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Michael Howe, MA, Ph.D.
Senior Consultant

Ph: 612-338-4722
Fax: 612-338-4723

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For over 25 years, Mr. Howe has been a strategically focused executive with extensive experience translating business strategy into effective leadership practices and organization results.  As a corporate executive and board member, he has successfully addressed the leadership and organizational implications of mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, closures, start-ups, and joint venture operations.  He is a thought leader who blends leadership theory with practical business strategies and is known for creating a sense of vision that inspires the contribution of others.

Mr. Howe leads Manchester’s Leadership and Organizational Effectiveness Practice, which includes:

  • Leadership Services
    • Leadership continuity planning
    • Executive assessments
    • Bench strength analyses
    • Leadership development planning
    • Executive coaching
  • Organizational Effectiveness Services
    • Organizational assessments
    • Organizational structure / design analyses
    • Management planning / performance assessments
    • Workforce strategy development

Prior to joining Manchester Companies, Mr. Howe was Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer at Allina Health System. He served as Chief Human Resources Officer at HealthSpan Health System, Health One Corporation, and Health Central System.  Previously, he taught at the University of Minnesota and led the human resources and career development program at Xcel Energy.

Highest Education

  • Ph.D. & MA, University of Chicago Graduate School of Social Service Administration

Professional Designations / Organizations

  • National Association of Corporate Directors
  • University of Minnesota School of Business, Industrial Relations Center (Advisory Board)

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