October 2015 Newsletter

Dr. Adizes Releases Managing Corporate Lifecycles – Volume 2

Managing Corporate Lifecycles V2Newly released in August, Managing Corporate Lifecycles – Volume 2, Analyzing Organizational Behavior and Raising Healthy Organizations is the second book of a two-volume work in which Dr. Adizes presents his theory of organizational lifecycles and the principles for leading organizational change that he has practiced and refined over the past forty years. In this book, Dr. Adizes provides the diagnosis, the tools to explain why organizations grow and die, and introduce what interventions are necessary to bring an organization to Prime. This book covers the content in chapters 10 – 18 from Managing Corporate Lifecycles.

Download your free chapter today here.

Dr. Adizes’ Popular Food For Thought Series Now Available in Audiobook Format in the Russian Language

The Adizes Institute announced that the Russian version of Dr. Ichak Adizes Food For Thought Book Series has been released as an audiobook. The audiobook, translated by Anna Chediya (Adizes Publishing Agent), includes forewords by Dmitry Medvedev, the Prime Minister of the Russian Federation, and Herman Gref, the President of Sberbank.

In the Food for Thought series, Dr. Adizes shares his wisdom and insights gained from his 45-year career as one of the world’s leading experts in transformational management. The series includes illuminating quotes on the topics of Change and Leadership, Management and On What Counts in Life.
The book is available for download at the following link.


Russian “Rain” TV Channel Conducts Interview with Dr. Adizes (in English)

In this exclusive interview with Russian TV channel “Rain”, Dr. Adizes discusses the current business and economic climate in Russia and presents specific concepts from the Adizes Methodology.

Click here to watch the interview.

Don’t Miss the October Webinar

The Ideal Executive and Why You Cannot Be One

October 28, 2015 – 9:00am PT
Speaker: Shoham Adizes

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One of the basic premises of the Adizes Methodology is that the perfect leader does not and cannot exist.  All of the books and textbooks that teach us to be perfect managers, leaders or executives are based on the erroneous assumption that such a goal is possible. In this webinar, Shoham will outline an alternative approach to management that is based on a realistic understanding of what we can expect from each other and how we can overcome our relative weakness and still manage at the highest levels.

Register today.

Featured Video: The Secret of Success

In this popular video, Dr. Adizes discusses the formula of success for any individual, whether it be in your company, personal life or in your family. Don’t miss your opportunity to watch it.


Click here to watch this video (short registration required).

What’s Happening at Adizes

Adizes Expands to New York City

For a limited time, through a select number of lunch and learn series, we will demonstrate how to build high-performing management teams, create a culture of mutual trust and respect, and gain an in-depth understanding of corporate lifecycles. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to achieve your most aspirational objectives. Secure your spot by contacting Daleela Farina (daleela@adizes.com), our Director of Business Development, today.

On November 9-10, in NYC, we will be conducting Breakthrough to Prime, a 2-day action packed, interactive workshop that CEO’s, Presidents, Board Members, C-level Executives consider a must.  Act now as only a few seats remain. For more information or to register click here.

Adizes Gives Back to the Community

In order to express our gratitude to local communities that support us, the Adizes Institute and friend of Adizes, Jack Allen, have made a significant contributions to several worthy charities over the past few years.

Through Jack Allen’s leadership, Adizes was part of the efforts that produced scholarship funds for Oklahoma State University (OSU) Business School and OSU Medical students, with over $6,000,000 raised in the Tulsa area for new scholarship funding this year. In addition, the introduction of the Adizes Management Methodology to MBA students at OSU Tulsa is making an impact on future managers and business owners.

The Adizes financial contribution to Tulsa Boys Home has helped change the lives of troubled young men. Tulsa Boys Home efforts have been recognized nationally for their success in turning troubled youth into productive adults.

Adizes also contributed to the Alzheimer’s Association fundraising efforts in Oklahoma, which was ranked in the top 5% countrywide because of the money raised.

The Adizes Institute is proud to give back to these worthy causes and would like to thank Jack Allen for all his efforts in making this happen.

Adizes Releases New Software Solutions: Stratego and ConnectAd


The demand for high-quality innovation and result-oriented entrepreneurship continues to increase because of the growing competition as well as the rapid changes in today’s business environment. Stratego™ is a unique worldwide tool and methodology which allows organizations to utilize the Strategic Innovation approach by Adizes.

Stratego™ provides an integrated toolbox for practical application of revolutionary innovation in handling real-world challenges. Public or private, national or international, your organization can benefit from the Strategic Innovation idea-generation process and realize your business goals.


Adizes ConnectAd™ software provides a solution for the challenging aspect of managing and preserving employee motivation. ConnectAd™ helps organizations understand what motivating factors have an impact on the work environment. ConnectAd also explores the general state of health throughout the organization.

Both software products were co-created by Dr. Adizes and Dr. Nir Ben Lavi. More information about these products can be found here.

Adizes Partner Mivos Holds the First TopLeaf Group in China for Coca-Cola

Certified TopLeaf lecturers Michelle Xiong and Simon Zhang from Mivos (Beijing) organized the first TopLeaf group in China for Coca-Cola (Hainan Bottling) on May 30th to June 1st, 2015. The General Manager, HRD director and 32 mid-level managers participated in the three-day workshop. As a follow-up to this the seminar, a five month online coaching program will be implemented.

Michelle Xiong and Simon Zhang work with the Coca-Cola group

Adizes Managing Director Dr. Nir Ben Lavi Delivers Keynote Speech on Strategic Innovation

In July, Dr. Nir Ben Lavi gave a keynote speech focusing on Strategic Innovation – Innovation by Adizes – to decision makers in Beijing, China. The Strategic Innovation methodology is applicable for a generation of new ventures as well as for evoking new products and services that may open the way to new business success. Solely approved by the Israel Ministries of Defense, and Internal Security and Tourism, and successfully implemented in Intel, VMWare, San Disk, Berkshire Hathaway Holdings, Abbott Pharmaceuticals, France Telecom Holdings, RosAtom Holdings, Volvo, General Mills and many other corporations, the Strategic Innovation methodology enables its users to generate, design and implement feasible solutions to real-life challenges related to the business environment.

To view the video introduced after the event please click here.


Adizes Graduate School Expands Cooperation with Baikal International Business School

The Dean of Adizes Graduate School (USA), Dr. Virginijus Kundrotas, delivered a training for two large groups of CEOs and Owners of Regional businesses at Baikal International Business School, Irkutsk State University. The training took place in October in Irkutsk, Russia.

The first training workshop was a one-day Executive program on “How to Manage Change within the Organization?” for a group of 30 second year Executive MBA students on October 2nd.  The following day, Dr. Kundrotas conducted a two-day training program on the topic, “The Basics of Adizes Theory and Practice for Managing Change within the Organization.”  Attendees consisted of 35 newly admitted students from the Executive MBA program as well as representatives of Sberbank, Russia’s largest bank.

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AGSDean of Adizes Graduate School (USA), Dr. Virginijus Kundrotas delivers training at Baikal International Business School, Irkutsk State University.

Adizes Welcomes New Associates!

Adizes welcomes our new Adizes Associates. Pavel Belorusskiy, Founder & COO of Maximum Education joins us as Country Manager in Azerbaijan, David Sada, formerly a Sales Manager at Aztek Technologies, and Jaime Batiz, formerly an ESPN sports reporter, join our office in Mexico, and Andrey Zapatrin joins our team in Russia as a certified associate.

Adizes In the News

Heartfulness e-magazine: The Secret of Success

Huffington Post Blogs by Dr. Adizes:

Upcoming Events

Adizes Webinar: The Ideal Executive and Why You Cannot Be One

October 28, 2015 – 9:00am PT
Speaker: Shoham Adizes

Click here to Register.

Adizes Breakthrough to Prime Workshops

  • October 29-30, 2015 –Monterrey, Mexico  For more information or to register for the event, click here or send an e-mail to Humberto Padilla.
  • November 9-10, 2015 – New York – For more information or to register for this event, click here send an e-mail to daleela@adizes.com.

Adizes Graduate School (AGS) Dates

Join us for Winter 2016.  Classes begin online January 18, 2016.

Application Deadlines for Winter 2016 Term:

Application Deadline for *New Students*: Completed applications due no later than October 1, 2015.

Enrollment Deadline for *Continuing Students*: all enrollments due by November 1, 2015.

Class Schedule:

January 18, 2016 – April 1 2016 Professional Ethics
January 18, 2016 – April 1 2016 Group Dynamics
January 18, 2016- February 20, 2016 Supply Chain Management
February 29, 2016 – April 2, 2016 Principles of Marketing
February 29, 2016 – April 2, 2016 Phases I,III, VII & X Online course for those who have prior knowledge of these phases ONLY- special session for continuing students


Next deadline for applications for new students is March 13, 2016 – watch for updates for Spring Term 2016, classes beginning May 16, 2016.