Thursday, November 18, 2021 — Eric Kish
Scalability is not about resources, it’s about a mindset. An adaptability mindset. Organizations are complex organic living systems that can adapt and grow. Developing and sustaining adaptive capacity in organizations is the main job of a leader preparing to scale. Eric Kish was on the front lines of developing adaptive capacity, continuously experimenting with methods to create scalable organizations. Intent Driven Management™ is a methodology to build and sustain scalability in any organization. It is based on a leadership philosophy inspired from a 200 years old military leadership style, practiced with great success by the IDF.
After serving 10 years in the Israeli Armored Corps, Eric developed the methodology while leading 12 companies across 7 industries and 3 continents over 22 years. Two of them scaled from millions to billions in revenue and valuation.
The program introduces Intent Driven Management™ philosophy and its implementation methodology.
Value to Members:
Field tested methodology to build and run scalable organizations
Eric Kish is a Turnaround CEO with 20 years of experience in transforming organizations at various levels of distress. To date he has run 12 turnarounds and scaled organizations from millions to billions in revenue and valuation. Throughout his life and career Eric lived and worked in 11 countries and speaks fluently 6 languages. Eric is the author of Everyday Turnaround, The Art and Science of Daily Business Transformation, a book that introduces groundbreaking business execution methods and tools that are backed by scientific research in organizational dynamics.
Eric was born in Eastern Europe and emigrated to Israel in 1988. Upon completion of his military service in the Israeli Armored Corps, Eric started his career in the Israeli Defense Industry while also serving in the Israeli Reserves. He started his first turnaround in 1999, a bankrupt oil refinery, taking it private at $7m market cap and relisting it 3 years later at $450 million market cap. The refinery received the award of the Best Refinery in South Central Europe and the turnaround was considered the most successful turnaround in the history of the region, being subject of a full article in Wall Street Journal Europe. That turnaround was followed by 6 additional acquisitions/turnarounds that created the largest oil company in South Eastern Europe and was acquired in 2008 for $3.8Bn. In the last 20 years Eric led 12 turnarounds across 7 industries on 3 continents. He is a leading member of the US Association of Interim Executives and their Rapid Executive Deployment (RED) Team.
Eric is principal and partner at Kish and Partners Consulting, a Boulder CO – based Consulting firm that specializes In Business Execution education and Interim CxO services. He still runs or advises on turnarounds.
Eric earned his M.Sc. in Business from Stanford Business School and his M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from the Polytechnics University of Bucharest. He also has a post graduate Advanced Certificate in Strategy and Innovation from MIT Sloan School of Business, an Executive Certificate in Industrial Administration from Carnegie Mellon University – Tepper School of Business and a Certificate in IP and Business Strategy from Harvard Business School.