DucoNavis (LeadAShip) is the writing pad for Amr Ismail (Miro), a Canadian Egyptian Organizational Development professional based in Europe.
Amr leads DucoNavis, working with companies, organizations, and working professionals. He holds an MBA from The Solvay Business School at Universite Libre de Bruxelles, a minor degree from Woodsworth College at the University of Toronto, a BA degree in Finance from the University of Cairo, and a teaching degree from the University of Cambridge. He was previously employed by Deloitte Belgium, UPS Europe, Puratos International, Zeelandia Canada, ISC Belgium, Purolator Canada, and Bank of America.
Education and experience aside, i am a natural living soul who achieved a bumpy human possibility. Hard to say what that possibility is, it is something to do with energy and conviction. Contact with this energy results in exercising a kind of balance in the chaos of life and work. I don’t dissolve the chaos even for myself, because there’s something snotty and combatant in the notion of a person setting the business world in order. It’s a kind of balance of work and life that is my success. So, I ride the waves like an escaped surfboard. My course is the strategic direction of the organization. My management track is a drawing of the snow in a moment of its particular arrangement with wind and rock. Something in me so loves the pulse of the organization, people, team spirit, and great results, so I give myself to the laws of gravity when critical and creative thinking beckon. Quite often I trace with the fidelity of a seismograph needle the status of the chaotic business environment. My house may be finite, but I am home with people and projects. I can love every size organization, the good and bad of business process. There’s such a thing as the soul of the organization, such balancing of process, people, purpose,…,…..**
My work on leadership development is influenced by many great authentic thinkers, global teams, and practitioners I learnt from and continue to learn and apply. I also endorse the MIT problem-led leadership style wherever applicable. Leadership development is a highly challenging area and many metrics are situational.
My approach to motivation and performance is a delicate dance between cognitive behavioral and psychodynamic angles.
I write on the intersections between Culture, Economy, and Society.
**Inspired by Peter Drucker, Henry Mintzberg and Leonard Cohen