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Monday, 09 October 2017 12:48

Making sense of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

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Women driving, a street party in Riyadh’s main drag Tahlia Street, new forms of taxation and a relentless push towards modernisation and diversification of the economy are leaving external observers of Saudi Arabia as breathless as those trying to make sense of President Trump’s daily flurry of tweets.   The…
Monday, 09 January 2017 15:24

How do leaders ‘make things happen’?

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I have spent the last few months interviewing Saudi leaders to gather views on What makes an Outstanding Saudi Chief Executive? (The report is coming out this Monday).   There were two things that stood out for me in this report. The over-riding theme was that outstanding CEOs need to…
I came across a thought-provoking blog on the future of Saudi leadership by Professor William Scott-Jackson, chairman of Oxford Consulting Group last week. In it he argues that Saudi will need 1.9m leaders to achieve Saudi Vision 2030. With a population of around 15m employable Saudis, this will be a…
I have been honoured to interview a number of Saudi CEOs recently to hear their views on the skills needed to achieve Vision 2030. This is for a report we are producing, What makes an Outstanding Saudi chief executive? (You can read my views on the skills that Saudi chief…

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