All posts by Patricia Palleschi



The Founder and President of The Executive Agency, Dr. Patricia Palleschi consults organizations, teams, and individuals who want to improve performance. She previously held executive positions at Bank of America and Disney, and taught at Loyola Marymount University and Antioch University Los Angeles. Pat received her Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

corporate culture
by Pat Palleschi, Ph.D., President of the Executive Agency… Employees often tell me that the culture of an organization can encourage them to be productive or be so soul-sucking that they’re dying (figuratively, I hope) to leave. Culture is one powerful aspect of your organization… and it doesn’t take a penny to improve. Here’s how. What is “Organization Culture,” anyway? If it were a game of hide and seek, culture is hard to hide and easy to find. Sociologists describe culture as a “social identity built on group membership” (adaptedRead More
by Pat Palleschi, Ph.D., President of the Executive Agency; cartoon by someecards… Dear Jeff Weiner, CEO of LinkedIn: I had no knowledge of you prior to this post, but I must admit that I have harbored a bit of a love affair with your company. I love the “thumbs up,” the endorsements, the comments, the posts — the sheer fun of connecting with people with whom I’d worked or with whom I’d like to work. It is kind of like Hinge — but kinder, more business-like, and there is noRead More
Job Interview
by Patricia Palleschi, Ph.D., President of The Executive Agency; featured photo by Ben White on Unsplash… A wise person once revealed that there are only four reasons why a person gets hired. (And you are most likely to get hired if you have all four going for you!) Someone in a hiring position likes you. You have some key people on your speed dial. You have credential(s) that the hiring manager feels are important or prestigious. Most important, you will make the company (and, therefore, the hiring manager) money. TopRead More
Labor-Management Poster
by Patricia Palleschi, Ph.D., President of The Executive Agency… Appropriating the words of Aretha Franklin — and the sentiments of many of you — all we need is a bit more RESPECT to make the recruiting process a lot more effective.Read More