Ken Jennings
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Ken Jennings

A recognized expert and trusted advisor in strategy, execution, and leadership with purpose, Ken Jennings draws on experiences across industries and sectors. Ken founded ThirdRiver Partners, a consultancy specializing in helping leaders and their teams by aligning everyone in the organization to their "Greater Goals." Through ThirdRiver, Ken focuses on improving the capability of people to design organizations that achieve critical strategic breakthroughs, and foster a culture of engagement, service, and success.

Ken has a particularly rich background in life sciences, health services, and medical products organizations, and further industry expertise in financial services and aviation. He has served as a global managing partner at Accenture, and was a co-director of the Global Leadership in Healthcare Program at the University of Michigan Business School. He has consulted at many healthcare technology, pharmaceutical, and biotechnology organizations, as well as at over 25 academic medical centers and integrated delivery systems.

Ken's projects have included CEO and top executive coaching, team development, rm-wide goal setting, strategic facilitation, and rm-wide performance and talent management. He has performed confidential assignments at the top of major investment management rms, dealing with sensitive partner performance, communication, board, and teamwork issues.

Ken began his academic and service career at the U.S. Air Force Academy, obtained a graduate degree in Management from the Air Force Institute of Technology, and holds a Ph.D. in Organizational Development from Purdue University. He is also a graduate of the Kellogg Management Institute at Northwestern University, and has returned to academia to teach at top institutions, including Columbia University, The University of Maryland, King's Fund College-London, and the Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, China.

Ken's book Changing Health Care: Creating Tomorrow's Winning Health Enterprise focuses on the key strategies and core competencies of leading health organizations for transforming health care. His best-selling book The Serving Leader, co-authored with Dr. John Stahl-Wert, and published in the Ken Blanchard Leadership Series, centers on leading with character, integrity, and courage. Ten Thousand Horses explores how leaders bring out the very best in their people through building high-performance teams. Ken Jennings is passionate about helping organizations, and the people in them, build on strength and achieve their greater goals. Ken's book, The Greater Goal (2012), gives practical advice on achieving strategic breakthroughs through focusing on Great Purpose and Shared Goal Achievement for teams and individuals.

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    • The Serving Leader

    • Five Powerful Actions to Transform Your Team, Business, and Community
    • By: Ken Jennings, John Stahl-Wert
    • Narrated by: Jeff Hoyt
    • Length: 3 hrs and 53 mins
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    It's people who make organizations great, so how can leaders best help their people achieve that greatness? Listen to find out....

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    • By Charles D. Collins on 03-11-19

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    • The Greater Goal

    • Connecting Purpose and Performance
    • By: Ken Jennings, Heather Hyde
    • Narrated by: Kenneth Campbell
    • Length: 3 hrs and 50 mins
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    One of the most powerful forces on Earth is an organization fully aligned, individual by individual, team by team, to achieve mutual success....

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