Leadership

Monday, 27 November 2017 15:54

What talent is needed for the next ten years?

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We have had a busy year helping our clients identify the talent that will be needed to ensure countries and businesses achieve their ambitions in the next decade. What will be different? What will be the challenges? And what are the opportunities for individuals? In this newsletter we share the…
Sunday, 19 November 2017 10:02

Re-shaping CFOs for the age of automation

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Could chief financial officers (CFOs) become redundant? That was the question I posed at the CFO Strategies Forum in Dubai last week. And the answer? Well, no-one believes CFOs will be redundant – not yet. But everyone recognises the impact of artificial intelligence on the accounting function and the need…
Tuesday, 14 November 2017 09:02

Could CFOs become redundant?

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I am delighted to be speaking at the CFO Strategies Forum in Dubai, on 15/16 November along with 150 invited CEOs, CFOs (chief financial officers) and C-suite executives. With me to create a lively debate will be an august panel of Dr Bernd van Linder, CEO, Commercial Bank of Dubai;…
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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