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" The difference between success and failure is a combination of the right organizational culture and the right support."

Dr. Langton started as therapist and quickly transitioned to working with organizations to select, develop, and coach leaders. After over 20 years working in Training and Development, Human Resources, and Strategic Planning, Dr. Langton saw the need to focus on developing confident leaders as an organizational priority.


Dr. Langton has served as a Training Coordinator, Director of Training and Development, Assistant Vice President for Human Resources, Vice President of Human Resources, and Executive Vice President in various industries serving retail, insurance, finance, manufacturing, and higher education. Dr. Langton has also served as a Visiting Professor at Wheaton College and is currently an Adjunct Faculty in the Management Department at Stonehill College.


Through his various positions and experience, Peter has seen firsthand how hiring and developing the right person can be the spark the moves an organization from mediocrity to success. We’ve all experienced ineffective management and poor supervisors. The difference between success and failure is a combination of the right organizational culture and the right support.

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Recognized by T.I.C.E.

The Training Industry Readership Award recognizes the most-read articles published on from the past year. Training Industry published over 832 articles online and in its magazine for 2017.


“What Is an Effective Leadership Program?” By Peter Langton, Cumberland, RI Dr. Peter Langton Leadership, was recognized at their annual event.

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Recent Articles

Recent Articles

Leaders Make It Better: How to Develop More Impactful Leaders

The role of a leader is complex and sometimes ambiguous. Leaders shape the culture and the outcomes of a business. Leaders can make the difference or make no difference at all.  Leadership is one of the least taught subjects but perhaps one of the most puzzling and arguably one that needs significantly more attention in today’s organizations.

From Critic to Champion: 3 Soft Skills Modern Leaders Need and How to Develop Them

What is leadership all about? Leadership is about being purposeful, executing a strategy and evaluating results. It’s easy to be a leadership critic. We all fall into the trap of identifying what is wrong, what we think can be done and what failure looks like. That’s not leadership. Good leaders are in the game: They succeed, and they fail, but they keep getting up to bat. Leadership is hard, accepting feedback is hard and being vulnerable and admitting when you’re wrong is hard. But leaders must be humble enough to be wrong and brave enough to try to be right.

Leadership Is: Developing a Blueprint for

Leadership Development

Over the last several years, through workshops and leadership development events, I have asked attendees to complete this simple sentence: Leadership is __________. The original concept came about after years of teaching an organizational behavior class and reviewing leadership research. But there is no universally accepted definition of leadership. But like identifying talent, we know it’s important. We know when we see it in action, but it’s much more ambiguous when we try to define it. That led to my journey to ask leaders among different walks of life, industries and experiences to share their definition. Here’s what I have learned so far.

Leading in 2021: Lessons From 2020

In the U.S., it can seem difficult these days to engage in a conversation that doesn’t bleed into a “left versus right,” “liberal versus conservative,” “red versus blue” debate. Social media, for all its ability to help us share the joy of weddings, births, birthdays, photos and funny memes, also provides a continuous feed of slanted stories and opinions based on our personal likes and habits. The great fear of the internet is that we will lose our ability to think on our own, to critically evaluate information rather than simply accepting opinions we hope to be true. We seem to be letting go of our personal accountability.

When We Are Challenged, Leadership Matters

No one planned for such an enormous change in the way we interact, the way we work and the way we live. While we often reviewed scenarios around natural disasters, fires and computer attacks, we never fathomed that a pandemic would close down our offices, our restaurants and our stores and have such a profound impact on the way we live and interact.

4 Strategies for Optimizing Employee Engagement

When employees are engaged, absenteeism is 41% lower, productivity is 17% higher, sales increase 20% and profitability increases 21%. Who would not agree that improving employee engagement is worth the effort? Creating a culture of engagement is not insurmountable, but it needs to be focused and purposeful. Follow these four tips to begin the process of shaping your culture.

Talk to Me: The Importance of Face-to-face

Communication in Management

My apologies to millennials and all the futurists who crave the solidarity of a text message, but I prefer a conversation. Texting is great when you need to convey information, confirm a plan, check in on a status or send a warm reminder photo of home. But supervision by text, email or smoke signal doesn’t cut it.

Leadership Is Playing Bocce

A good leader can check all the boxes: conduct one-on-one meetings, praise in public, criticize in private, and have the right experience and education. However, what propels a leader into the “extraordinary” category is true engagement.

5 Before 5: The Importance of Praise at Work

As managers, our plates are full with completing daily tasks, fighting fires and fixing problems. When we meet

one-on-one with our staff, it is easy to be distracted and focused on task completion rather than listening, guiding and developing. Have we simply lost the ability to praise and recognize good work?

Do Millennials Really "Suck"?

It's amusing to see the rash of articles, new thought and expertise on the millennial generation. These new trailblazers are often sterotyped as self-centered, lazy, disloyal and title-hungry. But are they really any different from any other generation when its members entered the workforce?

Leading With Purposeful Influence

Often, managers  get distracted, wishing their employees had skills, talents and drive that are more idyllic than reality. After 25 years in management, I hold this truth to be self-evident: No manager, supervisor or employee is perfect.

Performance Should Not Be Sanitized;

Make it Messy By Design

When the process becomes about forms, dates and how to access the online system, then we in the L&D profession have led the charge of simplicity up the hill toward idiocrasy.

Becoming a 21st-Century Leader

There’s a new rule in managing and existing in an organization: When you have done all that is in your power, you may have an opinion on someone else.

What Is an Effective Leadership Program?

In a recent workshop I gave on developing leadership skills, I asked the participants, “Who wants to be supervised?” Not surprisingly, few hands were raised. I followed it with the question, “Who wants a good supervisor?” Almost all hands went up.

Leaders, Here’s to Not Being Normal

Transitioning from individual contributor to leadership success is not an ordinary road to travel. But successful leaders aren’t normal, and that’s a good thing.

The Golden Rule Is Wrong

Transitioning from individual contributor to leadership success is not an ordinary road to travel. But successful leaders aren’t normal, and that’s a good thing.

Becoming Not Normal

Normal people don’t want the stress and responsibility of leadership. Leaders need to remember that people don’t act like them, think like them, and work like them. Leaders aren’t normal!

You’re Not Normal: Elevating Your Staff for Success

The challenge to organizational success is getting the right people in the right place at the right time. Human Resources Professionals spend considerable time and resources throughout the recruiting process developing the right pool and finding the right people.

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