As a leader in pioneering technologies André enjoys sharing his experiences as a speaker, lending his point of view on topics ranging from ‘Making the Impossible, Possible’; ‘The Pivot Point from Explorer to Leader’; to ‘From Vision to Reality’; and, ‘Turning Obstacles into Opportunities’.
Making the Impossible, Possible
Leading the Solar Impulse mission is an object lesson in how to make the impossible, possible. It requires the explorer to be a leader; develop a profound confidence in the team; preserve self-awareness and mindfulness; and give as much attention to mental strength as to physical fitness.
Turning Obstacles Into Opportunities
When faced with a problem, too often too much time is spent on trying to solve it and not enough time on identifying opportunities that the new situation creates. To do so the leader must have the right perspective and mindset, and to empower his team when facing a crisis. Indeed it’s often the team members close to the specific operations who can often develop the best solutions, and a crisis can help to identify strong characters and potential future leaders.
The Pivot Point from Explorer to Leader
There are moments in the life of explorers when critical decisions have to be made, decisions that will make the difference between success and failure and can go against conventional wisdom. That’s the moment when explorers have to become leaders. This implies taking time to immerse oneself in one’s team, and investing time trying to understand what drives each team member – their deepest motivations – to align their inner why with the overall goal and make the project an experience of self-realization.
From Vision to Reality
Leaders should invest time trying to understand what drives each team member – their deepest motivations – to align their inner why with the overall goal and make the project an experience of self-realization. That’s when people grow and transcend themselves and when teams achieve the impossible.
André’s motivational management strategies accompanied by technical precision provide an ideal outlet from which to speak about innovation and leadership. André is not only speaking on global stages but is also passionate in encouraging young leaders to advance their goals, explore their dreams and grow as individuals.
Previous Conferences Include:
- WEF - Industry Strategy Meeting 2015 – Cologny – 29 September 2016
- Qualcomm Technologies Inc. – CEO Summit 2015 – San Diego, 9 September 2015
- ATAG - Global Sustainable Aviation Summit – Geneva - 29 September 2015
- 2015 Polyurethanes Technical Conference – Orlando - 5-7 October 2015
- PI Congress 2015 – Boston – 18 November 2015
- Google Tech Talk – Zurich – 28 January 2016
- WEF – Around the World without Fuel or Fear, hosted by Al Gore – Davos – 20 January 2016 YPO – 2016 EDGE Conference – Dubai – 9 March 2016
- 53rd Hawaii Executive Conference – Maui – 14 April 2016