With global employee engagement rates rapidly decreasing to a low 34% and the recent Great Resignation in 2021 during the COVID-19 pandemic, it is time for a reinvention of the practice of business leadership. – Omar L. Harris, Former GM and Author of “Be a J.E.D.I. Leader, Not a Boss”
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (PRWEB) August 19, 2021
Former GM (GSK, Allergan), Bestselling Author and Motivational Speaker Omar L. Harris launches 2 leadership programs: 1) Servant Leader Online and 2) J.E.D.I. Leader based on his proven strategies leading global pharmaceutical teams for 20+ years on 4 continents. Harris’s new training programs, keynote presentations and coaching services are designed to end the traditional top-down boss hierarchy, offer modern leaders with new ways to engage employees and increase the bottom line.
Harris emphasizes, “With global employee engagement rates rapidly decreasing to a low 34% and the recent Great Resignation in 2021 during the COVID-19 pandemic, it is time for a reinvention of the practice of business leadership.”
With 95% of employees considering quitting their job (Monster.com survey, 2021), leaders must start putting employees first as Servant Leaders and J.E.D.I. Leaders (corporate social justice, equity, diversity and inclusion) to be successful today. And as a Gallup Certified Strengths Coach, Harris encourages leaders to be “a positive force for good versus a toxic ego-driven leader” by focusing on building employee strengths versus trying to fix weaknesses.
Based on extensive experience managing global enterprise teams and writing 3 leadership books (“Leader Board”, 2019, “The Servant Leader’s Manifesto”, 2020, and “Be a J.E.D.I. Leader, Not a Boss”, 2021), Harris has created these interactive programs to provide new tools and one-on-one coaching for leaders at all levels.
Harris’ new leadership programs teach managers:
- How to apply the principles of Servant Leadership and J.E.D.I. Leadership that can positively impact the bottom line.
- Why modern leaders must do more by focusing on stakeholder capitalism to improve outcomes for employees, customers, communities, environment and stockholders versus only caring about shareholder capitalism.
- Why the Boss archetype is leading to a global employee engagement crisis.
- Why influence is far more powerful than authority in getting things done.
- How building trust enhances influence.
- How servant leaders can accomplish more.
- How to use positive psychology to lift people up as a leader versus being a toxic boss.
- How to create a high-purpose driven team with high engagement rates.
In addition, Harris has given interactive keynote presentations titled “The End of the Boss: 7 Rules for Modern Leaders” featuring these principles. Presentations have included the recent International Institute for Learning conference, Rising Leaders Summit, Love Ideas Summit, Leadership Harrisburg Area Galactic Graduation Event, and the upcoming WBECS (World Business and Executive Coach Summit) and more.
To engage the audience in leadership books, presentations and training programs, Harris uses a storytelling style with examples of thought leaders who broke barriers, including Martin Luther King Jr, Steve Jobs, Elon Musk, Greta Thunberg (Climate Activist and Time Magazine’s Person of the Year in 2019), Hal Elrod (“The Miracle Morning”), National Book Award winner, Ibram X. Kendi (“How to Be an Antiracist”), NBA Commissioner Adam Silver and so many more.
For more information on Harris’ Servant Leader Online and J.E.D.I. Leader programs and/or to book a presentation, visit https://www.servant-leader.online and/or https://www.jedileader.com.
Liz Kelly, 310-987-7207
OMAR L HARRIS (Charlotte, NC, born in Pittsburgh, PA) is the founder of Intent Consulting and TYMPO.io (the world’s first and best SaaS application for employee inclusion), a Former GM (GSK and Allergan), Business and Servant Leadership Thought-Leader, Speaker, Award-Winning Bestselling Author of 5 books, including “Be a J.E.D.I. Leader, Not a Boss: Leadership in the Era of Corporate Social Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion”, June 25 2021, “The Servant Leader’s Manifesto”, 2020, and “Leader Board: The DNA of High Performance Teams”, 2019). With 20+ years of global pharmaceutical executive experience building teams, Omar has worked on 4 continents (U.S., Middle East, Asia and Latin America) for Pfizer, Merck, Schering-Plough and more. As a Gallup Certified Strengths Coach, Motivational Speaker, Entrepreneur and Florida A&M University Alumni, Harris is passionate about leading teams, high-performance coaching, and inspiring the future leaders of today and tomorrow to adopt the servant leader mindset and stop toxic leadership behaviors. Omar is also the Co-Author of “From Authors to Entrepreneurs F.A.T.E.: The Personal Side of Indie Publishing” (2015) and Author of “One Blood” fiction book (2011, pen name, Qwantu Amaru – currently being developed into a television series). Harris was a featured speaker at the 2021 International Institute of Leadership Conference with his compelling topic: “The End of the Boss – 7 Rules for the Modern Leader”, a keynote speaker at the Leadership Harrisburg Area Graduation event, a featured speaker at the 2021 Rising Leaders Summit, a featured speaker at the BB21 Rise Conference, and a featured coach at the 11th annual WBECS Summit. His work has been featured by CNN HLN Weekend Express, WPXI-TV NBC Pittsburgh, Black News Channel, The Jewish Journal, The Beating Alpha Podcast, The Living Corporate Podcast, Real Leaders, SHRM Blog, Thrive Global, CEO World Magazine, Human Capital Innovations (HCI) Podcast, VoiceAmerica Business, Culture Stew and many more. As fun facts, Omar speaks 5 languages, plays 7 instruments, and started his first company at the age of 7. https://www.omarlharris.com
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