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Michael E. Kossler has 30 years of international experience in the fields of leadership and organisation development. With a rich blend of business experience and international consulting, Michael is able to create custom solutions for Iclif clients that accent the practical aspects of development and learning. In addition to being a certified instructional designer he is also certified in the use of a wide range of multi-rater and individual assessment tools.

Michael has worked with a variety of international organisations including the Aditya Birla Group, Alstom, Citigroup, FLS Industries, KAO Group, Novartis, Siemens, TATA and Xerox.

He is the co-author of “Developing Leadership Talent” (with David Berke and Michael Wakefield, Pfeiffer, 2008) and has authored several articles on team development and leading virtual teams. Prior to joining Iclif, Michael spent 18 years at the Centre for Creative Leadership where he held a variety of positions including expatriate assignments in Brussels and Singapore.


Leadership & Telling The Truth

In his book, Open Source Leadership, Reinventing Management When There Is No More Business as Usual (McGraw-Hill, October 2017), my…

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Leadership Versus Manipulation

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Managing Organisation Politics

What’s your reaction when you hear the phrase, “organisation politics” or its more colloquial phrase, “office politics”? Do you cringe…

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Return of the Autocratic Leader

Let me be clear from the outset … what follows is not a political commentary. However, I must confess that…

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2017 New Year Resolutions for Leaders

From accusations of political corruption in South Korea; to turmoil in the Middle East due to sectarian violence, terrorism, and…

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