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July 15, 2015

BizLibrary Productions releases new video series on Thriving in a World of Constant Change

Video Series: Make Change Work™ written and presented by Randy Pennington

For more information, visit

May 15, 2015

We love it when our clients are recognized for their success.

Randy was honored to work with the Living Well in Coppell initiative for 15 months to help organize and guide their development.
Living Well in Coppell was recently recognized for their efforts and results by the It’s Time Texas Challenge.

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April 20, 2015

We are pleased to announce that Randy has been added to the Huffington Post roster of bloggers.

Check out Randy’s submissions at

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March 24, 2015

news_img_01Checkout Randy’s leadership article for Fast Company magazine

A Study in Building a Purpose-Driven Business
How you can balance your desire to do good with the necessity to run a successful business

How do you create a successful business with social good in mind? The answer used to be simple. Companies held an annual campaign for the United Way or sponsored a local charity, but there was no doubt that any purpose beyond profit was secondary…

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February, 2015

Randy was recently interviewed by Maureen Anderson for Doing What Works.

“You probably know people who complain about life but are unwilling to change. Maybe you’re like that. May I make a suggestion? Think about the best movies you’ve seen. The main character is transformed. That’s what makes it a great story. You deserve nothing less, and Make Change Work author Randy Pennington can help.”

To hear the full interview visit:

December 16, 2014

A Little Philanthropy EVERY DAY

Randy shares insights on philanthropy in the December 2014 issues of Speaker magazine.

To read the article click here.

Sept 23, 2014

news_smuRandy earns his 16th Teaching Excellence Award!

Since 1991, Randy has served as an adjunct instructor in the Edwin L. Cox Business Leadership Center’s programming for Cox MBA students. In fact, he was the first instructor. BLC instructors are business leaders drawn from prominent national and international companies, who come to the SMU campus to share their extensive knowledge with Cox students

For the past several semesters, he has presented the seminars Leading in Crisis and Change and Creating a Culture of Excellence.

The Teaching Excellence Award is earned from student ratings. A seminar must earn 4.8 or higher out of a possible “perfect” rating of 5.

July 1, 2014

relaunch-interviewInterview between Joel Boggess, host of ReLaunch, and Randy Pennington

Randy is interviewed by Joel Boggess for his iTunes program ReLaunch. To hear what Randy has to say about wanting something better when you hate change, visit

June 23, 2014

USA TODAY: Has JetBlue lost its heart?

Article by Christopher Elliott

“[…] So how do you explain these recent incidents? Randy Pennington, author Results Rule! Build a Culture that Blows the Competition Away, says it comes down to numbers. With 13,000 full- and part-time workers, and assuming that 5% are not completely aligned with the company’s values, ‘that’s 650 opportunities for something to go wrong’ […]”

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June 15, 2014

VA patient load outpaced budget

featured in and The Arizona Republic by Paul Giblin

“Shinseki failed to create an environment in which employees felt empowered to tell him that fraud was being committed”, said Randy Pennington, president of Pennington Performance Group of Addison, Texas. “The hardest thing for a CEO to do is to get that unfiltered information. You have to continually go out and foster people talking to you, and you have to then make sure that people aren’t punished for bad news,” Pennington said.

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June, 2014

Interview between Tim Knox, host of Interviewing Authors, and Randy Pennington

Interviewing Authors discusses how authors use writing to advance their platform. To hear what Randy has to say about books that build leaders, customers, and brand loyalty, visit




We are pleased to announce that Make Change Work was named a Finalist in the General Business category!

More information about Make Change Work book.



And the winner is…


We are pleased to announce that Make Change Work was named Best in General Business!

More information about Make Change Work book.


Pennington: Dodo bird or coyote? Which are you?

Randy sat down for a radio interview with John Dempsey of KETR and gave advices to businesses on managing change. Whether you’re a “dodo bird” or a “coyote” will determine whether you successfully adapt to changes, Randy says.

Listen to the full interview by visiting


“Make Change Work” on Amazon’s Best Books of the Month for July 2103 has named Randy’s new book, Make Change Work, as one of its Best Books of the Month: Business and Leadership for July 2103.

We appreciate the vote of confidence!

You can read more about the book here: Make Change Work.


A Year of Business Success

Randy is excited to announce his collaboration with a terrific team of experts to bring you a new video learning series. Together, they have over 100 combined years speaking to businesses around the world. Together, they have written and published more than 20 books; many are highly-acclaimed, award-winning, bestsellers used by millions of people. Each is considered an expert in their field and a master of the platform as well as being a thought leader in the world of business. What an opportunity to learn from five of the world’s most respected business authors and speakers all together for the first time in such an easy to enjoy format!

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Randy Pennington named a “Top Speaker” in Business/Management by Speakers Platform

Each year, Speakers Platform recognizes five speakers within ten popular topic areas. Excellence in speaking is based on: expertise, professionalism, client testimonials, presentation skills and original contribution to the field.

Over 11,000 votes were received at for the initial 155 nominees – from business leaders, educators, association members and others from around the world. Many voters praised the nominees for having a profoundly positive impact on their lives; a living testament to the far reach and valuable work of all the nominees.


Results Rule! in the news

David DuBois, President of IAEE, took the stage for his first presentation to the membership in December 2012. And, he talked about Randy and Results Rule! Thank you David, for being such a great friend and supporter.

To learn more about Randy’s book Results Rule! and his leadership/change programs, call us or email Randy.


results-ruleResults Rule! in practice

MEETINGSNET recently conducted an interview with David Dubois, the new President of the International Association of Exhibitions and Events. Dubois explained how he uses Results Rule! as a tool to help search committees understand his philosophy of managing organizations.

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To learn more about Randy’s book Results Rule! and his leadership/change programs, call us or email Randy.


pennington_leading_thumb2011 Top 5 Speaker on Change Management

Randy launches a new program on Leading Change in a World of Constant Change.

These clips will give you an overview of the program, the level of customization, audience interaction and his use of humor to make learning points: Leading Change in a World of Constant Change.


penn_ytRandy’s updated YouTube channel

Randy invites you to take a look at his newly updated YouTube channel page at

New from Randy Pennington in 2012!

Change Your Culture – Change Your Results™

The winners and losers in every market share one thing in common – their culture is uniquely designed to deliver the results they are delivering.

A compelling culture is the intangible that provides a sustainable competitive advantage in a hyper-competitive world. It is also the anchor holding you back from success.

Randy Pennington has been helping organizations of all shapes, sizes, and industries develop and sustain a culture that delivers results for over twenty years. Stay tuned for more about Randy’s high-energy, content-rich session that will enable your team to deliver results in today’s economy.

Great companies succeed in good times and tough times for one simple reason – they have built and continue to sustain a culture that provides a competitive advantage.

Format: One hour to one day.


Randy with Nido Qubein and Stephen Tweed, Chair of the NSA Foundation Board of Trustees

Randy with Nido Qubein and Stephen Tweed, Chair of the NSA Foundation Board of Trustees

Randy is honored by NSA

The NSA Foundation honored Randy with its 2011 Nido R. Qubein Philanthropist of the Year award at its annual convention in Anaheim, CA.

The award is given annually to an individual who has demonstrated distinguished service to others both in the National Speakers Association and their respective community. Randy is the tenth recipient of this award which is named in honor of Nido R. Qubein, founder of the NSA Foundation and current President of High Point University.


T-D-Integrity-Letter_thRandy addresses The Instruction of Integrity in T+D magazine

(click on the thumbnail for the PDF)


Speakers Platform has just announced its “Top 5 Speaker” honorees for 2011 Randy was awarded the Top 5 Speaker designation in Change Management

Over 14,000 votes were cast from business leaders, educators, association members and others from around the world; a testament to the far reach and popularity of the 155 final nominees. Many voters effused about how much the nominees improved their personal and professional lives; a living testament to the positive impact and important work of all the candidates.


And the winner is…

USA Book News has announced its list for The National “Best Books 2010″ Awards. We are pleased to let you know about our two awards!


Best Website Design

On My Honor I Will: The Journey to Integrity-Driven® Leadership by Randy G. Pennington

Business: Management & Leadership

On My Honor I Will: The Journey to Integrity-Driven® Leadership by Randy G. Pennington


Praise for Results Rule!

More praise for Results Rule! and Randy’s message to audiences.
Business Training Library, St. Louis, MO


Latest Review for Results Rule!

Not your everyday, boring book review. Check out the unique format used by Steve Cunningham and his creation Read It For Me:


iasb-randyInternational Association of Speakers Bureaus Annual Convention in New York City

Randy shares ideas about building a speakers bureau that delivers consistent results.


SmithBucklin press release about On My Honor, I Will

Association leaders throughout North America learn about On My Honor, I Will

Henry S. Givray, CEO of SmithBucklin, the world’s largest association management company, is featured in the 2009 book, On My Honor, I Will: The Journey to Integrity-Driven® Leadership by Randy G. Pennington. Givray is profiled along with other prominent American business, community and government leaders…

Integrity-Driven-Leadership (pdf)


book_OnMyHonorOn My Honor, I Will available!

About On My Honor, I Will

From business scandals to government corruption to questionable choices and behavior from those we hold up as examples, people have had enough. Our mutual success is in question unless leaders at every level of every organization, community, and family get the integrity question correct. Randy Pennington shows why integrity is crucial to every leader’s success and how anyone who aspires to a position of leadership can accomplish that goal.

On My Honor, I Will builds on timeless principles found in the Scout Oath to show you how to:

  • Live with personal integrity
  • Create strong relationships with interpersonal integrity; and
  • Build a foundation for success in a hyper-competitive world through organizational integrity.

On My Honor, I Will features fascinating insights from well-known leaders such as H. Ross Perot, Rex Tillerson, Judge William S. Sessions, Howard Putnam, and Jose Niño. And, you will meet leaders who are making a positive impact in their communities and businesses without being household names.

Here is a book that says a leader’s true strength is not in his or her position, intellect, or even determination. These are common traits in many individuals. The leaders who inspire and challenge us to be and deliver our very best are distinguished by something much more powerful: a reputation for integrity, duty, service, honor, and doing what is right.


randy_news_2009-07-23Randy G. Pennington, CSP, CPAE

We are pleased to announce that during the recent National Speakers Association annual convention, Randy was inducted into the Speakers Hall of Fame.

The designation, CPAE (Counsel of Peers Award for Excellence), honors individuals who have reached the top echelon of platform performance excellence. To date, less than 200 of the world’s greatest presenters have been inducted including Ronald Reagan, Art Linkletter, Colin Powell, Norman Vincent Peale, Earl Nightingale, Brian Tracy, and Zig Ziglar.

Photos from this event:

Larry Winget, Randy G. Pennington & Nido Qubein

Larry Winget, Randy G. Pennington & Nido Qubein

Randy's acceptance speech at the 2009 CPAE Professional Speaker Hall of Fame Dinner

Randy’s acceptance speech at the 2009 CPAE Professional Speaker Hall of Fame Dinner

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