JLDC 0132 – Interview with Patrick Malone of The PAR Group

Patrick Malone is a Senior Partner at PAR, a management consulting firm, with over thirty five years of experience in operations and sales management. He has worked with a number of Fortune 500 clients including Hewlett-Packard, DuPont, Coca-Cola, and the American Cancer Society. He is also a renowned speaker and has been the chairman on many boards.

PAR is the shortened version of the word ‘Partners’. What The PAR Group teaches is ‘influencing skills’, or what other people call leadership skills. The PAR Group teaches people how to do business if they were business partners.

Topics discussed during this podcast episode include;

  • What mistakes do most business leaders make?
  • How can you improve leadership within your organisation?
  • And much more!

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Here’s a timeline of the topics discussed during the podcast:

0:00 – Short bio and intro
1:20 – Patrick Malone’s growing up, family life, influences, and early career
3:15 – What is The PAR Group and how did you join with them?
5:50 – Has The PAR Group changed over the years?
7:40 – Patrick shares some examples of the common mistakes that leadership make and what he does to turn things around
9:10 – Are the issues usually rooted in leadership, in the organisational culture, or is it elsewhere?
11:00 – Patrick shared case studies of successful results he’s achieved for businesses
14:00 – How have you been able to get the word out about your consulting business and to get more clients?
18:00 – Any big mistakes you’ve made along the way with The PAR Group that you’ve learned from?
22:40 – Patrick Malone’s final thoughts

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