Roderick J Fraser Jr
Founder and Principal

We Train Leaders

The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do it. —Theodore Roosevelt

A Gallup poll of more 1 million employed U.S. workers concluded that the No. 1 reason people quit their jobs is a bad boss or immediate supervisor.

At Professional Leadership and Management Services, we believe that strong, positive leadership is key to organizational success. Just as knowledge, skills and abilities must be learned for technical positions, so too must the skills needed for succesful leadership. We have developed comprehensive leadership and management programs delivered by experts with years of practical experience. We can tailor our programs to your organization's needs. We deliver management and leadership training for first time supervisors and young professionals and advanced executive level programming for seasoned professionals. Contact us today to see how we can help your organization be more efficient, productive and successful while increasing retention of quality employees.

Why Invest in Leadership and Management Training?

The American Psychological Association estimates that 550 million workdays are lost each year due to stress on the job
Additionally, recent studies show that workplace stress results in:
50% increase in health care expenses (80% of doctor visits are stress related) 
37% higher absenteeism
18% lower productivity
16% lower profitability
48% more accidents (60 - 80% of workplace accidents are attributed to stress)
An almost 50% increase in voluntary turnover
 
 

Why Professional Leadership & Management?

We have a unique blend of background and experiences in the military, corporate business and government. Our consultants have held positions as front line supervisors, mid level managers and executives. We rely on our extensive leadership background unparalleled real world experience to develop our program materials and deliver them to you in a practical and understandable way through a mixture of lecture, discussion, case study and role play. 

Commissioner Fraser and Boston Mayor Thomas Menino

Commander Fraser and Honduran President Zalaya

With 30 years of leadership experience in the United States Navy, city government and private industry, Roderick Fraser has an impressive leadership background in a series of progressively more difficult and challenging roles. Mr. Fraser's Naval career culminated in his Commanding USS UNDERWOOD (FFG 36), a United States Navy warship, during Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF), Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) and Operation Partnership of the Americas. As UNDERWOOD's Captain, Mr. Fraser led a multi-national force in the North Arabian Gulf protecting two Iraqi offshore oil terminals at Al Basrah and Khor Al Amaya which pump over 130 million dollars worth of crude oil per day and trained the Iraqi Navy in Anti-terrorism, force protection, ship handling and maritime security procedures. He hosted foreign Heads of State, Ambassadors, military leaders and dignitaries as a representative of the United States during Operation "Partnership of the Americas."

Mr. Fraser, a Certified Emergency Manager (CEM), served as the Commissioner of the Boston Fire Department and led the Department through the 2013 Boston Marathon Terrorist Bombing, 2013 Winter Storm Nemo, Hurricane Sandy and Hurricane Irene garnering praise for the excellent planning and response for each incident. Mr. Fraser developed plans and processes which transformed the Department from dysfunctional and outdated, to a model, modern Department, leading the Department through tough economic times and severe budget cuts while maintaining service levels with no layoffs or demotions. Mr. Fraser led a negotiation team that successfully negotiated contracts with three of the city's largest labor unions gaining random urinalysis testing and the requirement for national certification for technical positions.

Mr. Fraser also served as the Senior Director of Business Development for a Fortune 500 International energy company.

Mr. Fraser holds a Masters Degree in National Security Affairs and Strategic Planning from the US Naval War College, a Masters Degree in Marine Affairs from the University of Rhode Island, a Bachelor of Science in Marine Engineering from Maine Maritime Academy and is a graduate of the National Preparedness Leadership Initiative at Harvard University Kennedy School of Government.

Mr. Fraser has spoken about leadership and management internationally at numerous conferences and seminars.