all key stakeholders

Key take aways:

  • Making the case for enlisting the creativity of all players in your innovation ecosystem
  • Strategies for stimulating creative solutions across the innovation continuum – from incremental to disruptive
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How disruptive innovation is changing the not-for-profit world

People compare their user-experience incident to incident, not sector to sector. What does this mean for not-for profits? As users’ experience are ever more seamless and frictionless service, their expectations around the not-for-public space are being disrupted. How is your organization optimizing for this changed ecosystem? for millennials? for social media? for mobile payments? The list goes on!

Key take aways:

  • The power of understanding how to use the changed user-expectation in the not for profit space
  • Strategies for applying disruptive innovation learnings to the not-for- profit user-experience
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