June 2015 Newsletter

Dr. Adizes Presents Master Class on “Change and Its Repercussions for Leadership” at MIM-Kyiv

On April 17th, over 400 managers from all over Ukraine convened to watch Dr. Ichak Adizes conduct his much-anticipated Master Class, “Change and Its Repercussions for Leadership.” The event was initiated and organized by the International Management Institute, MIM-Kyiv.

Ukraine is currently undergoing rapid and disruptive changes; the country critically needs theoretical strategy and a practical toolkit to help it emerge successful from this rough period. Thus, the Adizes Methodology and the topics of change management, team building, and leading organizations through different stages of their lifecycles, were of captivating interest to participants.


Audience members listening to Dr. Adizes

mim_keiv_mar2015Dr. Adizes addressing the crowd comprised of 400 managers

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Adizes Partners with YPO for an Executive Education Seminar

In March, Adizes partnered with the Israel chapter of YPO to hold a three-day Executive Education Seminar. The event, in which Dr. Adizes and Dr. Nir Ben Lavi presented on the topic, “Adizes Strategic Organizational Transformation,” was thought provoking and generated great excitement among YPO members and their senior management teams from over 20 companies. Dr. Nir Ben Lavi, who serves as the vice-education officer at YPO Israel, as well as the Managing Director of Adizes Mediterranean, was principal to making this event happen. Attendee feedback was very positive and the Adizes Institute is looking into conducting similar events with other YPO chapters in the near future.

ypo_event_march_20152Dr. Adizes and Dr. Nir Ben Lavi pose with the banner promoting the event

Dr. Adizes Presents at the First Gabala International Management Conference in Azerbaijan

In the First Gabala International Management Conference, Dr. Adizes lectured on change management and accountability. Adizes Associates, Stas Krause, Dr. Nir Ben Lavi, and Kjetil Sandermoen, also spoke on various key topics. The event had over 200 attendees – among them were shareholders and top-management of various companies comprising Gilan Holding, one of the largest holdings in Azerbaijan. The audience reacted with enthusiasm and attendees were thrilled to meet Dr. Adizes as they lined up to sign books afterwards.

Dr. Adizes addresses the crowd

azerbaijan_4Participants line up to for the chance to have Dr. Adizes sign their copy of his book

Dr. Adizes Presents to the Academic College of Tel Aviv-Yaffo

In April, Dr. Adizes spoke about “The Adizes Theory for Organizational Transformation” to over 450 attendees at the Academic College of Tel Aviv-Yaffo in Israel. The Academic College of Tel Aviv-Yaffo, founded in 1994 as a non-profit public institution, has made substantial progress in realizing its vision of academic excellence and contribution to the local community, within less than two decades. The Academic College’s four schools offer six BA programs, five MA programs, and have 4,000 students currently enrolled.

What’s Happening at Adizes

Adizes Webinar Series off to a Great Start

In March 2015, Adizes launched our complimentary monthly webinar series which we kicked off with Dr. Adizes presenting on “The Secret of Success.” Building on this topic, Shoham Adizes presented on “How to Create a Culture of Mutual Trust and Respect” in April.

Our most recent event in May had Senior Associate Pavel Golenchenko presenting on the “Adizes Corporate Lifecycle – How to Make the Transition from Entrepreneurship to Professional Management.” To date nearly 1500 people have participated in these events. Don’t miss your chance to be part of our next live event:

“How to Manage in Times of Unpredictable Change”
June 24 at 8:00am PT
Speaker: Dr. Ichak Adizes

To register for this event, or to watch the on-demand version of previous events, visit the webinar page on our website.

pavel_webinar2Pavel Golenchenko getting ready to deliver the May webinar

Dr. Adizes’ New Book Releases

2015 has been a productive year in regards to new book releases at the Adizes Institute. We are pleased to release the following titles in paperback, which can be found in theAdizes.com store, or in e-book format on Amazon.com:

  • Conversations with CEOs
  • Insights on Management II
  • Insights on Policy II
  • Insights on Personal Growth II


Praise for Dr. Adizes’ Book – Insights on Management II:

“Ichak Adizes provides a master code to understand organizations in this book. This code has not changed from his earlier books. Yet here it is more fully developed and wholly entertaining. One does not need any background in the author’s previous works to devour each page.”
–       Citizen John, Top 500 Amazon Reviewer

You can take a sneak peek at all of these books by downloading free chapters on our website.

Dmitry Medvedev, Prime Minister of the Russian Federation, Writes the Foreword for Dr. Ichak Adizes’ Food For Thought Book Series

In other book news, Dmitry Medvedev, the Prime Minister of the Russian Federation, has written the Foreword for Dr. Ichak Adizes’ Food For Thought Book Series, newly translated into the Russian language. The series includes Food For Thought – On Change and LeadershipFood for Thought – On Management and Food For Thought – On What Counts in Life.

Adizes Welcomes New Associates!

Adizes welcomes our newly certified Adizes Associates! Cecile Moulard, co-founder of SmallBusinessAct, the first real time financial services provider dedicated to small businesses joins our US office, Guy Kashi, Senior Lecturer, Department of Industrial and Management Engineering, Azrieli, Jerusalem College of Engineering, joins our office in Israel and Evgeny Ivkin, former CEO of Royalton joins our team in Russia.

Adizes Graduate School Launches the Start of New Change Management Program for Business Executives in Kiev

The Adizes Graduate School has launched a new program, which fuses the Adizes Methodology with classic business courses through 9 modules of training. On April 18-19, 2015, Chief Academic Officer and Dean of Adizes Graduate School (USA), Dr. Virginijus Kundrotas, lectured the first module of the joint AGS and MIM-Kyiv Executive program on “Change Management.” This first module of the program received extremely positive student evaluations, and the participants have now started the real project of change implementation within their companies. Currently, twenty-four business executives have joined the program, and it will continue until December 2015.

6Dr. Virginijus Kundrotas, Dean of AGS, lectures to the students

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Adizes in the Media

Huffington Post: What is Wrong With Business Coaching?

Huffington Post: On Police Brutality

Huffington Post: The Danger of Devaluation

Huffington Post: On Education

Huffington Post: Is Democracy Sick?

Huffington Post: Why Are Westerners Joining ISIS?

Santa Barbara NewsPress – Opinion: Why are Westerners joining ISIS?

LinkedIn: Is sourcing best practices good for your company?

Calcalist: Israeli managers are not worth the salaries paid to them

Verslo Valdymas: Modern management of the company culture is based on respect and trust

Upcoming Events

Online Event: How to Manage in Times of Unpredictable Change
June 24, 2015 – 8:00 am PT
Speaker: Dr. Ichak Adizes

Breakthrough to Prime Workshops:

  • July 16-17, 2015 – Monterrey, Mexico
  • October 1-2, 2015 – Santa Barbara County, CA
  • Nov 1, 8, 15, 2015 (non-consecutive days) – Tel Aviv, Israel

Leading Highly Effective Teams, Adizes Integrator’s Training

  • June 10-17, 2015 – Guadalajara MX (Spanish Speaking)

Adizes Graduate School (AGS) UPCOMING:
AGS Seminar: Leading the Leaders with Barry Bowater – August 1-2, 2015.
Location: Adizes Graduate School, 1212 Mark Ave, Carpinteria CA

Spring term is underway as of May 18, 2015!  Our students are studying Principles of Accounting, learning about “Vision and Values” and gearing up for the Phase 0 Lecture Series.

Join us for Fall!  Classes begin online September 14, 2015 and the full course schedule will be announced shortly.

Application Deadlines for Fall 2015 Term:
Application Deadline for *New Students*: Completed applications due no later than July 10, 2015
Enrollment Deadline for *Continuing Students*: all enrollments due by August 14, 2015.

For the most up to date information on how to apply, contact AGS directly.
The AGS online catalog is available here.