The People At Work launch their latest seminar event: “Leading Change in a Fractured World” hosted in Manila at New World Hotel, Makati City on 13 September.
Conducted by Dean Williams, a much sought after leadership expert and speaker in both private & public sectors and a successful author of two best-selling books, Dean will discuss and share the kinds of leadership needed to navigate today’s crazy world. Setting aside traditional leadership concepts, he challenges leaders to apply creative problem solving and adaptive change by building networks of people and crossing boundaries. Leaders will be compelled to think differently about managing self as an instrument of power, and keeping the self from fracturing.
Dean is the author of “Real Leadership: Helping People and Organizations Face Their Toughest Challenges.” His latest book is, “Leadership for a Fractured World: How to Cross Boundaries, Build Bridges, and Lead Change.” Today, Dean directs The Global Change Agent executive education Program at Harvard University, and also runs his own leadership development firm. He conducted extensive research with Aetna Life and Casualty in the United States, with the Matsushita School in Japan, and with the Government of Brunei in South East Asia.
Cesar Ginete, CEO of The People at Work in Philippines, comments: “We are excited to have Dean headline this seminar as he has vast and rich knowledge in leadership gained across so many cultures and environments, both private and public. This seminar would be an excellent occasion for the business leaders here to hear about ideas which challenge current concepts of leadership and how they can better respond to today’s challenges”.
Penrhyn has launched ‘A Business Report for CEOs’ detailing the eight key steps, obstacles and decisions involved in growing a company from 25 employees to 100+ employees – the starting point of emerging champions.
Yanouk Poirier, chairman of Penrhyn’s Technology, Media & Telecoms group and managing partner at Leaders International, Canada, co-authored the report with Andre Du Sault a partner at SDA Conseil Inc.
Yanouk and Andre, who are both highly experienced in the field of entrepreneurialism, based the report on interviews with more than 75 executives in Canada, including several CEOs and entrepreneurs who are running regional, national and global companies.
The report is a comprehensive summary of the challenges around scale-up and is complemented by advice based on field experience. It also offers a structured step-by-step agenda to help CEOs identify and correct weaknesses and plan for success.
Yanouk says: “We wrote this report in the hope of making a difference and providing burgeoning CEOs with a roadmap to becoming a champion. It provides practical tools and much food for thought.”
Andre says: “At 100+ employees, it’s easier to tackle larger growth projects, hire ‘A’ players, make acquisitions and raise finance. However, scaling-up from 25 employees is a difficult growth phase for entrepreneurs and has not been well studied.
“This report should serve as a useful reference for the young, ambitious CEO willing to undertake the demanding, but extremely rewarding, journey to becoming a champion in their industry.”
Chairman of Penrhyn International Michael Herst says: “Scaling from start-up to emerging champion remains one of the most rewarding, yet most difficult leadership challenges. This paper shows companies how to do it.”
A shifting global political landscape and constantly evolving technology are transforming industries around the world. To capitalize on digital change, businesses require innovative leaders capable of delivering effective solutions to new challenges.
Yanouk continues: “Penrhyn International has global reach combined with the latest local market intelligence through a carefully selected network of some of the world’s most accomplished search specialists. Penrhyn consultants understand the leadership qualities required for businesses to reach their potential in this rapidly changing environment and can help organizations to identify and secure the right talent.”