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Meeting rector emeritus of the University of Economics in Prague

Richard Hindls about what we can measure in economics. Does GDP say anything about happiness? How far is it from wealth to poverty? Does forecasting our wealth make any sense? Can the collapse of economy be predicted?

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Photoreportage Meeting rector emeritus of the University of Economics in Prague

Meeting the Ambassador of the Kingdom of Sweden

Victoria Li is the ambassador in the Czech Republic. What does a career in diplomacy mean for a woman? Is it more demanding to balance work and family with business, or with diplomatic service?

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Photoreportage Meeting the Ambassador of the Kingdom of Sweden

Business Woman Breakfast: Kristin LaRonca Parpel

Which tools for motivating oneself and for overcoming personal and professional obstacles does the successful American coach consider as most effective? How to keep a cool head in critical situations?

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Photoreportage Business Woman Breakfast: Kristin LaRonca Parpel

How I Did It: Emmanuelle Boishardy

The General Manager of GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals, the Czech Republic, comes from France. She is responsible for increasing the overall performance of the Central European Cluster. What was her journey to the top like?

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Photoreportage How I Did It: Emmanuelle Boishardy

Business Woman Breakfast: Negotiation at Harvard

What can be considered as a successful outcome of negotiations? Is it victory, or something else? A unique workshop based on an exclusive case study from Program on Negotiation at Harvard.

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Photoreportage Business Woman Breakfast: Negotiation at Harvard

How I Did It: Lenka Bradáčová

She has been awarded “Most influential woman in Czechia” four times in a row. She has been supervising a range of high media-profile criminal cases. What was her journey to a successful career? Where does she get her strength from?

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Photoreportage How I Did It: Lenka Bradáčová

Business Woman Dialog: Cooperation, or competition?

Cooperation is often seen as something that is lacking or that we need more of; have you ever heard that there was too much of it? On the other hand, there is more than enough competition and competitiveness. But is it a problem?

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Photoreportage Business Woman Dialog: Spolupráce, nebo soutěž?

How I Did It: What is leaving of your own volition like?

Have you achieved all you wanted? How should you leave what you have been building for a long time? Petra Wendelová from Ernst & Young and the entrepreneur Lucie Pilipová share their experiences of building a second career.

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Photoreportage How I Did It: Jaké to je z vlastní vůle odejít

How I Did It: The Art of Executive Hiring and Firing

On the legal, commercial and human aspects of hiring and firing top managers by Hana Gawlasová, a partner in Squire Patton Boggs, and Jan Bubeník, the founder of Bubenik Partners.

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Photoreportage How I Did It: The Art of Executive Hiring and Firing

Business Woman Breakfast: James A. Cusumano

It’s not impossible to reach success in both personal and professional lives. One has to, however, find an aim to life and follow the path to its fulfilment. How to discover and use one’s innate talent?

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Photoreportage Business Woman Breakfast: James A. Cusumano

How I Did It: Heidrun Irschik

The Austrian head of the Swiss pharmaceutical company Novartis has been working in Czechia for five years. What was her journey to a successful career like? What decisions did she have to make? How does she judge them in hindsight?

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Photoreportage How I Did It: Heidrun Irschik

Business Woman Dialog: Leaders in times of change

Leaders are expected to be decisive and have a clear vision. How is a leader to live up to such expectations if the world is changing at a precipitous speed and long-established rules do not apply any more?

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Photoreportage  Business Woman Dialog: Leaders in times of change

Noblesse Oblige: Is a new generation of philanthropists being born?

An ancient motto of French nobility stems from the notion that exclusive positions demand high societal standards. We believe that it is still applicable in today’s world.

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Photoreportage Noblesse Oblige: Is a new generation of philanthropists being born?

Business Woman Breakfast: Renata Angelo

We only use a fraction of our potential. What if we could develop and use abilities we do not even think we have? Let us become what we aspire to.

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Photoreportage Business Woman Breakfast: Renata Angelo

Business Woman Dialog: Authenticity or selfishness?

Authentic leaders are driven by conviction – they live their own lives instead of the lives of others. But what should leaders do if they also care about others? Can we live guiltlessly?

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Photoreportage Business Woman Dialog: Authenticity or selfishness?

How I Did It: Biljana Weber

The head of Microsoft ČR is one of the most prominent Czech managers. What was her journey to the top like and what does it take for her to stay there? Which moments does she consider to be key for her?

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Photoreportage How I Did It: Biljana Weber

Business Woman Breakfast: Katarína Emma Schapiro

Silence, quiet coexistence and quiet cooperation bring a rarer quality to interpersonal relations, stimulating creativity, courage and freedom. Release independent and creative thinking in others.

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Photoreportage Business Woman Breakfast: Katarína Emma Schapiro<

Business Woman Dialog: Leadership as a mind-set

We often think of leadership in the context of position. This implies that to be a leader, one has to wait for the opportunity. Leadership is, however, a way of thinking that everyone is capable of.

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Photoreportage Business Woman Dialog: Leadership as a mind-set

Business Woman Breakfast: Eva Benešová

A seminar about passion was aimed at female managers who want their lives to embody the fulfilment of their vision and inspire others, being not only successful but also content.

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Business Woman Breakfast: Iveta Clarke

What is shame, how does it manifest itself and why speak about it? Why, when and how shall we open up to others and what can it bring us? How can we overcome our internal uncertainty and find the courage to do so?

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HOW I DID IT: MAGDALENA SOUČEK

One of the most important women in Czech business. What was the path to her successful career? Which moments does she consider to be key? What were her turning points and what decisions did she have to make?

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Business Woman Dialog: I am number one, what’s next?

A spring continuation of an evening panel discussion of 85 female managers about leadership. What motivates leaders for their journey to the top? What do they think about once they reach it? What are their plans?

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BUSINESS WOMAN BREAKFAST: RADVAN BAHBOUH

A well-known psychologist, mathematician, doctor and coach prepared a workshop on emotional calibration. The meeting was aimed at female managers who consider emotional intelligence to be a fundamental tool of a leader.

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Soirée with Elisabet Rodriguez Dennehy

An intimate meeting in February with a charismatic American speaker who revisited Prague after a year, titled ‘Bring Your Passion to Work! It’s Good for Business.’

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Business Woman Dialog: Leader v. Leader

A successful opening night of a discussion evening which took place in the exquisite surroundings of the Mandarin Oriental hotel and was attended by sixty five female managers from the business and corporate spheres.

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BW BREAKFAST: Karin Genton L’Epée & Linda Štucbartová

An October breakfast at the charming Pachtuv Palace hotel was devoted to mentoring. A distinctive, uncompromising French coach and her guest enthused all the participants.

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BUSINESS WOMAN BREAKFAST: ROSTYA GORDON-SMITH

A June breakfast in the garden at the Kempinski hotel. A workshop on self-coaching inspired by Rostya Gordon-Smith’s motto: ‘Fate is not a coincidence but a reachable goal.’

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BUSINESS WOMAN BREAKFAST: HEINRICH HOMOLA

A May breakfast at The Augustine hotel. The Chief Executive Provocateur and systemic coach built his workshop ‘Parting or When to say stop to your coach’ around his own life story.

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BUSINESS WOMAN BREAKFAST: ELISABET RODRIGUEZ DENNEHY

An April breakfast at The Augustine hotel. A charismatic American led a workshop on using personal influence as a tool for leading and for developing a personal and professional brand.

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BW BREAKFAST: ANNETTE REISSFELDER A IVETA CLARKE

January and February breakfasts at the Mandarin Oriental hotel. A unique presentation by two outstanding coaches. An intensive workshop on goals was both energetic and energising.

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