Jim Harris

Disruptive Innovation Thought Leader

Jim Harris is one of North America's foremost, authors and thinkers on change and leadership. His best-selling book 'Blindsided!' presents a series of tools, techniques and strategies to help business leaders identify trends earlier and more accurately predict their impact.

"Can a Company appear healthy and yet be dead?"

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  • Blindsided!
  • Exponential Organizations - Grow 10X Faster Than Your Competitors
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI), Big Data & Edge (IoT) ? Are You Ready?
  • The Great Resignation: The Future of Work, Hybrid Work & Remote
  • Blockchain & Crypto Currencies: The Intersection of Money and Data
  • The Metaverse, NFTs, Web 3.0: Hype or Will It Impact Business?
  • Sustainable Practices: Key Competitive Advantage in Attracting Customers & Employees


He presents in English.

How he presents

As a speaker and workshop leader Jim delivers interactive, original and thought-provoking discussions on the most pertinent issues of leadership, change, innovation, the learning organisation, customer retention and future trends.

Books & Media

  • Emotional Learning
  • Blindsided! Strategies for Accelerating Recognition and Response in a Fast Changing World
  • The Learning Paradox
  • The 100 Best Companies to Work for in Canada

In Detail

Jim earned his BA at Queen's University, has lived and worked in Europe, Australia and Canada and now lives in Toronto. Jim Harris joined Cleantech Group TM in 2006 as the Managing Partner for Cleantech Advisors. Jim is also the former leader of the fiscally responsible Green Party of Canada. Association magazine ranked him as one of the nation's top ten speakers. As a management consultant Jim conducts internationally strategic planning sessions with executive teams, focusing on the most pressing issues. He successfully explores this new style of decision making by answering some of the most important questions about "blindsidedness". He is an international bestselling author.


Jim is skilled not only as a platform speaker but is experienced in leading strategic planning sessions with executive teams. His thoroughly researched and individually tailored programs focus on key leadership issues affecting all organisations. A gifted communicator, it is ultimately his obvious concern for people, and his commitment to increasing the individual and organisational growth of his clients.



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