Randy.Pennington

Randy.Pennington

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Randy Pennington helps leaders achieve positive results in a world of accelerating change and disruption. He is a twenty-five year business performance veteran, award-winning author, and consultant who has worked with many of this country’s best-known organizations including: Alabama Power Company, Motorola, LSG Sky Chefs, SmithBucklin, Hyatt Hotels and Resorts, Texas A&M University, Marathon Oil, Sprint, Huntsman Chemical, State Farm Insurance, and DFW Airport in addition to government agencies at the local, state, and national level. Additionally, he serves as an adjunct instructor in the Cox Business Leadership Center at Southern Methodist University.

Pennington is the author of three books: "Results Rule!", which received the 2007 Best Books Award from USA Book News, and "On My Honor, I Will," which Ross Perot described as having “cracked the code of great leadership.” His third book, "Make Change Work," received the 2013 Best Books Award for general business from USA Book News.

Randy’s background is a unique blend of line, staff, and consulting experiences ranging from hourly employee to senior management. He holds a Bachelors and Masters Degree in Psychology and completed Postgraduate work in Organization Administration and Management. He is a past Chairman of the Board for the American Heart Association, Texas Affiliate, and a founding member of the Texas Council on Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke. Randy has been inducted into the Speakers Hall of Fame by the National Speakers Association and is past Chairman for the NSA Foundation.

The opinions expressed in this blog are those of Randy Pennington and do not necessarily represent those of IDG Communications, Inc., its parent, subsidiary or affiliated companies.

Articles by Randy.Pennington

Why are most organizations late to change?
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Why are most organizations late to change?

The pace of change continues to escalate, and the saying “if you snooze you lose” has never been more relevant. Here are four ways to help your organization avoid being late to change.
November 12, 2019
Are you creating a valuable employee experience?
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Are you creating a valuable employee experience?

Are you participating in the generational shift taking place in how companies treat their staff? New research confirms that creating a positive employee experience pays dividends. Find out what it means for you and your organization.
October 9, 2019
How to Increase customer-focused collaboration
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How to Increase customer-focused collaboration

The theory behind creating a collaborative, customer-focused team is simple. Unfortunately, simple isn’t always easy. If theory worked without a glitch, you wouldn’t be feeling the pain of missed project deadlines and key stakeholders complaining that your team lacks the agility. Find out three things you can do now to increase customer-focused collaboration.
September 5, 2019
What makes – and keeps – your company relevant?
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What makes – and keeps – your company relevant?

Your customers, both external and internal, are asking: Why you? Why now? What makes you relevant? More important, they will ask the same question every day into the future. Remaining relevant is your biggest challenge for long-term success. Find out what it means and how you accomplish it.
July 24, 2019
All change isn’t the same
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All change isn’t the same

Change is change, right? Not exactly. The interaction of speed and predictability make your leadership role more important than ever. Read on to find out how change is changing and how you can help your team flourish in its face.
June 11, 2019
Building your corporate culture: more like a culinary art than a science?
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Building your corporate culture: more like a culinary art than a science?

It would be great if building and sustaining a great corporate culture was a simple equation. Then we could get on with doing the “real work” of serving clients and providing solutions. It doesn’t work that way. Creating your culture is more art than science, and the payoff is big if you use the right ingredients.
May 3, 2019
Winning, losing and how you approach change
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Winning, losing and how you approach change

Jack Welch was the rock star CEO of the 1990s, but are his ideas about change still relevant today? We’ve moved beyond simply adapting to change as it shows up. Find out how the approach successful leaders take with change has changed.
March 25, 2019
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Leadership truths for an uncertain future

Will “uncertainty” be the Word of the Year in 2019? It might be for organizations even if it doesn’t make the list for everyone. Find out why and what you can do to succeed if uncertainty is the new certain.
January 2, 2019