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The LiGHT Book

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Leaders' insights for leaders based on true stories

About the Book

The Light Book is much more than just a book. It’s a unique tool for leaders who are oriented towards development and who want to work more wisely with each passing day.

There are 53 stories written by leaders from all over the world, who have been or are in the place you are striving to reach.

While using this tool, you will also be its co-author. The final version of this edition depends on your answers to the questions prepared by the authors and your thoughts. If you are looking for valuable inspiration, want to wisely increase your effectiveness, draw conclusions from the experience of others, and through that positively influence the world surrounding you, The Light Book is for you, leader!

Read the opinions

of some authors regarding the project.

“Regardless of the size of the company you work for, your experience, or the culture you come from, continuous learning is the only right attitude if you want to be an effective leader. The Light Book is an excellent edition that, through the accumulated experience of various leaders, can significantly contribute to your growth as a leader.”

Kusum Rawat Verma. Vice president – Chief Technology Officer at GE Healthcare.

 

“Genuinely happy leaders don’t just sit around being contented. They make things happen. They seek new achievements, control their thoughts and feelings, and pursue new understandings. The Light Book is a great tool for implementing this attitude through real stories, shared experiences, and practical exercises.”

Sonja Lyubomirsky. Professor of psychology, author of bestsellers published in 36 countries.

 

„Nothing in life is as important as you think it is, while you are thinking about it. The Light Book and the stories it are great reasons to think about critical issues for any leader.”

Robert Cialdini. Profesor psychologii,ekspert w dziedzinie nauki o wywieraniu wpływu.

 

“In a world made rich through the diversity of people, their cultures and heritage, encouraging diversity of thought by sharing knowledge and listening to others has never been more critical. It’s been my privilege to learn so much by travelling the world, but taking your mind on a journey is just as vital.”

Mark Gallagher. Formula 1 Executive.

 

Authors who are worth listening to

What will you find inside?

Why articles?

We have collected various experiences and thoughts of leaders to provide you with inspiration throughout… the whole year.

We deeply believe that by dedicating a few minutes each week, you will become a better leader.

Read the story of the selected author, think about it and implement your conclusions in life. This, in our opinion, is a great way to constantly develop.

Authors who are worth listening to

The Light Book is a meeting with great people. We have cooperated with leaders of various branches and, by reading the articles, you will gain an insight into the worlds of large businesses, psychology, start-ups and sport.

Some of the authors are known all around the world. Some are local heroes.

Regardless of their background, each of them reveals an important part of their world.

Add your part and become an author of The Light Book

We are giving you something much more than a printed book, because half of it will be your work! The articles flow into pages dedicated to your own notes. So, ahead of you is not only a journey through interesting articles, but also stops planned for reflection.

The authors have prepared some important questions for those stops.

The final form of The Light Book depends on your written answers and thoughts, meaning that every copy in the world will be unique.

Let’s support the Heroic Imagination Project

Did you know that the Light from Leaders Foundation supports the Heroic Imagination Project through The Light Book? Part of the profit from the sale of this book helps to awaken an inner hero in young people.

Inspired by the Heroic Imagination in each of us, HIP designs innovative strategies by combining psychological research, intervention education and social activism to create everyday heroes equipped to solve local and global problems.

At HIP, we know that understanding the psychology behind situational conflicts is crucial for gaining the skills to problem solve and create collective solutions that ameliorate the social conflicts of our communities. Gaining the skills to turn around situational conflicts is a prerequisite for solving global problems like gun violence, racial profiling and climate change. Yet, personal bias and bystander effects are social factors that continue to divide countless communities. At HIP, we believe in the power of the heroic imagination. Given the rising global tensions as represented by political, economic, gender, religious and ethnic conflicts inciting random, as well as, systemic public violence towards African Americans, Dreamers, immigrants, Muslims, women, transgender and incarcerated populations across America, HIP’s Design Teams have adapted, deepened and diversified our curriculum to address the unique needs of these different underserved populations. We are not just leaving these social structures to the forces of chance or history. Through social Hackathons, or HIP HACKS, we engage teams of people with diverse backgrounds to create new social simulators and creative exercises.

Read more about this initiative at: www.heroicImagination.org

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Meet all the authors of The Light Book

Formuła 1

Mark Gallagher

Professor of Psychology

Sonja Lyubomirsky

CEO Ailleron

Rafał Styczeń

Professor of Psychology

Robert Cialdini

McKinsey & Company

Sonia Wędrychowicz

Best-selling Author

Chris Lowney

VP GE Healthcare

Kusum Rawat Verma

CEO WD-40

Garry Ridge

Professor of Psychology

Christina Maslach

CEO Pega

Alan Trefler

Universal Investment

Aneta Pilch

CEO Xceedance

Arun Balakrishnan

A partner at the Business Consulting Department of EY

Marek Grodziński

Entrepreneur

Richard Lucas

CEO AMS

Marek Kuzaka

CEO Lang Team

Czesław Lang

CEO Lynka

John Lynch

CEO Unum Życie TUiR

Aneta Podyma-Milczarek

CEO Leaders Island

Józef Kącki

Ocado Technology Sofia

Dr Richard Haywood

Best-selling Author

Danielle Strickland

CEO Talent Alpha

Przemek Berendt

Author of "Management 3.0"

Jurgen Appelo

President Elect of Polish Psychiatric Association

Dominika Dudek

Ironman World Champion

Jerzy Górski

Professor of Psychology

Philip G. Zimbardo

The Leadership Institute

Piotr Gąsiorowski

CEO Project: People

Beata Mosór-Szyszka

Agile Coach

Mariusz Chrapko

Global Head of Innovation at ABB

Szymon Myśliński

Trainer of the Krakow Kings team

Dawid Ostręga

CEO Character Lab

Angela Duckworth

CEO iWealth

Marek Rybiec

Leadership Center

Dr. John J. Scherer

Co-founder of Inspirit

Julie Zhuo

CEO Nozbe

Michał Śliwiński

Jesuit

James J. Martin SJ

CEO BL Info

Björn Lundén

Best-selling Author

Kevin Murray

Head of Delivery Miquido

Anna Gawlikowska

Managing Director

Derek Smith

Co-founder of Scrum Alliance

Mike Cohn

CEO Peakon

Phil Chambers

Corporate Rebels

Joost Minnaar

Corporate Rebels

Pim de Morree

CEO Freshmail

Paweł Sala

CEO Runmageddon

Jarosław Bieniecki

CEO Worksmile

Tomasz Chaciński

Dr Bianka Siwińska

Author of Large Scale Scrum

Bas Vodde

The Learning Leader Show

Ryan Hawk

Hoover Institution

Zbigniew Stańczyk

Co-founder of FRIS

Anna Samborska-Owczarek

Psychotherapist

Wojciech Eichelberger

Formuła 1

Mark Gallagher

Mark’s management career in Formula One included more than a decade on the management board of the highly successful, race winning Jordan Grand Prix team, running the world-famous Cosworth engine business and establishing the commercial arm of Red Bull Racing which went on to become 4-times World Champions. During his career he has worked with many of the sport’s leading drivers, including former World Champions Ayrton Senna, Michael Schumacher and Mika Hakkinen.

Professor of Psychology

Sonja Lyubomirsky

Ph.D., is Distinguished Professor of Psychology at the University of California, Riverside. Originally from Russia, she received her A.B., from Harvard University and her Ph.D. in Social/Personality Psychology from Stanford University. Sonja’s 2008 book, The How of Happiness, and her second book, The Myths of Happiness, have been published in 36 countries.

CEO Ailleron

Rafał Styczeń

Entrepreneur and investor in new technology companies. Co-founder of Comarch, one of the largest tech companies in Europe. Founder and CEO of Ailleron – a global provider of technological services for the banking industry. The established companies today employ more than 6 thousand people.

Professor of Psychology

Robert Cialdini

Is known globally as the foundational expert in the science of influence and how to apply it ethically in business. His Six Principles of Persuasion have become a cornerstone for any organization serious about effectively increasing their influence.

McKinsey & Company

Sonia Wędrychowicz

Professionally associated with banking and fintech. She started her career in Warsaw in 1994; international bank markets have no secrets for her. She graduated in international trade from the Warsaw School of Economics and in business direction from Brunel University in London, also completing a management course at Carleton University. She lectured at the National University of Singapore. She has a husband, two children and… a black belt in kickboxing.

Best-selling Author

Chris Lowney

A one time Jesuit seminarian, later served as a Managing Director of J.P. Morgan & Co. in Tokyo, Singapore, London, and New York before leaving the firm in 2001. Chris currently vice chairs the board of Common Spirit Health, America’s largest faith-based healthcare system. He has authored six books, including the bestselling Heroic Leadership, which has been translated into eleven languages. He has also authored Pope Francis: Why He Leads the Way He Leads; and, most recently, Make Today Matter, which won an Independent Press Award and an Illumination Award.

VP GE Healthcare

Kusum Rawat Verma

VP – ERP Applications and Digital Operations GE Healthcare. Currently leading an organization as VP Enterprise Systems and Global Digital Operations that runs ERP platforms and integrations supporting $16B dollar business and manages enterprise IT operations of over 900 applications. She has over 20 years of IT and functional experience in Supply Chain, Finance, Lean & Services. She is a certified Black Belt.

CEO WD-40

Garry Ridge

Is Chairman and CEO of WD-40 Company. He is also an adjunct professor at the University of San Diego where he teaches leadership development, talent management, and succession planning in the Master of Science in Executive Leadership program. He is passionate about the learning and empowering organizational culture he has helped establish at the WD-40 Company.

Professor of Psychology

Christina Maslach

Is a Professor of Psychology (Emerita) and a researcher at the Healthy Workplaces Center at the University of California, Berkeley. She received her A.B. from Harvard, and her Ph.D. from Stanford. She is best known as the pioneering researcher on job burnout, producing the standard assessment tool (the Maslach Burnout Inventory, MBI), books, and award-winning articles. The impact of her work is reflected by the official recognition of burnout, as an occupational phenomenon with health consequences, by the World Health Organization in 2019.

CEO Pega

Alan Trefler

Founder and CEO, Pegasystems, visionary leader, technology change-agent, innovative philanthropist, and trusted advisor to global business executives. Alan’s interest in computers originates from collegiate involvement in tournament chess, where he achieved Master rating and was co-champion of the 1975 World Open Chess Championship. His life’s work has been to design software that writes software and that businesspeople can evolve to manage the constant disruption and change in today’s customer-centric economy.

Universal Investment

Aneta Pilch

Country Head of Universal-Investment in Krakow, focusing on building and managing a boutique and highly specialized fund services organization. Prior to joining Universal-Investment, Aneta worked at and was a board member at UBS Business Solutions in Krakow, where she held various leadership positions. Her career started in 2000 at HSBC in Chicago, where she held the role of Credit Risk Policy Manager. In 2007, she moved to HSBC Poland, where she had multiple leadership roles in operations.

CEO Xceedance

Arun Balakrishnan

CEO at Xceedance, has built his career around promoting innovation and transformation in the insurance business. He has more than 10 years of experience launching start- ups in the industry. Arun’s vision and industry experience are rooted in a desire to revitalize processes, streamline operations, and provide growth opportunities.

A partner at the Business Consulting Department of EY

Marek Grodziński

A partner at the Business Consulting department of EY. An expert in the fields of designing, creating and optimising SSCs as well as the transformation of support functions. He managed the Capgemini BPO in Europe that hires over four thousand employees and co-founded ABSL, an association of employers from the business services sector. He spent 6 years in Berlin at the head office of Bombardier Transportation, among others as a director of Global Cash Management. Awarded the Silver Cross of Merit by the President of Poland for services to the development of civil society.

Entrepreneur

Richard Lucas

Identifies as European, Polish, Krakowian, British, a citizen of the world, a TEDx-er, an immigrant, father, and as business and social entrepreneur. He has started more than 30 businesses in Poland, the UK, and the USA, as well as many initiatives promoting entrepreneurship since he moved to Krakow in 1991. He also teaches entrepreneurship in schools, universities, and business schools.

CEO AMS

Marek Kuzaka

CEO of AMS SA – a leader in out-of-home (OOH) advertising in Poland. An expert in the field of legal solutions in this sector. Co-worker of the Instytutu Partnerstwa Publiczo-Prywatnego (Public-Private Partnership Institute). A member of the Liderzy Pro Bono (Leaders Pro Bono) coalition, the chapter of the “Człowiek wiedzy i doświadczenia” (Person of knowledge and experience) award as well as the Employers’ Council attached to the Faculty of Economic.

CEO Lang Team

Czesław Lang

Track and road cyclist, silver medallist at the Moscow Olympics in 1980 as well as double medallist in the World Road Cycling Championships. After finishing his sports career, the organiser of the largest cyclical sports event in Poland – Tour de Pologne UCI World Tour.

CEO Lynka

John Lynch

CEO & Keeper of the Faith at Lynka, is an American entrepreneur, writer, and speaker who lives in Krakow, Poland. He was one of the first expats to launch a start-up in Eastern Europe after the fall of communism. In 2014, John was awarded the highest civilian honor in Poland, the Order of the Gold Cross, for helping build Poland’s free market economy. In 2017, John was voted CEE’s Ex-Pat CEO of the Year.

CEO Unum Życie TUiR

Aneta Podyma-Milczarek

CEO of Unum Życie TUiR S.A. She began her career in Merrill Lynch, set up the Polish branch of BlackRock, created AXA TFI and was the boss of Genworth Financial in the region. At work, she places emphasis on values, ethical relations with clients, transparent financial products and high-quality service. She is socially engaged in the board of Fundacja Młodzieżowej Przedsiębiorczości (Youth Enterprise Foundation) and Koalicja Liderów Pro Bono (Coalition of Leaders Pro Bono). She is the deputy leader of the review board of the Polska Izba Ubezpieczeń (Polish Insurance Association). She has been awarded the title of Master of Business (Businessman.pl), and been included in the Rzeczpospolita Babska (Republic of Women) 2019 report (the Gazeta Finansowa weekly) as well as in the Top 10 Managers in Finance 2020 (the Gazeta Finansowa weekly).

CEO Leaders Island

Józef Kącki

CEO of the Light from Leaders foundation, curator of The Light Summit – meetings with valued leaders. Founder of Leaders Island, where, together with outstanding mentors, he is a partner on the development path of hundreds of managers and leaders. He leads the Z warsztatu lidera (From a leader’ s workshop) podcast, in which, together with invited guests, he passes on knowledge and experience from the areas of management and leadership.

Ocado Technology Sofia

Dr Richard Haywood

Head of Ocado Technology Sofia. He is challenging people to continually grow, develop and improve themselves. To get leaders to think not just about the short term but also the crucial long term through building a positive and safe culture where people can experiment and work as a team to solve complex problems.

Best-selling Author

Danielle Strickland

From establishing justice departments and church plants, to launching global anti-trafficking initiatives, to creating new initiatives to mobilize people towards transformational spiritual life. Danielle trains, advocates, and inspires people to live through initiatives like: Amplify Peace, Brave Global, Infinitum, Women Speakers Collective. Based in Toronto, Danielle is the proud mom of 3 boys, wife to Stephen, and as an enneagram 7, has been affectionately called the “ambassador of fun”.

CEO Talent Alpha

Przemek Berendt

CEO Talent Alpha. Przemek is an IT services industry executive with 20 years of experience in starting, growing and scaling IT services businesses in Poland and around the globe. Between April 2011 and April 2018 he had served as Global Marketing VP at Luxoft (NYSE: LXFT). In September 2018 he founded Talent Alpha, Inc with a mission to build the ‘future of work platform’ and transform how companies measure, manage, access&share IT Talent.

Author of "Management 3.0"

Jurgen Appelo

As a serial founder, successful entrepreneur, author, and speaker, Jurgen is pioneering management to help creative organizations survive and thrive in the 21st century. He offers concrete games, tools, and practices, so you can introduce better management, with fewer managers. He also offers a platform for you to share your practices and stories with the rest of the world. Jurgen is CEO of the business network Happy Melly and co-founder of the Agile Lean Europe network.

President Elect of Polish Psychiatric Association

Dominika Dudek

Psychiatrist, professor of medical science, head of the Faculty of Psychiatry of the Jagiellonian University Medical College, president elect of the Polish Psychiatric Association, author and co-author of a few hundred scientific articles and several books in the field of psychiatry.

Ironman World Champion

Jerzy Górski

In the years 1969–1982 a drug addict; also spent time in prison on a few occasions. In 1984, in very poor physical condition, he began his transformation at Monar, a centre for addicts. After six years of intensive training, he reached a level of fitness that enabled him to win the Double Ironman in Huntsville, the USA. He completed 7.6 km of swimming, 360 km of cycling and 84 km of running in 24 hours, 47 minutes and 46 seconds. He is currently the organiser of many triathlon and running competitions. His story was told in a book and film called Najlepszy (The Best).

Professor of Psychology

Philip G. Zimbardo

President & Founder of The Heroic Imagination Project. Zimbardo is recognized as the “voice and face of contemporary American psychology” through his widely seen PBS-TV series, Discovering Psychology, his classic research, The Stanford Prison Experiment, and his popular trade books on shyness. He is the author of the oldest current textbook in psychology, “Psychology and Life”, now in its 19th Edition. He is also the past president of the American Psychological Association, the Western Psychological Association and served as the Chair of the Council of Scientific Society Presidents (CSSP) representing 63 scientific, math and technical associations (with 1.5 million members).

The Leadership Institute

Piotr Gąsiorowski

Doctor of systematic theology; Head of the Board of Instytut Przywództwa (The Leadership Institute) in Krakow, national coordinator of EQUIP – by John C. Maxwell, member of the EWST Advisory Council in Wrocław, co-creator and guide of the Masterclass Leadership with the Pope program, conference speaker and author of a bestseller: Wybaczyć Bogu (To Forgive God). Pastor of the Evangelical Methodist Church in Krakow.

CEO Project: People

Beata Mosór-Szyszka

CEO & Lean Strategist at Project: People (www.projectpeople.pl). Beata is a strategist, marketer, and lean consultant with over 14 years of experience on the international market. She supports companies in developing and/or optimizing their business model, converting it into effective strategies, tactics, and specific actions. As a speaker, Beata performs at Polish and international conferences.

Agile Coach

Mariusz Chrapko

Deals with the formation and development of leaders based on the Agile approach. He is the program head of the “Agile Leadership” subject (SWPS University) as well as the author of the “Menedżer Plus” (Manager Plus) podcast.

Global Head of Innovation at ABB

Szymon Myśliński

Group VP, Global Head of Enterprise Architecture and Innovation at ABB, PhD He has a combination of academic, startup, management consulting and enterprise management experience which provides a toolset to rapidly create business value through technology innovation and process disruption. He is currently leading the global IT Enterprise Architecture at ABB (a leader in digital solutions for industry and a Fortune 500 company with revenue of 30 billion ). He is passionate about driving digital business transformation and believes in taking responsibility, transparency and the power of collaboration.

Trainer of the Krakow Kings team

Dawid Ostręga

A manager with 15 years of experience gained in England, the USA and Poland. He has managed such firms as SKK S.A., EPAM System, IBM and SolarWinds. An American football player. He is oriented towards the achievement of goals through teamwork. Captain of the University of Hertfordshire Hurricanes team with which he twice won the championship of England. Captain of the Great Britain youth champions. He combines the positions of chairman and trainer of the Krakow Kings team, with which he has won the Polish league of American football.

CEO Character Lab

Angela Duckworth

Is the Founder and CEO of Character Lab. She is also the Rosa Lee and Egbert Chang Professor at the University of Pennsylvania, faculty co-director of the Penn-Wharton Behavior Change for Good Initiative, and faculty co-director of Wharton People Analytics. Her first book, Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance, is a #1 New York Times best seler.

CEO iWealth

Marek Rybiec

Creator of iWealth Management, managing strategic areas of business activity. A board member of the EFPA Polska Foundation for Financial Advice Standards. He established the Double Challenge Foundation, with the mission of rescuing and supporting important social initiatives. Board member of the Find Help Foundation as well as the Coalition of Leaders Pro Bono. He completed the 4 Deserts cycle of ultra marathons.

Leadership Center

Dr. John J. Scherer

Co-Director of the Scherer Leadership Center. Former Combat Officer on a US Navy Destroyer, Lutheran Chaplain at Cornell University, Gestalt and Family Systems Therapist, Graduate School co-creator, author, successful change consultant and entrepreneur, John brings a unique perspective to his life and work. Based in Seattle, WA, he was invited to Poland in 2008 and since then has made Krakow and Warsaw, Poland, his home and headquarters for the Scherer Leadership Center.

Co-founder of Inspirit

Julie Zhuo

Is the co-founder of Inspirit, a firm focused on helping other companies achieve sustainable growth. Before that, she was the VP of Product Design for the Facebook app, where she helped scale the service from 10 million users to over 2 billion during her 13 years there. Her field guide to management, The Making of a Manager, became an instant Wall Street Journal bestseller and was selected as one of Amazon’s Best Business and Leadership Books of 2019.

CEO Nozbe

Michał Śliwiński

Entrepreneur, speaker, author, and blogger. He helps busy and overworked professionals, startups, and teams learn to implement the latest productivity solutions, so they can achieve success by getting things done better. Founder and CEO of Nozbe (nozbe.com), a tool that helps busy professionals and their teams manage time, tasks, and projects.

Jesuit

James J. Martin SJ

Is an American Jesuit priest, writer, and editor-at-large of the Jesuit magazine America. He is a New York Times Best Selling author and frequent commentator on the life and teachings of Jesus, and on Ignatian spirituality as inspired by the life and teachings of Saint Ignatius of Loyola. He is the author of Building a Bridge: How the Catholic Church and the LGBT Community Can Enter into a Relationship of Respect, Compassion, and Sensitivity.

CEO BL Info

Björn Lundén

Is the founder of Swedish publishing house Björn Lundén Information AB and Polish subsidiary BL Info Polska Sp. z o.o. He is the author of many marketing, economics, and management books. Rules, bosses and secret salaries are not existing to him and that is why he runs a company for 33 years with 120 employees that are self-managed.

Best-selling Author

Kevin Murray

Leadership coach, speaker, author. He is author of the “The Language of Leaders”, “Communicate to Inspire”, “People with Purpose” and Charismatic Leadership.” He was the director of communications for British Airways and, before that, Director of Corporate Affairs for Atomic Energy Authority Technology.

Head of Delivery Miquido

Anna Gawlikowska

A former academic, language teacher and conference interpreter who after changing careers three times realized that they all boil down to one passion: disseminating knowledge to build others. I have been a Senior Project Manager, at a robust software house – Miquido – for almost four years now and recently have taken up the challenge of supporting whole IT as a Head of Delivery.

Managing Director

Derek Smith

Is Managing Director for a global bank, with more than 30 years of experience in the financial services sector, in senior roles in Switzerland, Poland, India, and the UK. He is the founder of several non-for-profit associations, a frequent public speaker, and a passionate advocate for diversity and inclusion.

Co-founder of Scrum Alliance

Mike Cohn

Specializes in helping companies adopt and improve their use of agile processes and techniques to build extremely high-performance teams. He is the author of User Stories Applied for Agile Software Development, Agile Estimating and Planning, and Succeeding with Agile as well as the Better User Stories video course. Mike is a founding member of the Agile Alliance and Scrum Alliance.

CEO Peakon

Phil Chambers

Phil is co-founder and chief executive at Peakon. Prior to Peakon, Phil was head of technology at some of Europe’s most successful startup businesses, including Gumtree, Qype, and Podio. He enjoys daily interactions with Peakon’s customers, incorporating this knowledge into a long-term vision that has so far created one of the most unique and impactful analytics products in the HR market.

Corporate Rebels

Joost Minnaar

Corporate Rebels co-founder Joost Minnaar left his corporate job in Barcelona, where he lived after completing his Master’s in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology at the University of Barcelona.

Corporate Rebels

Pim de Morree

Co-founder Pim de Morree co-founded Corporate Rebels after saying goodbye to a frustrating corporate job. That was three years after finishing his studies in Industrial Engineering and Management Science and Innovation Management at the Eindhoven University of Technology.

CEO Freshmail

Paweł Sala

Co-founder and CEO of FreshMail, an expert and consultant in the field of email marketing. Co-creator of the success of many email marketing campaigns, and distinguished on many occasions in such competitions as Golden Arrow, WebStar Creative, Kreatura and Mixx Awards. Evangelist of email marketing. Co-author of a bestseller published by PWN – “E-marketing – pakiet startowy” (E-marketing – start packet).

CEO Runmageddon

Jarosław Bieniecki

Founder of Runmageddon, the largest cycle of amateur sports events in Poland and co-founder of Bieg Rzeźnika (Butcher’s Run). Previously, among others, Sports Director of Warsaw Marathon and a manager or consultant in five corporations. Author of the book Runmageddon, czyli bierz z życia więcej (Runmageddon, or take more from life). An inspirational speaker and 6-time medallist in the Polish championships in long-distance running. Father of three little kids).

CEO Worksmile

Tomasz Chaciński

Creator and CEO of Worksmile. Has 13 years of professional experience in the HR Tech market. For the first 7 years of his career, he was responsible for Business Development at Pracuj S.A., the owner of Pracuj.pl, the largest employment portal in Central and Eastern Europe. After ending his cooperation with the company, he decided to create his own start-up, which in the first 3.5 years gained the trust of over 100,000 users, including large companies like BNP Paribas, L’Oréal and PwC, as well as dynamically-developing global start-ups like Booksy.

Dr Bianka Siwińska

Creator of the “Girls as Engineers!” campaign, thanks to which the participation of women in technical universities grew by 10%, as well as of the largest conference for women in technology in Europe – “Perspektywy Women in Tech Summit.”

Author of Large Scale Scrum

Bas Vodde

Is a coach, programmer, trainer, and author related to modern agile and lean product development. He is the creator of the LeSS (Large-Scale Scrum) framework for scaling agile development. He is originally from Holland, however has lived in China, Finland and Singapore. He had the opportunity to introduce Agile Development (particularly Scrum) in Nokia Networks . Bas works for Odd-e, a company which supports organisations in improving their product development, mostly in Asia.

The Learning Leader Show

Ryan Hawk

Is a keynote speaker, author, advisor, and the host of The Learning Leader Show, a podcast with millions of listeners in more than 150 countries. He is the author of Welcome To Management: How To Grow From Top Performer To Excellent Leader (McGraw-Hill, January 28, 2020).

Hoover Institution

Zbigniew Stańczyk

Scientific worker in the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. Animator of culture, organiser of exhibitions and cultural life.

Co-founder of FRIS

Anna Samborska-Owczarek

Doctor of technical sciences with a specialisation in artificial intelligence, author of the FRIS® model and the FRIS® Styles of Thinking questionnaire, trainer and aficionado of cognitive psychology.

Psychotherapist

Wojciech Eichelberger

He is a psychologist, psychotherapist, trainer and business advisor. In his educational and therapeutic projects, he refers to the concept of integral therapy, which, besides the mind, takes into consideration the body, energy and spirit of a person. The author of over 20 books. Within the framework of the Psychoimmunology Institute, he deals with the prophylactics and psychotherapy of overload and burnout.

Formuła 1

Mark Gallagher

Professor of Psychology

Sonja Lyubomirsky

CEO Ailleron

Rafał Styczeń

Professor of Psychology

Robert Cialdini

McKinsey & Company

Sonia Wędrychowicz

Best-selling Author

Chris Lowney

VP GE Healthcare

Kusum Rawat Verma

CEO WD-40

Garry Ridge

Professor of Psychology

Christina Maslach

CEO Pega

Alan Trefler

Universal Investment

Aneta Pilch

CEO Xceedance

Arun Balakrishnan

A partner at the Business Consulting Department of EY

Marek Grodziński

Entrepreneur

Richard Lucas

CEO AMS

Marek Kuzaka

CEO Lang Team

Czesław Lang

CEO Lynka

John Lynch

CEO Unum Życie TUiR

Aneta Podyma-Milczarek

CEO Leaders Island

Józef Kącki

Ocado Technology Sofia

Dr Richard Haywood

Best-selling Author

Danielle Strickland

CEO Talent Alpha

Przemek Berendt

Author of "Management 3.0"

Jurgen Appelo

President Elect of Polish Psychiatric Association

Dominika Dudek

Ironman World Champion

Jerzy Górski

Professor of Psychology

Philip G. Zimbardo

The Leadership Institute

Piotr Gąsiorowski

CEO Project: People

Beata Mosór-Szyszka

Agile Coach

Mariusz Chrapko

Global Head of Innovation at ABB

Szymon Myśliński

Trainer of the Krakow Kings team

Dawid Ostręga

CEO Character Lab

Angela Duckworth

CEO iWealth

Marek Rybiec

Leadership Center

Dr. John J. Scherer

Co-founder of Inspirit

Julie Zhuo

CEO Nozbe

Michał Śliwiński

Jesuit

James J. Martin SJ

CEO BL Info

Björn Lundén

Best-selling Author

Kevin Murray

Head of Delivery Miquido

Anna Gawlikowska

Managing Director

Derek Smith

Co-founder of Scrum Alliance

Mike Cohn

CEO Peakon

Phil Chambers

Corporate Rebels

Joost Minnaar

Corporate Rebels

Pim de Morree

CEO Freshmail

Paweł Sala

CEO Runmageddon

Jarosław Bieniecki

CEO Worksmile

Tomasz Chaciński

Dr Bianka Siwińska

Author of Large Scale Scrum

Bas Vodde

The Learning Leader Show

Ryan Hawk

Hoover Institution

Zbigniew Stańczyk

Co-founder of FRIS

Anna Samborska-Owczarek

Psychotherapist

Wojciech Eichelberger

Formuła 1

Mark Gallagher

Mark’s management career in Formula One included more than a decade on the management board of the highly successful, race winning Jordan Grand Prix team, running the world-famous Cosworth engine business and establishing the commercial arm of Red Bull Racing which went on to become 4-times World Champions. During his career he has worked with many of the sport’s leading drivers, including former World Champions Ayrton Senna, Michael Schumacher and Mika Hakkinen.

Professor of Psychology

Sonja Lyubomirsky

Ph.D., is Distinguished Professor of Psychology at the University of California, Riverside. Originally from Russia, she received her A.B., from Harvard University and her Ph.D. in Social/Personality Psychology from Stanford University. Sonja’s 2008 book, The How of Happiness, and her second book, The Myths of Happiness, have been published in 36 countries.

CEO Ailleron

Rafał Styczeń

Entrepreneur and investor in new technology companies. Co-founder of Comarch, one of the largest tech companies in Europe. Founder and CEO of Ailleron – a global provider of technological services for the banking industry. The established companies today employ more than 6 thousand people.

Professor of Psychology

Robert Cialdini

Is known globally as the foundational expert in the science of influence and how to apply it ethically in business. His Six Principles of Persuasion have become a cornerstone for any organization serious about effectively increasing their influence.

McKinsey & Company

Sonia Wędrychowicz

Professionally associated with banking and fintech. She started her career in Warsaw in 1994; international bank markets have no secrets for her. She graduated in international trade from the Warsaw School of Economics and in business direction from Brunel University in London, also completing a management course at Carleton University. She lectured at the National University of Singapore. She has a husband, two children and… a black belt in kickboxing.

Best-selling Author

Chris Lowney

A one time Jesuit seminarian, later served as a Managing Director of J.P. Morgan & Co. in Tokyo, Singapore, London, and New York before leaving the firm in 2001. Chris currently vice chairs the board of Common Spirit Health, America’s largest faith-based healthcare system. He has authored six books, including the bestselling Heroic Leadership, which has been translated into eleven languages. He has also authored Pope Francis: Why He Leads the Way He Leads; and, most recently, Make Today Matter, which won an Independent Press Award and an Illumination Award.

VP GE Healthcare

Kusum Rawat Verma

VP – ERP Applications and Digital Operations GE Healthcare. Currently leading an organization as VP Enterprise Systems and Global Digital Operations that runs ERP platforms and integrations supporting $16B dollar business and manages enterprise IT operations of over 900 applications. She has over 20 years of IT and functional experience in Supply Chain, Finance, Lean & Services. She is a certified Black Belt.

CEO WD-40

Garry Ridge

Is Chairman and CEO of WD-40 Company. He is also an adjunct professor at the University of San Diego where he teaches leadership development, talent management, and succession planning in the Master of Science in Executive Leadership program. He is passionate about the learning and empowering organizational culture he has helped establish at the WD-40 Company.

Professor of Psychology

Christina Maslach

Is a Professor of Psychology (Emerita) and a researcher at the Healthy Workplaces Center at the University of California, Berkeley. She received her A.B. from Harvard, and her Ph.D. from Stanford. She is best known as the pioneering researcher on job burnout, producing the standard assessment tool (the Maslach Burnout Inventory, MBI), books, and award-winning articles. The impact of her work is reflected by the official recognition of burnout, as an occupational phenomenon with health consequences, by the World Health Organization in 2019.

CEO Pega

Alan Trefler

Founder and CEO, Pegasystems, visionary leader, technology change-agent, innovative philanthropist, and trusted advisor to global business executives. Alan’s interest in computers originates from collegiate involvement in tournament chess, where he achieved Master rating and was co-champion of the 1975 World Open Chess Championship. His life’s work has been to design software that writes software and that businesspeople can evolve to manage the constant disruption and change in today’s customer-centric economy.

Universal Investment

Aneta Pilch

Country Head of Universal-Investment in Krakow, focusing on building and managing a boutique and highly specialized fund services organization. Prior to joining Universal-Investment, Aneta worked at and was a board member at UBS Business Solutions in Krakow, where she held various leadership positions. Her career started in 2000 at HSBC in Chicago, where she held the role of Credit Risk Policy Manager. In 2007, she moved to HSBC Poland, where she had multiple leadership roles in operations.

CEO Xceedance

Arun Balakrishnan

CEO at Xceedance, has built his career around promoting innovation and transformation in the insurance business. He has more than 10 years of experience launching start- ups in the industry. Arun’s vision and industry experience are rooted in a desire to revitalize processes, streamline operations, and provide growth opportunities.

A partner at the Business Consulting Department of EY

Marek Grodziński

A partner at the Business Consulting department of EY. An expert in the fields of designing, creating and optimising SSCs as well as the transformation of support functions. He managed the Capgemini BPO in Europe that hires over four thousand employees and co-founded ABSL, an association of employers from the business services sector. He spent 6 years in Berlin at the head office of Bombardier Transportation, among others as a director of Global Cash Management. Awarded the Silver Cross of Merit by the President of Poland for services to the development of civil society.

Entrepreneur

Richard Lucas

Identifies as European, Polish, Krakowian, British, a citizen of the world, a TEDx-er, an immigrant, father, and as business and social entrepreneur. He has started more than 30 businesses in Poland, the UK, and the USA, as well as many initiatives promoting entrepreneurship since he moved to Krakow in 1991. He also teaches entrepreneurship in schools, universities, and business schools.

CEO AMS

Marek Kuzaka

CEO of AMS SA – a leader in out-of-home (OOH) advertising in Poland. An expert in the field of legal solutions in this sector. Co-worker of the Instytutu Partnerstwa Publiczo-Prywatnego (Public-Private Partnership Institute). A member of the Liderzy Pro Bono (Leaders Pro Bono) coalition, the chapter of the “Człowiek wiedzy i doświadczenia” (Person of knowledge and experience) award as well as the Employers’ Council attached to the Faculty of Economic.

CEO Lang Team

Czesław Lang

Track and road cyclist, silver medallist at the Moscow Olympics in 1980 as well as double medallist in the World Road Cycling Championships. After finishing his sports career, the organiser of the largest cyclical sports event in Poland – Tour de Pologne UCI World Tour.

CEO Lynka

John Lynch

CEO & Keeper of the Faith at Lynka, is an American entrepreneur, writer, and speaker who lives in Krakow, Poland. He was one of the first expats to launch a start-up in Eastern Europe after the fall of communism. In 2014, John was awarded the highest civilian honor in Poland, the Order of the Gold Cross, for helping build Poland’s free market economy. In 2017, John was voted CEE’s Ex-Pat CEO of the Year.

CEO Unum Życie TUiR

Aneta Podyma-Milczarek

CEO of Unum Życie TUiR S.A. She began her career in Merrill Lynch, set up the Polish branch of BlackRock, created AXA TFI and was the boss of Genworth Financial in the region. At work, she places emphasis on values, ethical relations with clients, transparent financial products and high-quality service. She is socially engaged in the board of Fundacja Młodzieżowej Przedsiębiorczości (Youth Enterprise Foundation) and Koalicja Liderów Pro Bono (Coalition of Leaders Pro Bono). She is the deputy leader of the review board of the Polska Izba Ubezpieczeń (Polish Insurance Association). She has been awarded the title of Master of Business (Businessman.pl), and been included in the Rzeczpospolita Babska (Republic of Women) 2019 report (the Gazeta Finansowa weekly) as well as in the Top 10 Managers in Finance 2020 (the Gazeta Finansowa weekly).

CEO Leaders Island

Józef Kącki

CEO of the Light from Leaders foundation, curator of The Light Summit – meetings with valued leaders. Founder of Leaders Island, where, together with outstanding mentors, he is a partner on the development path of hundreds of managers and leaders. He leads the Z warsztatu lidera (From a leader’ s workshop) podcast, in which, together with invited guests, he passes on knowledge and experience from the areas of management and leadership.

Ocado Technology Sofia

Dr Richard Haywood

Head of Ocado Technology Sofia. He is challenging people to continually grow, develop and improve themselves. To get leaders to think not just about the short term but also the crucial long term through building a positive and safe culture where people can experiment and work as a team to solve complex problems.

Best-selling Author

Danielle Strickland

From establishing justice departments and church plants, to launching global anti-trafficking initiatives, to creating new initiatives to mobilize people towards transformational spiritual life. Danielle trains, advocates, and inspires people to live through initiatives like: Amplify Peace, Brave Global, Infinitum, Women Speakers Collective. Based in Toronto, Danielle is the proud mom of 3 boys, wife to Stephen, and as an enneagram 7, has been affectionately called the “ambassador of fun”.

CEO Talent Alpha

Przemek Berendt

CEO Talent Alpha. Przemek is an IT services industry executive with 20 years of experience in starting, growing and scaling IT services businesses in Poland and around the globe. Between April 2011 and April 2018 he had served as Global Marketing VP at Luxoft (NYSE: LXFT). In September 2018 he founded Talent Alpha, Inc with a mission to build the ‘future of work platform’ and transform how companies measure, manage, access&share IT Talent.

Author of "Management 3.0"

Jurgen Appelo

As a serial founder, successful entrepreneur, author, and speaker, Jurgen is pioneering management to help creative organizations survive and thrive in the 21st century. He offers concrete games, tools, and practices, so you can introduce better management, with fewer managers. He also offers a platform for you to share your practices and stories with the rest of the world. Jurgen is CEO of the business network Happy Melly and co-founder of the Agile Lean Europe network.

President Elect of Polish Psychiatric Association

Dominika Dudek

Psychiatrist, professor of medical science, head of the Faculty of Psychiatry of the Jagiellonian University Medical College, president elect of the Polish Psychiatric Association, author and co-author of a few hundred scientific articles and several books in the field of psychiatry.

Ironman World Champion

Jerzy Górski

In the years 1969–1982 a drug addict; also spent time in prison on a few occasions. In 1984, in very poor physical condition, he began his transformation at Monar, a centre for addicts. After six years of intensive training, he reached a level of fitness that enabled him to win the Double Ironman in Huntsville, the USA. He completed 7.6 km of swimming, 360 km of cycling and 84 km of running in 24 hours, 47 minutes and 46 seconds. He is currently the organiser of many triathlon and running competitions. His story was told in a book and film called Najlepszy (The Best).

Professor of Psychology

Philip G. Zimbardo

President & Founder of The Heroic Imagination Project. Zimbardo is recognized as the “voice and face of contemporary American psychology” through his widely seen PBS-TV series, Discovering Psychology, his classic research, The Stanford Prison Experiment, and his popular trade books on shyness. He is the author of the oldest current textbook in psychology, “Psychology and Life”, now in its 19th Edition. He is also the past president of the American Psychological Association, the Western Psychological Association and served as the Chair of the Council of Scientific Society Presidents (CSSP) representing 63 scientific, math and technical associations (with 1.5 million members).

The Leadership Institute

Piotr Gąsiorowski

Doctor of systematic theology; Head of the Board of Instytut Przywództwa (The Leadership Institute) in Krakow, national coordinator of EQUIP – by John C. Maxwell, member of the EWST Advisory Council in Wrocław, co-creator and guide of the Masterclass Leadership with the Pope program, conference speaker and author of a bestseller: Wybaczyć Bogu (To Forgive God). Pastor of the Evangelical Methodist Church in Krakow.

CEO Project: People

Beata Mosór-Szyszka

CEO & Lean Strategist at Project: People (www.projectpeople.pl). Beata is a strategist, marketer, and lean consultant with over 14 years of experience on the international market. She supports companies in developing and/or optimizing their business model, converting it into effective strategies, tactics, and specific actions. As a speaker, Beata performs at Polish and international conferences.

Agile Coach

Mariusz Chrapko

Deals with the formation and development of leaders based on the Agile approach. He is the program head of the “Agile Leadership” subject (SWPS University) as well as the author of the “Menedżer Plus” (Manager Plus) podcast.

Global Head of Innovation at ABB

Szymon Myśliński

Group VP, Global Head of Enterprise Architecture and Innovation at ABB, PhD He has a combination of academic, startup, management consulting and enterprise management experience which provides a toolset to rapidly create business value through technology innovation and process disruption. He is currently leading the global IT Enterprise Architecture at ABB (a leader in digital solutions for industry and a Fortune 500 company with revenue of 30 billion ). He is passionate about driving digital business transformation and believes in taking responsibility, transparency and the power of collaboration.

Trainer of the Krakow Kings team

Dawid Ostręga

A manager with 15 years of experience gained in England, the USA and Poland. He has managed such firms as SKK S.A., EPAM System, IBM and SolarWinds. An American football player. He is oriented towards the achievement of goals through teamwork. Captain of the University of Hertfordshire Hurricanes team with which he twice won the championship of England. Captain of the Great Britain youth champions. He combines the positions of chairman and trainer of the Krakow Kings team, with which he has won the Polish league of American football.

CEO Character Lab

Angela Duckworth

Is the Founder and CEO of Character Lab. She is also the Rosa Lee and Egbert Chang Professor at the University of Pennsylvania, faculty co-director of the Penn-Wharton Behavior Change for Good Initiative, and faculty co-director of Wharton People Analytics. Her first book, Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance, is a #1 New York Times best seler.

CEO iWealth

Marek Rybiec

Creator of iWealth Management, managing strategic areas of business activity. A board member of the EFPA Polska Foundation for Financial Advice Standards. He established the Double Challenge Foundation, with the mission of rescuing and supporting important social initiatives. Board member of the Find Help Foundation as well as the Coalition of Leaders Pro Bono. He completed the 4 Deserts cycle of ultra marathons.

Leadership Center

Dr. John J. Scherer

Co-Director of the Scherer Leadership Center. Former Combat Officer on a US Navy Destroyer, Lutheran Chaplain at Cornell University, Gestalt and Family Systems Therapist, Graduate School co-creator, author, successful change consultant and entrepreneur, John brings a unique perspective to his life and work. Based in Seattle, WA, he was invited to Poland in 2008 and since then has made Krakow and Warsaw, Poland, his home and headquarters for the Scherer Leadership Center.

Co-founder of Inspirit

Julie Zhuo

Is the co-founder of Inspirit, a firm focused on helping other companies achieve sustainable growth. Before that, she was the VP of Product Design for the Facebook app, where she helped scale the service from 10 million users to over 2 billion during her 13 years there. Her field guide to management, The Making of a Manager, became an instant Wall Street Journal bestseller and was selected as one of Amazon’s Best Business and Leadership Books of 2019.

CEO Nozbe

Michał Śliwiński

Entrepreneur, speaker, author, and blogger. He helps busy and overworked professionals, startups, and teams learn to implement the latest productivity solutions, so they can achieve success by getting things done better. Founder and CEO of Nozbe (nozbe.com), a tool that helps busy professionals and their teams manage time, tasks, and projects.

Jesuit

James J. Martin SJ

Is an American Jesuit priest, writer, and editor-at-large of the Jesuit magazine America. He is a New York Times Best Selling author and frequent commentator on the life and teachings of Jesus, and on Ignatian spirituality as inspired by the life and teachings of Saint Ignatius of Loyola. He is the author of Building a Bridge: How the Catholic Church and the LGBT Community Can Enter into a Relationship of Respect, Compassion, and Sensitivity.

CEO BL Info

Björn Lundén

Is the founder of Swedish publishing house Björn Lundén Information AB and Polish subsidiary BL Info Polska Sp. z o.o. He is the author of many marketing, economics, and management books. Rules, bosses and secret salaries are not existing to him and that is why he runs a company for 33 years with 120 employees that are self-managed.

Best-selling Author

Kevin Murray

Leadership coach, speaker, author. He is author of the “The Language of Leaders”, “Communicate to Inspire”, “People with Purpose” and Charismatic Leadership.” He was the director of communications for British Airways and, before that, Director of Corporate Affairs for Atomic Energy Authority Technology.

Head of Delivery Miquido

Anna Gawlikowska

A former academic, language teacher and conference interpreter who after changing careers three times realized that they all boil down to one passion: disseminating knowledge to build others. I have been a Senior Project Manager, at a robust software house – Miquido – for almost four years now and recently have taken up the challenge of supporting whole IT as a Head of Delivery.

Managing Director

Derek Smith

Is Managing Director for a global bank, with more than 30 years of experience in the financial services sector, in senior roles in Switzerland, Poland, India, and the UK. He is the founder of several non-for-profit associations, a frequent public speaker, and a passionate advocate for diversity and inclusion.

Co-founder of Scrum Alliance

Mike Cohn

Specializes in helping companies adopt and improve their use of agile processes and techniques to build extremely high-performance teams. He is the author of User Stories Applied for Agile Software Development, Agile Estimating and Planning, and Succeeding with Agile as well as the Better User Stories video course. Mike is a founding member of the Agile Alliance and Scrum Alliance.

CEO Peakon

Phil Chambers

Phil is co-founder and chief executive at Peakon. Prior to Peakon, Phil was head of technology at some of Europe’s most successful startup businesses, including Gumtree, Qype, and Podio. He enjoys daily interactions with Peakon’s customers, incorporating this knowledge into a long-term vision that has so far created one of the most unique and impactful analytics products in the HR market.

Corporate Rebels

Joost Minnaar

Corporate Rebels co-founder Joost Minnaar left his corporate job in Barcelona, where he lived after completing his Master’s in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology at the University of Barcelona.

Corporate Rebels

Pim de Morree

Co-founder Pim de Morree co-founded Corporate Rebels after saying goodbye to a frustrating corporate job. That was three years after finishing his studies in Industrial Engineering and Management Science and Innovation Management at the Eindhoven University of Technology.

CEO Freshmail

Paweł Sala

Co-founder and CEO of FreshMail, an expert and consultant in the field of email marketing. Co-creator of the success of many email marketing campaigns, and distinguished on many occasions in such competitions as Golden Arrow, WebStar Creative, Kreatura and Mixx Awards. Evangelist of email marketing. Co-author of a bestseller published by PWN – “E-marketing – pakiet startowy” (E-marketing – start packet).

CEO Runmageddon

Jarosław Bieniecki

Founder of Runmageddon, the largest cycle of amateur sports events in Poland and co-founder of Bieg Rzeźnika (Butcher’s Run). Previously, among others, Sports Director of Warsaw Marathon and a manager or consultant in five corporations. Author of the book Runmageddon, czyli bierz z życia więcej (Runmageddon, or take more from life). An inspirational speaker and 6-time medallist in the Polish championships in long-distance running. Father of three little kids).

CEO Worksmile

Tomasz Chaciński

Creator and CEO of Worksmile. Has 13 years of professional experience in the HR Tech market. For the first 7 years of his career, he was responsible for Business Development at Pracuj S.A., the owner of Pracuj.pl, the largest employment portal in Central and Eastern Europe. After ending his cooperation with the company, he decided to create his own start-up, which in the first 3.5 years gained the trust of over 100,000 users, including large companies like BNP Paribas, L’Oréal and PwC, as well as dynamically-developing global start-ups like Booksy.

Dr Bianka Siwińska

Creator of the “Girls as Engineers!” campaign, thanks to which the participation of women in technical universities grew by 10%, as well as of the largest conference for women in technology in Europe – “Perspektywy Women in Tech Summit.”

Author of Large Scale Scrum

Bas Vodde

Is a coach, programmer, trainer, and author related to modern agile and lean product development. He is the creator of the LeSS (Large-Scale Scrum) framework for scaling agile development. He is originally from Holland, however has lived in China, Finland and Singapore. He had the opportunity to introduce Agile Development (particularly Scrum) in Nokia Networks . Bas works for Odd-e, a company which supports organisations in improving their product development, mostly in Asia.

The Learning Leader Show

Ryan Hawk

Is a keynote speaker, author, advisor, and the host of The Learning Leader Show, a podcast with millions of listeners in more than 150 countries. He is the author of Welcome To Management: How To Grow From Top Performer To Excellent Leader (McGraw-Hill, January 28, 2020).

Hoover Institution

Zbigniew Stańczyk

Scientific worker in the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. Animator of culture, organiser of exhibitions and cultural life.

Co-founder of FRIS

Anna Samborska-Owczarek

Doctor of technical sciences with a specialisation in artificial intelligence, author of the FRIS® model and the FRIS® Styles of Thinking questionnaire, trainer and aficionado of cognitive psychology.

Psychotherapist

Wojciech Eichelberger

He is a psychologist, psychotherapist, trainer and business advisor. In his educational and therapeutic projects, he refers to the concept of integral therapy, which, besides the mind, takes into consideration the body, energy and spirit of a person. The author of over 20 books. Within the framework of the Psychoimmunology Institute, he deals with the prophylactics and psychotherapy of overload and burnout.