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Dr. Oleg Konovalov

Director at VALUEKOD Ltd

Birmingham, United Kingdom

13339 Followers

Dr. Oleg Konovalov is a thought leader, author, business educator and consultant with over 25 years of experience operating businesses and consulting Fortune 500 companies both in the UK and internationally.
Oleg is on the Thinkers50 Radar 2019 and has been recognised as #1 Global Thought Leader on Culture by Thinkers 360.
His work is characterized by pioneering research on organisations’ typology and has identified relevant properties, effective structures and roles of external organisational relationships, and advanced culture management through the enhancement of such metaphysical resources as trust, professionalism, creativity, accountability, teamwork, and shared vision. Social forms and informal social relations are also within his area of expertise.
He is the author of Corporate Superpower (2018), Organisational Anatomy (2016), Hidden Russia (2014), and Leaderology (forthcoming on the 01st of October 2019).
His research identifies entrepreneurs’ and managers’ strategic needs in the areas of corporate culture, leadership, and he uses corporate diagnostics, in order to enable them to drive their companies to success.
Oleg received his doctoral degree from the Durham University Business School. He is a visiting lecturer at a number of business schools, a Forbes contributor and high in demand speaker at major conferences around the world.
More inforamtion on https://www.olegkonovalov.com/

Available For: Authoring, Consulting, Influencing, Speaking
Travels From: Birmingham, UK/ Moscow, Russia/Athens, Greece
Speaking Topics: Leadership/ Corporate Culture/

Speaking Fee $20,000

Personal Speaking Website: www.olegkonovalov.com
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Featured Videos

Corporate Culture and Leadership: Be a place of growth for your employees
August 04, 2019
Leadership and the Future: The Future is About Connecting Hearts
August 04, 2019
Vision: 6 firm criteria to develop an effective leadership vision
August 04, 2019

Featured Topics

Advanced Leadership: Thrive in the Age of Disruption.

A bright and prosperous future must be prepared today and this is the leaders’ responsibility. What should be considered and what kind of changes should leaders be prepared for? From six critical elements of strong leadership vision to new terms of acting, Oleg Konovalov offers answers for the leaders who are facing the forthcoming trends and potential challenges of Digital Disruption.

Secrets of cultivating a strong corporate culture: New rules of the game in the Digital Era.

Building high performance organisational culture is the ultimate success secret for sustainable competitiveness. Most organisations only show single digit growth figures annually, employee engagement is as low as it has ever been, customer value is rapidly diminishing despite that most of these outputs provide no real business impact, growth and ROI. Oleg Konovalov will provide you with tips and techniques which will help to drive a high performance culture in your organisation.

Organisation is a live creature: How to make it stronger than ever.

A business is only as strong as its weakest element. There you will find problems that distance it from customers and limit the company’s capacities. These problems can kill the business if not treated carefully. Oleg Konovalov talks about how to recognise differences, diagnose problems at early stages, and treat them effectively while unleashing the full potential of your business using opportunities offered by digitalization.

Company Information

Company Type: Company
Email: oleg@olegkonovalov.com
Phone: +44-7783-507-065 / +7-965-348-17-01
Business Unit: Management Consulting
Theatre: international
Media Experience: 10 years
Last Media Interview: 07/17/2019

Areas of Expertise

Change Management
Culture 67.83
Digital Transformation 30.33
Future of Work 32.03
HR
Innovation
Leadership 57.03
Management 55.47
Open Innovation
Startups
Social 41.59
CRM 64.31

Industry Experience

Publications

13 Article/Blogs
A letter to myself when I was thirty
olegkonovalov.com
October 16, 2019
There are a number of mistakes we inherit from the past that hold us back, leading to a Code Blue condition for a business. Unfortunately, we tend to drag old mistakes with us like a suitcase with no handle full of dirty laundry. We convince ourselves for too long of its value, even long after we have tired of dragging it around. I will mention just ten typical mistakes that separate extraordinary leaders from the ordinary.

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Tags: Culture, Leadership, Management

Leaderology for the Digital Era
https://www.olegkonovalov.com/
September 16, 2019
We are still hesitant to stop trying to create leaders by using approaches and techniques from the Industrial Era. We fail to consider that such a decades’ old approach fails in the new and radically demanding conditions of the Digital Age. Reliance on a few prominently gifted leaders is not enough anymore.

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Tags: Culture, Future of Work, Leadership

The Importance Of A Culture-Driven Business
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July 24, 2019
Dr. Diane Hamilton hosts Dr. Oleg Konovalov in a Podcast discussing the importance of a Culture-Driven Business. Click to Visit Podcast's Page
The post The Importance Of A Culture-Driven Business appeared first on Oleg Konovalov.

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Tags: Culture

Smiles that Worth Millions
olegkonovalov.com
June 20, 2019
If we consider culture as energy then metaphorically speaking we can say its positivity can be defined by the number of smiles in the office, every working day. What people feel at the end of the day is a reflection of the culture

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Tags: Culture, Leadership

How to bring a next achievement closer
olegkonovalov.com
May 08, 2019
Besides being a brilliant business mind, my mentee and friend, Artem Karasev is a marathon runner. I asked him how long it takes to fully realise what he’s accomplished after crossing the finish line. He said the physical sensation comes within a few hours but the mental realisation comes much later, taking days or even weeks. Artem noted that running with a friend helps him finish as much as 15 minutes faster. The presence and support of his partner during the run increases his energy and doubles the excitement and the sense of accomplishment.
The same happens in the workplace. As my friend Stuart, a Head of Sales said – “I need that feeling that what I had done is important for my company and my team, and feeling capable of doing such great work regularly. Otherwise, I assume I was doing something worthless with a lot of effort.”
Actually, I have the same experience after finishing writing a new book, a full understanding that I achieved an important milestone comes even after the book is published, maybe a month or two later.
There is always a time-lag between the physical fact of achievement and full mental realization of it. This time-lag reflects a difference between being potentially capable and being really efficient in utilising the capabilities that have been developed. Essentially, you have just proven you are capable of more, even though you don’t yet realise it. It is a kind of involuntary procrastination.
The shorter this gap the faster our pace to the next achievement. This pace is very important in leadership.
It is easy to say and we often hear this – let’s move to the next level of success. Immediately, a number of questions pile up – Who will support me? Who will give me water during this marathon? Who will meet me at the finish line?
In other words – How to reduce this time-lag and help people to get to a higher professional level quicker? This is the task of the true leader. To be the support, the coach, the cheerleader.
A DIY (do-it-yourself) approach doesn’t work as a winner or achiever is not a standalone warrior. We all need support. We need the support of colleagues and friends merged into a successful team. Colleagues should be primary stakeholders in the team’s achievements, supporting it at every stage.
This issue should be addressed to corporate culture and to the phenomenon of shared affection and support in particular. Everyone needs support during a race, to maintain confidence in their ability to complete the distance, and share in the celebration when the goal is achieved.
The power of positive support and emotions is enormous and incredibly important in making winners. How have you helped your colleagues to realise their achievements and become winners?

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Tags: Culture

Beauty and Strength of a Rational Company
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April 03, 2019
Any entrepreneur considers his business venture as a child which is taken care on a 24/7 basis aiming to grow it strong, healthy, effective and even causing friends’ envy. What defines the difference between successfully grown or badly behaving “children” and a costly, unsuccessful venture? Ho

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Tags: Culture

How to Boost Your Business Culture?
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April 03, 2019
The psychological qualities of love, trust, spirit and courage are what make humans different from other living creatures. Residing in the mind and soul, these defining human attributes allow us to dream, create, progress, and survive in almost any environment. We not only observe and react to our e

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Tags: Culture

Introverts? Companies can be as well!
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April 03, 2019
How can organizational culture be described without using formalized definitions and academic jargon? Culture is the name for an organization’s inner world, which consists of human feelings and attitudes towards colleagues and the organization itself. The inner world defines the pattern of interac

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Tags: Culture

Turn Culture into a Productive Force
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April 03, 2019
Latest Dr. Konovalov’s article published on HR Future Magazine March 2019 print edition. Turn Culture into a Productive Force - Click to enlarge
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Tags: Culture

Do You Have A Culture Of Purpose
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April 03, 2019
John Spence's book review on Dr. Oleg Konovalov's "Corporate Superpower: Cultivating A Winning Culture For Your Business". Click here to watch the video review
The post Do You Have A Culture Of Purpose appeared first on Oleg Konovalov.

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Tags: Culture

How to Turn Culture into a Productive Force
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April 03, 2019
Interview on Skipprichard Leadership Insights about the Corporate Superpower: Cultivating a Winning Culture for your Business book. How do you turn corporate culture into a productive force and secure success? A strong productive culture is a superpower behind every long-lasting success. Culture d

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Tags: Culture

Creating a Winning Culture
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April 03, 2019
Listen to Enterprise Radio’s host Eric Dye discussing with Dr. Konovalov about the Corporate Superpower book. What is the superpower? What are some key ways to improve communication across your organization? What are some steps to making positive change? How can owners or leaders of small business

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Tags: Culture

Corporate Superpower
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April 03, 2019
On the Joseph Banner Show discussing about Corporate Superpower and cultivating a winning culture. Listen to "Corporate Superpower - Cultivating A Winning Culture For Your Business with Dr. Oleg" on Spreaker.
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Tags: Culture

5 Books
LEADEROLOGY
WildBlue Press
August 28, 2019
We stand on the brink of a great unknown. The Digital Era has clearly demonstrated that we can’t progress further without developing leadership capabilities on a global scale. Leaderology defines the beginning of the Renaissance period in modern management and leadership while helping leaders to reach a new level of success.
Leaderology is a new approach to managing organizations in the new realities which identifies common and specific errors that arise in any business and to spot problems that distance it from customers and limit the company’s capacities early, and how to treat them before they threaten the business itself.
While defining new areas of improvement this book offers recommendations that can create ultimate leaps in performance and customer satisfaction. Through different case studies and responses from industry experts, it shows how devoting effort and time to honing leadership competencies is the best investment in the future.

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Tags: Culture, Leadership, Management

Corporate Superpower: Cultivating A Winning Culture For Your Business
WildBlue Press
March 01, 2018
Many organisations today find themselves stagnating, struggling just to keep up in today’s rapidly changing environment. Companies and charities alike rise and fall with alarming rapidity. Employees and managers have little or no loyalty to their organisations and are always on the lookout for a bigger pay check or the next step in their own careers. All of this presents major problems for any group, whether a gas station, church, or international corporate powerhouse. And they can all be traced back to one thing – culture.
Culture is the soul of any organisation. A strong culture breeds loyalty, innovation, and success. A weak culture will breed cynicism, apathy, instability, and the eventual demise of the organisation. Yet, culture is an often overlooked aspect of business thinking and strategy.
In this work, a reader will learn what culture is, why it is important and how to fix it when it goes wrong. Leaders, management, even employees on the front lines will benefit from the discussion. From the importance of a clear organisational vision and the symbols that reflect and promote it to the way employee attitudes affect the bottom line and how to harness them, Corporate Superpower will help you to identify and correct problems in your organisation and turn a renewed culture into long-lasting success.
This book is for anyone in business wishing to rise above the ordinary every day.

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Tags: Culture, Leadership

Organisational Anatomy
Cambridge Scholars Publishing
May 01, 2016
This book offers a discussion of a new management concept, “Organisational Anatomy”, which views organisational processes and functions from a biological perspective. This approach naturally explains the ongoing internal and external organisational processes and optimum configuration of different organisations. Organisations are living creatures which breathe, move, and develop inside their specific environments. Biological examples offer a useful way of making sense of complex ideas, because they can be related to everyday existence. As such, this allows the reader to intuitively understand the organisations they work at and interact with on a daily basis.

By classifying different types of organisations and looking at their biological functions, Organisational Anatomy links existing theories and discusses five archetypes of organisations – producers, knowledge-dependent, location-dependent, donor-dependent and state-affiliated organisations. By looking into their specific features, the characteristics of organisations of different ages and levels of maturity, the access and utilisation of resources, and the development of productive external relations, this book gives insight into the role of each function in achieving superior business performance.

The Organisational Anatomy approach allows the development of a holistic picture that will allow businesses to achieve higher performance and recognise problems and difficulties by considering organisational pathologies and diseases.

Organisational Anatomy gained excellent endorsements from fDi Magazine (Financial Times), UK Trade & Investment, Small Business Trends, and other top experts. Thanks to the encouraging readers’ reviews Organisational Anatomy earned a place in the Hot 100 Best Business Books (2016).

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Tags: Culture, Leadership, Management

Hidden Russia: Informal Relations and Trust
Wren Publications Ltd
April 01, 2014
Breaking into the Russian market has always been a challenging task, particularly for Western organisations, and personal networks play a crucial role in achieving this. However, personal networks that exist in Russian business remain a mystery to Westerners. This has not received adequate attention from academics to-date, even though success depends upon adapting to the Russian culture and business life.
The aim of this book is to address the role of informal relations and trust in Russian society and business. Our findings provide a deeper understanding of the relationship between Russian business and personal relations, thus helping Western practitioners and investors to enter the Russian market and develop strong business-stakeholder relationships. Our intention is not to criticise or dress up the image of Russia but to provide coherent analysis and discussion on how things work there.
Hidden Russia explores the phenomenon of Russian personal networks from inside the mind of Russian business people, revealing peculiarities of the inner life, norms, trust, knowledge transfer, and entry and exit rules Russian business people regularly experience.

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Tags: Culture, Leadership, Social

ERP II Implementation: Delivering Benefits Realisation
Policy Publications
December 31, 2013
This book presents a critical pathway to success for ERP II implementation. It outlines the CSF necessary to deliver a successful implementation in the form of clearly defined critical implementation pathway steps. The CSF Phasing Model has been introduced as a tool to allocate resource investments into the appropriate position within the implementation lifecycle. As a result, the CSF play a more effective role in the delivery of benefits realisation. In relation to delivering benefits realisation, the book looks at the nature of change management, how this change is managed and its association with partnership trust. In outlining CSF required during the four stages of the implementation lifecycle, the book addresses the following issues: Planning for benefits realisation, delivering the system benefits, reviewing the system benefits and exploiting the system benefits. It is equally important to know where not to invest valuable resources and this book highlights areas of resource investments deemed not to be critical for delivering benefits realisation from ERP II. Insightful feedback from consultant practitioners provides a fascinating glimpse into the perspectives of both client and supplier organisations involved in ERP II implementation. This book will help towards the delivery of benefits realisation from ERP II implementations.

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Tags: CRM, Culture, Management

5 Keynotes
Oleg Konovalov on the leader’s duties and how leadership duties affect the leaders themselves.
olegkonovalov.com
August 09, 2019
Good Leaders grow together with their people and not at their expense! It is critically important how leaders execute their duties. But we tend to miss something very important – how leadership duties affect the leaders themselves.

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Tags: Culture, Future of Work, Leadership

Vision: Six firm properties of an effective leadership vision
https://www.olegkonovalov.com/
July 24, 2019
Vision is a divine gift entrusted to those who will use it to empower others. Vision is a concentration of desires, dreams, potentials, and possibilities. A strong vision pushes people not just to do more but to do more than they think they are capable of.
Vision is transcendental and not easy to fully grasp, despite hearing about it almost every day. Every single person with whom I have spoken viewed vision differently. Yet six properties of a strong vision remain constant – stimulus, scale, scanning, spotlight, simplicity, and excitement.

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Tags: Leadership, Culture, Future of Work

Corporate Culture and Leadership: Be a place of growth for your employees
https://www.olegkonovalov.com/
July 05, 2019
Be a place of growth for your employees

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Tags: Leadership, Culture, Future of Work

How to build a strong corporate culture
https://www.olegkonovalov.com/
August 18, 2018
Talking to Shell executives: How to build a strong corporate culture

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Tags: Culture

Culture and leadership in managing a medical clinic
https://www.olegkonovalov.com/
February 10, 2018

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Tags: Culture, Leadership

1 Media Interview
The Importance Of A Culture-Driven Business with Dr. Oleg Konovalov – Interview on the National Syndicated Radio, USA
https://drdianehamilton.com/radio-show/
July 19, 2019
Culture and relationships are key to the development of any organization

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Tags: Culture, Leadership

1 Speaking Engagement
Leadership and the Future: The Future is About Connecting Hearts
olegkonovalov.com
July 04, 2019
The Future is About Connecting Hearts

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Leadership, Culture

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1 Business
Management Consultant

Location: Birmingham, UK and Internation    Date Available: August 01st, 2019    Fees: on request

Submission Date: July 18th, 2019    Service Type: Service Offered

Successful business assumes sophisticated management practice and exploitation of a company’s full potential. Do you utilise the whole potential of your company or are organisational diseases and problems limiting performance and growth? What is the cost of these diseases and problems to your company?
Modern business demands thorough diagnostics, balanced decisions, and surgically precise actions. Oleg Konovalov views organisational processes from a biological perspective and helps identify the optimum configuration of processes while aiding the recognition and treatment of organisational diseases.

His long international consulting experience and many years of top management and entrepreneurial background have equipped Oleg with a superior understanding of how business works across different industries, countries and cultures and has made him adept at dealing with challenges common and uncommon alike.
Your business is unique and Oleg is proud to offer result-driven tailor-made solutions which provide significant competitive advantages to your company. His aim is to help clients to create a leap in performance using their inner resources.

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Location: International    Date Available: August 01st, 2019    Fees: on request

Submission Date: July 18th, 2019    Service Type: Service Offered

Oleg Konovalov is an influential and thought provoking business thinker. He has worked with leading companies across the globe and is a dynamic and sought-after keynote speaker.

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