Harris Kern
Diverse Professional Background

Over Twenty Years Experience as an IT Leader and Management Consultant

Mr. Kern is recognized as the foremost authority on providing practical guidance for solving management issues and challenges. Mr. Kern helps organizations be competitive by re-focusing resources on people, process and performance. His client list reads like a who’s who of American and International Business: Standard and Poor’s, Sony Pictures, GE, The Weather Channel, Time Inc., Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminal, among hundreds of other Fortune 500 and Global 2000 companies.

Over Twenty Years Experience as an Organization and Life Mentor

Harris Kern is one of the world’s leading organization ( and life mentors ( He is a frequent speaker and seminar leader at business, leadership and management conferences. His passion is to help people excel in their career and personal life. His focus is on helping people acquire discipline (time management, goal management, focus, sense of urgency, etc.), EQ skills (communication, relationship management, inter-personal, etc.) and leadership skills. He pioneered the Discipline Mentoring Program™ and Professional/Personal Growth Program (P²GP).


Mr. Kern is the author of 4 books related to self-discipline:

  • DISCIPLINE: Six Steps To Unleashing Your Hidden Potential
  • DISCIPLINE: Training The Mind To Manage Your Life
  • DISCIPLINE: Mentoring Children For Success
  • DISCIPLINE: Take Control of Your Life

Mr. Kern is also the founder and driving force behind the Enterprise Computing Institute ( and the best-selling series of books published by Prentice Hall. As founder of the Enterprise Computing Institute, he has brought together the industry’s leading minds to author and publish “how-to” textbooks (30+ worldwide) on the critical issues the IT industry faces. The series includes titles such as:

  • IT Services,
  • IT Organization,
  • CIO Wisdom, CIO Wisdom II
  • Managing IT as an Investment, among others.

Additional Personal Information

Over Thirty Years of being Productive and Successful
Mr. Kern lives everyday with a sense of urgency! Life is short and he makes use of every minute NOT hour or day! Mr. Kern pushes himself extremely hard (by choice):

  • Exercises every day of the year
  • Traveled to every continent and hundreds of cities all over the world (some several times)
  • Established several successful businesses
  • Purchased first home at the age of 19
  • Raised a wonderful family
  • Trained his mind and body to sleep 4 hours a night
  • Financially set at the age of 38
    • Most people would consider his routine crazy and unhealthy, however Mr. Kern is 58 years old and he has mastered the ultimate level of discipline since his early twenties. Mr. Kern believes that the body and mind should be pushed to the max everyday. The difference is he has the experience to do so; however, Mr. Kern would never push his clients in this manner unless of course this is their wish.

      Mr. Kern’s greatest assets are his caring demeanor, incomparable energy, and desire to help people and organizations be efficient.

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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