"Frank's skill in asking the right questions is un-mistakable, and is at the core of his leadership philosophy.

The power of these questions cannot be underestimated, especially if you want to lead and not manage."
—John Cave
Westhaven Worldwide Logistics

Frank Kanu started out in sales before he decided to study computer science and later economics. As former CEO of three European corporations—including a management consulting firm and a software company—Frank has gathered, refined, and implemented his management strategy—a strategy that has met with success.

Over the past two decades he has worked with a number of Fortune/Global 500 companies to help executives improve success ratios and productivity levels. His client list includes IBM, TimeWarner, Akzo Nobel, Crown Holdings, Inc. and E.ON.

An award-winning speaker who enjoys sharing his insights with business leaders, Frank has lectured frequently and written articles for publications in the United States and Europe.

Besides spending his time with his lovely wife Ada and their three beautiful children, Frank enjoys skydiving, cycling and watching sports.
With former and current NFL players in the extended family the decision to become a youth football coach was a no-brainer.

Frank D. Kanu

He and Ada also love to cook and delight in surprising friends and acquaintances with their culinary skills.

Feuilletés aux framboises
Feuilletés aux framboises

Stop Telling...
Start Leading!

Stop Telling... Start Leading! The Art Of Managing People By Asking Questions

    In the fifth century B.C. the Greek philosopher Socrates perfected a method of teaching in which he would ask disarmingly simple questions that actually forced people to admit what they didn't know. This book has a number of questions that follow the Socratic tradition. The reason? Today's managers need more than the predefined answers we might think are correct, but which seldom fit the problem at hand.

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Some wonder about the different last names - Schmidt and Kanu.
I was born as Schmidt, but changed my last name to the last name of my beloved wife Ada.