Spotlight on leadership in changing times

Metin Mitchell - Managing Partner

leadership


What talent is needed for the next ten years?
Monday, 27 November 2017 11:59

What talent is needed for the next ten years?

Written by Metin Mitchell

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?

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Inspiring Saudi women into leadership roles
Thursday, 23 November 2017 12:11

Inspiring Saudi women into leadership roles

Written by Metin Mitchell

We have recently launched our report, Roads to the Top for Saudi Women, based on interviews with extraordinary Saudi females.

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Re-shaping CFOs for the age of automation
Sunday, 19 November 2017 12:18

Re-shaping CFOs for the age of automation

Written by Metin Mitchell

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 for the CFO to develop and change considerably. But how?

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Outstanding Saudi chief executives have to balance market risks and opportunity
Tuesday, 24 January 2017 14:02

Outstanding Saudi chief executives have to balance market risks and opportunity

Written by Anees Moumina

Guest blog by Mr Anees Moumina, CEO, SEDCO Holding Group

I was interested to be interviewed recently to share my thoughts on What makes an Outstanding Saudi Chief Executive.  This is an important subject because if you look at the different areas and objectives that Saudi Vision 2030 is trying to promote, we will need excellent leadership to achieve these ambitions.

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What will Saudi leaders look like in 15 years?
Friday, 13 January 2017 14:05

What will Saudi leaders look like in 15 years?

Written by Metin Mitchell

I’ve worked in executive search for 20 years, recruiting leaders for Middle East organisations of all types. One of the most interesting countries has been Saudi Arabia, where the types of leaders needed have changed as the Kingdom has grown and diversified.

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How do leaders ‘make things happen’?
Monday, 09 January 2017 14:21

How do leaders ‘make things happen’?

Written by Metin Mitchell

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).

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Are Saudi leaders born or made?
Tuesday, 13 December 2016 14:27

Are Saudi leaders born or made?

Written by Metin Mitchell

I mentioned in an earlier blog that I have had the privilege of interviewing a number of Saudi chief executives to ask for their views on ‘What makes an outstanding Saudi chief executive?

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How do we create leaders of the future for Saudi Vision 2030?
Friday, 02 December 2016 14:30

How do we create leaders of the future for Saudi Vision 2030?

Written by Metin Mitchell

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.

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Will a corporate governance framework create a clear path for Saudi Arabia?
Wednesday, 02 November 2016 14:34

Will a corporate governance framework create a clear path for Saudi Arabia?

Written by Metin Mitchell

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 executives will need in this blog)

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What skills will outstanding Saudi chief executives need for Vision 2030?
Thursday, 06 October 2016 14:40

What skills will outstanding Saudi chief executives need for Vision 2030?

Written by Metin Mitchell

Last month I wrote a blog on Will Saudi’s chairmen of 2030 need to look different from today? I have had a number of comments and discussions on this, both when I have been in the Kingdom and also online – and one comment in particular got me thinking.

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