Patti Johnson

About the Author

Patti Johnson is the CEO of PeopleResults, a change and organizational development consulting firm she founded in 2004. She is the author of newly released "Make Waves: Be the One to Start Change at Work and in Life." Patti and her team advise clients such as PepsiCo, Microsoft, 7-Eleven, Accenture, Frito-Lay and many others on creating positive change in their leaders and organizations. Previously a Senior Executive at Accenture. Patti is an instructor on change for SMU Executive Education and for the Bush Institute Women’s Initiative, as well as a keynote speaker on change and leadership.

What Great CHROs Know That Makes Them Great

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Let’s set aside the obvious: Know the business. Build a great team. Cultivate relationships and respect with others on the leadership team. Understand the full HR suite of services. All true. But, there is more to the story. In our work, we have the opportunity to see many great Chief Human Resource Officers (CHROs) and…

What College Football Shows Us About Measuring Talent and Results


Athletes and coaches love the bottom line of a game. You win or you lose. The winner is clear. Usually. This past year, college football addressed a long-standing challenge that many of us in business face. Yes, you won – but how did your win compare to the competition? What do the results…

When Your Team Meetings Become Like Thanksgiving Dinner

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Thanksgiving is a time for family. We have the eccentric uncle or an unpredictable cousin, but they are family. We enjoy the day and take a deep breath knowing we only see Uncle Buck once per year. But, if you have the same eccentric characters playing key roles on your team, it’s not…

Making Waves: HR’s Critical Role in Kickstarting Change


The project plan was flashed on the screen. The financial metrics were shared. Work steps were reviewed and analyzed for many months ahead. Yet, something big was missing. People. A real change grows and takes hold because of many individuals – those who individually decide to get involved, contribute and share their ideas….

A Lesson From Grammy Winners Daft Punk on Why Collaboration Works

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I’m not a Daft Punk expert – unless you count listening to Get Lucky non-stop when driving my son and his friends to the beach last summer. This French robot-headed duo won big at the Grammy Awards Sunday night, including best album for Random Access Memories. Their robot heads with their tuxes were…

6 Ways You May Be Driving Your Team Crazy and Don’t Even Know It

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Editor’s note: TLNT is continuing an annual tradition by counting down the most popular posts of the year. This is No. 15. Our regular content will return next Monday. Even the very best leaders have habits that can sometimes make their teams completely crazy. Beware of these favorites that have been known to cause mumbling under the…