Join us for an evening with legendary business philosopher Dr. Peter Koestenbaum, MA '51. Dr. Koestenbaum has spent thirty-four years as a professor of philosophy and twenty years thereafter as a leadership consultant to city management and business executives worldwide. Among the clients he advised are: IBM, Electronic Data Systems, Ford, Ciba-Geigy (now Novartis), Citibank, Volvo, Amoco, LG Group (South Korea), Statoil-Hydro (Norway), ASPEN Pharmacare (South Africa) and Xerox. He and his wife have worked in using the principles of the Leadership Diamond® business model for enterprises and public service organizations globally for a generation. He has been in the past a Fellow and Faculty member at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. He received the Statewide California Outstanding Professor Award from the California State University and College System.
Over the course of an intimate 2-hour seminar, Dr. Koestenbaum will lead informal conversation on how philosophy and the humanities can productively and profitably support virtually any business at its critical success points. He uses a systematic coaching approach based on the global history of ideas and cultures, studied in the humanities, as a fail-safe vehicle to address hard-ball bottom-line crises in international business and the public sector. Bring your tough questions.
Thursday, February 4th, 2010
Hors d'oeuvres at 6:30pm
Seminar from 7:00 - 9:00pm
800 Powell St, San Francisco CA Map
Light appetizers and refreshments will be served
$15 members; $25 non-members
This is the second meeting in a series of leadership seminars that Dr. Koestenbaum is leading on behalf of Crimson Compass. No existing knowledge or experience is necessary, though previous attendees will find the seminar to be an extension of what they have learned.
The seminar will touch upon twelve criteria for creating, in a business setting and in a life, "space for leadership" - among which we include:
- Leadership Capacity: Courage, Ethics, Reality and Vision;
- Leadership Readiness: Going Deeper, Striving for Greatness, Facing the Shadow and Managing Polarity;
- Leadership Transformation: Free Will, Systems Thinking, acknowledging "Being" and tracking History and the significance of time;
- Leadership Questions: Do you understand, i.e., really "get it"? Is it relevant to the business' objectives? Where are you using it already, how can you innovate with it and make everything work better? How will you/can you do your measuring?
For those interested, there will be separate follow-up conversations for deeper understanding and business "traction".
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