Patti Johnson

Patti Johnson
Patti Johnson is a career and workplace expert and the CEO of PeopleResults, a change and human resources consulting firm she founded in 2004. Previously, she was a senior executive at Accenture and has been recently featured as an expert in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, NBC, Money Magazine and Working Mother. Patti is also an instructor for SMU Executive Education and a keynote speaker on “Leading Change.” Her first book, Make Waves: Be the One to Start Change at Work & in Life, hit shelves in May 2014. Visit her website at

Are You Undecided?

By Patti Johnson | November 2, 2012

Not making a decision can be a pretty big decision in itself. I hear there are still undecided voters in the presidential election, but where are these coveted citizens? They must be hiding because I have yet to meet one. Let’s be honest, making decisions can be hard – especially important ones. There have been…

Political Conventions: Taking the Stage, Ready or Not

By Patti Johnson | September 6, 2012

Everyone has a different definition of readiness.

Readiness is a relative term. I

A 4-Year-Old’s Question That You Need to Answer

By Patti Johnson | July 26, 2012

I’ve decided that our 4-year-old selves were on to something. Remember the questions that unlocked everything at that age? Why and Why Not? We asked them in rapid succession about anything and everything. They were the key to making sense of our life. Why is the sky blue? Why do we have to get shots?…

Success Through the Eyes of a 90-Year-Old

By Patti Johnson | July 6, 2012

Helen Johnson was a big success, though you’ve never heard her name. She was my mother-in-law and th

Five People You Need On Your Dream Team

By Patti Johnson | June 21, 2012

The NBA Finals are some of the highest-rated games yet. The young, fast

7 Ways to Ruin Your Meeting

By Patti Johnson | May 25, 2012

Meetings really have a bad image. It’s not surprising since often they are too long, there’s no clea

Leadership Lessons from Summer Camp

By Patti Johnson | May 17, 2012

It’s time again to sign the kids up for summer camp. It’s the highlight of most kids’ summers—no m

What A Presidential Campaign Teaches Us About Leading Change

By Patti Johnson | May 10, 2012

Let’s set aside politics for whom you support in the 2012 presidential election. You can learn a l

Baseball Opening Day… Who Starts the Wave?

By Patti Johnson | April 6, 2012

It’s time for hot dogs, fresh cut grass and the sound of the ball on the bat. Openi