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.
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.
LEADERSHIP TEAM CAPABILITY
BUILDING YOUR CAPABILITY
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
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.
Who We Were
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.
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.
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.