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I help HR professionals strengthen their support of business and performance strategies


Gary DePaul is an HR Strategist and Leadership Consultant. Through his business, Gary DePaul Leadership Consulting, he helps organizations identify and address gaps between what executives expect managers to do and what managers actually do.


Gary is the expert on how leadership is radically changing in the 21st Century. He analyzes the best of what leadership books have to offer and writes about the critical leadership patterns discovered among the books. The process he uses is called meta-analysis, and the technique effectively examines leadership holistically. Dr. DePaul used this technique to discover the recent trend from traditional to 21st Century Leadership, which is the focus of his Nine Practices of leadership book.

Through research and decades of practice,
I'm positioned to solve organizational challenges 



He received his Ph.D. and Ed.M. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from what used to be called the Department of Educational Organization and Leadership. He completed his bachelor's degree at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.


After graduating, Gary worked for organizations in departments involved in training, performance improvement, knowledge management, or quality assurance. He has held titles including manager, senior instructional designer, director, and senior manager. Organizations he worked for include:

While working at FIS, the International Society for Performance Improvement, more commonly known as ISPI, designated Dr. DePaul as a Certified Performance Technologist (CPT).

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