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dr. Thomas Zweifel

dr. Thomas Zweifel

Coaching, Communication and Cross-Cultural Strategy
Languages : English, German, French, Italian

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CEO, author, and leadership professor Thomas D. Zweifel believes that soft skills (co-leadership, communication, cross-cultural management) are the key to hard results. Dr. Zweifel’s stories and tools give people access to being global leaders in the 21st century. He inspires audiences with a unique blend of leadership theory, international affairs, management tools and executive coaching – an interdisciplinary approach sorely missing in this era of specialists who don't connect the

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CEO, author, and leadership professor Thomas D. Zweifel believes that soft skills (co-leadership, communication, cross-cultural management) are the key to hard results. Dr. Zweifel’s stories and tools give people access to being global leaders in the 21st century. He inspires audiences with a unique blend of leadership theory, international affairs, management tools and executive coaching – an interdisciplinary approach sorely missing in this era of specialists who don't connect the dots. For 25 years, Dr. Zweifel has developed leadership tools and methodologies for Fortune 500 companies and SME's, governments and international organizations, nonprofits and the military. His clients include Aventis, Banana Republic, Citibank, ConocoPhillips, Credit Suisse, DHL, Goldman Sachs, GE, Johnson & Johnson, Novartis, UBS, the UN Development Programme, the US Military Academy at West Point, and the US State Department. Dr. Zweifel shows leaders how to:

  • Get results as a top communicator through effective speaking and listening
  • Manage across cultures and avoid costly cultural clashes
  • Unleash people power for performance
  • Provide a structured approach to strategy in seven steps
  • Turn breakdowns into breakthroughs.

Decades of Leadership Experience Born in Paris, dr. Zweifel was educated in Switzerland, Germany and the United States, and is fluent in English, German, French, and Italian. He holds a master's degree in International Affairs from Columbia University and a Ph.D. in International Political Economy from New York University. In 1986 dr. Zweifel was thrust into leadership as global campaign manager for an international organization on the roster of the United Nations. In charge of campaign results in 27 countries but lacking legal authority to impose decisions or hire/fire people, he was forced to become a master at remote coaching and cross-cultural leadership. In 1997, dr. Zweifel co-founded Swiss Consulting Group, a global performance management company based in New York City that was recognized as a "Fast Company" by Fast Company magazine. Since then, Dr. Zweifel has coached and trained business leaders and public servants to create and achieve their vision, and has built Swiss Consulting Group into a multinational virtual boutique company with consultants in 12 countries and clients around the globe. Dr. Zweifel is a member of the International Coach Federation and the Association of Professional Communication Consultants. In 1996 he realized his dream of breaking three hours in the New York City Marathon, and in 1997 was recognized as the "fastest CEO in the New York City Marathon" by the Wall Street Journal. Form more information, please click here.

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On Vision: Chanukah and Business Leadership

The Rabbi and the CEO

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Cover van The Rabbi and the CEO: The 10 Commandments for 21st-Century Leaders

The Rabbi and the CEO: The 10 Commandments for 21st-Century Leaders

Title:
 
The Rabbi and the CEO
Subtitle:
 
The 10 Commandments for 21st-Century Leaders
Author:
 
Thomas D. Zweifel and Aaron L. Raskin
Publisher:
 
Select Books
Book:
 
Paperback, 208 pages
ISBN:
 
978-15-907-9150-9
 
 
 

Leadership is in crisis. In the rough seas of a borderless economy, the Internet, and outsourcing in turbulent markets, a seismic shift has changed the game. The days of the Great Man — whether a Churchill or Kennedy, even a Gates or Welch — are numbered. Virtually anyone can lead now. But how do you breed principled leaders for the twenty-first century? Is leadership a matter of DNA, culture, or coaching?

The answer can be found in the 3,000-year-old tradition of Judaism. Jews are not called the People of the Book by accident. Torah, Talmud, and Kabbalah hold a powerful amalgam of life-and-death leadership stories and astonishingly practical lessons for twenty-first-century managers. In a unique synergy, Dr. Thomas Zweifel, Swiss Consulting Group CEO, Columbia professor, and author of leadership books like Communicate or Die and Culture Clash, teams up with Rabbi Aaron Raskin, Jewish leader, mensch, and author of Letters of Light, to blend the timeless wisdom of the Ten Commandments with a cutting-edge methodology based on twenty-five years of coaching leaders — a mix that provides winning tools for lasting success.

U.S. State Department

David Searby, Program Officer

"I have personally seen Dr. Zweifel in action… He is a man who deserves a title that is all too often bestowed without merit, but in this case is truly deserved: miracle worker."


Academy for Chief Executives

Malcolm Elvey, International Chairman

"Thomas is a great speaker!!!"


InView

Brian Glibkowski, Guest Speaker Program Director

"InView's Guest Speaker Program has benefited tremendously from the partnership forged with Mr. Zweifel and Swiss Consulting Group. The seminars he has led for our Global 1000 client base have been among the best in terms of relevance, content, and delivery."



Animas, a Johnson & Johnson Company

Sandra Thompson, VP Human Resources

"We accomplished more than I would have even expected. This is being seen by the senior leadership as having the potential to shape how all of Johnson & Johnson does business."


Novartis AG

Catherine T. Burton, Global Head Biostatistics

"… very good in the area in which I was most interested—building effective business relationships. I walked away with some tips for conduct as well as issues to keep in mind... Very helpful."


Lancaster, PA

Vistage Key Group 959

Quality of Content: 4.8. Quality of Delivery: 4.7. % Recommendation: 100.0
"Great message; skilled interaction with group. Thomas offers insights into elements that make up a leader’s competence with lack of... Good exercises for self assessment. Very good job—get him back for my other groups."
"Excellent delivery. High level discussion on leadership and communication."
"Very engaging. Comfortable in front of group. Interesting exercises."
"Very engaging, assisted with communication skills. Thomas provided real life examples to assist with daily leadership challenges."
"Engaging, terrific examples. Leadership and communication discussion was excellent."
"Delivery was excellent, informative and humorous. Liked the pyramid and breakdowns into breakthroughs."
"Quite engaging. Enjoyable voice and personality. Very useful information—a new way to think about one’s leadership skills."
"Very enjoyable. Great delivery-loved the humour that was interjecting. Great topic, usually the cause of most failures or struggles. Wish we had more time."
"Good pacing. Enjoyed discussion on listening and breakthroughs."

The Rabbi and the CEO dr. Thomas Zweifel
The Rabbi and the CEO dr. Thomas Zweifel