Electrical engineer and engineering teacher; earned his PhD in business and organizational sciences.

Worked in various senior management positions at KPMG Hungary between 1993 and 2014. College professor at Károli Gáspár Reformed University, management expert. A member of the Knowledge Management Working Committee of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, the Hungarian Academy of Engineering, and National Association of Managers.

A member of the Association of Christian Leaders and Businessmen (KEVE), serving as its president between 1994 and 2004. He has written articles and books, and held lectures on the connections between the Bible and leadership, as well as other topics. His wife is an architect; together they have three adult children and two grandchildren.

The Culture of Candour (openness, honesty and transparency)
Leaders are no longer measured solely based on the extent to which they create wealth for investors. Instead, they are increasingly being measured based on the extent to which they create economically, ethically, and socially sustainable organizations. Increased transparency, or movement towards a culture of candour, is an important first step for leaders in making this shift. Transparency is defined here as the degree to which information flows freely both within an organization and outward from an organization.

“We won’t be able to rebuild trust in institutions until leaders learn how to communicate honestly – and create organizations where that’s the norm” – wrote James O’Toole and Warren Bennis in the Harvard Business Review.

Janos will talk about this topic during his speech, and will work on a personal application in his workshop

Questions he will cover are:

  • What kind of culture do we have in our workplace?
  • Why is it difficult to be honest?
  • How can candour improve performance?
  • Why is transparency inevitable today?
  • What is the responsibility of the leaders to improve the culture of candour?
  • Why do “good” people bad things?
  • What are the main challenges of transparency?
  • How can we create and maintain transparency?