How To Manage Your Enemies

July 29, 2020

6:00 pm



7:30 pm


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Your customers spend millions of dollars each year to provide employees useful tools for appropriate problem diagnosis. What about tools for diagnosing relationship problems at work?

For example, a CEO diagnoses her relationship with one Board member.  Her diagnosis is that the Director is “my enemy.”  Using those words puts this CEO down one behavioral track that might have been different had the CEO diagnosed the relationship as “my adversary.” We will teach you a common language you can share with your team so that everyone can discuss workplace relationships with greater precision.

Laurence J. Stybel, Ed.D., Founder and CEO, Stybel Peabody Associates, Inc


Larry Stybel is a Massachusetts licensed, Harvard University-trained doctoral level psychologist and co-founder of two businesses, Stybel Peabody Associates and  He also is Executive in Residence at Lexington Search Fund Capital, a private equity fund. is an online resource for Board of Director Nominating & Governance Committees to assist in ensuring a talented and educated Board.  It also works on relationship management issues between Boards and CEOs. provides “leadership and career success” services for senior level executives: retained search limited to Boards, CEOs, CFOs, and COOs; relationship management coaching; and executive outplacement.

In 2019 the Marquis Who's Who Publications Board named Larry Stybel winner of its “Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award.”  This Award recognizes Larry’s “lasting contributions to the field of leadership.”  Larry is listed in Marquis’ WHO’S WHO IN BUSINESS & FINANCE and Marquis’ WHO’S WHO IN AMERICA. Psychology Today publishes Stybel Peabody’s monthly perspectives on leadership. To date there have been over 330,000 downloads. Larry’s works on leadership have appeared in California Management Review, Harvard Business Review, and MIT Sloan Management Review.

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