About Randy Harrington, Ph.D.

CEO of Extreme Arts and Sciences.
Co-Founder of Strategic Arts and Sciences.

Harrington completed his doctorate in Communication at the University of Oregon in 1992 and immediately began working as a consultant. Over the past 20 years Harrington has conducted hundreds of planning sessions and developed a wide range of change management strategies for companies large and small. His clients include companies like Microsoft, Adobe, hospitals, government agencies, and financial institutions all over the country. Harrington is also a sought after keynote speaker with a reputation for high energy provocative presentations. He is currently the CEO of Extreme Arts and Sciences and a partner with Strategic Arts and Sciences.

Welcome to Your Dream Life

Notes on Walter Mitty and Leading Innovation Let’s begin with a confession. For the past five minutes I was staring off into space; checked out; thinking of nothing in particular.  The most productive result I can claim is that I was testing my internal sense of time passing to see how closely it matched up… [Continue Reading]

Surfing on the Alpha Waves

More SEAL Stories and a Remarkably Pleasant Way to Solve Life’s Toughest Riddles The modern SEAL is a freak of nature. It takes year of conditioning and training to get ready to go to the training where, in all likelihood, you will fail in your attempt to become a SEAL. The people walking in the… [Continue Reading]

Panic is Part of the Plan

As I write this I am about to head into a long meeting. What is accomplished (or not) in this meeting is super-important. Not just normal-important, super-important. Jobs are on the line. Futures will be determined. Everyone coming to the meeting knows that this is a super-important meeting; you can tell because the participants were… [Continue Reading]

Values Matter: Especially in a Fire Fight

For US Navy SEALs, this was a classic operation. A dozen highly trained SEALs landing on the beach in southern Somalia and quietly infiltrating the compound of a known al Shabaab warlord name Ikrima. The operation was designed to capture Ikrima. Even with three other boats in support of the operation, the SEALs were heavily… [Continue Reading]

A Sappy World Changing Podcast

It had to happen, with Carmen away, Randy’s getting sappy and waxing poetic about changing the world. Of course, in true Randy form — this podcast just might. Podcast Transcript Randy: Welcome to the Evolutionaries podcast. I’m Randy Harrington. Carmen Voilleque is out on assignment as we speak, out changing the world. Today, I want… [Continue Reading]

Building a “One Voice” Board of Directors (Part 3?)

Randy’s back this week with a third installment in the Strategic Planning series. This week, he’s tackling the topic of the impact a GOOD Board of Directors can have on an organization. If you’re on a board, or work with a board, or even want to be on a board — this is the podcast… [Continue Reading]

Strategic Plans that REALLY Work for the 21st Century (Part 2)

Carmen’s still away, but Randy’s back with PART 2 in the GREAT Strategic Plans series. More great nuggets in here be sure to give it a listen, you won’t want to miss a thing! Podcast Transcript Randy: Welcome to the Evolutionaries Podcast.  I’m Randy Harrington and Carmen Voilleque is out on the road living the… [Continue Reading]

Three “Must Haves” for Great Strategic Planning (Part 1)

Carmen’s out on the road with clients this week, but Randy took the helm and is sharing the Three Must Haves for GREAT Strategic Planning. There are some great nuggets in here — don’t miss out! Podcast Transcript Randy: Welcome to the Evolutionary podcast.  I’m Randy Harrington.  Carmen Voilleque is on the road out working… [Continue Reading]