Jim Harris

Disruptive Innovation Thought Leader, International best-selling author. Global Social Media Influencer."

Jim Harris is one of North America’s foremost management consultants, public speakers, authors and thinkers on change and leadership.

He has 20 years experience as a professional speaker and consultant and speaks internationally at more than 40 conferences a year on topics including innovation and creativity, customer relationship management (CRM), eLearning, creating learning organisations, environmental leadership, energy efficiency, strategic planning, and creating common organisational mission and vision.

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.

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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 a 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.

Jim Harris 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!

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Thriving in the Era of Disruptive Innovation

Netflix is changing the way people watch TV – and forcing cable company mergers. In 2014 online advertising will exceed TV advertising spending for the first time ever as consumer spend more time on smartphones surfing, researching, buying and interacting with products and services. By 2020 there will be 50 billion devices connected to the Internet – creating trillions of dollars in cost savings and new markets. 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 preventing 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 believe that companies use less than 50% 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 in their organization?


Most organisations 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. But 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. Why innovation is essential to for 21st century organisations.

Green means Green

How environmental leadership drives bottom line profitability and technology and its impact on organisations and society.


How to spot the next breakthrough that will change your business forever

The Learning Paradox

Gaining success and security in a world of change by learning faster than your competition

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Jim's session was one of the most highly rated and I am certain that we will work with him in the future. What was particularly noteworthy was the accessibility and relevance of his material. Jim's friendly, open style is critical in encouraging participants to take the material on board and shift their thinking.

Centre for Management & Policy Studies, UK Cabinet Office

Having attended countless sessions over the years, I am very selective. I am especially proud that one of the best messages I’ve heard at MPI was delivered by a Canadian – Jim Harris.

Meeting Professionals International

You initiated a shift in strategic thinking within our plant management.

CXY Chemicals



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