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Randy Pennington

About Randy Pennington

Randy Pennington is an award-winning author and a leading authority on helping organizations deliver positive results in a world of accelerating change. To learn more or to hire Randy for your next meeting, visit www.penningtongroup.com or call 972-980-9857.

28 03, 2016

Be Aware and Apprehensive Not Afraid

By | 2016-03-28T14:13:26+00:00 March 28th, 2016|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

The scariest change and potential disruption on the horizon is the one that you never see coming. The most effective leaders and organizations minimize the potential for chaos by operating in a positive state of perpetual awareness and apprehension. The least effective act as if they are afraid. Which one [...]

21 03, 2016

Persistent Resilience: It’s a Matter of Head and Heart

By | 2016-10-29T15:29:01+00:00 March 21st, 2016|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Sooner or later you will have to choose—do you take an action that is painful, or do you suffer an even worse consequence by doing nothing? In your business, it could be the choice to discontinue a key product or service. Apple is famous today for regularly killing products to [...]

15 03, 2016

What Makes You Relevant?

By | 2016-10-29T15:29:01+00:00 March 15th, 2016|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Intelligent machines replacing humans in the workplace is no longer science fiction. Research from McKinsey & Company reports that as much as 45 percent of the individual work activities can be accomplished with artificial intelligence, advanced robotics, and computer automation that is available today. The agriculture industry is being transformed [...]

7 03, 2016

How Perspective, Perception, and Baggage Inhibit Change

By | 2016-10-29T15:29:01+00:00 March 7th, 2016|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

My father had a problem. He was the shop manager for the International Harvester tractor and truck dealership in the small town where I grew up, and his staff was upset about their pay. There was no Human Resources department in those days, and today’s HR professionals would never allow [...]

29 02, 2016

Change Leaders or Change Managers: It Depends on Your Focus

By | 2016-10-29T15:29:02+00:00 February 29th, 2016|0 Comments

Allan was at his wits’ end. The transformation team he was leading was in chaos. Their work was stalled, and their carefully crafted plan was in danger of being obliterated by discord, disagreement, and in a few cases, near-mutiny. During our conversation, Allan lamented about how well everyone initially worked [...]

21 02, 2016

Good Change, Bad Change, and Buy-In

By | 2016-10-29T15:29:02+00:00 February 21st, 2016|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Don Draper, the fictional advertising guru on the television show “Mad Men” said, “Change is neither good nor bad. It simply is.” Good luck convincing your team, customers, or vendors of that. Leaders want the change they introduce to be universally accepted based on the inherent trust that others have [...]

15 02, 2016

What Keeps Us Slow When We Want to Be Faster?

By | 2016-10-29T15:29:02+00:00 February 15th, 2016|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

This message has been around for years: Speed is essential to flourish in a world where past success only ensures that you used to be relevant.  Your organization needs to be faster to market, quicker to respond to change, and more resilient when overcoming missteps. So why do so many [...]

31 01, 2016

Want to Flourish in the Future? Be a Coyote Not a Unicorn

By | 2016-10-29T15:29:02+00:00 January 31st, 2016|0 Comments

They call them Unicorns—privately held technology companies valued at one billion dollars or more based on a disruptive idea that might … or might not work. Who wouldn’t want to be the Unicorn of their industry? These darlings of the business press and investment community get to grow as fast [...]