Harris Kern/Vice President of Operations

harrisHarris Kern is one of the world’s leading organization mentors www.disciplinetheorganization.com and personal mentors www.disciplinementor.com. He is a frequent speaker at business, leadership and management conferences. His passion is to help people excel in their professional and personal life by helping them develop their self-discipline skills to combat the top issues: severe procrastination, poor time management, ineffective goal management, lack of focus, no sense of urgency and unmotivated. He also helps individuals improve their 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 also the author of over 40 books, some of the titles include:

Mr. Kern is recognized as the foremost authority on providing practical guidance for solving management issues and challenges. He has devoted over 30 years helping professionals build competitive organizations. His client list reads like a who’s who of American and International Business. His client list includes Standard and Poor’s, GE, The Weather Channel, NEWS Corporation, Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminal (HACTL), among hundreds of other Fortune500 and Global 2000 companies.

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

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

Mr. Kern’s goal is to arm individuals and organizations with the tools to empower them to become more productive and successful.

Additional Personal Information

Mr. Kern lives every day with a sense of urgency! Life is short and he makes use of every minute NOT hour or day! Mr. Kern has been productive and successful for over forty years. He 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 in the San Francisco Bay Area
  • 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 60 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 every single day. 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 manage their life efficiently. He wants to help as many people as possible fulfill their goals and aspirations.

Statement from Harris Kern/Vice-President of Operations for Café con Leche Books

“After working closely with top mainstream publishers for more than two decades, I became totally disenchanted with all the bureaucracy, undisciplined mode of operation, and overall nonchalant attitude that sadly enough has become the norm in this industry today. I’ve always lived my life with a sense of urgency. On the flipside of the coin, most publishers today operate in the complete opposite way. My association with Koehler Books has been such a breath of fresh air. I can honestly say it has completely restored my faith that a publisher can operate with a sense of urgency and treat both emerging and established authors like they truly deserve to be treated—like human beings who have something important to say.

I decided to start Café con Leche Books with my distinguished colleague Leticia Gomez to change the way publishers treat potential authors. We at Café con Leche will work tirelessly for our authors with the end goal of providing top-notch publishing services at a fraction of the time currently being served in the publishing business today, while holding ourselves accountable to a higher level of quality deliverables.”