Insights on Management and Leadership

Entrepreneurs' Excessive Needs for Energy

In the TV mini-series “The Playlist,” which is inspired by the book “Spotify Untold,” there is an episode on the process of creation. In this episode, there was a comment made saying that 10% of entrepreneurs have a mental condition. These conditions could range from the spectrum of attention deficit or hyperactivity syndrome. It is of note that the comments also said that in entrepreneurs creating their tech start-up companies, the percentage goes from 10% to 30%.

Managing with Laughter

Back in the early days of my career as an organizational therapist (at that time, I was a consultant), I considered laughter to be frivolous. I thought that employees and executives who wasted time on laughter were not serious about their work or companies—that they were lightweights to be avoided or ignored.

Introduction to The New Edition of How to Manage in Times of Crisis

In 2008 there was a big financial crisis. I was invited to speak to IBS, the Institute of Business Studies, at the Russian Academy of Economics. My presentation was transcribed, and the result is the booklet How to Manage in Times of Crisis.

Challenge Addiction

The (E) personality style has positive aspects, not to be discarded. They are innovators. They are the people that solve problems in medicine, that create new engines. They look for challenges and, by solving them, move society forward. The way to get a Type (E) excited and instantly engaged is to tell them there is a challenge or a problem and no one knows what to do about it. They will jump on the task right there and then. And the more difficult and impossible the challenge, the more committed they will be to overcoming it.

Who Am I?

So, why am I here on Earth? When I think about it, I feel that my purpose in life is to learn and to teach—to learn and know more and deeper—and then to share what I have learned. And learning not just from books or listening to lectures. Learning from life, observing, and asking myself and whoever will listen, questions. That is how I add value and justify my existence on earth. And this is driven by the fact that I have experienced a lot of change in my life: surviving the Holocaust, living in different countries, observing different cultures, learning different languages, and experiencing different religions.

Transformation Division: The Mission

In this blog, I decided to share with you information about the Adizes Institute and what is my vision for the future.I dedicated fifty years of my life developing the Adizes methodology for managing change without destructive conflict. Managing it rapidly, effectively and, I repeat, without destructive conflict.

Silos In International Relations

The “silo syndrome” is what is happening to the globe we inhabit. Each country is maximizing its own interests and the "in-between"—the open sea—is being neglected.

What Is Common To Israel, Serbia, and Russia? My Personal Observation

Why are these nations are not making a major effort to explain their suffering to the world? Is it arrogance? Despair, caused by repeatedly trying to explain themselves and failing? Or is it resignation to the notion that they will not be understood anyway? 

Is It Good To Grow Very Fast?

Is it good for a company to grow very fast? It may look like a good thing is happening if you are growing thirty-five percent a year and expanding rapidly. But this can be very dangerous. Why?