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Jim Harris is a one of North America's foremost management consultants, authors and thinkers on change and leadership. Association magazine ranked him as one of the nation's top ten speakers. As a management consultant he speaks internationally and conducts strategic planning sessions with executive teams, focusing on the most pressing issues.
Mr. Harris' 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. Soundview Executive Summaries selected it as one of the best business books sending 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?
Jim Harris' newest book, Green Means Green, to be published in 2010, presents hundreds of case studies of how environmental leadership drives bottom line profitability. McKinsey & Company the pre-eminent management-consulting firm worldwide has shown how investing in energy efficiency gives an IRR of 17% (compared to the stock market at 10% and real estate at 16%. His 2008 white paper "IBM on Green IT" details how IT organizations can significantly reduce energy use through virtualization. He has also consulted with governments and property developers on green issues.
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 all of North America. There are now 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 what we as adults fear most!
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.
From 1992-1996 Jim Harris represented the Covey Leadership Center in Canada - teaching Dr. Stephen Covey's work, The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People to clients.
Jim 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, Novartis, Society of Professional Engineers, Sybase, TNT Worldwide Express, the UK Cabinet Office, and Zurich.
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