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26 03, 2012

The Only Leadership Principle You Will Ever Need

By | 2016-10-29T15:29:50+00:00 March 26th, 2012|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

It is time to stop thinking about new management initiatives and start embracing leadership principles. Programs and initiatives come and go. Principles never end. There is only one leadership principle you will ever need if your goal is a culture where everyone is committed to consistent results, strong working relationships, and volunteered accountability.

22 03, 2012

Are Your Ethics For Sale Now That Times are Good?

By | 2014-10-19T22:23:53+00:00 March 22nd, 2012|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

The Ethics Resource Center (www.ethics.org) released its latest National Business Ethics Survey results in January 2012. There is good news and bad news. The good news is that overall reports of misconduct are at historic lows and those who observe ethical misconduct are more willing to report it than in past years.

12 03, 2012

Performance Reviews Would Be Great If…

By | 2016-10-29T15:29:51+00:00 March 12th, 2012|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Complete this sentence: Performance Reviews would be great if …. I asked participants in a series of workshops that question last week, and their answers were surprising and inspiring. There were the usual responses thrown in for comedic effect such as performance reviews would be if I always received top reviews and the maximum pay raise. But, most of the responses suggest that performance reviews could be valuable tools to provide feedback, encourage improvement, and enable results.

12 02, 2012

Right Number – Wrong Measure

By | 2014-10-19T22:25:01+00:00 February 12th, 2012|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

What if the unemployment rate is the wrong measure? The U.S. economy added 243,000 jobs in January 2012, and the unemployment rate dropped from 8.5 percent to 8.3 percent. That’s huge, and everyone should be excited regardless of their political affiliation. This is the type of employment gain that solidifies the economic recovery. But, what if the right number turns out to be the wrong measure?

30 01, 2012

Mitt, Newt, and Leadership Lessons from the Campaign

By | 2016-10-29T15:29:51+00:00 January 30th, 2012|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

So what have we learned after nine months of almost continuous campaigning; over twenty debates; and three different contests (with a fourth coming soon)? If you are a leader, the on-going battle between Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich offers two important lessons about selling yourself and your ideas.

9 01, 2012

Pennington Performance Group 2012 Economic & Workplace Predictions

By | 2016-10-29T15:29:51+00:00 January 9th, 2012|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

We’ve been doing annual business and workplace predictions for our clients since 2005. This is the second year we have posted them here for wider distribution. We are different from others who publicize their predictions in one very important way – we let you know how accurate we were the previous year.

23 12, 2011

Act Now To Earn Trust

By | 2016-10-29T15:29:51+00:00 December 23rd, 2011|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

People trust you, right? Most people won’t look you in the eye and say, “I don’t trust you.” That is especially true if you are in a position of power. But, the symptoms of mistrust are there. It is up to us to see them. You could be experiencing a lack of trust if you are seeing any of the following:

10 12, 2011

Delivering Results in the New Abnormal

By | 2016-10-29T15:29:51+00:00 December 10th, 2011|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

So here’s a scary thought: What if the turbulence that we’ve seen in the past three years is the new normal? This is an exciting time to be in the business of building a team, a department, and an entire organization. It is not for the faint of heart, however. The legendary brands of the future are being created today by leaders and organizations who relish the opportunity to compete and master life in the new abnormal.

22 11, 2011

Leadership and the Occupation

By | 2016-10-29T15:29:52+00:00 November 22nd, 2011|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Two months and counting. Truthfully, did you believe that the Occupy movement would have lasted this long? Protests happen all the time in this country. Travel to Washington, DC on virtually any day and you will see some group making their presence felt and beliefs known. The freedom to assemble and communicate your opinion is a sacred right in our country that was founded on a protest movement. And yet, we haven’t seen a movement like since … last year if you understand that the Occupy movement – while different in its goals – was born out of a frustration that shares striking similarities to the Tea Party. So what can leaders learn from a movement that has captured the news and proven to be more than just a group of people gathering to share their dissatisfaction? Here are four lessons:

8 11, 2011

If Time Were Really Money

By | 2014-10-19T22:29:06+00:00 November 8th, 2011|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Would you pay two hours of your life for a bus ride? Would you choose to sleep late if you had less than one day to live? Would you work harder to deliver results if it added extra time to your life? The movie “In Time” takes us to a [...]