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Stefan Bauer

Director - Transformation & Strategy - Germany/Austria/Seitzerland

Eli Lilly and Company

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Transformational international HR leader, Organizational Architect, Consultant, Speaker. I stand for a 21st century leadership philosophy, that fosters humanity, health, and sustainability. 28 years HR experience in the global pharma industry: HR line management, Organizational Development, Leadership Development, Talent Management. Experienced designer and facilitator of high-impact interventions and global development programs for Executives, General Managers, high-potentials, Leadership Teams. Extensive change management experience, including generating an innovative, agile organizational culture of the 21st century. Coach of transformational leaders. Assignments in USA and Brazil. Core competence: transformational leadership, organizational transformation, „new work“. Guest lecturer at IMD Business School, and MIT. Regular speaker at the ''Global Forum on Strategic Transformation, Leadership, and Learning'', at international HR and Learning and Development conferences, and Universities internationally. Previous experiences in IT, and the medical equipment industry. Former honorary judge at the Court of Labour in Hamburg, Germany. Recently cited in: > Case study: ''Eli Lilly and Company: A transformational journey - On equal footing'', by Prof. John Weeks, IMD Business School, CH > Podcast ''SpreadloveIO'' - interview on transformation > Video-Interview '''' on transformation > Books: ''Facilitation - Der Weg zu einer dialogorientierten Organisationsentwicklung'' by H. Scholz and R. Vesper, Vahlen ''In the digital future. How will it change?'' by Etona Ueda et al, Nomura Research Institute, Japan ''The Innovator's DNA - Mastering the five skills of disruptive innovators'' by Prof. Hal Gregersen (MIT), Harvard Business Review Press; ''Social Energy'' by Ulf Brandes, Campus; ''Alles, was ich über Werte gelernt habe'' (Everything I have learned about Values) by Richard Barrett; > Articles: ''Fuehrung im 21. Jahrhundert - Im Zentrum steht die Selbstorganisation'' (21st century leadership - self-organization) by Dr. Bernatzeder, Dr. Thienemann, Stefan Bauer, in Personalfuehrung, 5/2020; Interview on Lilly's transformation in the online magazine of the German Publisher for Physicians (Deutscher Ärzteverlag), 5/2020; ''Wenn das ganze Team auf Augenhöhe arbeitet'' (when the whole team works at eye-to-eye-level) by S. Hornung, Personalmagazin, 10/2018; ''Augenhoehe bei Lilly Deutschland'' (eye-to-eye-level at Lilly Germany) by S. Hornung, Haufe New Management Series, online, 6/2018;

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Director - Transformation & Strategy - Germany/Austria/Seitzerland at Eli Lilly and Company