#190 Developing the next generation of leaders with Dan Silberberg, CEO and Founder at ENTELECHY.Al

#190 Developing the next generation of leaders with Dan Silberberg

Leadership development is crucial in today’s rapidly changing business landscape. Guest speaker Dan Silberberg, CEO and Founder of ENTELECHY.Al, a premier provider of customized leadership development programs, joined host Kevin Appleby for the discussion.

Silberberg, a highly experienced executive with a proven track record of transforming operations across multiple industries, outlined the evolving demands placed on leadership. They noted the shift from the hierarchical structures prevalent in the 20th century workplace to today’s emphasis on adaptability and holistic strategic thinking.

They stressed the importance for executives to thoroughly understand their strengths, leadership style, and potential areas for growth through self-reflection. This allows individuals to maximize performance and overcome challenges. Innovative approaches to stimulate organizational development were also presented.

They explored how entering new product categories can drive growth in consumer industries. Artificial intelligence was framed as a competitive differentiator when integrated into core functions like decision-making, productivity enhancement, and risk management. Younger, growth-oriented companies were advised by Silberberg to experiment through prudent risk-taking to sustain innovation momentum.

With technological change accelerating rapidly, they emphasized the value executives place on questioning assumptions with an open mindset. The role of the CFO in prioritizing AI initiatives and collaborating across organizations for staff training was also a prominent topic.

Key topics covered include:

  • Differences between 20th century and 21st century leadership, with a focus on developing adaptability and holistic thinking. 
  • Challenges of leadership in a rapidly changing world, and the importance of relationships over hierarchy. 
  • Personal growth and leadership development through self-awareness and storytelling. 
  • Unleashing personal genius and innovating to drive business growth. 
  • Leveraging AI for competitive advantage, and how CFOs can prioritize AI adoption for decision making, productivity, and risk mitigation. 
  • Thinking differently and embracing failure to stay innovative, especially for faster-growing companies. 



  • 0:00:11 Introduction
  • 0:00:40 Speaker 1 introduces themselves
  • 0:02:39 Discussion on 20th century vs 21st century leadership  
  • 0:10:21 Discussion on different leadership styles
  • 0:11:00 Attributes of a next generation leader
  • 0:13:19 Unleashing personal genius and identity
  • 0:17:32 Identifying and using personal genius
  • 0:21:00 Example of innovating in consumer products industry
  • 0:23:52 Leveraging AI for competitive advantage
  • 0:28:05 Adopting AI and challenges of keeping up with innovation
  • 0:32:55 Importance of thinking differently
  • 0:33:30 Summary and closing remarks

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