The Leadership Challenge program run by Michael Bunting (Worksmart) has been a game changer for Novartis Australia, and for me personally. This program has ramifications way beyond who we are as leaders and how we behave at work, inspire a shared vision, encourage the heart, model the way, challenge the process and enable others to act. This program has changed me deeply as a leader, but also as a person and the way I behave with my family and friends. This has been a huge commitment for our Leadership Team. Michael took us into deeper territories, making us leave our comfort zone and say goodbye to our complacent attitude of living in numbness. At times, it has been excruciating to hear some truths about our group, and about myself, that I was not prepared to hear. My leadership scores have quantifiably increased as a result of this journey of self-reflection. I feel I am a better leader, and a more self-aware individual. The journey goes on. One imperfection at a time! Thank you for giving me this great opportunity.
Philippe De Pougnadoresse
Director Primary Care, Novartis Australia