About Me


Performance Mentor

Harris Kern is one of the world’s leading life, leadership, and organization mentors and is also a master of self-discipline.

Harris Kern has helped companies and individuals maximize their earnings potential for over 25 years, both through his own consulting company and as former Global EVP at Sun Microsystems. He is an international corporate performance, leadership and business coach who is a frequent speaker and seminar leader at business, leadership and management conferences. Harris’ passion is to motivate employees to produce outstanding results by teaching them how to be disciplined to stay focused on company goals. He pioneered the Discipline Mentoring Program and Professional/Personal Growth Program (P²GP).

Harris is one of the world’s leading life, career, and organization mentors and is also a master of self-discipline. His discipline mentoring program is the ultimate resource to achieve success, and is the key ingredient to self-mastery.

Maximize Your Employees’ Output

Harris works individually with your most promising managers to instill discipline (i.e., effective time management practices, accountability, sense of urgency, etc.). He also teaches your employees how to maximize their Emotional Quotient (EQ) skills: clearer communication, relationship building, and personal leadership skills. Companies that make this investment enjoy increased cooperation between departments and are more productive.

Earn More and Reduce Labor Costs

Harris is recognized as the foremost authority on providing practical guidance for solving management issues and challenges. He helps organizations stay competitive by re-focusing resources on people, processes and performance. His gift is the ability to produce higher shareholder value without adding additional resources.

IT Automation
The Quest for “Lights Out”: Data center automation in distributed environments.
CIO Wisdom
Best Practices from Silicon Valley’s Leading IT Experts
IT Services
Costs, Metrics, Benchmarking, and Marketing: Delighting IT customers: your real-world, start-to-finish guide
CIO Wisdom II
More Best Practices from Leading IT Experts
IT Architecture Toolkit
Less theoretical, more practical approach to developing and implementing enterprise architecture.
IT People
Doing More with Less. Best practices for managing the people within the IT organization.
Data Warehousing
Architecture and Implementation: A start-to-finish process for deploying successful data warehouses
Building Professional Services
The Sirens’ Song: A comprehensive guide to creating a professional services organization
IT Problem Management
The complete “best practices” guide to IT problem resolution.
IT Organization
Building a World-Class Infrastructure.
IT Web Services
A Roadmap for the Enterprise: Architectures, platforms, roles, business models, and deployment realities.
Software Development
Building Reliable Systems.
IT Production Services
Building Competitive Advantage: Describes one of the most important functions of an IT infrastructure
Managing IT as an Investment
Partnering for Success: Maximizing the value of technology—and the success of your IT organization.
High Availability
Design, Techniques and Processes: The complete how-to guide for maximizing availability of enterprise systems
IT Systems Management
Design, Implement, and Manage World-Class Infrastructures.
Technology Strategies
Managing technology, value, and change in the new economy.
Web-Based Infrastructures
A 4-D Framework: Maximize the value of your next Web-centered initiative.

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