On Leadership vs. Management

Management and Leadership are not mutually exclusive but successful leaders must understand the difference and the compatibility.

The Principles of Leadership

Since we are responsible for our own development, ask yourself – what is keeping us from practicing these every day? The answer, of course is “nothing.”

Practice Principled Leadership

Organizations reflect their leadership. They cannot perform at a higher or more credible level than the capability and integrity of those in lead.

Create a Values Based Community

A successful institution reflects a culture whose values can sustain it over long periods of time: integrity, teamwork, respect, and responsibility.

The Bell Shaped Curve

The distribution of employees in a typical organization will reflect a bell shaped curve. At one end, comprising no more than 10% to 15% are the “A” players. At the other end, no more than another 10% are the “C” players. In the middle are trench soldiers – the “B” players.

Beware the Valley of Death

The road to organizational excellence must pass through the trials, challenges and stress. If change were easy, everybody could do it.

Understand the Fundamentals of Change

The negative reaction to change is predictable and consistent due to human nature. Change is high risk and we are wired by nature to resist it.

The Six Step Process to Organizational Excellence

There is a path that if diligently followed will maximize organizational value.
Step One: Understand the Fundamentals of Change.

Achieving excellence

All of Pat’s clients, whether financially stable or in need of recovery, are committed to achieving a higher state of organizational excellence. Achieving that illusionary objective requires changing the way they think, act and provide their goods and services – their very culture. Effecting this change is the area of Pat’s experience and expertise.

Speaking: Leadership in Effecting Change

Pat speaks to the Michigan State Police leadership on the Organizational Value Proposition: Maximize value for constituents by achieving consistent excellence through change, trust, leadership, ethical behavior, and character.