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Gain Freedom From Your Organization (Without Risking It)

Gain Freedom From Your Organization (Without Risking It) Written by Don McKenzie, Managing Director, Adizes Institute Australia ​Not every owner wants to just sell their organization and walk away. And even if you do, organizations that can demonstrate sustained high performance without reliance on the owners, or any key individuals for that matter, generate higher…

Beyond the Theory

Beyond the Theory Have you read the Adizes books, listened to the lectures, attended an introductory training or just feel that you have a good grasp of the theory? Then you may want to consider going beyond the theoryand learn how Adizes has been applied over the past 40 years to countless organizations by Adizes…

Dr. Adizes’ Featured in POP Music Album

Dr. Adizes’ Featured in POP Music Album In our January newsletter we included an article about how Dr. Adizes’ son, Sapphire Adizes, released “Birth,” the first song in his album titled “The Wild Boar.” In “The Wild Boar,” Sapphire puts the story of his life to music. Featured heavily in this album are excerpts of fatherly…

Common mistakes of decision making

Common mistakes of decision making

Collaborative Leadership

What is Collaborative Leadership? Dr. Ichak Adizes discusses what Adizes means when we talk about Collaborative Leadership.

Healthy Organization is the key to strategic success

Healthy Organization is the key to strategic success Dr. Ichak Adizes (Founder & CEO, Adizes Institute Worldwide) and Don McKenzie (Managing Director – Adizes Institute Australia) sit down and talking about how creating a healthy organization will be your key to having successfully executed strategies.

Rapidly scale and grow your organization

The right sequence to rapidly scale and grow your organization Dr. Ichak Adizes (Founder and & CEO, Adizes Institute Worldwide) and Don McKenzie (Managing Director, Adizes Institute Australia) discusses what the right sequence is to rapidly scale and grow your organization.

Alan Bond wins the 1983 Americas Cup

Dr. Ichak Adizes talks about how he helped Alan Bond win the 1983 Americas Cup

Adizes in Top 10 Change Management Consulting Companies

Adizes in Top 10 Change Management Consulting Companies The Adizes Institute has been named one of the Top 10 Change Management Consulting/Service Companies by HR Tech Outlook for 2019. HR Tech Outlook put together a group of CEOs, CIOs, VCs and analysts to evaluate companies in the change management domain. Their scope included looking at…

Bangkok Prepares for Adizes

Bangkok Prepares for Adizes Preparations are being made for the International Adizes Convention that will take place in Bangkok, Thailand from January 11 – 14, 2020.  The Adizes International convention, which has taken place every year since 1980, regularly attracts Adizes Associates, clients, practitioners and those looking to learn more about how the Adizes methodology…

University Professors Prepare to Teach Adizes

University Professors Prepare to Teach Adizes Over the last decade, the Adizes Methodology has become a staple of many university curricula around the world. Currently, over 30 universities in 19 countries offer official courses on the Adizes Methodology through, or in cooperation with, the Adizes Graduate School. Countless other universities include Adizes content, of some…

Adizes to Reinvest in Greece

Adizes to Reinvest in Greece The Adizes Institute has operated in Greece for decades, working with organizations like Silver & Baryte Ores Mining Co. (2000 Pursuit of Prime Award recipient), Gerolymatos International (2004 Pursuit of Prime Award recipient), and Petros Petropoulos (2015 Pursuit of Prime Award recipient), to name a few. However, over the last…

Adizes Recommended to President of Mexico

Adizes Recommended to President of Mexico On July 9th, an article was published in the opinion section of all three editions of a major Mexican newspaper (Reforma, El Norte and Mural, which serve the Mexico City, Guadalajara and Monterrey areas) where the President of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO), was recommended to study Adizes.…

In-Company Integrators Come Together in Mexico

In-Company Integrators Come Together in Mexico On June 18 and 19, the Adizes Institute hosted an event for client In-Company Integrators at the Hyatt Regency Andares in Guadalajara, Mexico. More than thirty In-Company Integrators from nine companies and four cities attended the event. Dr. Ichak Adizes joined the event via video conference, delivering a presentation…

Developing Agriculture in Azerbaijan

Developing Agriculture in Azerbaijan For over four years, certified Adizes Associate Pavel Belorusskiy has been deploying the Adizes methodology in Azerbaijan. Two years ago, key players in the Azerbaijan agricultural industry, who were already implementing the Adizes program themselves, asked Pavel for help improving the country’s agricultural system. Specifically, Pavel was tasked with increasing the…

44th Adizes International Convention to Take Place in Bangkok, Thailand

44th Adizes International Convention to Take Place in Bangkok, Thailand Please join us at the 44th Adizes International Convention in Bangkok, Thailand. Every year, Adizes Associates, clients, marketing partners, and those interested in learning more about the Adizes methodology come together from all corners of the globe to share case studies, best practices, and innovations.…

The Story of Adizes Brazil

The Story of Adizes Brazil In 1983, Paulo Villares, CEO of Industrias Villares, a large organization in the capital equipment industry with over 8,000 employees, heard Dr. Adizes speak at a Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO) event. Shortly thereafter, Villares became the first company to deploy the Adizes Methodology in Brazil.  They adopted the full Adizes…

Dr Adizes dubbed Godfather of business in the Australian Media

Dr Adizes dubbed Godfather of business in the Australian Media The below article was published on news.com.au ​ He’s dubbed “the godfather of business”, having mentored everyone from Hungry Jack’s billionaire Jack Cowin and self-help guru Tony Robbins to late business magnates Richard Pratt and Alan Bond. And according to Dr Ichak Adizes, who has…

How Your Problems Should Strengthen You

How Your Problems Should Strengthen You Written by Greg Mathers, Adizes Certified Associate ​ Try an experiment. Think of three significant problems your company is facing that you have control over. This means you should be able to solve them. Examples could be: too high inventory costs, poor project management, disengaged employees, no clear strategy, no…

Appointing a CEO/GM/COO

Appointing a CEO/GM/COO Written by Don McKenzie, Adizes Certified Associate ​ As a business owner or major shareholder, appointing senior roles such as CEO, GM or COO is a big step. In the Adizes Lifecycle model, it marks the transition into the “Adolescence” phase. Just like in the human lifecycle, this phase is not without…

Client Close-Up: Shrujan Reviving Craft Entrepreneurship

Client Close-Up: Shrujan Reviving Craft Entrepreneurship Shrujan: Threads for Life, a not-for-profit organization, has been at the forefront of a craft revival movement in Kutch, India, a place famous for its long tradition of exquisite hand embroidery. Since 1969, Shrujan has made it its mission to empower thousands of women by providing them with sustainable and…

Nicolas Jodal Popularizes Adizes in Uruguay

Nicolas Jodal Popularizes Adizes in Uruguay Nicolas Jodal is the CEO of Genexus, an Uruguay-based company that uses a low-code development platform and artificial intelligence to simplify and expedite software development. Jodal first discovered Adizes in the ‘80s when he was working for Sistemas Computacao e Informatica (SCI), a company based in Brazil and managed along the…

BCG Research Concludes, “If It Ain’t Broke, Still Fix It!”

BCG Research Concludes, “If It Ain’t Broke, Still Fix It!” Written by Don McKenzie, Adizes Certified Associate We’ve all heard the saying, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” Here’s the problem: in life, there is change. Change, by definition, is destructive. It has to be. Even if things don’t feel broken today, change will…

Dr. Adizes Honored in Belgrade and Makes Headlines in Moscow

Dr. Adizes Honored in Belgrade and Makes Headlines in Moscow In recognition of his life’s work, the University of Belgrade, Serbia, awarded Dr. Adizes an honorary doctorate. This is Dr.Adizes’ twentieth honorary doctorate. Dr. Adizes also delivered an enlightening speech to a sold-out crowd of over five hundred people at FON University, Belgrade. On March…

Adizes Southeast Europe Celebrate Twenty-Five years

Adizes Southeast Europe Celebrate Twenty-Five years Twenty-five years ago, three teaching assistants from the engineering department at the University of Novi Sad, Serbia, convinced an oil refinery and an electric motor factory to sponsor their trip to California so that they could study the Adizes methodology. The companies agreed under the condition that when they…

Australia Prepares For the Arrival of Dr. Adizes

Australia Prepares For the Arrival of Dr. Adizes For the first time in thirty years, Australia Prepares For the Arrival of Dr. Adizes. He will deliver a presentation on May 28 in Sydney and May 30 in Melbourne. Dr. Adizes will be accompanied by Shoham Adizes, President of the Adizes Institute, and Jack Cowin, Founder of…

Adizes Client celebrates 70th Participative Organizational Council

Adizes’ Client, Nutec Bickley, celebrates its 70th Participative Organizational Council A Participative Organizational Council (POC) is one of the key forums for managing change within the Adizes Program for Organizational Transformation. The POC is part of a bottom-up communication channel that meets roughly once a month and helps organizations become more responsive and innovative. The…

News in Publishing

News in Publishing INSIGHTS ON PERSONAL GROWTH VOLUME III AVAILABLE FROM MID-APRIL 2019 ​PRE-ORDER NOW Dr Adizes’s Insights on Personal Growth Volume III will be available in April 2019. This Insights Series is a compilation of Dr. Adizes’s  short stories, articles, and revelations over the years. On Personal Growth, is meant for those seeking the wisdom of business…

Adizes Breaks Through To Prime in India, Again

Adizes Breaks Through To Prime in India, Again Breakthrough to Prime (BTP) is a two-day workshop that provides an overview of the Adizes Methodology. These BTP workshops are offered across the globe.  Adizes Breakthrough to Prime was just completed again on March 1 & 2 in Mumbai, India. “We’ve had a lot of great feedback…

YPO Network: Adizes on the Bosphorus

YPO Network: Adizes on the Bosphorus On March 14, Adizes Associate Dr. Pavel Belorussky was invited to address the Istanbul Chapter of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO) on the timely subject of, “How to Manage in Times of Crisis”. The presentation took place on a cruise boat floating on the Bosphorus. In attendance were many leading business…

Coffee with Adizes – The Essence of Adizes with Shoham Adizes

Coffee with Adizes – The Essence of Adizes with Shoham Adizes

Dr. Adizes Embarks on a Long Overdue World Tour

Dr. Adizes Embarks on a Long Overdue World Tour As a global management guru, Dr. Adizes has spent his career travelling the world, working with heads of industry and state and delivering lectures to promote his methodology. But, Dr. Adizes was undergoing medical treatment for much of 2017 and 2018, and he has been unable to travel. As such, a large…

A Client Close-Up: Domino’s Pizza, Inc.

A Client Close-Up: Domino’s Pizza, Inc. While one of the core values of the Adizes Institute is client confidentiality enough time has passed and permission has been granted to allow us to share this client closeup describing our work with Domino’s Pizza. This client close-up is a 1982 interview with Tom Monaghan, former president and…

Adizes Associates Continue to Support the Independent Church Movement in Siberia

Adizes Associates Continue to Support the Independent Church Movement in Siberia In our April 2018 newsletter, we reported on the work Adizes associates Barry Bowater and Andrey Zapatrin were doing to support the independent church movement in Siberia. At that time, Barry and Andrey introduced Adizes Institute to eighty-five church leaders representing over four hundred…

News in Publishing

News in Publishing Adizes Institute Publications help connect you quicker   Adizes Institute Publications has begun to work with a printer in the United Kingdom, allowing us to reduce shipping time internationally. With most of the Adizes titles already available, and with many of the previous translation options, we are ready to begin a more…

Dr Adizes Featured in Newly Released POP Music Album

Dr Adizes Featured in Newly Released POP Music Album Sapphire Adizes, the youngest son of Dr. Adizes, recently released “Birth,” the first song in his album titled “The Wild Boar” (https://www.thewildboar.xyz/).  In the “The Wild Boar” Sapphire puts the story of his life to music, starting with “Birth.”  Featured heavily in this album are excerpts of fatherly advice…

Bank of America – A Client Close-up

Bank of America – A Client Close-up While one of the core values of the Adizes Institute is client confidentiality enough time has passed and permission has been granted to allow us to share this client closeup describing our work with Bank of America. Mont McMillen is not quick to embrace trendy management theories, nor…

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Adizes Represented at BANKIT

Adizes Represented at BANKIT Irina Sotnikova, Managing Director, Adizes Institute Worldwide, Belarus, was a speaker at the XV International BANKIT Forum from 23-25 October 2018. Irina presented on the reasons why banks need to engage Change Management, looking at the Adizes practices and methodology. BANKIT is the largest annual business event in Belarus, in the financial and credit sphere. The event…

Super Charging Lean Six Sigma Using the Adizes Methodology: A Case Study

Super Charging Lean Six Sigma Using the Adizes Methodology: A Case Study By Darrell Gooden, Jose Jacinto Juarez and Shoham Adizes In a nutshell, Lean Six Sigma practitioners seek to assist clients in delivering products and services as quickly as possible, on time (speed), with no errors (high quality), and at the lowest price (low cost). Six Sigma was…

Company owners divorce

Video 3 in the Dr Adizes Readers Questions Video Series

CEO suspects the owner’s son stealing company’s money

This video is No.2 in the Dr Adizes Readers Questions video series.

Ten ways to undermine your company, or even kill it, if you try hard enough

What do you think – do leaders have more impact on the success orthe failure of their companies? I think they impact failure more. If a company is successful, then this is the result of the good work of many, including the leader. However,if it fails,this is often the result of the hardheadedness, failure to accept others’ opinions, and, in short, poor decision-making of the leader.

Converting Excuses Into Learning Experiences

By Zvezdan Horvat, Principal Associate

What do you think – do leaders have more impact on the success orthe failure of their companies? I think they impact failure more. If a company is successful, then this is the result of the good work of many, including the leader. However,if it fails,this is often the result of the hardheadedness, failure to accept others’ opinions, and, in short, poor decision-making of the leader.

Dr. Ichak Adizes recognized by the 2017 Holmes Report as one of the world’s best communicators

In a survey of the top 100 corporate communications executives, known as the “Influence 100,” Dr. Adizes, Founder of the Adizes Institute, was identified as one of the world’s best communicators in 2017.

Breakaway Running the Show

Breakaway Running the Show June 22, 1998 – By Michael Selz Here’s the Problem… A specialty food maker wants to expand into supermarkets but its resources are extremely limited. Trombly’s Fresh Roasted Peanut Butter In each issue Breakaway will present a case study of a real world business problem, in this issue that of a company…