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January 2022

2022 lets do this


Good luck, great food
Success and sound sleep
Travel and true friends
Peace, prosperity and productivity
These are our wishes for you
As we enter 2022

December 2021


As 2021 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 another challenging year for everyone, yet the ground beneath us is rife with opportunity. Success moving forward will depend more than ever on strong partnerships that generate innovative solutions and bring them to fruition. We at PMC look forward to deepening our partnerships and collaborating more creatively than ever before. These times demand it, and we’re excited by the challenge. Wishing you the happiest of holidays and all the best in 2022!

November 2021


PMC is delighted to assist Nemanick Leadership Consulting in delivering Leadership for Achievement, a professional development program for surgeons, researchers, and others in the Department of Orthopedics at Washington University’s School of Medicine. The Department of Orthopedics is a national leader in the delivery of high-quality orthopedic care, as well as innovative clinical, basic, and translational research. Paul Paese, of PMC, will be kicking off the program this month with “Leadership Tools for Better Teamwork,” a module focusing on the unique challenges of team leadership in environments with changing technology, high stakes, and very little room for error.

October 2021

DTRAPaul Paese, of PMC, had the pleasure this month of teaching “Strategies for Conflict Resolution” to leaders at the Defense Threat Reduction Agency. DTRA is the only Department of Defense organization focused exclusively on countering and deterring weapons of mass destruction and emerging threats. DTRA works with the DoD, other U.S. Government partners, and international partners to preserve peace and prepare for uncertainty in a rapidly evolving, globalized threat environment. “Strategies for Conflict Resolution” is a course offered by WashU at Brookings, a partnership of the Brookings Institution and Washington University in St. Louis (WUSTL) Olin School of Business. Paul was honored to work with this esteemed group of leaders, and was greatly impressed by their thoughtfulness and dedication to learning.

September 2021


This month we give a shout-out to the Rotary Club of Kirkwood, Missouri, which is holding its annual 5K/10K run on Saturday, September 11 after a 1-year hiatus due to covid. As a longtime member and former president of the club, Paul Paese (of PMC) holds Kirkwood Rotary near and dear to his heart. The Kirkwood club fully embraces the Rotary International motto of “service above self,” and is dedicated to helping others both locally and internationally. The Kirkwood Rotary Ramble is a race through the streets of Kirkwood to raise money for local charities. The race takes place every (non-pandemic!) year on the Saturday one week prior to the Kirkwood Greentree Festival. The club offers certified 5k and 10k courses, plus a School Challenge program for students. The theme of the race is changed every year to match that of the annual Kirkwood Greentree Festival, so participants are encouraged to dress up. So, if you’re a runner or walker interested in supporting local charities while having a fun, healthy time, please consider participating in this year’s race! Click here to register for the race.

August 2021

strengthLeaders 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.