Tuesday, August 9th at Maui Tropical Plantation

(News article also in Maui Now Monday, August 1, 2016)

KAHULUI, HI – Esteemed management consultant Leslie Mullens will be the featured speaker at the Maui Native Hawaiian Chamber of Commerce (MNHCoC) Membership Dinner at 5:30 pm, Tuesday, August 9 at Maui Tropical Plantation in Waikapū. She will speak about The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, as identified in the best-selling business management book of the same title by author Patrick Lencioni.  Partnering with Lencioni’s company, The Table Group, Mullens has licensed the Overcoming the Five Dysfunctions of a Team framework and materials to bring this transformative methodology to the islands.

“Teamwork provides the ultimate competitive advantage in business, because it is both so powerful and so rare,” explained Mullens.  “A high-functioning team can achieve its potential and this how companies become more productive and effective. It also reduces the stress and dissatisfaction for everyone involved.”

Leslie Mullens is president & CEO of PlayBook Consulting Group, a Maui-based management consulting firm specializing in statewide strategic planning and organizational effectiveness. She has developed and facilitated hundreds of workshops and retreats for Hawai’i’s leading corporate, small business, nonprofit, and government communities. An expert in change management, cultural transformation, and cross-sector collaborative problem solving, her approach builds team capacity and confidence to get the job done. Prior to launching PlayBook in 2004, Mullens led Cisco Systems’ global strategy and integration in e-commerce.  She is an Omidyar Fellow in leadership development and is a change management consultant for the Aspen Institute’s national policy initiatives on mobility from poverty.

“Leslie’s reputation for excellence was validated when our board of directors engaged her to facilitate our own strategic planning workshop,” said MNHCoC president Teri Freitas Gorman. “We left our workshop with realistic, achievable goals and a clear action plan. Learning how to overcome barriers to effective teamwork can unlock success for any company or community organization. This is a rare opportunity to hear from an expert in this area, don’t miss it.”

MNHCoC members will also vote for, or against, proposed changes to its bylaws during this dinner. No-host cocktails and networking will begin at 5:30 pm. Dinner will be catered by Hoʻapili Ane. Admission is $25 for members who pay in advance at www.mnhcoc.org or $30 at the door. Non-members will pay $35 at the door. Deadline for RSVPs is Sunday, August 7. For more information visit www.mnhcoc.org or call 808-298-5071 or 808-633-3079.


Contact: Teri Freitas Gorman
808.298.5071 or WEB form