Already, almost one week has passed since our 2014, Leadership Conference, You & DENSO: Leading Together.
Having had some time to reflect on the day and our journey up to the event, I appreciate that as a team we managed to achieve a lot.
DENSO is a very culturally diverse and complicated organisation, and some times it is not so easy for us to understand each other. With this in mind, I would like to recognise how you quickly adapted your personal style to the peculiarities of our culture and changed your approach accordingly.
I think that your flexibility really helped pull our leadership conference together and be a very successful event for the participants and all those involved in the design team. I also felt that your new input, challenges to our accepted ways of thinking and facilitation skills, all contributed to the very positive end result.
A highly participative leadership event, that invited all our senior leaders to talk with each other, listen to their different points of view and in doing so gain a deeper appreciation that as a leadership community, we have common problems.
In talking to leaders (both European and Japanese) after the event, the majority were very positive in their feedback. The leaders liked your facilitation style, inviting inquiry, (through the use of open questions) without setting the expectation of a right / wrong answer, the process of the gridcards / use of the ORID model, to help focus on our leadership priorities and your excellent adherence to time keeping.
On a personal level, I would like to thank you for your professionalism and flexibility, it was definitely a new experience (for all of us) working with you and I hope we can continue our collaboration in the future.
Wishing you and your family a happy and peaceful Christmas.
Roberto Vitagliano Director European Human Resources DENSO INTERNATIONAL EUROPE