Invitational Leadership
Emergent Innovations

Future of Leadership and Passage
Beyond Inertia and Status Quo

Future of Leadership and Passage
Beyond Inertia and Status Quo

What makes
us different

Innovations Model™


Problem solving is a commodity and seldom moves one forward. Opportunities come along and the savvy capitalize upon them. Innovation, the heart of our value proposition, is the evocation and application of creativity. When combined with our proprietary Invitational Leadership™ methodology, we help clients break through inertia, status quo and immunity to change. We help clients achieve dramatically higher productivity levels and inspire emergent innovations that create unique value that changes the world.




In the majority of organizations, employees are performing a second job without pay. They spend time and energy concealing their insecurities and weaknesses, focus on boss and others impressions, and hide limitations and vulnerabilities. FEAR (False Evidence Appearing Real) is prevalent. This wastes time and other limited resources. It also creates invisible barriers and impedes employees, teams and organizations from pursuing and then achieving maximum productivity and highest potential.


Invitational Leadership™


Given the “second job…”phenomenon, we have developed and offer a proprietary and unique new approach to leadership. We call it, Invitational Leadership™. We help clients to develop invitational leaders at all levels of the organization. Invitational Leadership™ is the future and facilitates a passage beyond inertia and status quo. It creates fertile ground for a culture that incubates talent at all levels. This allows organizations to dramatically improve productivity and business results.




Our approach begins with something simple, a meaningful conversation. We ask questions, listen carefully and acknowledge understanding. We earn and sustain trust and learn about the client business. We frame the conversation in the context of start, stop and continue. This helps to clarify what’s working, what’s not and identifies existing or potential new problems, opportunities, and break through innovations.




Our process includes a thorough evaluation of the client situation. This ensures that client objectives, perspectives and desired results are clearly understood and taken into consideration. It also ensures that our perspectives are also considered as part of the project strategy, our time is being invested efficiently and we deliver on our commitments to ensure the client achieves the desired results.




Our results and value proposition are based on three criteria: the client’s desired results, measures to ensure progress toward and achievement of desired results, and the impact or value of results. Client investment is then jointly determined by the project scope, agreed upon value of the results, our unique contribution and delivery of our commitments and ensure the client achieves desired results..




What will distinguish your leadership performance in the years ahead? Are you asking yourself a really important question: What will I do to make my organization a fertile environment and build a high-performance culture for the attraction, retention and growth of talent in the future?

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C-Level & Senior
Executive Team

Our proprietary new Invitational Leadership™ methods are catalysts for breaking through inertia and status quo. The problem with traditional training and development approaches suggests that learning will lead to improved leadership effectiveness, improved productivity and business results.

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Building High-Performance Cultures

Organization culture and business performance are inextricably linked. Research also reveals a powerful synergistic relationship between leadership, capacity to transcend immunity to change and productivity. It’s a game changer provided savvy leaders capitalize on the opportunity.

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A research-based, proven methodology for transcending and overcoming the immunity to change. Our unique and innovative process enables employees, teams and organizations to embrace and transcend change while achieving dramatic improvements in productivity and business results.

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Customized Seminars, Workshops & Retreats

Let us help plan and custom design your next seminar, workshop or executive retreat? Generic, one-size-fits all approaches rarely deliver the optimal participant experiences or desired results. Our expertise with custom content design and facilitation delivers exceptional results.

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Career Change / Entrepreneurship

Considering a career change, entrepreneurial venture, or new business startup? We can help you achieve your dream. Our approach is as much about the what to do as the what not to do and the sooner we answer these questions the higher the probability of your success.

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Keynotes / Conferences / Presentations / Special Events

Want to create enduring memories while ensuring a powerful, dynamic and interactive experience for your audience? I will work with you to plan and custom-design a compelling keynote, conference presentation, an executive retreat or any other special event you have in mind.

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Written by Larry Fehd, CEO & Founder / HPS

Light At The End….Or Tunnel Vision?

The wide-angle image above (i.e. tunnel of books) is of a bookstore in China. It occurs to me that while there is much wisdom in books, and the opinions and perspectives of others... Read More...

Why Different Takes Discipline?

“You can start your day over at any time.” – Patty Sheehan. Each dawn is the fresh start of a new day. In the midst of a challenging (or really bad day) we have the... Read More...

Does Leadership Transparency Really Matter?

Transparency is a popular buzzword, but have you ever considered its literal meaning? Goggle defines as the condition of being transparent: openness... Read More...

The Passage: An Extraordinary Invitation

Opinions vary widely on the differences between leadership and management. I’ll weigh in with my views in keeping things simple: Management is about instructions... Read More...

Leadership Lessons in Passages to the South Pole

Last December 14th marked the 105th Year Anniversary of the Norwegian explorer, Roald Amundsen, and his team’s successful expedition to the South Pole. His adversary, Captain Robert Falcon Scott of... Read More...

A Source Of Light For Safe Passage

To envision a “passage” seems timely for this week’s post. Passage is the act or process of moving through or past something on the way from one place to another. Hopefully everyone made a safe passage into the New Year.. Read More...

Future of Leadership and Passage Beyond Inertia and Status Quo

Invitational Leadership™ is a passage beyond inertia and status quo. By definition, passage is the act or process of moving through, under, over, or past something on the way from one place to another... Read More...

Reflection: Moment Vs Process

Reflection tends to be associated with a moment (e.g. take a moment to reflect). It occurred to me that making more time to reflect as a process may better serve us. Imagine taking time to reflect at the beginning... Read More...

Time Prevents Everything from Happening at Once

“Time prevents everything from happening at once” – Ray Cummings, 1922. It’s a simple reminder that we can’t nor do we need to do everything at once in life. And, that is wonderful.. Read More...

Beliefs Define the Limits of Our Lives

Beliefs define the limits of our lives. On some level, we all know this, right? Beliefs determine our thoughts (about ourselves and others), our thoughts determine our decisions... Read More...

The Guest House

I was struck when reading and reflecting upon Rumi’s “The Guest House” during Thanksgiving and am opting to share in this week’s post. In the spirit of the Holiday Season... Read More...

Are Habits Influencing Your Emotions?

I’ve spent time this past week reading and thinking about habits. And, more specifically, how habits can influence emotional reactions to events in our lives. I think it’s safe to assume.. Read More...

Beyond Inertia and Status Quo

Image boarding a hot air balloon for your first flight. There’s a point of equilibrium where the combined weight in the basket (gondola) is equal to the effect of the helium.. Read More...

Are you a Performance Chiropractor™?

The plane landed and I heard the familiar, “Flight attendants prepare for arrival.” It had been a long red-eye flight and the gentlemen seated next to me had been.. Read More...

The Right 6%

Research suggests that people recall 100% of emotion and only 6% of the content. Media and PR pundits constantly remind us that quality content is king in the.. Read More...


What subscribers are saying about
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The Architects of
Human Potential ™

"Larry, this is a mini-masterpiece. It is so relevant to our business situation that I have sent copies to our senior management. I bow to you your wisdom and synthesis of proven, but often ignored, best practices."

Michael B., Executive, High-Technology R & D

"Great article. I really like your comments on Leadership. Everything keeps getting faster, more risky, tighter (margins) and more demanding. Lifespan of a win is short, days would be nice, but it’s more like hours or minutes now. Lifespan of a loss is longer and more costly."

George D., President,
Air Conditioning & Electric Company

"Thought provoking! Love the phrase “abundantly redundant” and the way you pulled out Einstein’s quote as a standalone; adding the quote about amateurs at the bottom. Totally agree with you that “leadership is an act of invitation."

April R. Executive Staff, U.S. National Security Agency

"I really like this article! I feel like we all have a lot of “conversations” that check the box so few of them are truly meaningful. I appreciate the intentional aspect. Nice work."

John F. DVM, Owner
Medical Director, Veterinary Services

"I still reference your “overused strengths as vulnerability” concept with all of my leaders. Great advice!"

Eric, H. CEO & Principal, Financial Planning Services

"Larry, your newsletters are so positive, uplifting and informative. Thank you for inspiring me!"

Monica M. , RN, Executive, Health Care Administration

"Your concept of Invitational Leadership™ is an interesting one. Truly inspirational leadership is possible only if we as leaders believe passionately in our purpose and can communicate it in a manner that captures the hearts and minds of our people. When this exists our people also have a passion for the vision and respond eagerly to the invitation."

Bruce Bowen, CEO, International Banking & Finance

"You SOARED with this article, Larry. It was very uplifting and a great analogy."

Pam M. Pierce, MA, MS, LMSW / Psychotherapist

"Your unique concept of emergence validated a problem I’d been pondering for some time, thank you!"

Marmie Edwards, Communications & PR Principle

"Very interesting as related to my research on the leadership role in building capacity; thank you for sharing this valuable insight."

Guada Hammad, PhD

"Anticipate change and respond appropriately to maintain a balance and optimization of all resources” – Great Advice!"

Shane T., Computer Technology


Our clients are diverse publicly & privately held U.S. and International organizations ranging from Fortune 1000 to mid-size to entrepreneurial new/early-stage start-ups.






"Larry, what is obvious to you is a complete revelation to others."

D.A. Benton
President & CEO - Benton Management
NY Times bestselling author of
How to Think Like a CEO & Lions Don’t Need to Roar

"The integrity and genuineness of your commitment to your clients is such a refreshment in a world of pitches and spin and image. And I thank you for that. It is a return to center and a grounding for those of us lucky enough to hear you."

James Michael Bown
Executive - International Sematech

"Larry, some of the best thinking I’ve ever done was with you in the room because you have a great ability to clarify, coach and counsel (3 big C’s in my book) while getting your own ideas into play. It was magic."

Michael D. Gowen,
Executive VP - Bausch + Lomb

"Larry, I appreciate all your support and encouragement. You’re a powerful influence on those you coach – not just me."

Gus Scaiano,
Senior VP - Scotiabank de Puerto Rico

"You bring so much to our business every time we meet. We thank you for the work you are helping us do to improve the role of our professional life in ‘the dash.’ You are incredible!"

W. Eric Hehman, CFA
CEO & Principal - Austin Asset

"You always understood the issues I was facing at the time and you inspired me with greater confidence in my ability to address those issues in an appropriate fashion. For all that and more, I am deeply grateful."

Daniel T. Plummer, PhD
GM - R&D - Sasol North America

"I am so thankful for all you helped me with and through. I wouldn’t be where I am or who I am, without your help and support, confidence, and guidance. I cannot tell you how many times I think about and continue to appreciate our talks."

Barbara Arndt
Senior Manager - Dell Computer

Chief Architect
of Human Potential

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Emotional Intelligence: An Executive Handbook
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