This month Paul Paese, of PMC, is the invited colloquium speaker at the Clinical Research Training Center (CRTC) at Washington University’s School of Medicine. The CRTS’s colloquium series is designed to help young medical professionals improve their leadership, teamwork, and management skills. Paul will speak on “Conflict Management 101,” particularly as it applies to leaders and teams in medical settings.
The editors of the American Journal of Business have re-appointed PMC President, Paul Paese, to their editorial advisory board. AJB focuses on how research-based theories and models support management practices, and offers practical advice on a wide range of business and management problems. The journal’s audience is the wider business community, including both practitioners and academic scholars. The role of the advisory board is to provide strategic guidance on the content and direction of the Journal. As a professor-turned-consultant, Paul sees this role as fitting perfectly with his background and expertise, and he is happy to continue serving on the board.
This month PMC President, Paul Paese, will be installed as Vice President of the Rotary Club of Kirkwood, Missouri for the 2017-18 year. The Kirkwood Rotary Club has a strong membership of approximately 80 professionals and business owners, and is active in both local and international service. After serving as Vice President, Paul will serve as club President in 2018-19.
PMC is proud to contribute to executive education at Olin Business School at Washington University. In addition to teaching various “custom” courses for Olin clients, Paul Paese also teaches two full-day, open enrollment seminars each year. The first of these, Coaching Workshop, will be held on September 13. The second, Maximizing Team Effectiveness, is on October 4. Both will be held at the Charles F. Knight Center from 8:30am-4:30pm. For a description of the remaining open enrollment sessions offered at Olin this year, see the program finder.
This month we share a noteworthy quote from renowned writer and management theorist, Mary Parker Follett: “Instead of condemning conflict, we should set it to work for us. Why not? The friction between the driving wheel of the locomotive and the track is necessary to haul the train. All polishing is done by friction. The music of the violin we get by friction… So in business too we have to know when to try to eliminate friction and when to capitalize on it.” This quote appears in a book we highly recommend, Discussing the Undiscussable, by William Noonan. Follett’s words, originally published in 1924, stand the test of time and capture a basic premise of our work at PMC.
Brookings Executive Education (BEE) has retained Paul Paese, of PMC, to teach open enrollment and outreach courses on negotiation and conflict resolution. BEE is a partnership of the Brookings Institution in Washington, DC and the Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis. The Brookings Institution and Washington University share a common benefactor and visionary in Robert S. Brookings. The mission of BEE is to deliver on Robert Brookings’ desire to “teach the art of handling problems rather than simply impart accumulated knowledge” to those in and engaged with government. Deeply committed to public service and practical education, BEE is an ideal outlet for Paul’s teaching, and he is honored to contribute to its mission.