Authority on Leadership, Growth, and Innovation
Known as one of the country’s leading authorities on business leadership and productivity, Jason Jennings is a researcher and one of the most prolific business and leadership authors in the world and his greatest thrill is helping lead individuals and companies to their full economic potential.
Jason began his career as a radio and television reporter and was the youngest radio station group owner in the nation. Later, he founded Jennings-McGlothlin & Company, a consulting firm that became the world’s largest media consultancy. His unique and legendary programming, sales and management strategies are credited with revolutionizing many parts of the broadcasting industry, and hundreds of thousands of companies around the world use his audio and video programs on sales, customer satisfaction and leadership.
Best-Selling Business Author
He traveled the globe in search of the world’s fastest companies for his landmark book, It’s Not the Big That Eat the Small – It’s the Fast That Eat the Slow. Within weeks of its release it hit the Wall Street Journal, USA Today and New York Times Bestsellers Lists. Now published in 32 languages, USA TODAY named it one of the top 25 books of the year!
Next, he and his research teams identified the world’s ten most productive companies for his bestseller Less Is More. That was followed by his book, Think BIG – Act Small, which profiled the only ten companies in the world to have organically grown both revenues and profits by double digits every year for ten consecutive years. Like all his previous books it debuted on all the bestseller charts. His next book, Hit the Ground Running – A Manual for Leaders revealed the tactics and strategies of the ten CEO’s who created the greatest amount of economic value between 2000 and 2009.
In his book, The Reinventors – How Extraordinary Companies Pursue Radical Continuous Change, Jason reveals the secrets of those leaders and organizations that have successfully reinvented and transformed themselves. His latest book for his publisher Penguin Random House, The High Speed Company – Creating Urgency and Growth in a Nanosecond Culture tackles the subject of creating cultures of urgency and growth that are able to compete in a nanosecond world. In total, Jennings and his researchers have screened and studied more than 200,000 companies.
Health, Mind, and Body
Along the way he found time to join forces with well-known cardiologist Dr. John Kennedy and coauthor the 2010 Health, Mind and Body bestseller, The 15 Minute Heart Cure –The Natural Way to Release Stress and Heal Your Heart in Fifteen minutes a Day.
Critics call his books, “extraordinarily well researched, insightful, crisply written, accessible, intriguing and a vital resource for everyone in business,” and USA TODAY calls Jennings one of the three most in-demand business speakers on the planet along with the authors of Good to Great and In Search of Excellence.
In Demand Keynote Speaker
When not traveling the world on research, in search of adventure, and doing eighty keynote speeches each year, Jennings and his family split their time between the San Francisco bayside community of Tiburon, California and their lodge, Timber Rock Shore on a small lake in Michigan’s northern peninsula where they share the environment with native moose, bear, deer, wolves and soaring eagles.
Reinvention – The Six Secrets of Change
This keynote is based on Jennings' latest book released on May 10, 2012, The Reinventors –How Extraordinary Companies Pursue Radical Continual Change, which identifies more than 100 companies that have made constant change an integral part of their DNA. By examining innovative businesses such as Apple, Capital One, Starbucks, Arrow Electronics, Nucor Steel, Smithfield Foods and many more, Jennings identifies six points, tailored to your organization's needs that will help you crack the code on change. Key findings include the fact that successful reinventors are committed to double digit annual growth, letting go of yesterday’s breadwinners, conventional wisdom and ego, making lots of small bets and getting and keeping everyone on the same page.
The Five Secrets of the World’s Best Performing Companies and Leaders
This is the crowd pleaser that’s received standing ovations from hundreds of thousands of people in scores of countries around the world. Jennings’ research has revealed five vital leadership traits that are shared by the most enduring and best performing businesses and organizations in the world. This information packed and dynamic speech not only provides the roadmap for achieving long lasting business success but leaves people believing they’re all on the same team and capable of carrying out the mission ahead of them.
The Need for Speed – How to Get Everything Done Faster
If your audience is being asked to move faster and get more done with less, this keynote speech will deliver results! It’s based on content from the NY Times bestseller, It’s Not The Big That Eat The Small –It’s The Fast That Eat The Slow, and USA TODAY named it one of the 25 most important books of the year. It’s brutally honest; fast paced and provides a roadmap for getting things done.
All Jason Jennings Books
The Reinventors: How Extraordinary Companies Pursue Radical Continuous ChangePurchase Book
The High-Speed Company: Creating Urgency and Growth in a Nanosecond CulturePurchase Book
Hit the Ground Running: A Manual for New LeadersPurchase Book
Think Big, Act Small: How America’s Most Profitable Companies Keep the Start-up Spirit AlivePurchase Book
It’s Not the Big That Eat the Small It’s the Fast That Eat the Slow: How to Use Speed as a Competitive Tool in BusinessPurchase Book
Less Is More: How Great Companies Use Productivity as a Competitive Tool in BusinessPurchase Book
"Jason did his homework prior to presenting at our annual leadership conference – he conducted numerous interviews and gathered the information needed to make his presentation relevant and impactful to our audience. He is very skillful at presenting a strong business case for the importance of having the right uniformed culture across your entire organization and the critical role leadership plays in sustaining it – in addition to keeping the audience engaged throughout his entire presentation"
- Darryl Speach, Chief Customer Officer | Greystone & Co, Inc.
"Thank you for your insightful and inspirational remarks at CRN’s conference last week in Laguna Niguel. Your presentation on leading companies through turbulent times for sustained success received glowing feedback and was talked about during all the social events that evening. I was glad to be sitting in the audience, and I am already making a conscious effort to practice some of the leadership skills you discussed. I particularly liked the perspective about being a steward, because I often remind myself I am fortunate to sit in the president’s chair at CRN and a temporary custodian of the association charged with building on its legacy. Those comments really hit home! I know the board members you spoke with in advance appreciated the opportunity to provide their perspectives and to hear you incorporate these discussions into your presentation. So again, thank you for providing a terrific capstone on our conference."
- Steve Mister, President and CEO | Council for Responsible Nutrition
"Thank your for your inspiring keynote at the conference. You have made an everlasting effect on me."
- Mark Sarpa, CEO | Dscoop
"You hit the cover off the ball!!! Numerous people have commented to me how GREAT you were and I want to say THANK YOU for taking the time and teaching us. Your message resonated and hit squarely on the mark. The content was timely and very relevant for what we are going through as an organization! I will be devouring your latest book in the coming weeks! Safe travels and I promise you that I will continue to strive to be a good steward!"
- W. Scott Cameron, SVP US Sales | Bumble Bee Foods