<![CDATA[ Philip H. Levy Weebly - Philip H. Levy's Blog]]>Sat, 28 Nov 2015 03:57:50 -0800Weebly<![CDATA[The PHL HP Consulting Group's Training Program                             ]]>Tue, 13 Oct 2015 00:07:53 GMThttp://philiphlevy.weebly.com/philip-h-levys-blog/the-phl-hp-consulting-groups-training-programA longtime Executive and management consultant with many years of experience in the New York City metropolitan area, Dr. Philip H. Levy currently serves as the President of the PHL HP Consulting Group, Inc. In this capacity, Dr. Philip H. Levy works closely with organizations and helps them implement strategies to improve management’s leadership and overall company performance through its state-of-the-art training program.

In terms of leadership development, the PHL HP Consulting Group teaches client executives the skills necessary to inspire others and differentiate themselves from their competition. The training program also covers topics such as bringing out the creativity and passion of employees, which can motivate a workforce and energize all departments across a company. Participants in the training program learn what to look for in an interview and how to create a performance compensation system to retain valuable employees.

Most recently, Dr. Levy has created "The CEO Boot Camp" to assist new CEOs and keep long term CEOs current.

To learn more about the training program at the PHL HP Consulting Group, visit the official website at www.phlconsultinggroup.com. ]]>
<![CDATA[The Keys to Effective Corporate Leadership ]]>Sat, 19 Sep 2015 22:50:13 GMThttp://philiphlevy.weebly.com/philip-h-levys-blog/the-keys-to-effective-corporate-leadershipServing clients throughout the greater New York City area, Dr. Philip Levy engages with corporate senior leadership to build more engaged, financially successful organizations through his PHL HP Consulting Group, Inc. In a highly competitive environment, Dr. Philip Levy has identified the critical skills that business leaders must possess.

Effective leadership begins with articulating a clear corporate vision. As the “face” of the company, executives must embody the company they represent when interacting with stakeholders. The message they deliver should be succinct and relatable and clearly convey what distinguishes their company from industry competitors.

Rather than micromanaging, the effective leader delegates assignments to the personnel he or she has placed in critical positions. Employees are held accountable for their actions, while being encouraged to take appropriate risks. By encouraging employee participation in the decision-making process, the senior executive gains insight into what people in the trenches experience on a daily basis. This is invaluable when transforming aspects of the corporate process and repositioning the company. ]]>
<![CDATA[The Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award ]]>Tue, 18 Aug 2015 23:34:55 GMThttp://philiphlevy.weebly.com/philip-h-levys-blog/the-ernst-and-young-entrepreneur-of-the-year-awardDr. Philip H. Levy currently serves as managing director of inter-business executive advisory association C2C while maintaining responsibilities as president of PHL HP Consulting Group, Inc. In 2007, Ernst & Young (EY) recognized Dr. Philip H. Levy with an Entrepreneur of the Year award.

For nearly three decades, EY has dedicated its annual Entrepreneur of the Year award to individuals who have set new standards of success in their business pursuits. The award honors selected nominees across 11 categories, including Family Business, Technology, and Life Sciences.

Each June, EY names several winners from among the regional finalists in each category at galas in 25 cities nationwide. The number of winners varies by year, with only a handful of regional honorees named as national winners. In November, regional award winners gather for a celebration, during which EY recognizes one business leader as the overall Entrepreneur of the Year for the United States region. ]]>
<![CDATA[Tips for Keeping Employees Engaged                              ]]>Thu, 23 Jul 2015 16:35:22 GMThttp://philiphlevy.weebly.com/philip-h-levys-blog/tips-for-keeping-employees-engagedAs head of a consulting firm that works with business leaders, Dr. Philip H. Levy shares his expertise on organizational management strategies. For example, Dr. Philip H. Levy helps managers inspire employees and provide incentives that are effective at keeping employees engaged.

For any successful business or organization, it is important to have a team of dedicated, supportive employees helping the organization to meet its goals. However, in interacting with employees, many managers make mistakes that can lead to employees seeking out other career opportunities.

For example, one mistake is to treat everyone in the company alike. While this may seem like a good idea, it doesn’t inspire loyalty if management treats low-performing employees the same way as those who go above and beyond the scope of their duties. Therefore, it is important for managers to recognize and reward excellence in their employees. This helps create an environment where employees are inspired to achieve.

Similarly, instead of being dismissive or judgmental, managers should encourage employees to try new things and use unconventional approaches. By encouraging out-of-the-box thinking, the company can find new solutions to its problems and fully apply the talents of its employees.                             ]]>
<![CDATA[PHL HP Consulting Group Offers Personalized Management Training ]]>Thu, 16 Jul 2015 02:20:45 GMThttp://philiphlevy.weebly.com/philip-h-levys-blog/phl-hp-consulting-group-offers-personalized-management-trainingAs the president and founder of PHL HP Consulting Group, Inc., Dr. Philip H. Levy oversees an organization that provides executive coaching, management guidance, and leadership development to a wide variety of organizations and businesses from its headquarters in New York City. Dr. Philip H. Levy leverages over 40 years of team building and leadership training experience to the firm, which offers an annual training program to help organizations meet their personnel training needs.

Focused on helping organizational leaders looking to maximize their budgets, the PHL HP Consulting Group’s 2015 training program consists of personalized sessions structured to address topics such as corporate culture enhancement, leadership development, recruitment and retention, succession planning, business development, and conflict resolution. Additionally, the program assists organizations with management issues such as company growth, individual accountability, and delegation. The program can also help firms to improve their communication, disciplinary, and cultural diversity policies.

In order to schedule sessions for a customized training program or obtain more information, visit the PHL HP Consulting Group’s website at www.phlconsultinggroup.com.
<![CDATA[Finding a Therapist Who Fits Your Needs ]]>Wed, 24 Jun 2015 17:35:48 GMThttp://philiphlevy.weebly.com/philip-h-levys-blog/finding-a-therapist-who-fits-your-needsA cum laude graduate of Brooklyn College, Dr. Philip H Levy received his PhD in psychology. He is the President and owner of PHL HP Consulting Group, Inc., a consultation service to create high-performing business teams. In addition, Philip H. Levy serves as the chief strategic advisor of Mind Over Mist, which is creating an internet-based psychotherapeutic referral service.

For some people, choosing a therapist is one of the most personal decisions they will make. The therapist is someone to whom the patient should feel comfortable discussing stressors, fears, and desires for effective treatment. Rather than a person who will attack a problem with a single too, therapists should be flexible and empathetic to the patient’s needs while maintaining an objective viewpoint and assisting the patient in arriving at options to address the conflict. This results in the patient developing the requisite skills for future resolution, rather than a dependence on the therapist.

There are several key things to look for in therapists, whether they are psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers or other mental health professionals. First, patients want to feel like their therapists are interested in what they say and in their well-being. A therapist that only talks about him- or herself or relates everything back to their own experience will probably be more of a hindrance than a help. Another factor to consider is whether or not the therapist can articulate an outline of treatment and a treatment philosophy. While some people go to therapy for deep-rooted or ongoing issues, the therapist should still be able to say what an endpoint would look like, even if it will take time to reach.                             ]]>
<![CDATA[Baseball or Soccer?? Lessons from The World Cup by Philip H Levy ]]>Wed, 16 Jul 2014 17:49:43 GMThttp://philiphlevy.weebly.com/philip-h-levys-blog/baseball-or-soccer-lessons-from-the-world-cup-by-philip-h-levyRecently, I read an interesting column written by David Brooks in which he questioned whether life was more like soccer than baseball. It made me think whether successful businesses are more like soccer teams than like baseball teams.

Both appear to be team sports, but baseball is really an accumulation of individual activities and accomplishments, while soccer is more like a chess game in which the key to success is having all players interact in such a coordinated way that they are controlling the space through well orchestrated and practiced formations. Soccer is truly a collective team game in which every player must carefully follow the task assigned to them in order to score and defend, resulting in victory.

So what does this have to do with business? Everything! Our success and satisfaction is interdependent and a product of our commitment to a well orchestrated team effort rather than an accumulation of individual actions and achievements.

It all begins with whom we associate. As leaders, the most important decisions that we make are whom we choose to have on our team, the strategies that we develop, and the corporate culture that clearly states that we are committed to our shared success rather than individual accomplishments.

Innovation is dependent upon an environment where trust is built, risk taking is encouraged, and success is shared. We must rid ourselves of the disease of "me" and "envy". We are only successful when we realize that the game of business at its highest form is like soccer where patience and the ability to stay with the game plan are critical to the desired outcome.

Philip Levy, Ph.D.
Founder and President
PHL HP Consulting Group &
Managing Director, C2C ]]>
<![CDATA[Leadership Tips Based on Interview with Michael Gould, CEO of Bloomingdales]]>Tue, 05 Nov 2013 15:49:16 GMThttp://philiphlevy.weebly.com/philip-h-levys-blog/leadership-tips-based-on-interview-with-michael-gould-ceo-of-bloomingdalesI read an interview of Michael Gould, CEO of Bloomingdales, which I think you will find interesting and thought provoking.

Here are some key points in my words:

1. What are employees looking for: an opportunity to learn and grow so that they can be more than they thought they can be; a sense of recognition; a feeling of belonging; a belief that they are making a difference/having an impact.

2. The fundamental basis of leadership is trust.

3. Effective leaders are passionate and compassionate. Great leaders are able to exude warmth and humility.

4. Being compassionate does not mean giving up authority or control. When people feel respected and cared for they will be more likely to willingly follow your vision, adopting it as their own.

5. Companies need to create an environment of intellectual curiosity and constant learning so that everyone, at all levels, evolve and grow, enabling the company to grow.

Feel free to share your thoughts and reactions with me.

<![CDATA[What You Need to Know When Choosing a Therapist]]>Wed, 31 Jul 2013 22:40:21 GMThttp://philiphlevy.weebly.com/philip-h-levys-blog/what-you-need-to-know-when-choosing-a-therapistDr. Philip H. Levy has more than 35 years of experience operating his own private psychotherapeutic practice. As chief strategic advisor at Mind Over Mist, a psychotherapeutic referral service based in New York City, Dr. Philip H. Levy uses his expertise to help guide people to the right therapist.

Choosing the right therapist is an important process because every person has different needs, and not everyone responds the same way to different types of therapy. There is no one-size-fits-all approach to therapy. When choosing a therapist, remember to ask questions such as these during the first meeting.

- Do you have a license, and how long have you been practicing?

- Do you favor any particular type of treatment, and have you found it to be effective for people with issues similar to mine?

- How long will our sessions be, and how much will they cost?

After you have collected this preliminary information, you will be ready to move on to the next step: to determine whether you feel comfortable working with this particular therapist. Only you can answer that adequately; effective, open, and honest communication with the therapist is key.

Making the right choice when seeking psychotherapeutic counseling can seem like an overwhelming task, but if you remember to ask the right questions and heed your own judgement about your rapport with the professional, your treatment is likely to be a much more positive and rewarding experience.