KOESTENBAUM, Ph.D., founder and Chairman
of PiB and the Koestenbaum Institute, brings leadership
philosophy to business people globally. He has been close
to business executives and their deepest concerns, sharing
with them insights and feelings, new perspectives and
more serviceable adaptations.
Peter Koestenbaum is presently active in establishing
the Leadership Diamond® globally
through the Koestenbaum Institute, headquartered in Stockholm
and Los Angeles. Koestenbaum's Leadership Diamond® is
a complete program of leadership awareness.
Leadership Diamond® focuses on the power of depth, which
leads to emphasizing the power of free will, the ubiquitous
presence of polarity and paradox, analyzing the structure
of courage, and the critical importance of understanding
systems and strategy. This leadership philosophy leverages
the power of negative experiences for clues to breakthroughs.
Koestenbaum talks about the development of the leadership
mind as the key for achieving business results. And he
spends much time on the tough issues of implementation.
Koestenbaum¹s education was in physics, music, and above
all philosophy, having earned degrees from Stanford (physics
and philosophy), Harvard (philosophy), and Boston University
(philosophy) -- (B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. respectively),
but also attending the University of California (Berkeley,
in music and philosophy).
taught for 34 years in the Philosophy Department of San
Jose State University, in California, having received
the Statewide Outstanding Professor Award. While a professor
of philosophy, Peter Koestenbaum spent 25 years working
with psychologists and psychiatrists, in seminars, lectures,
and books, exploring the relationship between psychiatry
and the healing potential of philosophy.
Koestenbaum founded in California an accredited institute
for teachers, nurses, physicians, psychologists, and psychiatrists.
It taught the uses of philosophy in education, psychology,
psychiatry and psychotherapy.
twenty five years ago (some overlapping with teaching)
Peter Koestenbaum decided to apply the insights he gained
in philosophy and psychiatry to business: management,
strategic thinking, marketing, but above all to leadership.
This journey has taken Peter Koestenbaum to over thirty-six
countries in five continents. Among the firms where he
worked with intensity are IBM, Electronic Data Systems,
Ford, Ciba-Geigy (now Novartis), Citibank, Volvo, Amoco,
Xerox, American Medical International (now Tenet HealthSystem),
Warner Cosmetics, Statoil (Norway), Sparbanken Gruppen
(Sweden), etc. He is an active faculty member in the School
for Managing and Leading Change.
business books, available for sale in Leadership Offerings
are Leadership: The Inner Side of Greatness
(also, in Spanish, Swedish, French), The Heart
of Business (also in French) and Freedom and Accountability at Work: Applying Philosophic
Insight to the Real World. Some of his philosophic
books are The Vitality of Death, The New Image
of the Person, Managing Anxiety, Choosing
to Love and Is There an Answer to Death?
YEHIA is Chairman and Chief Executive
Officer of Quantum Leadership Solutions, LLC (Santa Monica,
California), strategic partner of Koestenbaum Institute
and PiB for development of website content, workshops
and tools based on the Leadership Diamond®. Quantum creates,
integrates and delivers innovative leadership products
and services for world-class organizations.
A respected corporate strategist and systems thinker,
Mr. Yehia has previously served as chairman of Billboard
Entertainment Marketing, Inc., senior vice president and
chief marketing officer of American Medical International,
Inc. (now Tenet HealthSystem) and as product manager for
Procter & Gamble.
Yehia is a director of Xenel International, Inc. (Westlake
Village, California). He served a three year term on the
Policy Committee of the American Hospital Association.
received his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and graduated
Magna Cum Laude from Harvard College.
YEHIA is President of Quantum Leadership
Solutions, LLC (Santa Monica, California), strategic partner
of Koestenbaum Institute and PiB.Net for development and delivery of content for
Leadership Diamond®-based seminars, workshops, website and tools.
Quantum creates, integrates and delivers innovative leadership
products and services for world-class organizations.
Yehia, a member of the State of California Bar, previously
served as General Counsel for Billboard Entertainment
Marketing, Inc. and as Senior Counsel for American Medical
International, Inc. (now Tenet HealthSystem).
Ms. Yehia has served on the executive board of the PTA Council for the Santa Monica – Malibu School District, and the board of directors of the Westside Waldorf School.
She received her J.D. magna cum laude from the University of Southern California Law School and her B.A. magna cum laude with University Honors from Wesleyan University. Ms. Yehia also majored in studio art as an undergraduate at Stanford University. www.laurieyehia.com
FALKENBERG is founder and President
of the Koestenbaum Institute
(Stockholm, Sweden). He is also President of RMG Falkenberg
Associates AB, which specializes in management and international
Falkenberg has previously served as president of GSE Systems,
Inc. (Columbia, Maryland), as executive vice president
of Vattenfall AB, president of SwedPower AB and director
of industrial programs at Systecon AB (all in Sweden).
GSE Systems is a software company and a solution provider
specializing in control, client server, training simulators
and SCADA systems for the power and process industry,
with business in 30 countries. Vattenfall is the largest
power company in Scandinavia with 30,000 MW installed
Mr. Falkenberg is a director of ManTech International
Corp. (Washington, D.C.) and Altech, Ltd. (Reyjkavik,
received his M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from Chalmers
Institute of Technology (Gothenburg).