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Randy Pennington – There is No More New Normal. There is Only a New Next!


Episode Overview:

Seismic shifts are redefining business, communities, and individual life. Your ability to navigate and leverage them while flawlessly executing today will be the difference between continued excellence, irrelevance, or even extinction. Now is the time to pursue your New Next. In this episode, Randy Pennington shares the specific mindset and strategies leaders need to prepare their organization to flourish in the face of upheaval and uncertainty. Most importantly, he provides a roadmap for developing and sustaining the culture you need to set yourself apart and compete in our new reality. Join me now for my conversation with Randy Pennington.

Guest Bio: 

Randy Pennington is a business performance veteran, author, and an expert in helping organizations build a culture focused on results. His client list includes leading organizations in business, non-profits, and government. Randy focuses on what works in your world—the real world—and he does it in a style that relates to people at every level of every organization.

His personal work experience has taken him from a locker room attendant at a municipal swimming pool to consulting in the Board rooms of corporate America.

Randy is author of the award-winning books Results Rule! and Make Change Work. His insights have appeared in Fast CompanyEntrepreneur, the New York Times, and as a contributor to the Huffington Post.

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Insight Gold Timestamps:

10:34 Emotional readiness

12:03 Positive Paranoia

13:29 No one ever argues with their own ideas

15:14 Changes that we should ignore

25:05 Easier to ride a horse in the direction that it’s going

29:28 Involvement and Support

32:57 Resistance to change is your friend, not your enemy

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About the Host, Michael

Michael Vickers inspires enduring success, redefining the possible for today’s sales professionals, leaders, and managers. Whatever the sales or business opportunity, Michael will greatly enhance your odds of success. Every person who has an idea to promote, an employee to motivate, or a deal to negotiate, will attain a new level of success after an event with Michael.

Michael is also the best-selling author of Becoming Preferred: How to Outsell Your Competition, and Dance of the Rainmaker: Creating Authentic Differentiation in Today's Competitive Marketplace, where he shares his secrets to achieving the very highest level of sales mastery.

Whatever the result you’re striving for, if it involves influencing others or achieving success through others, Michael will build your confidence and accelerate your performance.

Michael is the Executive Director of Summit Learning Systems, a company that offers customized in-house training programs to many of today’s leading companies. He teaches thousands of business professionals throughout North America the skills required to achieve optimum performance.

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