brings 30+ years of experience as an Organization Psychologist, entrepreneur, inventor, matchmaker, community-builder, author and innovation champion to Courage International — building leadership programs to accelerate change, ignite brilliance, develop high-potential talent and move enterprises from "what got them here" to "whats needed to fast-forward to the future."
Courage-building uses Merom's story-telling skills, drawing on history, legends and business cases, his personal experience as an inventor and expatriate, his depth of understanding of organizational and system dynamics and is knack, as an early adopter, to "get" the potential impact of innovation. And it builds on the reseaerch that led Merom to discover the 5 Courage Activators, which power innovation.
Merom has led a number of large-scale team mobilization and change initiatives mobilizing organizations to achieve breakthrough gains in R&D productivity, customer service, sales and risk management. He has coached top executives through transformation into matrix structures and partnerships. And has led Courage Institute™ workshops for high-potential, fast-track middle managers.
Merom is best known as a provocative and engaging speaker to executive groups who have to mobilize their organizations and to conferences of professionals are called upon to exhibit greater thought-leadership and influence. Merom is also known as a simulation designer who has developed dozens of action-learning exercises and training modules, many of which have been featured in corporate university and executive development programs across the globe.
Merom’s groundbreaking book, The Courage to Act, was co-authored with Prof Rod Napier and was published in 2003 by Davies-Black in the USA, featuring his discoveries about the 5 Courage Factors. Their second book, Luminaries, Luddites and Linkers: The Courage to Orchestrate Fast Strategy Execution is due out in 2011. Merom earned his PhD at Temple University, Philadelphia USA in Organizational Psychology, where he started his research on the courage to lift performance and “make things happen” in times of adversity.