About

About

Oleg Konovalov is a management consultant with extensive experience in international business. Operating businesses in the UK, Scandinavia, and Russia has given him a superior understanding of how business works across different cultures and has made him adept at dealing with challenges common and uncommon alike. His projects have been mentioned in The Times and Fishing News International.

He is constantly analysing the market, looking for tiny ripples of a new concept that he can capture or a niche that he can fill. His goal is to share this knowledge and skill with others, wanting readers and clients to be confident in their capabilities, willing and able to get to the next level through improving their understanding and engaging their creativity. Oleg views the world as bright, multidimensional, fascinating, and full of potential.

Oleg regularly speaks at international conferences and executive master-classes on issues related to organisational performance, effective external relationships, problem-solving, corporate culture, and diagnosing organisational diseases. He consults clients internationally, including private companies and governmental organisations. Oleg sees every organisation as unique and strongly believes that most of his clients’ problems can be solved by shifting patterned paradigms and applying tailor-made solutions.

Oleg earned his doctoral degree from the Durham University Business School and his MBA from the Open University Business School. He is interested in enhancing performance and has pioneered research on organisations’ typology and identified relevant properties, effective structures and roles of external organisational relationships, synergy of functions and organisational metabolism; and advanced culture management through the enhancement of such metaphysical resources as trust, professionalism, creativity, accountability, teamwork, and shared vision. Social forms and informal social relations are also in the area of his interest as having a huge impact on how businesses act and access resources in different contexts and conditions. His concepts have been praised in numerous business media, including Forbes, Small Business Trends, and StartUs Magazine.

Oleg is the author of three business books, Organisational Anatomy, Hidden Russia: Informal Relations and Trust, and the forthcoming Corporate Superpower: Unleashing the Energy of Culture. He continues his research and writing journey identifying entrepreneurs and managers’ strategic needs, helping them drive their companies to success and become true champions of a healthy business culture.

Services

Valuekod Ltd.
Consultancy

Successful business assumes sophisticated management practice and exploitation of a company’s full potential. Do you utilise the whole potential of your company or are organisational diseases and problems limiting performance and growth? What is the cost of these diseases and problems to your company?

 

Modern business demands thorough diagnostics, balanced decisions, and surgically precise actions. Oleg Konovalov is author of a new management concept, Organisational Anatomy, which views organisational processes from a biological perspective and helps identify the optimum configuration of processes and while aiding in the recognition and treatment of organisational diseases.

We offer tailor-made consultancy and advising on:

•  Strategy planning and implementation

•  Organisational diagnostics

•  Performance improvement

•  Change management

•  Corporate culture and ideology enhancement

•  Enrichment of corporate metaphysical resources

•  External relations management

We value the uniqueness of your business and are proud to offer result-driven tailor-made solutions which provide significant competitive advantages to your company. Your success is our desire.

Partners
Bulgaria & Austria
Speaking

Oleg Konovalov is one of the top experts in organisational diagnostics, building a strong culture,
and innovative management. 
He delivers thought-provoking keynotes and sessions that
are highly focused and engaging.

Oleg is known for his incredible ability to talk about complex issues in a simple manner and establish
a connection with listeners whilst delivering intensive, open,
and focused sessions addressing the following critical topics: 


•  Business Growth 

• Organisational Diagnostics 

• Corporate Culture 

• Human Resource Issues 

• Innovation 

• Leadership 

• Overcoming Obstacles and Challenges 

• Performance 

• Teamwork

Books

 “Corporate Superpower: Cultivating A Winning Culture For Your Business”

“Corporate Superpower: Cultivating A Winning Culture For Your Business”

(WildBlue Press, USA)

Many organisations today find themselves stagnating, struggling just to keep up in today’s rapidly changing environment. Companies and charities alike rise and fall with alarming rapidity. Employees and managers have little or no loyalty to their organisations and are always on the lookout for a bigger pay check or the next step in their own careers. All of this presents major problems for any group, whether a gas station, church, or international corporate powerhouse. And they can all be traced back to one thing – culture.

Culture is the soul of any organisation. A strong culture breeds loyalty, innovation, and success. A weak culture will breed cynicism, apathy, instability, and the eventual demise of the organisation. Yet, culture is an often overlooked aspect of business thinking and strategy. 

In this work, a reader will learn what culture is, why it is important and how to fix it when it goes wrong. Leaders, management, even employees on the front lines will benefit from the discussion. From the importance of a clear organisational vision and the symbols that reflect and promote it to the way employee attitudes affect the bottom line and how to harness them, Corporate Superpower will help you to identify and correct problems in your organisation and turn a renewed culture into long-lasting success.

This book is for anyone in business wishing to rise above the ordinary every day.

The culture management instruments discussed in Corporate Superpower have already garnered interest and praise from experts and business leaders in the field:


“The great Peter Drucker said, “Culture eats strategy for breakfast” and Oleg Konovalov shows why this is so true! Corporate Superpower can help your organization create the culture needed to move to the next level of success. Great coaching on culture from a great thinker!”

Marshall Goldsmith, Thinkers 50, #1 Leadership Thinker, #1 Executive Coach in the World


“Oleg Konovalov is a deep thinker. He explores the role and function of modern corporate culture, sharing plenty of practical, philosophical and thought-provoking ideas that can take your business to the next level.”

Shep Hyken, Customer Service Expert, NYT bestselling author of The Amazement Revolution


“Today many large and mega corporations spend a great deal of money and time trying to increase the originality of their employees, hoping thereby to get a competitive edge in the marketplace. The Book “Corporate Superpower” by Oleg Konovalov is a powerful tool and a critical ingredient to rethink modern corporate culture. No matter the industry or expertise, the visionary nature of “Corporate Superpower” will engage your team and strengthen your corporate environment.
“Corporate Superpower” exhibits an extraordinary transformative leadership model that empowers CEO, managers, and employees, and helps understand the full spectrum of prioritizing the mental and emotional well-being of employees to increase profit, improve lives, transform culture, and sustain corporate growth. A modern business and society need such creative thinking and extraordinary approaches that allow making a leap forward and reaching new heights in development.
I have read “Corporate Superpower” twice and I am already experiencing the transforming powers of what leadership is all about, and how these principles can be integrated into the non-profit, businesses, small or large corporations, and governments best practice.”


Hr. H.E. Sir. Dr. Raphael Louis, Founder, President/CEO FAAVM – AFPMV, Leader of The National Coalition Party of Canada


“In more than 20 years of working with companies around the world, I understand that culture is one of the most important, if not THE most important, determining factor in an organization’s success. That is why I think it is essential that you read Corporate Superpower. This is book is among the most comprehensive, insightful, and educational books I have ever read on how to build a world-class culture. I consider this a must read on this extremely critical topic.”

John Spence, Top 100 Business Thought Leader & Small Business Influencer in the USA


“A deeply compelling journey into the soul of successful organisations, from the Dark Kingdoms of dysfunctional company culture to the visionary heights of corporate superpowers. Rich with real life experiences, this book is an invaluable companion and guide for leaders, their organisations, and teams in times of increasing complexity and change.”
David Clive Price, PhD, Expert on Global Leadership and author of Bamboo Strong
"Corporate Superpower shares the secret that all world-class organizations have in common, they have amazing cultures. Your customers will never be any happier than your employees are. Oleg Konovalov tells you how to create an incredible corporate culture in this book.”


John R. DiJulius III, Author of The Customer Service Revolution


“Indeed a very powerful book. The discussion of the essence of corporate culture, spiritual dimensions, and shared values is very illustrative and practical.”

Sir. Dr. Linjie Chou Zanadu, Secretary at the World Cultural Diversity Organisation


“A graphically narrated book that connects the dots of the theory behind the practices that take place in the corporate world. A pragmatic and holistic review of all those elements that affect the employee experience. This book gives the impression to the reader that she is being mentored by a wise person that has the diverse experience and super power to navigate the reader through the contemporary workplace cultures. A valuable, practical guide for the uncharted geographies of the current and future work environment.”

Anna Mamalaki, Global HR, Employee Experience Expert


“Dr. Oleg Konovalov offers a new word in culture management and unlocking potentials for the XXI century businesses. In his outstanding book, Oleg sets new standards of understanding corporate culture as the main source of inner energy and critical metaphysical resources which define sustainable development and long-term success. The offered discussion exceeds patterned thinking, yet practical and appealing. One of the best books on corporate culture.”

H.E. Ms. Sania A. Ansari, Chair Person, Ansari Group Ltd.

 Organisational Anatomy

Organisational Anatomy

Cambridge Scholars Publishing, UK

This book offers a discussion of a new management concept, “Organisational Anatomy”, which views organisational processes and functions from a biological perspective. This approach naturally explains the ongoing internal and external organisational processes and optimum configuration of different organisations. Organisations are living creatures which breathe, move, and develop inside their specific environments. Biological examples offer a useful way of making sense of complex ideas, because they can be related to everyday existence. As such, this allows the reader to intuitively understand the organisations they work at and interact with on a daily basis.


By classifying different types of organisations and looking at their biological functions, Organisational Anatomy links existing theories and discusses five archetypes of organisations - producers, knowledge-dependent, location-dependent, donor-dependent and state-affiliated organisations. By looking into their specific features, the characteristics of organisations of different ages and levels of maturity, the access and utilisation of resources, and the development of productive external relations, this book gives insight into the role of each function in achieving superior business performance.

The Organisational Anatomy approach allows the development of a holistic picture that will allow businesses to achieve higher performance and recognise problems and difficulties by considering organisational pathologies and diseases.

Organisational Anatomy gained excellent endorsements from fDi Magazine (Financial Times), UK Trade & Investment, Small Business Trends, and other top experts. Thanks to the encouraging readers’ reviews Organisational Anatomy earned a place in the Hot 100 Best Business Books (2016).

Here are few reviews which I am particularly proud of:


“In an insightful yet pragmatic book, Oleg Konovalov gets under the skin of the company as an organism, and explains how to help it function best. A highly useful read for any manager.”

Courtney Fingar, Editor-in-chief, fDi Magazine (Financial Times)


“Oleg Konovalov’s book uses medical metaphors to make the vision of organizations accessible to an audience that is not limited to the ivory tower of academic research. This vision brings together numerous insights from many different areas of academic research and organizational/managerial experience. The book offers help to current, and would be managers who try to systematize their understanding of the life of organizations.”

Prof. Laszlo Polos, Durham University Business School, UK


“This book offers an eloquent and ultimate account of a wide range of examples of criteria to consider when identifying and dealing with common organisational illnesses and problems. Describing a peculiar array of similarities between organisations and living beings, this book is thought-provoking and very practical but also opens interesting areas for further research.”
Dr. Dayana Yermekbayeva, National Chamber of Entrepreneurs of the Republic of Kazakhstan


“Organisational Anatomy is a ground-breaking and sophisticated new lens for managers, leaders, and entrepreneurs, allowing increasing the performance of their organisations, and also, an interesting tool to diagnose problems and find innovative solutions.”

Paul Noon, UK Trade & Investment, UK


“Organisational Anatomy” is a unique paradigm shift on business growth and planning that helps leaders develop a mindset that can focus on identifying specific problems and broad trends that can affect the future of your business.”

Charles Franklin, Small Business Trends, USA

Hidden Russia: Informal Relations and Trust

Hidden Russia: Informal Relations and Trust

Breaking into the Russian market has always been a challenging task, particularly for Western organisations, and personal networks play a crucial role in achieving this. However, personal networks that exist in Russian business remain a mystery to Westerners. This has not received adequate attention from academics to-date, even though success depends upon adapting to the Russian culture and business life.

The aim of this book is to address the role of informal relations and trust in Russian society and business. Our findings provide a deeper understanding of the relationship between Russian business and personal relations, thus helping Western practitioners and investors to enter the Russian market and develop strong business-stakeholder relationships. Our intention is not to criticise or dress up the image of Russia but to provide coherent analysis and discussion on how things work there.

Hidden Russia explores the phenomenon of Russian personal networks from inside the mind of Russian business people, revealing peculiarities of the inner life, norms, trust, knowledge transfer, and entry and exit rules Russian business people regularly experience.

Blog & News

Dr. Oleg Konovalov is an organisational diagnostician, speaker, and distinguished business author. As a consultant and speaker, Oleg works with organisations who want to enhance inner organisational strength, improve performance, and secure sustainable development by placing people first.

Oleg’s articles have been read in a number of publications and his concepts have been discussed on an international level.

Corporate Superpower Turns Workplace Culture into a Competitive Advantage!

Corporate Superpower Turns Workplace Culture into a Competitive Advantage!

The Joseph Bonner Show

The Joseph Bonner Show

How To Turn Culture Into A Productive Force

How To Turn Culture Into A Productive Force

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Contacts

Birmingham, West Midlands, UK & Moscow, Russia

If you are interested in Oleg working with your company, for specific advice on critical management issues, or booking him for a keynote, please sent us email to oleg@valuekod.com  including few details about the nature of your query, company details and location and we will contact you right away.