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Karsten Drath

Building the resilient enterprise

Theme: Organisation
Area: Coaching
Type: Workshop
Style: Mainly Lecture

Session on Friday, Apr 13, 10:45
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Organisational health is key for companies in order to be innovative, agile and resilient in an ever-changing world. But how do you measure the robustness of an organisation against adversity, uncertainty and disruptive market environments?

In this session we will look at:
• Resilience as a protective measure for leaders and their employees
• The characteristics of resilient companies
• The protective measures as well as risk factors to be aware of, and what the implications are
• How to measure and evaluate the resilience of companies
• The key concepts of our “Organizational FiRE® Index”, a model designed to capture all the levers that enhance the resilience of businesses.


Karsten Drath is a managing partner at Leadership Choices, one of the leading providers of leadership development in Europe. As an executive coach, he works with top managers of global enterprises and for organisations such as the Center for Creative Leadership (Brussels), the World Economic Forum (Geneva) and the Kellogg Business School. As an author, Karsten has published several books on the subject of leadership, resilience and coaching, including ‘Resilient Leadership: Beyond Myths and Misunderstandings’. As a speaker, he shares his personal experiences as a manager and coach with an international audience, combined with insights from research on resilience and leadership skills in the face of pressure, uncertainty and complexity. Karsten has been testing the limits of his own resilience for nearly two decades now. As a consultant and manager of international units in large organisations, he led large departments through periods of substantial change and was also affected by major upheaval himself. During his time as head of the European consulting business at a US-based multinational information technology corporation, he led the acquisition and integration of various international companies into a single new business unit. He has also completed a number of marathons and triathlons, including the prestigious Ironman competition.

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