Leadership

Meet the Business Leader Behind Strategic Consulting Japan
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John D. Morris, President

Prior to establishing Strategic Consulting Japan, Mr. Morris was an Executive Vice President, Advanced Technology at DHR International Japan and a Vice President with a local Japanese executive recruiting firm, where he focused on placing executives in senior management positions in the advanced technology industry within Japan. He was also responsible for mentoring and training consultants with search strategy, presentation skills, and business development.

His search experience has been focused on placing Presidents, General Managers, Directors (Sales and Marketing), Customer Support Directors, Business Development Managers and Operations Managers.

Since 2002, Mr. Morris has lectured at Temple University, Tokyo University, Gakushuin University and Tokyo Institute of Technology. He still maintains a relationship with Tokyo Institute of Technology where he continues to lecture several times per year.

Previous to establish himself in Japan, Mr. Morris worked at LECO Canada for over 13 years in a variety of roles from field service to sales management. At LECO he successfully rebuilt several territories within the analytical instrumentation field. He successfully developed a variety of industries with a diverse array of technology including image analysis into medical, TOF MS into research, CHNS into agriculture, food, precious metals, research, and more. Mr. Morris also gained extensive skills developing metallographic technology into the aerospace, automotive and advance technology industries.

In addition he developed deep relationships with leading universities and organizations such as: The National Research Council (NRC), Atomic Energy of Canada (AECL), Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada, Health Canada and Environment Canada.

While in Canada, he was a member of the Toronto Inductively Coupled Plasma (ICP) users group, the Association of Analytical Communities (AOAC) and the International Metallographic Society (IMS).

Mr. Morris studied electronic technology and communication systems at a Canadian military academy. He has a strong computer science, material science and advanced technology background.

In his spare time, Mr. Morris is an endurance athlete (marathons, ultras & triathlons), additionally he continues his study of Yoshinkan Aikido (maintains a black belt and teaching certificate). He is a permanent resident of Japan, and considers Japan to be his home.

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Here are a few of my Favorite Quotes

"You miss 100% of the shots you don't take." - Wayne Gretzky

"The way we see the problem is the problem." - Stephen R. Covey

"Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply." - Stephen R. Covey

"When you do more than what you are paid for, you will soon be paid more for what you do." - Zig Ziglar

"I’m a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it." - Thomas Jefferson

"Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results." - Albert Einstein

"Integrity is the foundation upon which all other values are built." - Brian Tracy

"And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years." - Abraham Lincoln

"Success is 99% attitude and 1% aptitude." - Author Unknown

"You can have anything you want if you are willing to give up the belief that you can´t have it." - Robert Anthony

"How someone does anything is how they do everything" - Zen

"If your actions inspire others to dream more, do more and become more, you are a leader" - John Q. Adams

"If the only tool you have is hammer, everything looks like a nail" - Abraham Maslow

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