Jarrod is joined on the eSAX Podcast by Jim Harris. Jim is one of North America’s foremost management consultants, public speakers, authors and thinkers on change and leadership. Jarrod and Jim discuss the importance of your circle of influence, networking, bootstrapping, going deep with your most important clients and Jim’s defining moment when he knew he wanted to be an entrepreneur.
ABOUT Jim Harris: (taken from https://keynotespeakerscanada.ca/speaker/jim-harris)
Jim Harris is a Canadian author, environmentalist, and politician. He was leader of the Green Party of Canada from 2003 to 2006, when he was succeeded by Elizabeth May.
Jim Harris is a one of North America’s foremost management consultants, authors and thinkers on disruptive innovation, leadership, innovation, organizational change, future trends 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 including: Future Trends & Disruptive Innovation, Collaborative Leadership, Stakeholder Engagement, Innovation & Creativity, Leading Organizational Change, Creating Learning Organization as well as Big Data & CRM. He also offers workshops on Strategic planning amid complexity, Disruptive Innovation and Creating a Common Mission/Vision.
A staggering 88% of CEOs say that innovation is important to growing their top line and increasing 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 they are achieving. Jim’s future trends presentations focus on how to drive growth and profitability.
Jim’s clients include the 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 the health care sector, government, financial services, retailers, and professional services firms.
His last book, Blindsided! was published in 80 countries worldwide. Blindsided!, a #1 international bestseller, hit the top spot on the Financial Times of London’s European Edition of Best Business Books. It has been named one of the best business books of the year as it 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’s 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. Jim co-authored the national bestseller The 100 Best Companies to Work for in Canada – selling 50,000 copies.
As a management consultant, Jim works with leading businesses, Fortune 500 companies, and organizations aspiring to join these ranks. For several years he represented the Covey Leadership Center in Canada, teaching Dr. Stephen Covey’s work, The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People.
Jim 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!
eSAX was founded by entrepreneur and musician Jarrod Goldsmith. Jarrod is a Canadian small business community builder and is the embodiment of the small business spirit. He is one of Ottawa’s best known entrepreneurs and founded Sax Appeal (Canada’s Premier Saxophone Ensemble), Sax Appeal Productions (an agency for all live music needs around Ottawa, Gatineau and the surrounding area), eSAX (The Entrepreneur Social Advantage Experience); Ottawa’s largest entrepreneur networking community for small business, eXclusive eXperience and hosts both Ask the Fedora (a YouTube video series on entrepreneur networking) and the eSAX Podcast series.
This podcast was produced by Barking Monkey Studio.