He who stops being better stops being good.
If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.
John Quincy Adams
Vision without action is a daydream. Action with without vision is a nightmare.
Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.
Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.
More compassionate mind, more sense of concern for other's well-being, is source of happiness.
Most of the successful people I've known are the ones who do more listening than talking.
It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog.
Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.
May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears.
Peter Zashev is a Program Director at Hanken & SSE Executive Education and an Adjunct Professor at the Saint Petersburg State University in Russia.
Peter has more than 15 years of experience in executive education as a trainer and program director. Peter also has considerable practice as an international consultant working on projects for the private (international business strategy and marketing) and the public sector (international projects with UNCTAD, the EU and GIZ). Peter’s interests and areas of expertise include international business & entrepreneurship, emerging markets, leadership, change management, business and cross-cultural communications. His cross-cultural skills are enhanced by the fact that Peter was born in Bulgaria, lived and has business interests in Russia, works in Finland and lives in Estonia. Peter speaks Bulgarian, English, Finnish and Russian.
Executive education affiliation: www.hankensse.fi
Business experience & expertise: www.ibs-group.fi
The change management workshop is build around the Harvard Business School Professor John Kotter 8 step change model.
Why do companies and leaders need to constantly change?
Why do employees resist change?
How and what should be done in order to gear the organization into a change mode?
How do we communicate change?
How to we know if and when change is accepted and appreciated?
Mechanics and techniques of the process.
* Also could be integrated with the Change Pro business simulation.
The making of a leader
What is the difference between manager and a leader?
What really leaders do?
Leadership and organizational culture?
What are the characteristics of good leadership?
Building leadership development map & plan
The power of positive thinking
The hard value of a soft topic
Success brings happiness or the other way around?
Leaders, employees positive thinking and corporate performance
Positive thinking: genetics or habits?
Gearing minds for peak performance
Why are we afraid to delegate to our subordinates?
Why are our subordinates not eager to be delegated?
How important is trust?
Is delegation empowerment?
What are the criteria for delegating tasks?
From control to monitoring
Typical communication mistakes
The art of talking and listening
Giving and receiving feedback
The efficient meeting – preparing, narrating and conducting successful business meetings
E-mailing habits – empowering or enslaving
Dealing with conflicts
Target based presentations – how to prepare and make an inspiring business presentation (available also as a 1 day training)
Target based presentations
Why do we see so often boring presentations?
Benchmarking successes and failures
Why do we do presentations?
How to prepare and structure good presentation?
The art of visualization and performance.
Let’s try it together!
International business strategy
Length and target audience: this is half day or 1 day training targeted after business owners and company leaders with great interest in the opportunities offered by global markets but limited experience in international business.
Seeing the opportunity is not taking it – what are the typical mistakes of companies going abroad?
What do established internationalization theories tell us about our future international business strategy?
What are the intra-company requirements for successful international business?
What are the different international business strategies with their pros and cons?
What would be the ingredients of basic but successful international marketing?
From planning to doing – timing, sequence and action plan.
Length and target audience: this is half day or 1 day training targeted after managers and leaders with growing present or future exposure to foreign business colleagues, clients and/or partners.
The dual nature of national stereotypes
Different cross-cultural business models and theories: how do they help us systematically decipher different behavioral styles?
Cross-cultural communications in action: negotiating, leading and working with foreign colleagues?
What are the adjustments we need to make in order to become more successful when working in an international environment?
What are the most important global mega trends?
What they mean for the world economy?
What they mean for your country, domestic and international markets?
What they mean for your company as both opportunities and challenges?
What is their impact on the way leaders build vision and strategy?
Natalia Kravchenko, HR Manager, at Paroc Russia / May 2015
I am pleased to recommend Peter Zashev as reliable and professional partner in the sphere of corporate training and personnel development in the Russian and European companies.
Paroc company has faced an important task of fast productivity accumulation and overall performance of the enterprise started in 2013 in Russia. For the purpose of supplying a "young" management team and group of key employees with the main execution skills and leadership competences based on strategy and values, an expanded training and development program was realized by Paroc together with Hanken & SSE; Peter acted as Program Director and main business trainer of the program.
Following the results of the work which was carried out by Peter the participants of the program acquired a system of knowledge and abilities on strategic thinking, the main leadership skills, effective execution and business communication in cross-cultural environment for successful achievement of the targets and tasks facing the company.
During our cooperation Peter showed high level of own qualification in carrying out training and consulting support, a practical orientation and adaptation to requirements of the customer. I would especially like to remark Peter's positive spirit, dynamism and sense of humour, his individual approach to each participant, ability to inspire on success, on search of new decisions and to "charge" a group with energy of achievements. Peter, thanks for the program and given impulse!
Natalia Petukhova, Manager, Corporate University at Sibur / April 2015
I highly recommend Peter as one of the best trainers and consultants I've ever work with. I've first met him a year ago when he held an HR-conference for SIBUR HR-leaders. Peter is a great speaker and trainer for any topics like change-management, strategic leadership, company strategy and etc. He has a strong competitive advantage in understanding both European and Russian culture and can find the right ballance for any audience. And he is a really nice person to work with. He understands your requests and needs very well and transforms them into a great agenda easily. And it's such a pleasure to communicate with him! He is such a great catch for any session as his presentation and facilitation skills are absolutely excellent and he makes leaders to think about future!
Simo Laitala, Ex-Managing Director at OOO Tikkurila, Russia / April 2014
Got to know Peter in 2010, when I organised leadership course to senior management in the company that I was heading at that time.
I have never seen so inspiring, talented person like Peter, who is able to speak hours and still able to maintain 100% interest and focus of the audience. He is able to use very practical cases in his leadership presentations in order to make the issues fully understandable for Russians, also understanding both Russian and European cultures. Peter is one of those persons that you will remember after attending his coaching events.
Bogdan Khalyapin ,CEO and Co-Owner, SPD-Ukraine Co. / January 2015
С Петером познакомился в Киеве на его семинаре посвященном особенностям выхода на рынки ЕС. Впечатляюще! У Петера богатый личный и бизнес-опыт, знание особенностей культуры и менталитета народов Европы и России. Он умеет подать материал и вдохновить, выделить важное и взглянуть на известные факты под новым углом. Если добавить его прекрасное чувство юмора и легкость обще...more
Oleg Zakov, VP Sales at Fazer Russia / April 2014
Опыт работы в западной бизнес школе, отличное знание менталитета россиян, великолепное чувство юмора и умение работать с аудиторией делают тренинги Петера исключительно ценными для российских сотрудников как западных, так и отечественных компаний разных отраслей экономики.