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“CEO Forum/Steps to Prime”

Interactive workshops dedicated for Successors, Owners, CEOs and Top Management

January 2019, more information soon

“To remain the market leader in our rapidly growing industry we must continually restructure our company. Adizes is our primary vehicle for managing these internal transformations.” Eli Harar

We strongly recommend this workshop for managers who encounter:

– Decisions that are not being implemented – Teams working in silos (isolated and not cooperating) – Frequent crises – Ineffective and chaotic meetings – Conflict between “old” and “new” generations – Founder who is too involved in day-to-day management – Problems with delegating without losing control – Loss of core values and culture as we expand – Inadequate succession planning – Not aligned Leadership group – Competition that is gaining ground – Inadequate systems and processes


We are pleased to announce that due to many requests and very positive feedback, Adizes Institute is organizing another “CEO Forum” that will take place in Warsaw, from 20th to 23rd June 2018.

At this phenomenal workshop you will learn more about Adizes Methodology but most of all – you will possess practical knowledge that will allow you to solve various problem within your organization. To make this happen, we decided to introduce a lot of experiments, simulations and creative discussions, so that relevant information will be easy to memorize and to adapt it in your organization.

Thanks to a smart schedule of the event and huge experience, our speakers are going to provide perfect balance between theory and practice.

Responding to our clients’ needs and inquiries, we decided that there will be some time included for individual consultations. During that time Adizes Institute will assist participants in creating specific Plan of Action for an individual organization.

Discover Adizes, the sooner you do, the better off you’ll be. Ken Blanchard

author of The One-Minute Manager, USA

The Schedule

Day 1 (start at 6:00 PM) – In order to ensure deep understanding of our message and to conduct this workshop in a friendly environment, we plan to spend the first evening on integration with the group. Moreover it is crucial to take part in this evening, as we are going to introduce some basic concepts and terms of The Adizes Methodology to the participants. This is a necessary introduction to this workshop, so that the content will be efficiently delivered and understood. We will close the “official” part with a supper.

Day 2  Day 3 Day 4
Change and its impact on organisations today Sequence of changes. Where are we now? Team Exercise – How to re structure the company for new goals. For each mission – its own structure.
Corporate culture: why is it so important? Team exercise – the Synergestic Diagnostics. Practice in a group What comes first – the structure or strategy?
Principles of what makes a company successful today and in perpetuity? How do we unite people for common purpose? How do we set people on the right path?
Why do managers, who have to solve problems, frequently create problems for

themselves and their colleagues?

Dlaczego potrzebujemy planu na przyszłość? What to do if there is no “ideal” successor?
Can ordinary people produce extraordinary results How to keep your Values in the company? How to support the transition from entrepreneurship to professional management?
How do we strengthen implementation of decisions? Why don’t standard missions work? How do we ensure transparency, accountability and responsible behaviour?
Organisational Lifecycle: Which problems to solve and which not? Changing style of leadership? Team exercise – express case to develop a mission How to monitor the effectiveness at all levels of organization?
Premature aging traps How to ensure that the accepted strategy will be implemented? Motivation and rewards at different stages of the Lifecycle
How to successfully split the role of owner from that of the professional manager while keeping the leadership? Freeing the Founder from day to day management
Our Speakers
Marcin Dembowski is practicing Adizes methodology for the last 7 years – as a Adizes consultant, he is responsible for promotion and development of Adizes Institute in Poland. Over 11 years’ experience in the publishing industry and currently working for Oxford University Press. In the course of his work he has been involved in various projects aimed at promoting young researchers from Central and Eastern Europe, cooperating with organizations such as CEEMAN and BMDA.

Marcin received his MBA from London Metropolitan University and his MA in Corporate Communication from the Rotterdam School of Management. Currently he is pursuing a PhD at the Adizes Graduate School (Doctorate – Clinical Track) and a PhD at Kozminski University (PhD in Management).

Adizes has been an invaluable resource and insightful advisor in my efforts to restore entrepreneurial vitality to mature business organizations throughout the world. Steven Miller

Former Chairman, President and CEO, Shell Oil Company, USA

Zvezdan Horvat has more than twenty years of experience deploying the Adizes Methodology within organizations around the world (USA, Great Britain, China, Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Belarus, Slovenia, Hungary, El Salvador, Lithuania, Latvia, Moldova, Romania, Turkey, Cyprus and other countries in South East Europe region). He received the prestigious, “Associate of the Year” Award from the Adizes Institute in 2004 and 2008. His PhD thesis was devoted to development of a model to determine corporate life cycle stage. He has published more than seventy articles on change management and is often recruited to share his expertise. He is an experienced speaker and has delivered Adizes related lectures for audiences up to 1000 people; he counts these events among of his greatest achievements. In 2009, he was the keynote speaker at the Oxford Summit of Leaders on Crisis and Corporate Responsibility. His expertise in Adizes methodology is especially connected to organizational structure design and creating profit tracking and accountability systems. His last position includes professional development of Adizes consultants in Eastern Europe, Baltic and Mediterranean. Among his clients are many small and medium size companies.

Date and location

January 2019 in Warsaw

More information coming soon.


1000 EUR for each participant, the price includes coffee breaks and dinners.


Please contact Adizes’ representative – Marcin Dembowski should you be interested to participate.

Tel: 795-132-895

About Adizes Institute

THE ADIZES METHODOLOGY is a straightforward, repeatable, common sense approach to management that naturally unlocks entrepreneurial vitality and growth. It allows organizations to cultivate an environment of mutual trust and respect, attract and retain key talent, and maintain high levels of performance. The tools and procedures within the methodology harness the destructive conflict that is an inevitable part of change and convert it into a positive force that fosters innovation and sustainable success.

Developed by Dr. Ichak Adizes over the past 40 years, the Adizes Methodology is unique in many ways:

• It has been tested and proven effective for organizations of every size and type in more than 50 different countries around the world.
• It is a comprehensive unifi ed approach, free from any cultural bias, that brings people of different disciplines and cultures together.
• It views all organizations as living entities, with natural and predictable lifecycles.

About Dr. Adizes

Over the course of more than 40 years, Dr. Ichak Kalderon Adizes has developed and refined a proprietary methodology that bears his name. The Adizes Methodology enables corporations, governments, and complex organizations to achieve exceptional results and manage accelerated change without destructive conflicts. Leadership Excellence Journal named him one of the Top 30 Thought Leaders in the United States, and Executive Excellence Journal put him on their list of the Top 30 Consultants in America.

In recognition of his contributions to management theory and practice, Dr. Adizes has received 18 honorary doctorates from Universities in ten countries. He is honorary Chancellor of the University of Fredericton, Canada, received the 2010 Ellis Island Medal of Honor, holds the honorary rank of lieutenant colonel from the military and has been made an honorary citizen of two Eastern European countries.

Dr Adizes is a Fellow of the International Academy of Management and has served as a tenured faculty member at UCLA. He was a visiting professor at Stanford, Tel Aviv and Hebrew Universities and taught at the Columbia University Executive Program. He also served as Dean of the Adizes Graduate School for the Study of Leadership and Change and is currently an academic advisor to the Graduate School of Management of the Academy of National Economy of the Russian Federation.

Dr. Adizes is founder and president of the Adizes Institute, based in Santa Barbara, California, an international consulting company that applies the Adizes Methodology for clients in the public and private sectors. The Adizes Institute was ranked as one of the top ten consulting organizations in the United States by Leadership Excellence Journal.

In addition to consulting to prime ministers and cabinet-level officers throughout the world, Dr. Adizes has worked with a wide variety of companies ranging from startups to members of the Fortune 500. He lectures in four languages, and has appeared before well over 100,000 executives in more than 50 countries.

He has written 20 books that have been published in 26 languages. His book Corporate Lifecycles: How Organizations Grow and Die and What to Do about It (subsequently revised, expanded and republished as Managing Corporate Lifecycles) was named one of the Ten Best Business Books by Library Journal.

Dr. Adizes and his wife, Nurit Manne Adizes, live in Santa Barbara County, California, and together have six children. In his leisure time, he enjoys playing the accordion and practicing meditation.

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