BiographyAl Bolea is the former CEO/GM of a large independent oil and gas company in the United Arab Emirates, and a retired executive from a major international oil and gas company. His industry career spans 40 years, including assignments in the US, UK and Middle East. He holds degrees from the University of Pittsburgh and Robert Morris University, and certificates from INSEAD, Paris, and Cambridge University, UK. He's been an intermittent leadership expert for the U.S. Department of Energy, and is currently the Distinguished Visiting Professor of Leadership at the University of Alaska, and a leadership guest lecturer at the University of Houston. Al is currently working with a diverse set of clients from small business owners to major corporations. In addition to numerous corporate presentations, Al has spoken at well known associations such as SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management) and PMI (Project Management Institute) and he is currently scheduled to speak at major conference across the US from Alaska to Texas and Florida. His first book, Applied Leadership Development, was published in 2015 by Routledge Press and is highlighted in the International Leadership Association’s publication Becoming a Better Leader(more)."
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Leadership | Strategic Planning | Change Management | Motivational Speaking | Coaching | Motivational Speaking | Project Planning | Team Building | Organizational Development | Leadership Development | Executive Management | Management Consulting | Natural Resource Development
Published: Jul 26, 2015 by Leadership Insights with Al Bolea
Authors: Al Bolea
Subjects: Business, Management and Accounting
“Nothing endures but change” is a quote attributed to Heraclitus, a Greek philosopher, who was active around 500 BCE. Change has been a constant in my entire 40-year career, and I have hired and worked with many consulting companies that specialize in strategic change management. The consultants would tell me that change in any company is always difficult to implement, and there are different steps to follow depending on the situation, but in the end effecting change involves