Unlocking Your Leadership Potential In Presentations

Written by Larry Fehd, CEO & Founder / HPS


One of the keys to unlocking leadership potential is effective communications. Whether spoken, written or otherwise conveyed, leaders must align their intentions with the message to ensure clarity and understanding for others. One of the ways that communication occurs is by presentation. You may recall from high school or college English classes that presentations have different objectives (e.g. educational, persuasive, inspirational, etc.). (more…)

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Light At The End….Or Tunnel Vision?

Written by Larry Fehd, CEO & Founder / HPS



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, there is a point where we all have a choice – an invitation perhaps – to step beyond others’ opinions and choose our own path.  The beginning of that path may represent the outer edge of our comfort zone and is reflected in this quote, “A comfort zone is a beautiful place, but nothing ever grows there.” – Unknown (more…)

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Why Different Takes Discipline?

Written by Larry Fehd, CEO & Founder / HPS


“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 freedom to shift our mindset and choose a fresh start. Good and bad events tend to attract more of the same and much like the momentum and power of falling dominos. The driving force, momentum and power dramatically increases. (more…)

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Does Leadership Transparency Really Matter?

Written by Larry Fehd, CEO & Founder / HPS


Transparency is a popular buzzword, but have you ever considered its literal meaning? Goggle defines as the condition of being transparent: openness, accountability, straightforwardness, candor; synonyms include translucency, clearness, and clarity. In the context of photography, Google defines as an image. (more…)

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Are Your Employees Playing ‘Not to Lose’ or Playing ‘To Win?’

Written by Larry Fehd, CEO & Founder / HPS


Are your employees playing not to lose or playing to win? Understanding and reconciling immunity or resistance to change is one the greatest untapped resources within any organization. New research from neuroscience and leading change provides compelling evidence. Savvy leaders will recognize and capitalize on this unique innovation to take their organization culture, productivity and business results to levels unheard of in the past. The key to unlocking the door to this cultural phenomenon is held by leadership. (more…)

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The Passage: An Extraordinary Invitation

Written by Larry Fehd, CEO & Founder / HPS


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; leadership is about invitations. In my experiences and observations over the years, leadership is unique in that it represents both a passage and extraordinary invitation. (more…)

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