At the VU University Amsterdam (FEWEB) Fons Trompenaars (Department of Management and Organization Studies) is Professor in Cross-Cultural Management and co-director of the Servant-Leadership Centre for Research and Education (SLCRE). Fons’ passion is in translating values into performance, both the business world and in academia. He turns corporate leaders into top performers through developing their ability to identify and reconcile dilemmas. Outstanding leaders sense the dilemmas facing their industries and their organizations before their competitors and tend to find solutions quickly.The more formidable the dilemma, the greater the gain from resolving it. Together with his colleagues at SLCRE at the VU University Amsterdam and his consultancy firm THTConsulting, Fons directs training, research and consulting services in the areas of sustainability, diversity, cultural awareness, innovation and servant-leadership. Fons’ first book Riding the Waves of Culture: Understanding Cultural Diversity in Business. has sold over 200,000 copies to-date and been translated into over 13 languages including: Japanese, Chinese, Russian, French and German. He is author/co-author of 12 other books including Seven Cultures of Capitalism, Building Cross-Cultural Competence and 21 Leaders for the 21st Century with Charles Hampden-Turner. Recently he published Innovating an a Global Crisis, a dynamic new take on creativity and innovation.
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