Past Event: Stanford GSB Chapter of Hong Kong

Evening Reception, Friday 10 July 2015

Speaker Series:
CLAUDIO FERNANDEZ-ARAOZ, Senior Advisor, Egon Zehnder

IT’S NOT THE HOW OR THE WHAT BUT THE WHO: Succeed by Surrounding Yourself with the Best

Drinks 18:30; Presentation: 19:00; Close: 20:00

Asia Society Hong Kong Center, 9 Justice Drive, Admiralty, Hong Kong

The Asia Society & The Stanford Club of Hong Kong

HKD 200 for Stanford Alumni/Asia Society Members, HKD 250 Others. Please note that no-shows will be charged. Cancellations must be made in writing with full refund for Stanford Alumni who cancel more than three days prior to the program, no refund for cancellations three days or less. Other guests: 50% refund only.

Registration: To register, go to ASIA SOCIETY WEBPAGE HERE and follow instructions for Non-Members. To receive the Stanford discount, please check the Stanford Alumni box when purchasing the ticket.  If problems, contact the Asia Society +852.2103.9511 or +852.2103.9503.

Speaker's Bio
See below

Event Details:

The Asia Society, the Stanford GSB Chapter of Hong Kong and the Stanford Club of Hong Kong are pleased to invite you to an evening dialogue with global leadership authority and author, Claudio Fernández-Aráoz, to understand “the art of great ‘who’ decisions”.

In his talk, “It’s Not the How or the What but the Who”, Mr. Fernández-Aráoz outlines the obstacles to great “who” decisions and offers solutions to address them in a systematic way. In professional environments, getting the people right marks the difference between success and failure. To thrive, you need to identify those with the highest potential, get them in your corner and on your team, and help them grow. Yet surprisingly few of us are able to meet that challenge.

Drawing from several decades of experience in global executive search and talent development, Mr. Fernández-Aráoz offers practical advice to improve the choices we make about employees and mentors, business partners and friends, top corporate leaders and even elected officials. The book helps you understand your own failings and the external forces commonly at play in staffing decisions. Mr. Fernández-Aráoz shares concrete recommendations on how to select the best people, bring out their strengths, foster collective greatness in the groups you’ve assembled, and create better organizations. With examples from around the world, including Amazon pioneer Jeff Bezos and Brazilian tycoon Roger Agnelli, Mr. Fernández-Aráoz paints a vivid picture of what great “who” decisions look like and why they matter more than ever.

Speaker's Bio:
Claudio Fernández-Aráoz
, based in Buenos Aires, is a senior adviser of Egon Zehnder and was a member of its global executive committee for more than a decade. Prior to that, he was with McKinsey & Company in Europe. He has advised CEOs of major global companies, as well as progressive governments. He is a top global expert on talent and leadership and has been repeatedly ranked by BusinessWeek as one of the most influential executive search consultants in the world. He is the author of many books including “It's Not the How or the What but the Who” (2014) and “Great People Decisions” (2007). He received his master’s degree in Industrial Engineering from the Argentine Catholic University and an MBA from Stanford University.