As 2016 draws to close, we would like to thank the many clients, colleagues, and partners who played a part in the continued success of Paese Management Consulting over the past year. It’s been our best year ever at PMC, and we know our continued success will depend as much as ever on the relationships we’ve built and the creative possibilities that arise through partnership and collaboration. Wishing you the happiest of holidays and all the best in 2017!
PMC is pleased to join other Kirkwood, Missouri-area businesses in sponsoring The Kirkwood Call. The official newspaper of Kirkwood High School, The Call is arguably the most honored of all of KHS’s distinguished academic and extra-curricular entities. Last year, for example, The Call again received the First Amendment Press Freedom Award (winning the award 9 out of the past 10 years) and, in 2012, received the Charles Klotzer Media Literacy Award “In recognition of 93 years of award-winning journalism and hands-on experience for student journalists.”
This month the PotashCorp Executive i2i Pathway to Excellence program sponsored a weekend retreat and retained Paul Paese, of PMC, for an in-depth seminar on “Learning-Centered Leadership.” A joint initiative of Southern Illinois University at Carbondale and Purdue University, the PotashCorp Executive i2i program develops future leaders in the food and agriculture industries through training in leadership, critical thinking, and problem solving.
Rotary International District 6060 (Eastern Missouri) held its annual conference this month in Kirkwood and Paul Paese, of PMC, was one of the invited speakers. The conference theme was “Peace and Conflict Resolution.” Paul gave a talk entitled “Reducing Everyday Conflict,” and also served as emcee for the black tie conference banquet. Feedback from the nearly 300 Rotarians and non-Rotarians who attended the 2-day conference has been extremely positive.
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.
Congratulations to Lou Gerst and Therese Macan on completing the PMC certification process for coaching case groups. Case groups are a key feature of “Candor with Respect,” a professional development workshop created and led by Paul Paese (of PMC) and offered on a regular basis to general partners, leaders, and associates at Edward Jones. Lou and Therese are both independent consultants based in St. Louis, specializing in leadership assessment and development. Therese is also Professor of Industrial/Organizational psychology at the University of Missouri – St. Louis. Paul is extremely pleased to welcome them to the Candor with Respect team, as they both bring exceptional knowledge and skill to the coaching role.