Planting Emerging Talents in Slovakia

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Brief overview about what is keeping team of leadership buddies and me busy.
Slovakia watch out!;-)
Any volunteers to jump on the board in Slovakia?;-)

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  • Later, on would not limit ourselves just for Slovakia, World is borderless especially with web2.0 tools;-) web 2.0 and enterprise 2.0 is my focus on PhD thesis. You and me are living example of the power of social media. Our story can be really powerful one day! ;-)
  • At the moment, I am exploring the AIESEC organization in Slovakia, via interaction with leaders assigned for upcoming year. Contacts in my Alma Mater, Comenius University, Faculty of Management are well established as well, easily to reach dean’s office. Manageria is organization of Alumni’s from the faculty, where the main leaders are my ex-classmates. After interacting with those people, we will be able to identify and compose material with action plan to the higher levels. Governmental level should be pitched, in order to explain the urge of investing into innovation and great human capital we have available in Slovakia.
  • This slide would certainly require deeper insight, but I hope you are getting slight idea about what I am targeting at as main root of the gap. People are uniformed, they have not been shown other approaches, they think that this is the best what they can get out of professional life, as they are not led by examples in the senior levels at all.
  • Change of educational syllabus can start by a pilot course at the faculty of management, let us say for one full semester to offer, leadership program. Web2.0 is simply what is changing our lives, business and the way we function. Collaboration. Borderless reach, etc.
  • Change of educational syllabus can start by a pilot course at the faculty of management, let us say for one full semester to offer, leadership program. Web2.0 is simply what is changing our lives, business and the way we function. Collaboration. Borderless reach, etc.
  • Even online conferences, videos, speeches on created platform, can attract the crowds. Check out upcoming Google Wave platform. Hmmm;-)
  • Even online conferences, videos, speeches on created platform, can attract the crowds. Check out upcoming Google Wave platform. Hmmm;-)
  • Planting Emerging Talents in Slovakia

    1. 1. Planting Emerging Talents in Slovakia Ivana Sendecka Ron Carucci In Bratislava and Seattle Summer 2009 STICKER
    2. 2. <ul><ul><ul><li>Why leadership development in Slovakia? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>As – Is analysis of the leadership awareness </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Potential to be tapped </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Desired To – Be design </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Key messages </li></ul></ul></ul>AGENDA
    3. 3. Slovakia Bratislava Poprad <ul><ul><li>Facts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Previously part of Czechoslovakia, Slovakia has split from Czech Republic on 1 st January 1993 and became member of EU on 1 st May 2004. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Has strategic position within Central Europe: (Capital city Bratislava is 45km away from Vienna International Airport, 200km from Budapest – capital city of Hungary) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Most of the young generation Y is highly driven and taking every opportunity emerging from the open borders previously not available for their parent’s generation. English is widely spoken among Gen Y-ers. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Dynamic growth of economy is accelerating need for authentic leadership for long term sustainable growth. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Public sector is not focusing on deploying talents of the people, quality demand on the labour market is missing. Investments into R&D, innovation and leadership development is neglected. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Educational system haven’t changed its structure since Comenius reform in 17 th century http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comenius </li></ul></ul></ul>Capital City Ivana’s Home Town
    4. 4. What we know about tomorrow’s leaders <ul><li>The most socially justice and globally minded generation in history </li></ul><ul><li>First generation of Slovaks to be raised under non-communist government and will parent the first generation of Slovaks completely raised in a globally accessible world </li></ul><ul><li>They are staunchly self confident and have a deep fear of failure </li></ul><ul><li>They believe they can do anything, but need help to aim their passion and convictions </li></ul><ul><li>Have very high expectations and especially influenced by Western culture </li></ul><ul><li>Need to see their future as the leaders who will shape the Slovakia of the 21 st century and need to believe the future of Slovakia has a place for them in both the public and private sectors </li></ul>
    5. 5. <ul><ul><ul><li>Why leadership development in Slovakia? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>As – Is status of the leadership awareness </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Potential to be tapped </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Desired To – Be design </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Key messages </li></ul></ul></ul>AGENDA
    6. 6. Capturing the new trends and applying it into educational process & managerial practice in Slovakia is currently very weak. <ul><ul><ul><li>There is need </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>There are talents </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>There is future </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Areas to focused on </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Private Sector </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Public Sector </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Universities & Schools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Top managers are lacking the need to learn and grow, still surviving on “old good tricks” </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Emerging leaders cannot be identified, then. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Huge gap between recent trends and topics taught by teachers </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Students are appreciating new inputs and eager to learn </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Innovation and R&D are not in the favour for government spending </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Standards for quality of labour force are not defined and there is no demand for it. </li></ul></ul></ul>Leading by example. Success stories to be shown are good way to start with.
    7. 7. <ul><li>Required knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Global macroeconomic trends </li></ul><ul><li>Global finance and strategy </li></ul><ul><li>Organization structure and dynamics </li></ul><ul><li>Global marketing and foresight </li></ul><ul><li>How to grow global markets </li></ul><ul><li>Decision science </li></ul><ul><li>Technology management </li></ul><ul><li>Leading change in large systems </li></ul><ul><li>How to develop talent </li></ul><ul><li>Negotiating trade policy </li></ul><ul><li>Required characteristics </li></ul><ul><li>Unyielding integrity </li></ul><ul><li>Thrives on change </li></ul><ul><li>Demands excellence </li></ul><ul><li>Adaptability </li></ul><ul><li>Curiosity and creativity </li></ul><ul><li>Self-confidence to involve others </li></ul><ul><li>Boundless energy to motivate and inspire </li></ul><ul><li>Global awareness and cultural competence </li></ul><ul><li>Judgment and intuition </li></ul><ul><li>Perseverance and tenacity </li></ul><ul><li>Passion and persuasiveness </li></ul><ul><li>Self-awareness </li></ul><ul><li>Ability to judge performance </li></ul><ul><li>Capacity and desire to learn; “coachability” </li></ul>Despite lack of being informed and aware, leadership requirements for future leaders are clear Without systems to develop such leaders, where will they come from?
    8. 8. <ul><ul><ul><li>Why leadership development in Slovakia? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>As – Is status of the leadership awareness </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Potential to be tapped </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Desired To – Be design </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Key messages </li></ul></ul></ul>AGENDA
    9. 9. Identified was need for support of the innovation and learning of the citizens at all levels. What can unfold? <ul><ul><li>Investments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>into </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>human capital </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>are the safest place </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>to deploy money </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>with long lasting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>results </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Integration of existing know-how with the latest trends can result in innovative solutions for both, private & public sector </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Dedication of leaders towards change is essential. (university professors, top executives, public figures) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>New standards setting will be required, change of studying materials and new design of learning process must be aligned with current technologies available. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Assurance that highly skilled talents will be utilized in the Slovak economy itself, by both private and public sector. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Attract numerous Slovak citizens living abroad to come back & enrich economy by gained knowledge . </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Introduce unexplored Web2.0 applications to wide audience as very effective tool to enhance business growth during crisis. </li></ul></ul></ul>Let’s Slovakia have its own “Harvard” quality educational institutions based on liberating talents not $$$.
    10. 10. A multi-disciplinary approach with partnerships between education, public, and private sectors is needed <ul><li>Internships & rotational assignments </li></ul><ul><li>Investments in training </li></ul><ul><li>Career development systems </li></ul><ul><li>Focused R&D investments </li></ul><ul><li>Attract and invest in new industries and sectors </li></ul><ul><li>Set public policy that supports leadership development in connection with economic development </li></ul><ul><li>Invest in job creation in new sectors and innovation needs </li></ul><ul><li>Build world-class management curriculum </li></ul><ul><li>Host conferences and panels to proliferate the conversation about leadership </li></ul><ul><li>Host global thought leaders from around the world to guest lecture </li></ul>
    11. 11. <ul><ul><ul><li>Why leadership development in Slovakia? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>As – Is status of the leadership awareness </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Potential to be tapped </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Desired To – Be design </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Key messages </li></ul></ul></ul>AGENDA
    12. 12. Integrating learning need and personal mastery of the leaders into essential skill set, will inspire others to grow and develop. Media <ul><ul><li>Education </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Leaders </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Consciously feeding citizens with : </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Importance of human capital and value of innovation. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Promoting and supporting talents </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Setting the best practice examples and creating new quality standards </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Informing every sphere of the society about importance of the leadership and lifelong learning as everyone’s responsibility </li></ul></ul></ul>We can deploy existing contacts from our network to start with.
    13. 13. <ul><li>To begin a movement </li></ul><ul><li>To raise consciousness and inspire a generation </li></ul><ul><li>To enroll incumbent leaders in the cause </li></ul><ul><li>To hear from emerging leaders what their dreams are for the future of Slovakia and their future in it </li></ul><ul><li>To unleash those dreams into action </li></ul><ul><li>To begin a conversation that will continue for a generation </li></ul><ul><li>To teach emerging leaders how to prepare for the future </li></ul><ul><li>To teach incumbent leaders how to develop emerging leaders </li></ul>Begin with a Two-Day Summit: “ Preparing Tomorrow’s Leaders of Slovakia”
    14. 14. <ul><ul><ul><li>Why leadership development in Slovakia? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>As – Is status of the leadership awareness </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Potential to be tapped </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Desired To – Be design </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Key messages </li></ul></ul></ul>AGENDA
    15. 15. <ul><li>Slovakia has huge human capital awaiting to be liberated. </li></ul><ul><li>Emerging leaders are eager to grab the chance to lead, they need: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>To be mentored as well. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To be supported by educational system. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To be in demand after graduation, where they can put in practice gained skills </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Importance of the investments into innovation, R&D and education are underestimated. </li></ul><ul><li>Providing pilot Leadership and innovation-program in the University and creating web2.0 interactive based platform to unite everyone eager to learn could be the first steps to start with. </li></ul><ul><li>The future of a nation and its next generation of leaders is at stake </li></ul>
    16. 16. Let’s not to be puzzled and let’s complete the puzzle! “I am game!”
    17. 17. “ E-vana 2.0” Contact Details Ivana S endecká Lifelong Learner Mobile : +4 21 – 90 5 833 523 E-Mail: [email_address] Skype: sendecka Twitter: IvanaSendecka Blog: www.ivanasendecka.blogspot.com Life IS super cool!;-)

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