DucoNavis (LeadAShip) is the writing pad for Amr Ismail, a Canadian 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 remote human possibility. Hard to say what that possibility is, it is something to do with energy and conviction. Contact with this energy results in the exercise of a kind of balance in the chaos of life and work. I don’t dissolve the chaos even for myself, because there’s something arrogant 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 glory. So, I ride the drifts like an escaped ski. 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. Quiet often I trace with the fidelity of a seismograph needle the status of the chaotic landscape. My house may be finite, but I am home with people and projects. I can love every size organization, the good and bad shapes of business process. There’s such a thing as the soul of the organization, such balancing of process, people, purpose,…..**

I write on the intersections between Culture, Economy, and Society.


Contact amr@leadaship.com


**Inspired by Peter Drucker and Leonard Cohen

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