Pete Havel, an authority on workplace culture and guru of politics and office politics, is author of The Arsonist in the Office: Fireproofing Your Life Against Toxic Coworkers, Bosses, Employees and Cultures.

He can bring his optimistic and effective vision for a better workplace for all through the following ways:


Pete is available to keynote or deliver a presentation to your organization:

Pete can customize a presentation to fit your needs.  Contact him at or call 214-244-7906 to discuss making your event a success.


Do your managers know what to look for when screening for toxic employees?  Do they know how to manage difficult people? Do they understand what it takes to maintain and protect an organization’s culture?  Do they fully understand the ramifications of what happens when the arsonist—the prototypical rogue employee—strikes and what they can do to a company’s finances, legal liability, ability to attract and retain good employees, reputational risks and the physical and psychological well-being of management and rank and file employees?  We can help!


Are you worried about your company’s current culture?  Are you starting from scratch? Do you need a refresher course or a renewed focus on what’s important within your company’s culture?  Do you need to clean house on some troubling issues that are weighing your organization and your employees down and need direction? Do you want an assessment of the health of your company’s culture and find ways to fix or enhance it?   We can help.