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Ken Smith

Job Titles


Organizational change, followership

Started at Bethel



  • University of Illinois - B.S. - Mathematics, 1968
  • Bethel University - M.A. - Organizational Leadership, 1999


Smith retired from 3M in 2004 where he had worked for over 36 years in the Information Technology area in various leadership and management roles.  While at 3M he was also actively involved the creation and delivery of leadership development programs both for IT and for the corporation.  He is passionate the subject of “followership” and has given several seminars in the Twin Cities on the topic.  He has been on the adjunct faculty at Bethel since 2000

Courses Taught

GENS413P - Modern World Trends and Forces Impacting Organizations

ORGL400 - Principles of Leading and Managing

SLDR660 - Followership: The Other Side of Leadership

LEAD631 - Leading Change in a Changing World

Certificates and Licenses

Post Secondary Teaching Certificate from Bethel University (2011)

Areas of expertise

Organizational change, followership


Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire. - William Butler Yeats