Archie Tinelli, Ph.D.
Leadership Development That Works

                         I write and speak on leadership

                “The unexamined life is not worth living.”                                                         Socrates


               “You can observe a lot just by watching.”
                                       Yogi Berra 


Socrates and Yogi Berra, two of my favorite philosophers, highlight the essence of my speaking and writing about leadership and especially about how to become a better leader. 


Following Socrates’ advice, I encourage leaders to reflect on their leadership.  I want leaders to develop a clear and honest understanding of themselves that they can use as the foundation for their leadership.  I use a lot of stories and quotes of leaders that I know, have worked with, or have studied to provide vivid and real examples to help leaders to think about and decide how they are going to deal with the problems and opportunities they face at work.


Yogi Berra’s comment captures an important element of what I speak and write about.  I have spent a lifetime watching and working with leaders.  I’ve observed that leaders are not alike.  Their experiences, backgrounds, personal characteristics, and circumstances are so different from those of other leaders that it is virtually impossible to lump them all together and provide a single or common approach that will work for all leaders.  Every leader’s situation is different.  A critical part of my work is to help the leaders I work with to identify, understand, define, and explain their individual and unique style of leadership, both for themselves and for others they work with.


“I read Archie’s newsletter, Tinelli on Leadership, every month without fail.  It always makes me think.”


“Many newsletters are merely links to someone else’s ideas or a polemic of some kind.  Not Archie’s.  His is clear, engaging, interesting, and thought-provoking, without the self-serving articles that so many other newsletters include.”


“Archie has spoken to us several times, and each time I learn something new about leadership or myself, or both.”


“Archie was the kind of speaker that our firm needs to have speak to us more.  He was down-to-earth, understood our business and, most importantly, provided us with an opportunity to think about who we are as leaders and what we can do to become better leaders.”


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