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'Breaking the Rules of Leadership' with Patrick Cowden, Founder, Beyond Leadership

First meeting of the 9th generation of AmCham Young Professionals will be an upside down approach to leadership. Our guest will be Patrick Cowden, Founder of Beyond Leadership, an unconventional leader and a visionary with a sense for result. At the age of twenty he moved to Germany and climbed the ranks from an Aircraft Refueling Operator to CEO without a university education. He held management positions in companies Bertelsmann, Cap Gemini, DELL, Deutsche Bank, EMC2 and Hitachi. Under the label “beyond leadership”, Cowden’s goal is achieving a management style that is built on courage and trust, respect and enjoyment.


  • New culture of leadership? Are we there yet?
  • Beyond leadership.
  • Unleashing our fullest organizational potential.
  • Mobilizing an organization's potential through deeper interaction between the people.
  • How to motivate people? Where to search for talents? What is the role of organizational culture and values?
  • Growth and success hand in hand with connections among people and values. Where do we stand?

Patrick Cowden, Founder, Beyond Leadership has bet his life on the idea of a new interaction and connection quality in organizations.  An idea that ignites that innate human capability in each of us to connect and cooperate. A capability that uplifts teams to levels of collaboration, innovation and performance rarely seen before. By utilizing state of the art activation mechanisms based on respect, trust and appreciation, we can unleash our fullest potential, in any context and in any setting. Patrick Cowden engages as a leadership-expert, columnist, bestselling author and corporate activator in Asia, Europe and the Americas. Patrick has spent over 3 decades in top management positions in blue chip companies ranging from Bertelsmann, Cap Gemini, DELL, Deutsche Bank, EMC2 to Hitachi. In 2010 Hitachi nominated him to Manager of the Year.

When and where?

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.,

Kristalna palača (BTC) – 2nd floor, Ameriška ulica 8, Ljubljana.

Invitation applies to the 9th generation of AmCham Young ProfessionalsTM. Please confirm your attendance. If you are unable to attend the event, please send a message to young@amcham.si.

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