Graham Kenny has great fun talking to managers about how to win. He provides a provocative and dynamic outlook on strategic planning and performance measurement. Through his roles as consultant, speaker and trusted advisor, Graham has encountered a vast array of organisational situations and problems in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors. He has had the privilege of working with many hundreds of managers gathering insight on what works and what doesn’t.
Graham’s executive experience has also been considerable. As CEO, he and a management team were responsible for turning a loss-making manufacturer of timber building products into a profitable operation. He has been Plant Manager in a concrete company, a Market Development Manager at an electricity generator and distributor, and a Design Engineer and Construction Supervisor in a city council.
Graham has also enjoyed a successful academic career having been a Professor of Management in universities in the US and Canada. He holds a PhD and Masters Degree in Management with a first degree in civil engineering.
Graham has written five books: Strategic Performance Measurement, published in 2014 by President Press; Crack Strategy’s Code, published in 2013 by President Press; Diversification Blueprint: Managing in a Diversified Organisation, published in 2008 by President Press and re-published in 2009 by Kogan Page as Diversification Strategy: How to Grow a Business by Diversifying Successfully – translated into Polish in 2010; Sure-Fire Steps to Small Business Success, published in 2007 by President Press; Strategic Factors: Develop and Measure Winning Strategy, published in 2001 by President Press and re-published in 2005 by Elsevier Butterworth-Heinemann as Strategic Planning and Performance Management. This was translated into Arabic in 2007.
He writes extensively in publications aimed at on-the-job managers. His articles have appeared in the Harvard Business Review, Company Director, Leadership Excellence, Management, Marketing, Commodities & Trade to Asia, HR Monthly, National Accountant, Business Performance Management, Management Today and Charter. He also publishes articles regularly on his LinkedIn profile.
Graham has also published numerous articles in academic management journals throughout the world, some of which have been reproduced in U.S. management textbooks and translated into other languages. These journals have included Journal of Business Strategy, Journal of Management Studies, Human Relations, Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences, Journal of General Management, Journal of Managerial Psychology, Asia Pacific Journal of Management, Evaluation Review, Journal of Management in Engineering, Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resources, International Journal of Manpower, Management Decision and IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management.
Graham is a Foundation Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management, and a Member of the U.S. Strategic Management Society and the U.S. Academy of Management.