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Leader for Talent #L4T
Leader for Talent #L4T
Leader for Talent #L4T
Leader for Talent #L4T

11 November 2019

Leadership is the ability to develop a meaningful life  

Emilio Iodice, Professor of Leadership at Loyola University Chicago shared his piece of advice about leadership and how to develop leadership skills with Luiss Business School students, within the Leader for Talent - #L4T initiative.     “For students of today as well as students of tomorrow the first suggestion that I have for them to deal with both the problems and opportunities of today is to be courageous and to get out of their comfort zone and to develop a love of learning everything. If they're going to be leaders they're going to have to learn how to communicate very well at all levels. It's an art as well as a science. So, being able to be courageous, communicate well, develop strong emotional intelligence”. What is emotional intelligence? “That's the ability to stay calm even in difficult moments, to empathize with others to develop your own self confidence and to respect others all at the same time. They need to develop emotional intelligence and to work to predict the future thinking about it constantly. Where the ball is going to bounce? What is up ahead? This is the way you prepare yourself as a leader mentally, to also develop good leadership qualities. You must develop presence: some call it Charisma. Charismatic leaders enter a room and you simply know that they are, sthere you learn how to conduct yourself, you learn how to speak, you learn how to deal with each individual. What is the most important thing in leadership today and tomorrow?   “I think it is a larger vision and the awareness to be part of something that is bigger than ourselves. No matter what the job is, to consider yourself something important in the scheme of that big picture and develop a meaningful life and a meaningful life will be a life of leadership”. Emilio Iodice, Director Emeritus, Professor of Leadership Loyola University Chicago, John Felice Rome Center. Former Executive and US Diplomat. Award Winning Author, Public Speaker and Presidential Historian.  Emilio Iodice was born in the South Bronx in 1946. He was the son of immigrants from the island of Ponza in Italy. He grew up in a truly bi-cultural environment: living in Little Italy and America at the same time. He worked full time while studying to pay for his education from elementary school to graduate school and still managed to complete his studies at the top of his class.  Iodice received his BS in Business from Fordham University, his MBA from the Bernard Baruch School of the City University of New York and was named to BETA GAMMA SIGMA, the honorary society of distinguished graduates in Business. He conducted doctoral work in international business and applied finance at George Washington University in Washington, DC. Iodice spent over four decades as a senior executive in the public and private sectors, as an educator and as a university administrator. Those forty years of experience included being a key official in Washington working for several Administrations, reaching the top ranks of the civil service and the diplomatic corps. He was among the most decorated officers in American history with a Gold Medal for Heroism, a Gold Medal and Silver Medal for Exemplary Service, nominations for the Bronze Medal and numerous commendations and citations. He served as Minister in key US missions abroad including Brasilia, Mexico City, Rome, Madrid and Paris and departed after being named to the list of future Ambassadors. Among his honors were being knighted by the former King of Italy and also named an honorary Guard of the Pantheon and a Senator for the Royal Family. He received Medals of Honor from Spain and Italy. At age 33, he was named by the President of the United States to the prestigious Senior Executive Service as a Charter Member. He was the youngest career public official to reach this distinction. Before joining Loyola he was Vice President of Lucent Technologies in charge of operations in numerous countries and later taught full time as an Assistant Professor at Trinity College in Washington, DC. He joined Loyola in 2007 as Director of the John Felice Rome Center. After one year he was promoted to Vice President. After serving for nine years as Vice President and Director, he was awarded the title of Director Emeritus and Professor of Leadership on June 30, 2016. He spoke several languages and traveled across the globe. His passions in life were writing and educating others; assisting those in need;  the Loyola Rome Center, its students, faculty and staff; good music; reading; his family and, in particular, his four grandchildren and god children. His academic field of study was “leadership.” He wrote and published numerous peer reviewed articles on leadership in the Journal of Values Based Leadership of Valparaiso University in Indiana that have been read across the globe.  He was also a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal and is a member of the Board of Regents of Marymount International in Rome, Italy.  In 2019, he was given the prestigious Premio Imagine (Image Award) to honor his contributions in the field of diplomacy, international relations and leadership. In 2012 his bestselling book on tenor Mario Lanza was published entitled, “A Kid from Philadelphia, Mario Lanza: The Voice of the Poets.” In 2013 his second book, “Profiles in Leadership from Caesar to Modern Times” was published by North American Business Press along with “Sisters,” the story of two extraordinary people, his mother and aunt. In 2014 he published “Future Shock 2.0, The Dragon Brief 2020,” and “Reflections, Stories of Love, Leadership, Courage and Passion.” In 2016 he launched, “2016, Selecting the President, The Most Important Decision You Will Ever Make. 2016.” In 2017, his new book was published: “When Courage was the Essence of Leadership, Lessons from History, reached number one bestseller status in the world in the field of leadership. In 2019, the new edition of the book was launched with equal success.  Profiles in Leadership from Caesar to Modern Times and Reflections were translated into Italian and published in 2017 and immediately reached best seller status. In March, 2019, the Iodice Leadership Center was established in St. Barnabas High School in the Bronx to train young female students in the art and science of leadership. 11/11/2019 

13 February 2019

Leader for Talent with Mr Mohan, Retired VP Procter&Gamble

  Being authentic, focusing on purpose and values: these are the main features leading his leadership and career. Mr Mohan  is Retired VP Procter&Gamble and Professor at London Business School: on February 14, he is meeting LUISS Business School International Masters’ students on the occasion of Leader for Talent – #L4T, a series of meetings with speakers from the corporate world. These meetings with business leaders of important organizations are oriented to management best practices and designed to offer students the opportunity to debate current business issues to enrich their professional and soft skills. Mohan Mohan, from India, is a retired Procter & Gamble marketing executive, having had a memorable career spread over three continents for nearly 30 years. He joined the Company in 1972 in Geneva, Switzerland and gained experience in building business and organizations across Europe, Middle East and Africa. He acknowledges freely that all his accomplishments are entirely due to the people in the Company who helped him along the way in all locations he lived and worked. Key highlights during Mohan’s P&G career were: In Saudi Arabia, introduced and built business on new brands such as Pampers, Ariel, Pringles. Helped expand business across all Gulf Countries. Doubled business in Ireland. Responsible for the successful start-up and development of P&G’s Egyptian factory and business operations which is thriving today. Responsible for the successful start-up and development of P&G’s business in Portugal; handling Laundry & Cleaning and Health & Beauty Care divisions. As Vice President and General Manager, UK and Ireland, responsible for Health, Beauty Care and Cosmetics he helped grow these businesses. He was a Global Team Leader for recruiting talent for Europe. Following his retirement from P&G in 2000, Mohan joined Findus Ltd. from 2001 – 2003 as General Manager for UK and Ireland. Findus is a leading international Frozen Food business, operating in the Retail and Foodservice sectors. Mohan received Bachelors Honours Degree (B.E Honours) in Mechanical Engineering and Masters degree in Technology (M. Tech) from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India. As a East west Center Scholar, he obtained an MS Degree in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Hawaii and an MBA from Columbia University. 2019/02/13

14 January 2019

Leader for Talent #L4T with Marco Alverà, CEO of Snam

  With 20 years of experience in Italy’s most important energy companies, he is CEO of Snam, Europe’s largest natural gas utility, since April 2016. On January 14, LUISS Business School International Masters’ students will meet Marco Alverà on the occasion of Leader for Talent – #L4T, a series of meetings with speakers from the corporate world. These meetings with business leaders of important organizations are oriented to management best practices and designed to offer students the opportunity to debate current business issues to enrich their professional and soft skills. Marco Alverà is also Scientific Coordinator and Professor of the major in Energy Industry of the Master in Management & Technology. Marco Alverà, 43, is an Italian businessman and has been the CEO of Snam, Europe’s largest natural gas utility, since April 2016. Marco has 20 years of experience in Italy’s most important energy companies. Marco holds a degree in Philosophy and Economics from the London School of Economics and started his career working at Goldman Sachs in London. In 2002, he joined Enel as Director of Group Corporate Strategy and a member of the management committee, contributing significantly to the development of the company's gas strategy. In 2004 he became Chief Financial Officer of Wind Telecom and oversaw the sale of Wind to Orascom. In 2005 he moved to Eni where he worked for 10 years holding various positions. He joined the company as Director of Supply & Portfolio Development at the Gas & Power Division, successfully navigating the group through the Russia-Ukraine gas crisis in the Winter of 2006. In 2008 he moved to Eni’s Exploration & Production Division as Executive Vice President for Russia, Northern Europe, and North and South America. In 2010 he was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Eni Trading and Shipping. In 2013, he took on responsibility for the Midstream business unit, which consolidates the results of Eni’s Gas & Power Division and brings together all of the supply, logistics and trading activities linked to energy commodities. He was later appointed Chief Retail Market Gas & Power Officer at Eni. Marco is a Visiting Fellow of the University of Oxford. He currently serves as President of GasNaturally, non-executive director of S&P Global and member of the General Council of the Giorgio Cini Foundation in Venice. 14/01/2019

24 October 2018

Leader for Talent #L4T with Federico Minoli, Chairman of Dainese spa

He has operated as a turnaround manager in the US and Europe for the past 30 years on behalf of several large international Private Equity funds including Texas Pacific Group, Deutsche Morgan Grenfell, Bain Capital USA, & Investcorp. Federico Minoli is currently Chairman of Dainese spa: on October 24, Federico Minoli will meet LUISS Business School International Masters’ students on the occasion of Leader for Talent – #L4T, a series of meetings with speakers from the corporate world. These meetings with business leaders of important organizations are oriented to management best practices and designed to offer students the opportunity to debate current business issues to enrich their professional and soft skills. He is currently Chairman of Dainese spa, Chairman of POC Sweden, co-owner and CEO of Deus Ex-Machina, Sydney & Italy, Director of Investcorp (London), on the Board of Mantero Seta SpA, Opsec, advisor to 9Ren and a regular lecturer at Bologna Business School (Bologna, Italy), Tuck Business School (Dartmouth, USA), IESE Business School (Barcelona, Spain) and Cass Business School (London, UK). He has recently covered the positions of Chairman of StarEmilia (Mercedes and Smart dealerships) Chairman of Unopiù (luxury garden furniture), Chairman of OMP (car accessories and clothing for professional motorsport racing), CEO of BolognaFiere (the Bologna International Exhibition centre), and Chairman of ISB (luxury yachts). Between 1996 and 2007 he was CEO & Chairman of Ducati Motor Holding S.p.A., a leading manufacturer of high performance sports motorcycles. His experience also includes Chairman of Uno A Erre (the world’s leading manufacturer of gold jewellery), CEO of Bally International AG, World Wide VP Marketing of Playtex International, General Manager of Benetton USA, consultant for McKinsey & Co. and Bain Cuneo and Associates, and partner of Bain & Co. 2018/10/24