MARIA ROSARIA’S LECTURE AT CATTOLICA UNIVERSITY – PHILOSOPHY & BUSINESS MASTERCLASS
Our mission is to help companies grow, help them develop their people and improve continuously over time.
We design, execute and evaluate Change Management Collaboration and Innovation projects.
Our targets are top management and entrepreneurs: the people who have the responsibility to lead their companies and the power to make change possible.
Awareness, consistency, respect, intimacy, design, beauty, digital and innovation all together form the foundations for a solid and effective partnership with our clients.
We have strong competencies, which we are continuously developing in the world's leading business schools: INSEAD, London Business School, Center for Creative Leadership, the Tavistock Institute of Human Relations.
WE EXCEL IN:
1. COLLABORATION AND INNOVATION
We believe in the person.
We work with the person, for the person.
Improving the person, we change Companies.
2. COMMUNICATION (+ PEOPLE + DIGITAL)
We believe in beauty.
We use design to give value to the contents.
Through beauty we get results.
We believe in the team.
We put great people together to connect intelligence.
Great people working together can change the world
We work with our clients.
We take a step by step approach:
1. We are called in by a company when it is in need of change or improvement, to:
. lead the executive board in enhancing collaboration and management competencies
. help top management put in place a new business model
. facilitate the Innovation process
. support generational change
. develop communication strategies
2. We work with key managers to gain a deep understanding of the business context, people and roles
3. We work with an understanding and respect for the company’s culture and vision to create value and excellence with the key people
4. The tools we use to conceive, design and evaluate the path are simple: one-to-one interviews, workshops, team and individual coaching, fast prototyping and measurement of results
We carry out and communicate the project of change using our deeply developed competencies, empathy and beauty
We create, design, execute and evaluate the changing path with our clients, making change something that people can identify within seconds
The Company gains awareness of its value both on the inside and on the outside
The Leadership Community is a place where leaders can think, experiment and co-create with others engaged in the same quest.
It develops through a series of workshops where masters on innovation are called to co-create these moments with the participation of everyone.
The purpose of YBP Leadership Community is to give Leaders the bravery and support to create the conditions to innovate and to lead the innovation process.
It’s a work, not academia, we don’t use theoretical business cases: together we create real business prototypes and we implement them in Companies.
In today’s rapidly changing world, leaders and their organisations need to evolve and change continuously to adapt to the new and differing challenges they face. Leaders need to find new standpoints to see different perspectives.
Leaders need to work together.
To make change sustainable they need to be curious, continue learning and share their insights and experiences in a safe environment which is both physical and virtual.
YBP Community is for Leaders, a group of people who work together, committed to learning and evolving, over the period of one year.
The learning experience is composed of the following elements:
1. Experiencing + Observing
2. Reflecting + Questioning
3. Sharing + Building relationships
4. Connecting dots + Associating ideas
5. Generating new ideas + Prototyping
2017-2018 Forth Edition — Learning partners: Gianpiero Petriglieri (Professor of Organisational Behaviour at INSEAD), Erik van de Loo (Leadership Professor at INSEAD), Velasco Vitali (Artist, painter, sculptor), Gianrico Carofiglio (Writer and Novelist)
2015-2016 Third Edition — Learning partners: Kevin Kaiser (Finance Professor, INSEAD), Camillo Regalia (Psychology of Leadership Professor, Università Cattolica), EDIMAR Centre (nonprofit organisation, Cameroon)
2014-2015 Second Edition — Learning partners:
Michelangelo Pistoletto (artist, social innovator), Oliviero Toscani (photographer, communication innovator), Padmasree Warrior (top manager, influencer, thinking innovator).
2012-2013 First Edition — Learning partners:
INSEAD, Egon Zehnder, Phyleon (Netherlands), Pluris (Singapore), Natura (Brazil), Ferrari SpA (Italy).
Thank you Bruno. The key to a deep relationship is the openness to share. Sharing is caring. I’m quoting a client. Our great opportunity is learning from each other being fully present. See you very soon. Maria.
And thank you for your words:
“I do not like conferences, I prefer dialogues!” It is with these words that Maria Rosaria launched the dialogue to which I had the joy and the immense privilege to participate last night in Milan.
And she is right!
A conference would have just allowed me to formally deliver information as a specialist. Instead, a dialogue is a reasoned and active word that penetrates and crosses completely and meticulously each participant.
After two hours of dialogue, of our stories crossing, I felt a moment of fullness to the point of forgetting my tiredness after my short night of the day before. At the end of the evening, there was no need to conclude a dialogue, exchanges continued naturally … and we already knew each other!
Thank you to all of you, your stories have allowed me to perceive mine from another angle.
Finally, to animate a deep and sincere dialogue is a complex exercise, good job Maria Rosaria, you impressed me!”
I have founded Your Business Partner 10 years ago.
4 Years ago I asked my husband to join my company, I needed his competence. He is a TV Director. To be more precise he is an artist.
Working with companies to help them to increase innovation and collaboration I understood that the key is to communicate this change with exciting images, video, movies.
We are working together from that moment.
It’s a true journey together.
During this journey, we discover each other.
We discover together the complexity of the business, we take energy from each other.
No one is protecting the other, no one is the boss of the other.
We are really the discovery of each other. It means to collaborate.
What is the key? And then the second question is: it’s this “model” scalable? Is it working just because we are loving each other?
Observing our relationship I can say: the key is to forgive each other to discover the value of each other.
Could be it applicable to a huge corporation? Yes!
We have to start to forgive and stop to evaluate.
We have to evaluate the results, to measure the value of the project.
And love what are you creating together.
A reflection on collaboration.
The true collaboration. Not TEAMWORK, not TEAMBUILDING etc…
I dedicated my last 10 years in working with excellent and very innovative companies and hospitals.
The reason of my job as an external partner of these companies has always been one: to create a safe and free space where strong and very competent managers could collaborate to develop the most beautiful car in the world and doctors/clinicians could collaborate to develop the best patient pathways with the highest outcome.
Our mission as Your Business Partner Healthcare is HUMANIZING Hospital.
What does it mean?
It does mean that the person is at the center of the hospital.
Do you think that I’m wrong?
Yes, I said the person, not the patient…
Why the person?
Timeline-YBP-Leadership-Community. 4 waves of innovation
I watched this movie some days ago. It’s a super beautiful picture of a historical period of our world. The 60s: the desire to go on the moon, Kennedy, the first years of the big computers, IBM, NASA. The new world was born during these days and years…
What really touches me are these 3 women. Totally UNKNOWN.
3 heroines of our time totally UNKNOWN in the world.
Why are they true heroines? Because they were able to use their marvelous brains and their friendship to change our world.
I strongly suggest watching this movie to see how women can be the model of an unexpected leadership. The best leadership style I can imagine.
Strong and soft. Able to make the difference. Able to taking care of others. With a clear vision. Never alone. Reaching unbelievable results for everyone.
This kind of leadership is for sure without power. Without public recognition.
Yet, through having this kind of leadership, they had a huge impact on our world. Without them, we would be without the computers we have today and the moon would be a dream…
And again, these 3 heroes were totally unknown until nowadays…
And I would like to share some questions:
1) How were they perceived in their day by day life?
2) Where did they find the power to face their difficulties: no recognition from the family, no recognition from their colleagues, no recognition from their bosses?
3) How did they develop and maintain their strong and positive friendship?
4) Their friendship was always a new challenge to face their problems. They never blamed themselves. How did they learn to be friends in this way?
5) What was their true motivation? Why did they do what they did?
6) What has been for them their recognition?
7) Who recognized them?
Just to reflect. No answers. Just questions.
To identify a new leadership style. Able to change the world.
Maria Rosaria Natale
Gianpiero Petriglieri has been honoured with a ranking in the “Talent Award” section of Thinkers 50, the list of the most influential thinkers in management.
Massive congratulations to him!!!
Working with you is always inspiring. Thanks you for being a part of the YBP Leadership Community!
My mother was born in 1929, the year of the huge depression. In spite of this, she has been, and continues to be very active and always remains very positive and energetic. She is the third of 9 siblings. Her family lived in the north of Italy, a poor region from which a lot of people emigrated to the USA, to Switzerland, etc…
My mum lived in a very difficult period of history, and she lived enjoying every day of her life. One day, when she was 5 or 6 years old, she was looking out the window to the infinite horizon, and she decided to go and see where it ended … she walked all day, alone, running to find the horizon …
She only went to school for 2 years, just the time to learn to write, read and calculate … And then life became her school.
She went on to become a nurse in a psychiatric hospital at the age of 17. She loved her job. She truly loved her patients. For her, they were more than just patients. They were the people she was serving and respecting.
She married my father at the age of 29. And at 35 she became a mother: I was born.
She has been very present in my life giving me energy and showing me every day that we can touch the horizon of our life. In every moment, regardless of our circumstances.
We always have our freedom and our responsibility. Always. We can make the right decision in every situation. We can do the right thing for others and for ourselves. Relationships do not limit us, they allow us to be ourselves. The relationships we have with patients. The relation with the horizon. The relation with our husband, and with our daughters are the opportunity to create a great life. To create her legacy … and my way of living my own life …
Now she is 88 … and she is still energetic, positive and active … helping others and serving others …
Announcing YBP Innovation & Leadership Community
YBP on air within the RAI3 tv program “Petrarca”: The YBP Leadership Community shared its unique experience.
What is the YBP Leadership Community?
It is a path on which top managers from all over Europe come together to work on concretizing the link between leadership and Innovation. It is a real work, not academia, something that cannot be found in business schools.
How do we do it?
Every year we work on the topic which we see as most relevant for the companies to grow and we create pragmatic business prototypes of change for each participant and their company.
Something that can be put in place and measured.
For example, how to organise and manage meetings, how to recognise people, how to include different teams from different cultures and countries, how to create effective partnerships.
We work with best in class professors such as Gianpiero Petriglieri, INSEAD top professor of Leadership and Behaviours, on the shortlist of “Thinkers 50” the list of the most influential thinkers on management at a global level. Erik Van de Loo, Professor of Leadership at INSEAD , Kevin Kaiser, top professor of Finance at INSEAD; artists as Michelangelo Pistoletto, Oliviero Toscani, Velasco Vitali, writers such as Gianrico Carofiglio, and with the testimonies of successful entrepreneurs and managers from all over the world.
Our photographer, artist and portraitist, Lupe De La Vallina, who comes from Madrid, captures the sessions and help us to reflect through pictures and videos about ourselves.
We designed a digital platform to share the materials, work together and keep in touch with the participants.
We created a dedicated coaching path to accompany each participant and get the best out of the experience.
The topic we are currently working on is “Living relationships to innovate”, because, faced with such a complex business world, the key to being successful and sustainable is to create deep, true, generative relationships.
As Professor Gianpiero Petriglieri says: “Relationship is the medium to create the self. Without relationships, it’s very hard to remember who you are, and is impossible to imagine who you may become”.
This is the meaning of YBP Leadership Community: living relationships to imagine the future, to create innovation, to change our world.
Our article in the Neuropsychological Trends on
New business models: the Agents and Inter-Agents in a neuroscientific domain
jointly with Prof. Michela Balconi and Nadia Benabdallah (Vodafone Group Network Engineering Director).
Agency and inter-agency are the keys for living in our complex world!
Wired Magazine interviewed Maria Rosaria about the hiring system in Italy.
Click HERE to read the full article, by Federica Ionta.
“Learning in involvement”
“Learning in involvement” is an article of Harvard Business Review Italy that retraces the experience of the first YBP leadership community 2012-2013.
Narrated by Maria Rosaria Natale and a participant in the path, Roberto Fedeli, SVP Ferrari Luxury Cars, whom we would like to thank for sharing his experience and feedback.
A series of E-books is coming-out
We launched a series of E-books because we are eager to tell the world about the path on Integrity and Business we travelled along together with the 1st Leadership Community. We understood that integrity is the key point of leadership today. Integrity of the person, in his/her own role, in his/her own company, in the global environment.
As Maria Rosaria wrote: “I am realising that the learning path we travelled along together 2012-2013 is very precious and I want to spread the value created as much as possible. That’s why I decided to write a series of E-books, with each invited speaker, retracing the experience shared in every single Conversation.”
We are publishing the following E-books:
#1 REALITY: THE ADVENTURE OF A RELATIONSHIPwith Costantino Esposito
#2 INTEGRITY: VISION, VALUES AND PROCESSESwith Renato Abramovich
#3 THE BLUE LINE MANAGEMENTwith Kevin Kaiser
#4 NEGOTIATION AND PARTNERSHIPwith Horacio Falcão
#5 LEADERSHIP, INTEGRITY AND PERVERSITYwith Erik Van de Loo
#6 RULES AND INCENTIVES: A THREAT TO INTEGRITY? with Jaap Winter
Please click on the following icon to download the e-book:
Partnership with the legendary Milanese Art Gallery GALLERIA PONTEROSSO.
Milan, 2, via Brera.
ABOUT GALLERIA PONTE ROSSO
1955 – The Publishing
The Ponte Rosso art gallery was founded by Orlando Consonni in 1955 and started its activities as a publishing house to promote the knowledge of contemporary Italian painting, in particular relaistic nature art.
Since 1973 – The Art Gallery
In 1973 Nanda and Orlando Consonni opened the Art Gallery in via Brera 2, Milan, and began to show works by local artists. In the same year a big exhibition was organized by the Consonnis at Villa Contarini, Piazzola sul Brenta.
This exhibition had the purpose of presenting the goals of the gallery and in particular highlighting the personalities and values that marked the development of visual art in the first seventy years of the twentieth century, specifically in Lombardy and in the area around Venice. More than fifty painters and sculptors who attracted a large number of visitors and have since then, done so to the present time through their talent and their artistry.
They represented four generations of artists and their works are classified as belonging to the following artistic movements: Scuola di Burano (School of Burano), Novecento (Twentieth century), Chiarismo Lombardo (Lombard pleain air), Post impressionismo, Realismo, Naturalismo Padano (Naturalism of the area around Lombardy and Venice).
Today the gallery exhibits many contemporary artworks, promoting emerging and talented Italian modern artists.
Since 1973, exhibition activities of Ponte Rosso Art Gallery, have been confirmed by 250 catalogues of personal and group exhibitions and almost 100 monographs. Since 1992 the publishing efforts of the gallery in addition to catalogues have consisted in a periodical entitled “Arte Figurale”.
CDZ Biennial Art Price
Since 1995 Ponte Rosso Art Gallery started offering a biennial price to young Italian painters in memory of Carlo dalla Zorza (The CDZ Prize).
Thank You Zaha, you literally built a more beautiful world!
Michelangelo Pistoletto has allowed us to welcome you to our YBP offices with his beautiful masterpiece, which we are proud to show you. It allows us to have the Master with us, every day.
The masterpiece “Dall’Anno Uno” takes its title from a performance (1991) of the theatre show “Anno Uno”, written and directed by Michelangelo Pistoletto. It is a “mirror-painting”, one of a series of works M. Pistoletto produced using a technique he developed between 1961 and 1962, which quickly earned him success and recognition on an international scale. In this particular artwork he portrays Maria, his wife. These reflecting pictures laid the foundations for later research, works and the evolution of Pistoletto’s theoretical thinking. “In March 1962 at the Promotrice in Turin I exhibited my first mirror-painting, entitled II presente (The Present). The figure of a man seemed to come forward, as if alive, in the space of the gallery; but the true protagonist was the relationship of instantaneousness which was created between the spectator, his own reflection, and the painted figure, in an ever-present movement which concentrated the past and the future in itself to such an extent as to cause one to call their very existence into doubt: it was the dimension of time itself.” —M. Pistoletto.
On September 15th Tate’s chairman Lord Browne gave a press conference to release Tate’s Museum annual report.
You can read the full report clicking here, which details more of Tate projects across the world.
Thanks to the partnership with Tate Museum, YBP is really proud to endorse YBP Leadership Commuity participants with a Tate annual membership card.
Image Credit: Cornelia Parker Cold Dark Matter: An Exploded View, 1991
YBP is happy to announce its first partnership with a leading contemporary Italian art foundation based in Milan: La Triennale.
We use art and design as a key element to give value to our work,
because we strongly believe that art is a constant source of inspiration for our work and its content.
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