Pat Drew & Company LLC
Behind Leadership

The Player on the Couch
Critical Players and Team Effectiveness

The Warrior Learns to Listen:
Getting out of the Weeds

The Right Fit:

Leader of People or Individual Contributor?

Goal Setting
Extraordinary Skills - Wrong Job - No Focus

Too Good to Let Go:
From Trader to Leader

Brilliant and Poised to Fail:
Taking Feedback

Career is Stalled:
Achieving Confidence

From Corporate Attorney to Startup CEO:
Taking the Next Step
1. Does a member of your A-team have a blind spot holding him back?

2. Does your “rising star” need new behaviors to lead at the next level?

3. Are there leadership skills you need but have been afraid to ask for?

If you answered “yes” to any of these, call or email us in confidence us for a 30 minute consultation at no charge. 914-588-8243 or

The Player on the Couch

Critical Players and Team Effectiveness

We recently led a strategy retreat for a global organization. A diverse group of high performing individuals working at cross purposes with competing agendas came together around a global strategy. Each had to commit to set of tactical responsibilities.

A key player spent critical parts of the session on the couch outside the main room.

There are many ways to be "on the couch"... and behave in ways that impede the effectiveness of a team. There comes a point where, no matter who you are and how important your role, you have to be in the room or out of the room. The leader has to be able to say, "Either you're in or you're out."

By doing a team alignment, our client can see who is aligning on goals, roles, strategy, ways of working and who is not. In addition to building a high performing team, the alignment makes clear who the real contributors are. Even the most critical players can hold back a team if they are not brought into the room.

Please contact me if you would like to discuss. Best, Pat
“Pat is a thoughtful counselor and strategic advisor. She has strong insights in to how to address workplace issues, motivate staff and handle strategic communications for an internal audiece. Pat also brings a depth of experience in helping employers and their staff prepare for and manage secondments in foreign markets.”
Matt Harrington
President & CEO
July 2, 2010