Ken Jennings, Ph.D. is a senior partner at VentureWorks and he is a former co-director of the Global Leadership Program at the University of Michigan Business School and draws on deep experience as a managing partner at Accenture in change management. He also currently serves as managing partner at Third River Partners, a consultancy that specializes in leadership development and strategy execution.

    To learn more about Ken and his work, visit him online at Third River Partners.

    The Serving Leader

    Can you become first in the pack by putting others ahead?

    Ten Thousand Horses

    How can you turn employees from dutiful drones to committed contributors?

    The Greater Goal

    How can the mission statement be something we do more than frame & stick on the lobby wall?

    Change Leadership

    Change Leadership is an inside-out approach to individual, team and organizational development.

    First, we help you focus on your highest strategic priorities and desired outcomes instead of staying stuck on problems and what’s not working.

    When you are focused on what matters most, versus reacting to life’s circumstances, you can then engage and empower yourself and your team to be fully committed to achieving critical shared goals.

    Having full engagement, you will execute with precision using our practical tools to recognize and build on strengths, identify challenges and breakthrough barriers to success.

    When high performance is achieved, you multiply success through real-time reflection on what’s working well and decisive action on what to do more; what to do less; what to stop; and what to start.

    The Serving Leader

    We partner with you to put servant leadership to work to multiply excellence within your team, organization and community. Serving Leaders bring great purpose to the table that inspires everyone’s very best efforts. They turn leadership into service toward their co-workers, and maximize the talents and strengths of the team. They hold high expectations, and make sure their team has the training, resources and clear path to move forward.

    So what does it take to be the Serving Leader? What do they do differently? Serving Leaders:

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    When you combine all of these actions, you will better achieve your goals, get results faster and create lasting impact.

    The Greater Goal

    One of the most powerful forces on Earth is an organization fully aligned, individual by individual, team by team, to achieve shared success. So how can you make alignment happen?


    Our Shared Goal Achievement process is designed to help your team lay the framework for strategy execution and shared success. First, we bring leaders and their teams into an intense, interactive learning environment that accelerates development of their capacity to execute critical strategies. Shared goals are constructed across functional boundaries. Next, commitment, capability and responsibility are confirmed and high-impact initiatives are designed, aimed at achieving these goals.

    Using our Greater Goal Coaching process, we then focus on developing the critical leadership capability required to execute the strategies and tactics useful to achieving our shared goals. Leaders plan the actions that will reinforce organizational and team alignment. We also help you plan to breakthrough barriers to achievement, such as broken trust, turfism, wrong rewards, and policies and procedures that divide teams.

    And to ensure sustainable success, we help you spark dynamic culture change. You will build on what’s working well, challenge what is not, and change the game for sustained competitive advantage. This strategic approach energizes employees, serves as an innovative example, and creates momentum for continued success.


    Fees for services are available upton request.
    The Serving Leader

    Can you become first in the pack by putting others ahead?

    By Berrett-Koehler Staff , December 9, 2014
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