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In 1999, Shaukat Aziz was asked to return to his home country of Pakistan to institute reforms that would aid the country's struggling economy. Dedicated to helping Pakistan, Aziz left his top management position at Citibank and assumed the Finance Minister position pro-bono. Throughout his eight years working in the Pakistani government as Finance Minister and then as Prime Minister, Aziz led the fledgling country through massive social and financial reform. Aziz worked to capture the hearts and minds of his constituents and was able to enact considerable social reforms including the promotion of women's rights and education as well as expanding Pakistan's role in global diplomacy. While initiating reform that changed the government's approach to managing global issues and leveraging its position in the global community, Aziz implemented broad-based structural reforms that led Pakistan to become one of the fastest growing powers in Asia. Aziz engages audiences with a discussion of:

  • How to lead change management efforts at the global level, in business and in state affairs
  • The persistence it takes to implement reform with a population that is resistant to change
  • Cultural and political impediments to reform

Before José María Aznar took office as prime minister, his country was experiencing high unemployment and little growth. Aznar immediately instituted reforms—liberalizing the market and privatizing industry—bold moves that increased Spain’s GNP by 68% and propelled Spain to the eighth largest economy in the world. Now Aznar shares with audiences worldwide his strategies for reviving flagging economies and shows businesses how to profit in the new market-oriented Europe. Today, his country is now sinking under sovereign debt and facing severe austerity measures and a recession predicted to shrink its economy by 0.8% in 2012. Aznar explores the nature of the financial virus that afflicted Europe, the likelihood of global contagion and what can be done to prevent it.

In this illuminating presentation, José María Aznar, Spain's prime minister from 1996 to 2004, explores how current international policy affects free trade in Europe, the U.S. and other countries around the world. Aznar shares with audiences the power and purpose of globalization and commercial relations, highlighting in particular the ramifications for underdeveloped countries. Aznar focuses on building stability and encouraging development in Latin America, where Spain has many links. He also details how globalization and commercial relations particularly favor those in underdeveloped countries, and stresses the importance of the “Atlantic link,” the interconnectivity of Europe and the U.S. as they strive to open up new markets around the world.

What are the qualities of a great leader? How does one lead people where they might not want to go? José María Aznar knows. The prime minister of Spain from 1996 to 2004, Aznar led his country out of years of decline by instituting reforms that, though initially resisted, led to an economic and cultural revival. In addition, he held firm in his resistance to terror and his support for the U.S., even when polls indicated he do otherwise. Now Aznar shares his ideas about leadership on the world stage about the responsibilities and attributes of leaders, and how they can change their people, organizations and countries for the better.

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