Professor Emmanuel C Kondylis

Dr. Emmanuel Kondylis is Professor of Business Administration and Director of the Management Unit as well as of an MBA Program at the University of Piraeus (Greece). He holds a B.S. in Mathematics from the University of Athens, M.Sc. in Operations Research from Case Institute of Technology and Ph.D. from Case Western Reserve University (Weatherhead School of Management). He has extensive consulting experience and has served in various top managerial positions in several industries (Construction, Manufacturing and Trading) including the ones of Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer. (Montgomery Ward - Chicago, Eaton Corporation - Cleveland, Ciba Geigy - Basel, Titan Cement, Heracles Cement, Lava, Greek Tourist Properties, Industrial Minerals, Amiantit, Prodomi, Heracles Shipping, etc.) He has initiated, organized and directed the Productivity Assessment Program (PAP) and the Zero Base Budgeting (ZBB) application in the Greek Public Sector. He was also Vice President of the Public Management Improvement Committee of O.E.C.D. (Paris). His teaching and research interests comprise areas such as: Entrepreneurship, Leadership & Organizational Behavior, Strategic Management, Total Quality Management & Business Process Re-engineering, Project & Operations Management and Business Statistics. He previously taught at Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland), Illinois Institute of Technology (Chicago) and Northeastern University (Boston). He is a member of numerous scientific organizations and has publications in professional journals in Greece and internationally.

MODULE - Strategic Leadership


The course’s objective is to help students to comprehend, in addition to the basic business functions (the product / service idea and its implementation through activities such as marketing, production, etc.), the essential personal competencies to maximize the organizational (business) performance. Personal competencies are based on the concepts of emotional intelligence (and transactional analysis) and are grouped in two categories: (i) The personal abilities, which determine how well somebody handles himself (ii) The social abilities, which determine how well we handle interpersonal relations. Indicatively, students will learn: Self-discipline, self-esteem and self-management. Creative thinking. How to influence others. Creative thinking. Team spirit. How to handle a negative behavior. Conflict resolution.

Short description

1. Strategy, Goals and Productivity Definition, clarification and working examples on effective formulation of Strategy, Policy, Vision, Mission, Goals, Targets, etc. The concept of Productivity (effectiveness + efficiency) and its application for customer satisfaction (effectiveness) and company profits (efficiency). 2. Emotional Intelligence Self – understanding and self – management as well as understanding of others (empathy) and relationship management. “Parent”, “Child” and “Adult” Ego States, according to Eric Bern, and their application for the understanding and improvement of the working conditions as well as for sales results. The human need for “acceptance”. The immense significance of positive “recognition” as a key to implement any corporate strategy. 3. Synergistic Environment & Effective Leadership The synergistic environment is a result of conscious efforts to create “win/win” conditions and continuous positive re-enforcement. The various job positions are relating people to tasks through an oversimplified way. To achieve superior results a corporation needs coherence, co-operation and synergy among all of its employees’ efforts. All managerial/ leadership styles (from “I decide” to “you decide”) have validity according to the situation faced by the leader as well as according to the leaders own abilities. The Effective Leader is the Strategic Leader, the one that is using prudently the synergies of Enthusiasm, Support and Paradigm.