Peter J. Hughes


Peter J. Hughes

Senior Faculty



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.

Education & Certifications

  • MEd Organizational Development, Antioch University
  • Leadership Development Program, Millipore Corporation
  • Executive Development Program, Johnson & Johnson

Courses Taught

  • Essentials of Leadership
  • Organizational Environments
  • Strategic Management
  • Managing Groups and Team Building
  • Foundations of Management
  • Models of Leadership
  • Organizational Development & Change Management
  • Professional Leadership Seminar
  • Operation Management

Awards, Recognitions, Research & Selected Published Work

  • Hughes, Peter. (2018). Leadership Excellence: Creating a New Dimension of Organizational Success.
  • Hughes, Peter & Ferrie, John. (2017). Leadership & The Road To High Performance: Creating a high performing organization.
  • Hughes, Peter. (2012). Rebirth of American Greatness: Restoring Fiscal Responsibility and Moral Integrity to Our Nation.
  • Hughes, Peter. (2011). Death of the American Heart.
  • 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