Improving the world through the power of leaders and teams.

People and the dynamics between them are the most important levers you have to drive performance and change. This is why our integrated practice areas focus on strategic context and performance analysis, strengthening leader and critical team capability, and creating work climates that are energizing, empowering, and engaging.

Our global network of consultants, coaches, subject matter experts, and strategic partners helps us deliver world-class customized solutions across a diversity of organizations, industries, challenges, and cultures. Please contact us today with any questions or to schedule an introductory meeting.

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Your goals, your business, your purpose. Improving your corner of the world. Nothing is typical or off-the-shelf about your organization and the opportunities and challenges you face in pursuit of your goals. Likewise, nothing is off-the-shelf about the solutions or partnership we bring to our clients. Your unique context informs where you want to go. Our tailored solutions are designed to help make sure you get there.


Everything begins and ends with your organization’s performance. From assessing your strategy and identifying critical capabilities, to revealing and diagnosing performance blind spots, our approaches and tools cut through the clutter to ensure impact. For example, our PHD Profiler© assesses your organization’s strategic forces, customer needs, and critical capabilities required to succeed across multiple horizons. The Pennington Organizational Performance Spotlight© methodology leverages the voice of your employees, leaders, partners, and customers to uncover what is sabotaging the performance of your organization and how to take immediate action.


Even the best strategy requires capable leaders at all levels to translate intent to impact. We help you define the quality standards for leaders in context of your strategy and assess their readiness to deliver. With the Pennington Leader Spotlight 360© assessment, Leading Indicator©, and other tools, we deliver actionable insights about the capability, motivation, and readiness of current and prospective leaders to excel. We then accelerate learning through customized programs, coaching, and real-world application. At the enterprise level, we will work with you to create and activate an integrated business, management, and talent operating system to ensure overall leader pipeline effectiveness. We also understand the scarcity of time and space that many leaders face to solve issues only they can address. To meet this challenge, we created our groundbreaking program, The Compleat Leader©.


From senior leadership team to senior team leadership. Pulling together a collection of leaders does not guarantee that they will operate as a team and provide the organization with the vision, strategy, change, and leadership it needs. Senior team leadership requires a continued, intentional focus on the team’s purpose, people, design and climate. The Pennington Team Performance Spotlight© is a powerful assessment tool that provides a framework and common language for assessing and diagnosing current and future team performance. Our Team Optimization Process© accelerates senior team performance by integrating team and leader assessments with development planning, executive coaching, and real-world application to drive and reinforce new team dynamics and practices.


Great organizational climates enable great performance. By actively monitoring, managing, and driving climate change you can unlock the full potential of your people and organization. Our Climate Change Spotlight© assessment identifies how your climate supports or inhibits the opportunity for everyone in your organization to thrive. While employee engagement receives a great deal of focus, we find that understanding the health of your organization’s underlying climate drivers provides the most actionable path to performance improvement. Through our Climate Change Accelerator© process we guide organizations along this path.


External consultants can serve as valuable partners on key initiatives. Sometimes, though, there is no substitute for building internal organizational effectiveness (OE) capability. In a complex world where both opportunities and challenges arise at a rapid pace, organizations need people on the inside who can sense and respond to shifting needs, big and small.

We know that building OE capability requires more than an elegant plan and a random set of tools. That’s why our OE development programs and certifications are designed to fully equip your talent to show up as trusted advisors with the right mindset, skills, and tools to align both people and organization to your strategy.

Clients and Experiences

We have worked with all levels of management — from the C-suite to the front lines — through an incredible diversity of organizations across a wide range of industries, business challenges, and transformations.

Some Words About Working with Us

"Your generosity with me personally and with my leadership team was one of the high points — probably the high point — of a challenging year."
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“Working with you is ‘pleasantly confronting,’ and that’s a compliment.”
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“The work we did together really allowed me to step up and find innovative ways to empower my staff. We are a stronger team going forward.”
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“You gained the respect and trust of our senior leaders across a geographically diverse and complex global business region as a partner and solutions broker.”
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“Expertise, business insight, and intellectual courage.”
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“We crushed our numbers because we stayed focused on our organization’s climate.”
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Client confidentiality prevents us from attributing names and organizations to these testimonials. Rest assured that they are real and that we can provide exceptional references.

Who We Are

Scott R. Willett, Ph.D.
Founder and Principal

Scott’s depth and breadth of experiences as an organizational effectiveness executive, consultant, and coach have spanned over twenty years, working with leaders at all levels across a wide range of organizations, industries, and geographies. In addition to a broad portfolio of consulting and coaching engagements with Pennington, Scott has held senior organizational effectiveness and leadership/executive development positions within organizations ranging from global Fortune 50 companies to higher education.

Prior to Pennington, Scott was the global head of organizational effectiveness at Prudential Financial, leading organization and leader effectiveness, change, engagement and learning. Prior to Prudential, he led enterprise leadership and organization development at The Hartford Financial Services Group, and built and led the first learning and organization development function at Princeton University. Before Princeton, Scott held senior internal organization effectiveness consulting and executive development roles at Bristol Myers-Squibb and IBM. Scott started his career in engineering, serving as an industrial, manufacturing and quality engineer for TRW Automotive.

Scott is an adjunct faculty member at the internationally ranked Thunderbird School of Global Management, and at the University of Connecticut School of Business. He holds a Ph.D. in Organizational Management from Capella University, as well as an MBA, a MS in Management Systems, and a BS in Interdisciplinary Engineering & Management from Clarkson University.

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Who We Were

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Pennington Human Dynamic began as a lumber company — before the invention of color photography.

Not really, but it sure seems as though we were a bunch younger then, compared to now. It was 2002 when we joined forces and began our quest to help organizations get the most out of their leaders, teams, and unique cultures.

Najeeb Ahmad
Founder and Principal  

Najeeb’s career as a consultant, coach, and organizational leader spans more than twenty-five years across various industries, business transformations, and geographies. In addition to a broad portfolio of consulting and coaching engagements with all levels of management, Najeeb has held senior human resources, talent development, and talent acquisition positions with organizations ranging in size from 120 employees to more than 50,000, from privately-held to Fortune 100. He has had significant involvement with global business operations in multiple industries, with a focus on leveraging intercultural effectiveness to drive business performance.

Prior to Pennington, Najeeb led the HR functions at Rosetta, a fast-growing marketing strategy an interactive agency, and MediaVest, a subsidiary of the Publicis. At Bristol-Myers Squibb he led HR for Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Southern Africa, and talent acquisition for the pharmaceutical R&D, commercial, and corporate staff organizations. He served with Capital One Financial during its explosive growth phase, leading HR efforts for the IT function and developing a Global Workforce Integration initiative for new market entry. Prior to that, Najeeb held a regional HR leadership role for Office Depot’s B2B division and multiple positions with Mobil Oil Corporation.

Najeeb holds MBA and MA in Middle Eastern Studies degrees from The University of Texas at Austin, and a BA in History from Georgetown University.

Strategic Partners:
World Class, Worldwide

Our global team of coaches, consultants, and subject matter experts enables us to adapt quickly to client needs and deliver solutions efficiently, at the right scope, scale, and speed.

Contact Us

One Straube Center Boulevard, 14B
Pennington, NJ 08534
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