Leadership Author and Coach Omar L. Harris launches New Audiobook for Be a J.E.D.I. Leader Not a Boss

Former GM, Bestselling Author, Coach and Intent Consulting Founder Omar L. Harris launches a new leadership audiobook for his latest book, “Be a J.E.D.I. Leader, Not a Boss” in August 2021.

There is new hope during this dark time for leadership in the form of an uprising of J.E.D.I. Servant Leaders joining forces to rebel against the top-down toxic forces of the ego-driven boss. – Omar L. Harris, Former GM, Bestselling Author and Intent Consulting Founder

Former GM (GSK, Allergan), Bestselling Author, Intent Consulting Founder and Leadership Coach Omar L. Harris launches a new Audiobook on Amazon’s Audible for his 2021 book: “Be a J.E.D.I. Leader, Not a Boss: Leadership in the Era of Corporate Social Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion”. This modern leadership handbook is based on extensive research, case studies, and first-hand experience leading global pharmaceutical teams for 20+ years on 4 continents as a Black business leader.

Harris explains, “There is new hope during this dark time for leadership in the form of an uprising of J.E.D.I. Servant Leaders joining forces to rebel against the top-down toxic forces of the ego-driven boss.”

And according to Kirkus Reviews, “Be a J.E.D.I. Leader, Not a Boss” is “an effective, mission-driven approach to managing employees without bossing them.”

Listeners will learn why the traditional top-down boss hierarchy is no longer working, and how to increase employee engagement that is at an all-time low of 20% (according to the new Gallup State of the Global Workplace 2021 Report). Based on a modern leadership approach, Harris explains how corporate and business leaders can increase productivity and sales by serving the best interests of their employees first.

In this new audiobook that is narrated by the author, Harris emphasizes the current environment and need for businesses to do more, including:

  • “Toxic leaders have been in charge of countries, communities and corporations for so long that their oppressive behavior has been normalized.”
  • “Those driven by the dark side seek personal gain above all else.”
  • “We have reached a ‘tipping point’ where many societies have been torn apart by our differences versus brought together based on shared values.”
  • “The opposing force for good are J.E.D.I. Leaders who seek to empower, enable and build up everyone in their sphere of influence.”
  • “By flipping the top-down hierarchy, J.E.D.I. Leaders serve all stakeholders and lead with love.”
  • “J.E.D.I. Leaders inspire with audacious visions for a better world using humility, will and empathy.”

With the current global pandemic impacting businesses, Harris explains how a record 9 out of 10 employees are thinking about quitting their jobs in 2021 (Monster.com survey) is a call for a new approach by management. And with many companies faced with employee shortages, “Be a J.E.D.I. Leader, Not a Boss” provides solutions for how to create a more positive and equitable work environment. Using stakeholder capitalism where everyone is a priority (employees, customers, community, environment and shareholders) versus only shareholders, employers can attract and keep great employees – and increase profits.

As a Call to Action, listeners and readers will learn Harris’ 6As of J.E.D.I. action (awareness, acceptance, appreciation, alignment, activation, and advocacy) put into the framework of how to work and positively influence the 3Ps (people, product, and processes) to become a force for good and profitable.

In addition to Harris’ proven leadership strategies, the author includes many case studies with examples of J.E.D.I. Leaders and authors making a difference, including Larry Flint (CEO of BlackRock), Ursula Burns (former CEO of Xerox and Board Director of Uber), Martin Luther King Jr. (who led with love), B Corps (for profit and for good companies, Patagonia, Ben & Jerry’s), Dr. Ibram X. Kendri (“How to Become Antiracist”), Simon Sinek (“Start with Why”), JUST Capital, and so many more.

As the only Black General Manager in the world for Allergan in 2020, Harris’ new audiobook and book urges leaders to implement stakeholder capitalism, develop a purpose-driven mission that gets employees excited to contribute, and recognize people at all levels for making a difference. And as a Gallup Certified Strengths Coach, Harris emphasizes; “May the force of positive intention, and even more positive action, be with us.”

LEADERSHIP BOOKS and AUDIOBOOKS by OMAR L. HARRIS

New Audiobook (Aug 18, 2021)
“Be a J.E.D.I. Leader, Not a Boss: Leadership in the Era of Corporate Social Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion”
https://www.audible.com/pd/Be-a-JEDI-Leader-Not-a-Boss-Audiobook/B09CW1HG6X

New Book (June 25, 2021):
“Be a J.E.D.I. Leader, Not a Boss: Leadership in the Era of Corporate Social Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion”
https://www.amazon.com/D-I-Leader-Not-Boss-Leadership/dp/B09762FVD1

The Servant Leader’s Manifesto – Book (2020) and Audiobook (2021)
https://www.amazon.com/The-Servant-Leaders-Manifesto/dp/B08VNQ1BDD

Leader Board: The DNA of High Performance Teams (Leader Board Series) (2019)
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07QMJSMV3

MEDIA CONTACT:
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