Tag Archives: Randy Pennington

How to Work With a Jerk

            From Joe Calloway:   OK – here’s my answer. It’s the answer for me and not necessarily for you. The answer is that you don’t work with a jerk. My vendors and colleagues aren’t … Continue reading

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Pay for Presence or Pay for Results?

How much paid vacation do you receive from your company? Do you take it all, or do you find yourself giving or banking time at the end of the year? Would you take more time off if you were allowed? Even if it meant that your team would underperform or miss important deadlines?

Sir Richard Branson is betting that the employees of his company will maintain an appropriate balance between getting the work done and taking off all of the time they want. His company is the latest to grant employees unlimited vacation time. Continue reading

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How Important is Teamwork to Business Success?

          From Randy Pennington: It depends on your definition of “teamwork.”  It is absolutely critical if you define teamwork as everyone having a shared vision; clear roles and responsibilities; delivering their best to help the entire … Continue reading

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Leading Change Isn’t About the Model

There is no shortage of change models being pushed by authors and consultants. Each claims their supporters and detractors. I have one as well. It is the latest iteration of a model I developed and began using and presenting in 1989.

So is there a magic methodology?

It doesn’t exist. Each of these organizations had bought into a different well-known model as the only effective way to lead a change. Continue reading

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What is the biggest enemy of Business Success?

What kills business success? Five friends – all best selling authors and hall of fame speakers – address this important question in another edition of the Five Friends blog series. Continue reading

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The Truth About Your Results

Your business, and your life are perfectly situated, organized, and operated to achieve the results you are achieving today. In short, you are exactly where you have earned the right to be.

Don’t you hate that?

Every great business and every really successful individual value candor and honesty. They relentlessly tell themselves the truth about their strengths and weaknesses. And, they are constantly on the lookout for opportunities to leverage and threats to avoid based on a legitimate assessment of reality. Continue reading

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Perspectives: Why Is Customer Service So Bad At Most Places?

From Scott McKain: Customer service is bad at most places, because evidently that is what CEO’s and managers want. What other reason could there be for them to accept such miserable performance? Most care more about selling than serving. We … Continue reading

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Leaders and Posers

I have stayed away from any direct public comment about the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. I don’t know the facts, and any comment would be pure conjecture. But, I do know what I’ve seen in the way … Continue reading

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What is a Leader’s Most Important Job?

From Larry Winget: A leaders most important job: To lead. Duh. How do you lead? Not from behind, that’s for sure. Leaders have to get out in front with their ideas, vision, energy and presence. As I watch movies and … Continue reading

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Perspective: 5 Friends Share Insights on Success

Five award-winning authors and speakers who just happen to be great friends get together to address important questions facing business, the country, and individual success. They answer this question in this edition: What ONE thing would you do to fix the economy? Be ready to be challenged. Continue reading

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