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Hughes, Peter

Peter Hughes
Adjunct faculty
Antioch University
School Affiliation

Cambridge College School of Management

Academic Focus

Transformational leadership, building high performing teams, change management, creating a culture of engagement

Community Involvement

Special Olympics

Courses Taught

MMG 512 - Organizational Environment

MMG 712 - Operations Management

MMG 743 - Models of Leadership

MMG 755 - Organization Development and Change Management

MMG 757 - Consulting Skills for Managers


M.Ed. - Antioch University

Professional Experience

Peter Hughes is President and Chief Executive Officer of High Performance Leadership, LTD. He is the founder of the OD Think Tank, Global Leadership Institute and HPL University. These organizations provide management education and organizational development consulting services with a focus on creating outstanding leadership and team behaviors within organizations. Peter specializes in developing transformational leadership, high performing teams and operational excellence.

Peter has consulted with a broad base of companies, industries, and institutions such as: academic, pharmaceutical, medical devices, computer, software development, internet, web design, retail, banking, traditional manufacturing, independent distribution, and government operations in the United States, Europe, South America, and Asia. He has designed and implemented organizational development interventions for these organizations that focused on areas such as: leadership development, team building, process reengineering, new product development, customer satisfaction, total quality, management education, and executive coaching.

Awards & Recognitions
  • Claude V. Swank Manufacturing Excellence Award from Johnson & Johnson Company - for outstanding performance in the areas of quality, cost and productivity
  • Three Presidential Citations from Harold Russell, Chairman of President Reagan's Committee on Employment of the Handicapped for supporting the employment efforts for disabled youth
  • Recognized by Handling and Shipping Management Magazine for work in reengineering Millipore Corporation's worldwide distribution center
  • Certificate of Honor from the Groton-Dunstable Regional Schools for work with the School Reengineering Improvement Council
Research & Publications
  • Death of the American Hearth - 2010
  • Rebirth of American Greatness - 2013
  • Leadership and the Road to High Performance - 2015
Selected Presentations
  • American Society of Quality Control - Quality in Action
  • American Electronics Association - the Development of High Performing Teams
  • International Customer Service Association - Total Customer Service
  • Northeast Human Resource Association - Retaining High Potential Employees, Reasons for Turnover
  • Mass High-Tech Council - the Role of Human Resources in a Company's Quality Improvement Efforts
  • American Society for Training & Development - Shared Values, Creating a Corporate University
  • A.W. Chesterton Independent Distributors Owners Meeting - What it Takes to be a Vendor of Choice
  • East Coast Sealing Associates - Customer Changes and Expectations in the Mechanical Sealing Marketplace
  • Groton Lions Club - High Performing Leaders
  • Lexington Rotary - Creating Highly Effective Leaders
  • Granite State Human Resource Conference - Transformational Leadership and Change
Professional Memberships & Affiliations
  • The Leadership Institute
  • University of New Hampshire's Professional Development & Training Organization
  • The Browne Center for Innovative Learning