Larry makes a comprehensive distinction between good managers and leaders, and offers a detailed explanation for the effective behaviors of both, clearly illustrating that not all good managers make good leaders, and vice-versa. 'Primordial Leadership' is the first valuable overview of effective leadership since Jim Collins first published 'Level 5 Leadership' in the Harvard Business Review 15 years ago. Bravo!



Lawrence D. "Larry" Duckworth


Former Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operating Officer, Chief Marketing Officer, Board(s) member, Growth and Liquidity Adviser, Financing Adviser 

Mr. Duckworth brings both professional leadership and performance improvement expertise and experiences to BusinessExcel, LLC and to EGL Holdings and others as a Business Excellence consultant and Advisor. 

He has been a C-executive for private and public companies, has taught business and leadership at three universities, has led leadership seminars for industry, has provided fast growth, financing and shareholder liquidity services, and was the SVP-Performance Improvement for a large international public company. He has authored Primordial Leadership©," including applying the "Primal Drives™" via the "Judo Principle™."


He has authored Amazon eBooks on Strategic Transformation, Change Management and Women Leadership. The coming B2B Marketing and B2B Sales ebooks will also provide valuable information--all of which are available for purchase through the online store.

Mr. Duckworth has more than 30 years of experience leading fast growth, customer-focused public, private, domestic and global products and services companies in multiple industries. He has performed roles in Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Construction, Retail, Services, Transportation, Computers and Software, Financial Services, Government, and Education. He has led both fast growth companies and turn-arounds both domestically and internationally. 

Mr. Duckworth is a frequent presenter for PEX Network/IQPC, including for change management. 

Mr. Duckworth has a Bachelors Degree in Economics with Honors Convocation and an MBA in Marketing and Finance; and is an inductee to the Beta Gamma Sigma national business honorary, the Phi Beta Kappa of business schools. 

Mr. Duckworth served three years in the U.S. Army, stationed with NATO’s Allied Forces Central Europe command in the Netherlands, and was awarded the Joint Services Commendation Medal “for extremely meritorious service.”



  • Growth and Performance Improvement Strategy

  • Leadership and Team Development

  • Marketing Strategy and top line improvement, and market leadership

  • Organization Development

  • Bottom line and cash flow improvement

  • Investment financing

  • Shareholder value growth, and liquidity

  • Strategic advisory

  • Mergers and Acquisitions

  • International business

  • Business development

  • Strategic advisory

  • Mergers and Acquisitions

  • International business