Koen Marichal

Koen Marichal
  • Leadership
  • Development

Biography

Since the end of 2010 Koen is responsible and ambassador for The Future Leadership Initiative of Antwerp Management School. This competence center about leadership and in partnership with KBC and Kaleido Consulting researches and develops the leadership that people and organizations need to meet the challenges of the future.

Koen develops leadership in the junior master's programs, in the Master Class Leadership for Middle Management and facilitates the Seasonal Leadership Dialogues. In addition, he designs leadership and development tracks in the other master classes and in customer specific programs. 

He also conducts research on the development of transformational leadership, through interviews and case studies. Koen is author of the “19 Challenging thoughts about leadership" and is an active blogger. On the blog of TFLI you can find the results of all studies and reflections.

Koen is psychologist by education and obtained his master degree at KU Leuven. He is also trained as communication- & system therapist. He has 20 years experience in Human Resources Management, the last 10 years in international context. His experience in the realization of complex changes and developing talent brought him to the topic of leadership.

His motto: "We all lead together."

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19 Challenging Thoughts about Leadership

19 Challenging Thoughts about Leadership

People demonstrate leadership whenever they take responsibility for change in their environment, because they believe things can or must be different. Leaders have a personal story to tell. About the challenges in the real world. About their striving for higher ideals and their quest for a better future. They question the status quo, hold themselves and others up to the mirror, take the first steps towards change and further develop themselves as an example and instrument of that change. They have impact, not based on authority, but on authenticity and engagement.

Whitepaper Leading from the Middle

Whitepaper Leading from the Middle

We easily use sport metaphors to talk about leadership and team spirit. But these don’t fit everyday life of middle managers. Yes they play ball. But their ball, team members, adversaries, referees, field, rules, supporters change continuously. It’s not easy to score in such a game…

Presentation The Impact of Mentoring on Leader Identity Development

Presentation The Impact of Mentoring on Leader Identity Development

Presentation of Study on Talent Management Congres, 16-17 april
We live in a time with dynamics and events that exceed the sense making system of a lot of people, organizations and it’s leaders. The call for leadership is high and the question is: how to speed up and enhance leader and leadership development?

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