Terrence F. Cahill
Managing Director of Leadership Development
Dr. Terrence Cahill is the Managing Director of Leadership Development and joined DCM in 2022. When it comes to the topic of “leadership,” Dr. Cahill is a scholarly practitioner. He has combined a very successful career in leading organizations and is an expert in assessing leaders, their challenges and opportunities and applying these insights to help his clients advance their personal and organizational results.
“We lead people; we manage tasks.” Dr. Cahill models formula with attention to both people and task orientations in his own career, as well as in his consulting. He credits this practice as the basis for his appointment to numerous senior leadership positions over the course of 20+ years of administrative responsibilities.
The last phase of Dr. Cahill’s career transformation was a relatively easy step as he followed the adage, “if you really want to learn something, try teaching it,” and he accepted an academic appointment at Seton Hall University (SHU). For approximately 15 years, while he maintained a part-time executive coaching practice, Dr. Cahill taught PhD and MHA students courses in leadership, management, and research. Additionally, during the last 7 years of his SHU appointment, Dr. Cahill served as the Department Chair of Health Sciences and Health Administration.
Dr Cahill received his EdD in Human and Organizational Learning from The George Washington University. His dissertation research explored how CEOs make sense of their organization’s challenges and opportunities to lead their organizations to success. He also has an MPA in Health Care Leadership from Rutgers University. Rutgers awarded Dr. Cahill the Drexel Godfrey Award for ranking 1st in his graduating class. Dr. Cahill’s other degrees include an MSW degree in Individual, Family and Group work from Wilfred Laurier University in Canada and an AB degree in Philosophy from St. Paul’s College, Washington, D.C.
In addition to his Rutgers’ academic award, Dr. Cahill has several service awards. The American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) awarded Dr. Cahill Lifetime Fellow status for his many contributions to the organization and to the advancement of healthcare leadership practices. Dr. Cahill served as the ACHE Regent for New Jersey, and he was awarded the inaugural national Regent’s award for innovation.