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Adizes, Ichak

Dr. Ichak Adizes is one of the leading management experts in the world. He was selected by Leadership Excellence Journal among the top thirty Thought Leaders of America and by the Executive Excellence Journal among the top thirty consultants of America. For his contribution to management theory and practice, he has been awarded fifteen honorary doctorates, two honorary citizenships, the honorary rank of Major from the military, was elected a Fellow of the International Academy of Management and was appointed Honorary Scientific Advisor to IBS – Academy of Economics of the Russian Federation. For his contribution to humanity, he was selected by the National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations (NECO) Foundation to be the recipient of the 2010 Ellis Island Medal of Honor.

Dr. Adizes served as tenured faculty at UCLA, a Visiting Professor at Stanford and on the teaching staff of Columbia University. Today, he is the Founder and President of the Adizes Institute, an international consulting company, which applies the methodology for managing accelerated change for exceptional results that bears his name. Dr. Adizes has consulted to Prime Ministers and members of the cabinet in different countries, to companies from startups to some of the Fortune one hundred, lectures to over one hundred thousand executives in fifty-two countries and published eleven books, some of them translated to twenty-six languages.

Dr. Adizes lectures in four languages, resides in Santa Barbara, California with his family, prefers a vegan diet and for relaxation loves folk dancing, plays the accordion and practices meditation.

“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

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.