KEN NAIGUS is an experienced business consultant with expertise in the domains of business strategy, change management, creativity and innovation, strategic planning, and information systems planning. He has developed an approach to problem-solving that blends these disciplines with contemporary thinking about leadership, knowledge, and organizational learning. His work focuses on helping teams and individuals break out of existing modes of thinking to generate new ideas and implement them.
He has served as an internal consultant for three major corporations: Electronic Data Systems (EDS), General Motors, and Walt Disney Co. With EDS, he was instrumental in the design and implementation of a corporate transformation program that engaged over 100 top executives. On a smaller scale, he is equally at home designing simple creativity sessions for small teams and providing leadership coaching to individuals. With General Motors, Ken served in a variety of roles within corporate and divisional information systems organizations. He served as an executive in operational roles, managing teams engaged in customer service, marketing and planning, and systems development and implementation. He also served in GM’s corporate business strategy department, providing leadership in the design and implementation of strategic initiatives. With Walt Disney Co., Ken was Director of IT Governance, driving improved decision making and alignment across multiple organizations.
Through his experiences in leadership and operations, Ken has come to realize that achieving success in business initiatives is enhanced by taking a holistic view of the enterprise, augmenting the economic and analytical side of problem solving with social and personal considerations. In his consulting work, Ken strives to ensure that all elements of the system are factored into the equation when change is needed. He holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in mathematics from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.