Jason O. Harris

Decorated Combat Leader, Trust & Leadership Advisor, & Creator of No Fail Trust

Speaker Jason O. Harris
  • Decorated U.S. Air Force combat leader with 15 Air Medals, 11 combat deployments, and 470 combat missions flown
  • Creator of the acclaimed No Fail Trust™, a philosophy shared with clients such as PBS, Dish Network, Marriott, and The Broadmoor Hotel
  • Featured in Forbes and other national media; appears in 2021 PBS documentary, Hindenburg: The New Evidence
  • Applies unique combat experiences to facilitate No Fail Trust within organizations

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A decorated combat veteran, U.S. Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Jason O. Harris is revered for his distinguished track record leading his air crews on successful missions and instilling a culture of trust in which each person owned his or her role in keeping the team out of harm’s way.

Exclusively represented by Leading Authorities speakers bureau, Lt. Col. Harris brings his unique combat experience to his talks. Using real-world examples, he empowers audiences to unleash their untapped potential and sheds light about the invaluable talent each person brings to an organization and how this talent can be harnessed to positively impact the organization’s greater mission. Through life-altering experiences, Lt. Col. Harris recognized the importance of clear communication and the influence team dynamics has on success – there was absolutely no room for his teams to fail. These experiences served as the launching point for “No Fail Trust™,” a methodology Lt. Col. Harris created to empower executives and employees to foster an environment of mutual trust, responsibility, and productivity that uplifts organizations as they set out to achieve their goals.

He earned a congressional nomination to the United States Air Force Academy, and thus began his inspiring military career of more than two decades. As a U.S. Air Force command pilot, Lt. Col. Harris has flown more than 4,000 hours of military flight time and more than 2,000 hours in combat supporting Operations Iraqi Freedom, Enduring Freedom, New Dawn, and other theaters of operation across the globe. Beginning his U.S. Air Force career as C-130 Aircraft Commander, Lt. Col. Harris was part of a unit capable of rapidly mobilizing, deploying, and executing air mobility operations worldwide in support of national security interests. He then made the transition to special operations pilot, instructor pilot, and mission commander, roles in which he led unique, mission-oriented aircraft and prepared his air crews to perform a variety of classified missions. During this time, Lt. Col. Harris had to put his life in the hands of men and women of various ages and experience levels. He realized that, when people have trusted training and processes in place, and have a mutual understanding of a cohesive path forward, it provides the framework for them to do their jobs effectively. This methodology is as applicable to a traditional workplace as it is to the military.

Lt. Col. Harris has shared No Fail Trust™ with clients including The Broadmoor Hotel, BMO Transportation Finance Group, Dish Network, PBS, US Air Force, Marriott, Financial Planners Association, and many more. Harris continues to serve as a Lieutenant Colonel in the Air Force Reserve. Additionally, he flies the friendly skies with American Airlines as an International Pilot.

Lt. Col. Harris has earned several honors and awards including 15 air medals over the course of 11 combat deployments with more than 470 combat missions flown. He earned a Master of Business Administration degree in 2008, as well as a Master of Science degree in Logistics and Supply Chain Management from the Air Force Institute of Technology in 2017. Lt. Col. Harris has been featured in publications such as Forbes and other national print media outlets and appeared in the 2021 PBS documentary, Hindenburg: The New Evidence.

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Jason O. Harris: Building a Culture of Trust

Empowering No Fail Trust (for Leaders). Trust is the most critical tool that every leader needs to implement in order to lead an organization that can deliver on its brand promise. Lieutenant Colonel Jason O. Harris created the “7 Steps to No Fail Trust” as a way to empower executives and employees to create an environment of mutual trust, responsibility and productivity that allows organizations to thrive and exceed goals.

It is based on a proven strategy that, by trusting your employees, you empower them to make the right decisions for your organization without requiring senior-level micromanagement. This ultimately leads to higher productivity and achievement. Jason shares countless examples of how No Fail Trust was implemented throughout his military and civilian career to great effect, and the steps your leaders can take today to do the same.

Key takeaways include:

  • Strategies for empowering your people to be more assertive.
  • Clarity on the framework that creates a No Fail Trust program.
  • Techniques for reacting successfully to the ever-changing and often unexpected conditions and challenges that arise.

Creating Teams with No Fail Trust™ Ownership. For more than 20 years as a United States Air Force officer, mission commander, and special operations pilot, Jason O. Harris has led teams where failure was not an option. HOW? By empowering his crew members to own their roles and fully trust one another to deliver because failure to do so could be fatal. Jason shares the stories and strategies of his No Fail Trust system with your front-line employees so that they too can leverage the power of trust to create individual and team high performance. Jason’s keynote provides the road map to creating an organization that is always prepared to handle whatever circumstances arise, make the best mutually beneficial decisions, and achieve self-actualized, fulfilled, and committed teams of employees.

Key Takeaways Include:

  • Action items to motivate and engage more assertive behaviors.
  • Clarity on how to have better project ownership, collaboration, and productivity.
  • Strategies for creating an environment of safety, commitment, and morale at its highest levels.
  • Trust in one another to achieve peak performance.

Unconscious Bias and its Impact on No Fail Trust. Organizations that are able to achieve No Fail Trust are the ones best positioned to become industry leaders. No Fail Trust isn’t achieved overnight though, and, as with any goal you set out to achieve, there are sure to be challenges along the way. One of the most significant challenges impeding No Fail Trust is unconscious bias.

Lt. Col. Harris provides organizations with unconscious bias training in which he outlines examples, as well as how executives and employees can recognize and address their own unconscious biases, and the reasons why teams that fail to acknowledge their biases are unable to realize the full potential of No Fail Trust and its influences on trust, responsibility, productivity, and achieving goals.

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