Thomas D. Zweifel

The Rabbi and the CEO

The Rabbi and the CEO by Thomas D. Zweifel
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nonfiction Business, Religion
For readers of:Management, Peter Drucker, Daniel Goleman, Jim Collins, Fredmund Malik
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Print Length276
Publication DateAugust 2008
About the Book

Leadership is in crisis. In the rough seas of a borderless economy, the Internet, and outsourcing in turbulent markets, a seismic shift has changed the game. The days of the Great Man-whether a Churchill or Kennedy, even a Gates or Welch-are numbered. Virtually anyone can lead now. But how do you breed principled leaders for the twenty-first century? Is leadership a matter of DNA, culture, or coaching?The answer can be found in the 3,000-year-old tradition of Judaism. Jews are not called the People of the Book by accident. Torah, Talmud, and Kabbalah hold a powerful amalgam of life-and-death leadership stories and astonishingly practical lessons for twenty-first-century managers. In a unique synergy, Dr. Thomas Zweifel, Swiss Consulting Group CEO, Columbia professor, and author of leadership books like Communicate or Die and Culture Clash, teams up with Rabbi Aaron Raskin, Jewish leader, mensch, and author of Letters of Light, to blend the timeless wisdom of the Ten Commandments with a cutting-edge methodology based on twenty-five years of coaching leaders-a mix that provides winning tools for lasting success.

About the Author

Dr. Thomas D. Zweifel is a strategy & performance expert, game-changer and coach for leaders of Global 1000 companies--from Airbus to Zurich. Since 1984 he has partnered with clients on four continents to meet their business imperatives. An authority on integrating planning, people and performance, he helps his clients ask the right questions, confront taboos, build vision and strategy alignment, and boost the productivity of organizations, teams and managers. Ultimately Dr. Zweifel’s specialty is unleashing the human spirit in organizations—without unnecessary blah-blah, impractical training programs, or false dependencies on high-priced consultants.

Ph.D. in international political economy 2001, New York University. 2001-2013 adjunct professor for leadership at Columbia University, since 2004 HSG (St. Gallen University). Member of "Top 100 Excellent Speakers."

Author of 7 books, including "Communicate or Die" (2003), "The Rabbi and the CEO" (2008, co-author Aaron L. Raskin), Jewish Book Award and Foreword Book of the Year finalist, "Leadership in 100 Days" (2010), "Culture Clash 2" (2012) and "Strategy-In-Action" (2014, co-author Ed Borey).

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