Dr. Jim Harris is an advisor to business leaders on how to achieve great results and how to grow a pipeline of great leaders. A former executive with a Fortune 500 firm, Dr. Jim's powerful presentations are filled with best practice insights gleaned from his over 20 years hands-on management and consulting experience in the home building, construction, healthcare, retail, manufacturing, and transportation industries.

From Fortune magazine "Best Places to Work" to winners of the prestigious Malcolm Baldrige Quality award to fast-growth Inc 500 firms, Jim's clients are a Who's Who of the world's best-run companies including IBM, Johnson & Johnson, State Farm, Verizon, Baptist Health Care, Century 21, and the Young Presidents Organization as well as dozens of professional associations.  He has spoken and consulted with private companies, universities, and government agencies across England, Finland, Russia, and the Ukraine.

Internationally renowned for his award-winning best practices research in leadership and organizational excellence, Dr. Jim's insights have appeared in dozens of media outlets including PBS Nightly Business, Fortune, CIO Magazine, USA Today, Chicago Tribune, and Executive Excellence.

Jim's many award-winning books include Finding and Keeping Great Employees, honored in Fortune magazine as a "Best Business Book."  His newly released Achieve Great Results™ in Business Series includes an aligned leadership development process that includes a three-book series on:

  • Corporate Excellence - educates executives on how to Maximize Productivity and Profits through aligning Purpose, Culture, and People.
  • Leadership Excellence - educates mid-managers and emerging leaders the foundations for great leadership and the six roles of successful leaders.
  • Management Excellence - teaches frontline managers and supervisors the six fundamental skills for success.

Blending his best practices with humor, wisdom, and hands-on action ideas, Dr. Jim gives his audiences the strategies, tactics, and tools they need to achieve great results.

Speaker Topics

  • Leadership
  • Workforce Issues

Speaker Type

  • Breakout Presenter
  • Keynote Presenter
  • Presentation Moderator