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 President of the Rotary Club of Kirkwood, Missouri for the 2018-19 year. Kirkwood Rotary has an active membership of approximately 80 professionals and business owners, and is engaged in both local and international service. Rotary is a global network of 1.2 million women and men who work, at home and abroad, to promote peace, fight disease, provide clean water, help mothers and children, support education, and grow local economies. Paul will be the 94th President of the Kirkwood club.
Brookings Executive Education (BEE) has invited Paul Paese, of PMC, to teach open enrollment and outreach courses on conflict resolution in 2018. BEE is a partnership of the Brookings Institution in Washington, DC and 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. Paul will be teaching “Strategies for Conflict Resolution” as an open enrollment offering this month at the Brookings facility in DC.
Leaders need strength to be successful. While this obvious truth is widely recognized, opinions differ on what constitutes “strength.” In the eyes of many, strength means standing firm, winning your position, exuding confidence, and minimizing vulnerability. At PMC, our clients are often surprised to hear that we see vulnerability as a key source of leadership strength. Which is stronger, a leader who advocates a position and stands firm until others bend? Or a leader who advocates a position while remaining open to different views, even inviting challenge from others? Leaders who take the path of openness will naturally feel vulnerable. Paradoxically, this vulnerability is not a sign of weakness, but rather a clear indication of leadership strength.
This month Paul Paese, of PMC, represented the Rotary Club of Kirkwood, Missouri at the Show Me Rotary Leadership Institute. Held annually in Jefferson City, Missouri, the Institute provides training and development for leaders of 160 Rotary clubs across the state. Starting in July, Paul will serve as the 2018-19 President of the Rotary Club of Kirkwood. The Kirkwood Club was founded in 1925 and currently has about 100 active, senior, and honorary members. Paul will serve as the club’s 94th president.
This month Paul Paese, of PMC, is an invited speaker at the 2018 Metals Service Center Institute annual Carbon Conference, to be held this year in Phoenix. MSCI provides networking, education, and research opportunities to leaders in the metals industry. Paul’s talk, entitled “Making Better Decisions: How to Boost Confidence and Credibility,” will focus on the ingredients needed for better assessments of people and wiser decisions. Special attention will be given to the information gathering and discussion processes that enhance confidence, credibility, and buy-in.