Paul LaRue

Paul LaRue is a consultant in the hospitality and service industries and the creator of The UPwards Leader blog.
Taking lessons from his experience in both private and public sector leadership roles, Paul emphasizes core principles with new approaches to applying them for today’s organizations. His passion for authentic leadership, people development, and preserving core values comprise much of the basis for his writing and speaking.
An avid reader and observant student of life, Paul also relaxes and draws inspiration from golf, travel, and quality time around food and the family game table.

Paul’s writings can also be found on the leadership site Connection Culture ( as well as in his book “Leadership LIFT: Taking Your Leadership To New Heights”