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December 2012

  • 12/29/2012: Adizes Methodology for Collaborative Management for Exceptional Results Listen Now
  • 12/22/2012: Adizes Methodology for Collaborative Management for Exceptional Results Listen Now
  • 12/15/2012: Adizes Methodology for Collaborative Management for Exceptional Results Listen Now
  • 12/8/2012: Adizes Methodology for Collaborative Management for Exceptional Results Listen Now
  • 12/1/2012: Dr. Adizes Speaks with the CEO, Mr. Željko Božiand#263;, our 2012 Pursuit of Prime Award Winner! Listen Now

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Matjaž Čadež

He began his career in 1969 as a young researcher at the Jozef Stefan Institute. In 1971 he joined Intertrade-IBM Yugoslavia, where he was soon appointed head systems engineer for the Office of National Bookkeeping (covering the entire payment system in Yugoslavia). In 1989 he moved to Stockholm, where he was employed by AU System as project manager for managing complex international communication projects for Denmark, France, Austria, Singapore and Germany He has been involved in the development and management of payment systems and other complex systems at home and abroad since 1972. As a PHARE program consultant, he played an active part in managing the payment system reform project in Slovenia in the second half of 1990s. He is presently President of the board at Halcom, which he established already in 1992. Based on his extensive experience, he has the leading role in designing and developing Halcom products. Halcom received numerous awards: 2003 - the Golden Gazelle award as the most successful fast growing company, 2006 The Best Entrepreneurial Idea Award with the Hal M-Payments solution in the category of established companies, 2007 - the Golden Thread Award as the best employer in the category of medium-sized enterprises, 2007 - the A1 "Rating of the Year" award for companies with highest credit rating (Dun&Bradstreet), 2011 - the Pursuit of the Prime Award from Adizes Institute. Today Halcom is the leading supplier of electronic banking and payment system solutions in the region. View Guest page

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ALFATHERM

ALFATHERM is owned by Mr. Davor Krezić. The CEO is Mr. Željko Božić. Alfatherm was nominated for the 2012 Pursuit of Prime Award by its Program Director, Certified Adizes Senior Associate, Mr. Zvezdan Horvat. Mr. Horvat nominated them for the award based on their ability to apply the Adizes® methodology within the organization in order to make positive change. Their first Syndag™ (Phase I) in 2002 was with 30 employees and revenue of 4M. The diagnosis was that they were in what the Adizes methodology call the “Founder’s Trap.” In one year, they went through the complete eleven (11) Phases of the Adizes® Methodology program, including the Reward System (Phase XI) at the end. During the Mission session (Phase IV), they defined the area of operation for not more than 100 km around Mostar, which is in South Bosnia or Herzegovina. Working with Certified Adizes® Associates, they changed and implemented the Structure (Phase V). They regularly use the Blue and Red books (Phase VI: Accountability). Gradually, based on their partnership with Adizes®, the CEO and some other young managers emerged, so the owner could start new ventures to invest in some companies in new markets. They developed some unique technological innovations, especially in automation and monitoring of systems. In the last 6-7 years, they have clearly separated ownership and management. Altogether, they have moved toward Adolescence and Prime. As a part of their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), they established Business Parks together with the Norwegian Embassy in order to help startups present all the industries of the region and to support development of the region. They give many educational scholarships, and in the elementary and secondary schools, they promote technical education, especially in mechatronics, robotics and electronic. They have specifically devoted equipment, rooms and people for this purpose. In one sentence, their core value is to make their region a better place for life.  Because of all these accomplishments and their commitment to CSR, the Professional Council of the Adizes Institute unanimously selected them as the 2012 Pursuit of Prime Award Winner! View Guest page

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Eduardo Garcia Fabregat

With operations in the United States, Canada, China, UK and Mexico, Best Buy is a multinational retailer of technology and entertainment products and services with a commitment to growth and innovates. Best Buy family brands and partnerships collectively generates more than $50 billion annual revenue and approximately 155, 000 employees. Mr. Eduardo Garcia Fabregat started the project in Mexico from scratch and personally developed the growth strategy, the credit strategy; as well, he designed the merchandise strategy for Mexico, taking in consideration the market conditions (Socio-economic and demographic segmentation as well as the value segments & need clusters). He opened the first store just 11 months after he was hired. Mr. Fabregat has a MBA from the Instituto Tecnologico de Monterrey and is a Certified Public Accountant recognized by the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico. He is certified in Phases I – VI and IX of the Adizes Methodology. View Guest page

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EDUARDO GARZA T.

Eduardo Garza T. Was born in Monterrey; he graduated as a Civil Engineer from the Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey in 1970. He founded FRISA in 1971 as a small forging workshop to supply industrial parts to the industry in the Monterrey Metropolitan area. After years of hard work and effort, FRISA has become a global Industrial Group, leader in its field, whose presence is seen in America, Europe, and Asia, supplying the Oil and Gas Industry, Power Generation, Aerospace, Construction and Mining, Wind Energy, among others. FRISA has distinguished itself for the high quality of its products, its focus on the market, and its particular management style; it has been awarded with the Premio Nacional de Exportación 1993 (National Export Award 1993), and the Premio Nacional de Calidad 1995 (National Quality Award 1995). It was also the first company in Mexico to receive the Registro Internacional de Calidad ISO 9002 (International Quality Certification) in 1993. Currently, the FRISA Group is constituted by several companies: Frisa Forjados, Frisa Aerospace, Ringmasters, plant located in Wayne, Michigan, Gava Capital, among others. Besides his entrepreneurial work, Mr. Eduardo Garza T. has participated actively in diverse business and social organisms. He has been Chairman of the Board of the Centro de Productividad de Monterrey (Monterrey Productivity Center), the Young Presidents Organization, Monterrey Chapter, the Instituto de Capacitación y Educación Técnica del Estado de Nuevo León (Technical Training and Educational Institute of the State of Nuevo Leon), and the Cámara de la Industria de Transformación de Nuevo León (CAINTRA) (Chamber of the Manufacturing Industry of Nuevo Leon). He is currently on the board of several Companies, Organizations, and Institutions of Technical and Higher Education such as: Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey Colegio de Educación Profesional Técnica del Estado de Nuevo León Consejo Nacional de Alianzas Educativas. BBVA Bancomer, S.A. Corporación EG & Ruhrpumpen Group. Grupo LAMOSA SA de CV. US-.México Foundation. He continues as Chairman of the FRISA Industries Group and promotes the economic and social development of the community through the FRISA Foundation. View Guest page

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Emmanuel Gill

Since 1999, Mr. Gill is the Owner and President of Gilbridge Holdings Ltd., a private company that invests in Israeli technology-based companies and assists them in developing their business strategies and organizations. As well, he is the Chairman of the Board of Plasan Ltd., Chairman and shareholder of Bioview Ltd., Vice Chairman of Titanium Inc., Board member and shareholder of LivePerson Inc. Emmanuel has served in the Israeli Air Force as an engineer and a project officer. He was President and Chief Executive Officer of Elbit Ltd., a NASDAQ and TASE publicly traded Israeli manufacturer of electronics for the defense, medical imaging and communications industries. Mr. Gill graduated as a B.Sc. (Electronics) in 1970 and in 1994, received a honorary Doctorate of Science in Technology from the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology. View Guest page

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Gazmend Haxhia

Mr. Gazmend Haxhia is the Licensee Proprietor and President of Avis Rent A Car Albania and Managing Director of the OPEL General Motors Albanian Representation. He has worked to effect change and produce businesses which reflect the intersection of entrepreneurship, creativity, fairness and sound management. His experience with government includes serving as aide to the Albanian Prime Minister, Meksi, on issues of Public Administration in general and wage and remuneration policy in particular. Currently he is acting as external advisor to the Speaker of the Albanian Parliament, Mrs. Jozefina Topalli, on special issues. In his capacity as Lecturer and Speaker, he prepared and still offers for the sixth consecutive year courses in “Ethics and Corruption” and “Leadership” and a course in “Marketing Services” to the American graduate MBA/MPA program in Tirana. In the past, he has offered management courses in Entrepreneurship to Albanian businesses. Mr. Haxhia is also member of YPO and of the Global Leadership Group of the World Economic Forum in Davos. View Guest page

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Dr. Dan Maydan

Dr. Dan Maydan was president of Applied Materials from 1994 to April, 2003 and a Director from 1992 to 2006. Previously, he was executive vice president of the Company, with responsibility for all product lines and new product development. Prior to joining Applied Materials, Dr. Maydan spent 13 years managing new technology development at Bell Laboratories during which time he pioneered laser recording of data on thin-metal films and made significant advances in photolithography and plasma etch technologies. Over the years, Dr. Maydan has received numerous awards and honors for his contributions to the global semiconductor industry. In 1998, he was recognized as an industry pioneer during the 50th anniversary celebration of the semiconductor industry. Dr. Maydan received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the Technion, the Israel Institute of Technology, and his Ph.D. in Physics from Edinburgh Scotland. View Guest page

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Ricardo Benjamin Salinas Pliego

Mr. Ricardo Benjamin Salinas Pliego, Founder and Chairman of Grupo Salinas, is one of Latin America’s leading businessmen. He is convinced of the potential of 21st century Mexico as a country capable of determining its own destiny openly and democratically, spurred by the strength of its most value capital resource, the talent of its people. Grupo Salinas has its roots in a small family business specializing in manufacturing furniture, founded over a century ago in 1906 by Benjamin Salinas Westrup. Today the Grupo employs over 75,000 people in 10 countries and has business divisions in telecommunications, media, banking and retail. Ricardo Salinas’s vision has received the recognition of the most important business organizations and international forums. He has participated in the WEF, in the YPO, the Institute of the Americas, UCLA, TED, CAP, Aspen Institute and The NYF. In these forums, he usually discusses issues related to globalization and the opportunities at the base of the pyramid. www.ricardosalinas.com www.ricardosalinas.com/blog View Guest page

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Lou Siracusano, Sr.

Louis H. Siracusano, Sr. Founder Chairman & CEO, Azzurro Group As Chairman & CEO, Lou is responsible for the strategic vision of the company and serves Azzurro’s Board of Directors. Before forming Azzurro Group, Lou was the founder and chief executive officer of Video Services Corporation (VSC). VSC was a value-added video services provider serving TV networks, cable and syndicated programming markets. Video Services Corporation was comprised of the following eight divisions: • Waterfront Communications Corporation • Atlantic Satellite Communications • AF Associates • Video Rentals • Audio Plus Video International • Manhattan Transfer • Post Edge • Cabana Over a 25-year period, he grew the business from a startup in 1975 to $100 million in sales and EBITDA of $20 million in 2000, when he sold the company. View Guest page

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Yehoram Uziel

Yehoram Uziel was born and raised in Israel. He served as an officer in the Israeli army in combat capacity in three wars. Yehoram graduated from the Technion, Israel institute of Technology and started his professional career as a research engineer in Rafael (Israeli government R&D agency). In 1980, together with Dr. Barak and Mr. Bin Nun, they started a company, Optrotech, a pioneer in Printed circuit Board automatic testing equipment. In 1989, Yehoram took a leave from Optrotech to turn around 3D Systems Inc., a California company that pioneered rapid prototyping. After a successful turn- around of the 3D systems, Yehoram founded Soligen, Inc. Soligen pioneered digital manufacturing of casting molds for the metal casting industry, became a public corporation as Soligen Technologies Inc., in 1992. In late 2005, Yehoram closed down Soligen technologies, Inc. and founded DC Partners, Inc. (dba Soligen) in 2006, a private corporation that is a successor company to Soligen Technologies. Yehoram serves as a mediator in the superior court of California, and he was named the mediator of the year. He is an avid pilot, volunteers his time and airplane for mercy missions and was the President of the Flying Samaritans International for 4 years. As well, Yehoram serves on several boards and assists other CEO as an advisor and consultant. View Guest page

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Carlos Valdesuso

Carlos Valdesuso has worked with Adizes since 1975. He is the Professional Director of the Instituto Adizes do Brasil. As a Principal Adizes Associate, he is certified in all phases of the Adizes Methodology. He has extensive international experience in information technology, organizational structure, and business strategy for companies in banking, insurance, and service industries. In addition to his work with Adizes, he has been the President of SCI, a software company and consulting firm. He has also served as President of Teledata, an information services company. Both of these companies are in Brazil. He works in English, Spanish and Portuguese. Carlos earned Master and Bachelor degrees in Business Administration from the University of California, Los Angeles. He recently earned Doctoral Degree in Organizational Transformation from the Adizes Graduate School. View Guest page

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Adizes Methodology for Collaborative Management for Exceptional Results

December 29, 2012
Hosted by Dr. Ichak Adizes

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Adizes Methodology for Collaborative Management for Exceptional Results

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The program will begin with a lecture and examples format. As the season continues, Dr. Adizes will interview CEO’s that have provided effective leadership to their companies. Topics for the show will include How to predict if a company is well managed or not; Management/ mismanagement styles: how to predict who will do well; What is considered normal and abnormal for a start-up company; The pitfalls of being a founder of a company; Why partners start to fight and why; What it means to be a prime company, at the top of its capabilities; Signs of organizational aging; How to rejuvenate a bureaucracy; What makes a company successful; and How to manage your future today among many others.

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Dr. Ichak Adizes

Dr. Ichak Adizes is one of the leading management experts in the world. He was selected by Leadership Excellence Journal among the top 30 Thought Leaders of America and by Executive Excellence Journal among the top 30 consultants of America. For his contribution to management theory and practice, he has been awarded 15 honorary doctorates, two honorary citizenships, and the honorary rank of Major from the military. For his contribution to humanity, he was selected by the National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations Foundation to be the recipient of the 2010 Ellis Island Medal of Honor.

Dr. Adizes served as a tenured faculty member at UCLA; a Visiting Professor at Stanford, Tel Aviv and Hebrew Universities; and was on the teaching staff of the Columbia University Executive Program, New York City.

Dr. Ichak Adizes is the Founder and President of the Adizes Institute, Santa Barbara, California, a leading international consulting company, which applies his unique methodology for managing accelerated change for exceptional results. The Institute was ranked by Leadership Excellence as one of the top 10 consulting organizations in the United States in 2011.

He has published 14 books. His book, Corporate Lifecycles: How Organizations Grow and Die and What to Do About It, was named one of the ten best business books of the year by The Library Journal.

Dr. Adizes resides in Santa Barbara, California, with his family.

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