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"The U. S. foreign policy world--as well as the international community as a whole--would benefit greatly from a deeper understanding of Ichak Adizes' insights and theories."
Ambassador Kenneth L. Adelman, Former Director of the U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency and former U.S. Representative to the United Nations
Dr. Ichak Kalderon Adizes is widely acknowledged as one of the world's leading management experts. Over the course of more than 40 years, he has developed and refined a proprietary methodology that enables corporations, governments, and complex organizations to accomplish 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 14 honorary doctorates, is a Fellow of the International Academy of Management and has been made an honorary citizen of two Eastern European countries. He also received the 2010 Ellis Island Medal of Honor, which is awarded by the National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations Foundation for contributions to humanity.
Dr. Adizes has served as a tenured faculty member at UCLA; 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 has been 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 50. 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 lives in Santa Barbara, California, with his family. In his leisure time he enjoys folk dancing, playing the accordion, and practicing meditation.
What top business leaders are saying about Dr. Ichak Adizes:
"Dr. Adizes' methodology has been one of the reasons that we have grown from $12 million in sales to over $750 million without any outside financing."
Stewart Resnick, CEO, Roll International
"The Institute's methodology has enhanced internal communications by encouraging habits of participatory management and by helping us accept change as normal and as continuous opportunity for the bank."
Samuel H. Armacost, Former CEO, Bank of America
"The Adizes Methodology for managing sustainable accelerated growth has been a major contributor to our success. In the ten years that we have worked with and retained the services of Adizes LLC, we have grown our capitalization from $261 million in 1992 to $3.5 billion in 2002, making us one of the largest corporations of the continent."
Ricardo B. Salinas, CEO, Grupo Salinas (Mexico)
"Adizes is the Darwin of corporate evolution."
Monroe E. Price, Dean, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University
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