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Jason Jennings

The World's Leadership Expert

Jason Jennings is a researcher and one of the most successful and prolific business authors in the world. His passion and purpose is helping lead individuals and companies to their full economic potential and the more than 1,100 keynote speeches and seminars he’s delivered around the world have consistently and positively changed lives, careers and companies forever.

San Francisco, California, USA


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.

  • It is a rare speaker that combines wisdom, storytelling, a global perspective and the essence of a best-selling author. Jason Jennings resonates with a wide range of individuals and business executives and in my mind, does it all. What I value about his presentations is that he tailors his message to each group, which conveys authenticity and a close connection with his audience. A skilled and talented professional, Jason works with groups before, during and after his presentations. He’s the consummate speaker for any business event. 

    - President, Window & Door Manufacturers Association
  • From our first phone call you felt like an old friend. Your warm engagement and keen insights have helped us see ourselves and our potential in ways we had not thought of before. We now embrace our future with greater purpose and enthusiasm than we ever have.

    - President and CEO, National Alliance of Forest Owners
  • Jason was flawless. He worked with us to tailor his content to our audience and actually took time out of his busy schedule to make personal phone calls with our members to truly understand the industry. It’s difficult to find someone willing to take those extra steps, and Jason delivered.

    - Marketing Manager, Dscoop
  • The content and delivery of your presentation were perfect. The engagement of the audience was palpable and their enthusiasm for this topic was heartwarming.

    - VP of Leadership Development, Fidelity Investments
  • 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!

    - SVP US Sales, Bumble Bee Foods

Summary Profile

He began his career as a radio and television reporter and was the youngest radio station group-owner in the nation. Next, he founded Jennings-McGlothlin & Company, a consulting firm that became the world’s largest media consultancy and their legendary programming and sales strategies are credited with revolutionizing many parts of the broadcasting industry.

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 and, within weeks of its release, it hit the Wall Street Journal, USA Today and New York Times Bestsellers Lists, was published in 32 languages and 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, 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 reveals the tactics and strategies of the ten new CEO’s who created the greatest amount of value during their first five years on the job. His New York Time’s bestseller, The Reinventors – How Extraordinary Companies Pursue Radical Continuous Change, reveals the secrets of those leaders and organizations that have successfully reinvented and transformed themselves. His latest book (2015) for his publisher Penguin Random House, The High Speed Company – Creating Urgency and Growth in a Nanosecond Culture, was released in the spring of 2015.

Along the way Jason joined forces with well-known cardiologist Dr. John Kennedy and coauthored 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.

Jason is a fitness fanatic, hit’s the gym five or six times a week, is always studying a language (five so far), an avid business and adventure traveler with the stamps of more than 100 countries in his passport, is as comfortable delivering keynotes in Europe, Asia, the Middle East and South and Central America as he is in the U.S. He fiddles his Viola whenever there’s a spare moment and, when not traveling, you’ll find he and his family – the single most important thing in his life – splitting their time between the quaint San Francisco bayside small town of Tiburon, California and their log and stone lodge, Timber Rock Shore, on a lake in Michigan’s remote northern peninsula where they share the environment with native moose, bear, deer, wolves, foxes and soaring eagles and, where the saying is, “Come visit and see how civilized the wilderness can be.”