L. F. McManus Company, Inc.
Leo F. McManus
Leo F. McManus is President of L. F. McManus Company, Inc., a national Management Research and Development organization with offices in Worcester, Massachusetts. The firm specializes in programs in behavioral science for management. Its principal programs are in Organization and Strategic Planning, Management Development, Manager Assessment, Career Counseling, and seminars for Boards of Directors and Trustees.
Mr. McManus has been consulting for the past thirty years, working with large and small firms in the fields of Manufacturing, Accounting, Banking, Insurance, Investment Management, Research, Education, and Health Care. He has worked as a consultant to a number of federal government agencies and US Military organizations as well as Military Academies.
Mr. McManus travels extensively, nationally and internationally, as a lecturer and convention speaker on the topics of The Human Side of Planning, Styles of Management, Personal and Corporate Values, and The Changing Role of the CEO in the 21st Century. His area of special interest is in the management of change and how present day changes are impacting individual careers, jobs, and organizations.
Mr. McManus joined the J. P. Cleaver Company after two years of college teaching. He became Director of Research for this firm and Vice President and Partner in the firm of Cleaver and McManus, Inc. He founded his own firm in 1972.
Mr. McManus is the author of the multimedia video program, Personality Styles and Their Impact on Leadership, Management and Organization Climate. This video program is distributed internationally by both his own organization and the American Management Association. He has also written a number of articles and monographs for business publications.
Mr. McManus received the "Distinguished Alumnus Award" from Fitchburg State College in 1985 and was elected a Trustee of this college in 1987. Mr. McManus is currently a director of T. K. Keith Company and the Higgins Armory Museum. His corporate directorships have also included Consumers Savings Bank, Amherst Group International, Knapp Shoe, McCue Corporation and Wolf Coach.
A licensed psychologist in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Mr. McManus is a member of the American Psychological Association, the American Psychological Society, the New England Psychological Association, the American Educational Research Association and Phi Delta Kappa. He also serves as a visiting lecturer in college and university graduate school programs in the fields of career planning, leadership, and management development. For the past ten years he has served as a visiting lecturer at Seton Hall University in its masters and doctoral programs in Healthcare Management, Public Administration, and Education.
Mr. McManus brings to his consulting activities a depth of knowledge in his professional field, and a broad range of practical experience from working with managers and professional specialists over a period of thirty years. He has also gained insights into the management of organizations from his consulting assignments with senior management, his experience in organization development, his role as a facilitator in strategic planning programs, and as a member of the board of directors of both public and private organizations.