Spotlight on leadership in changing times

Metin Mitchell, Managing Partner, and guest contributors

Insights


Saudi Women Can
Tuesday, 14 March 2017 13:34

Saudi Women Can

Written by Metin Mitchell

Last weekend a unique conference in Riyadh highlighted the changing role of women in Saudi Arabia and aimed to inspire younger women to push for new opportunities in the Kingdom.

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Can Saudi talent deliver Vision 2030 and what is the impact on Gulf expats? Dubai Eye interview
Tuesday, 07 March 2017 13:44

Can Saudi talent deliver Vision 2030 and what is the impact on Gulf expats? Dubai Eye interview

Written by Metin Mitchell

 I had the pleasure of appearing on the Business Breakfast Show on Dubai Eye discussing the key findings in our report, What Makes An Outstanding Saudi Chief Executive. Presenter Brandy Scott invited me to discuss  what skills will be needed to achieve Saudi Vision 2030 and what impact that would have on skills around the Gulf.

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For insights on the job market in Saudi Arabia, listen to Brandy Scott interview Metin Mitchell
Thursday, 23 February 2017 13:48

For insights on the job market in Saudi Arabia, listen to Brandy Scott interview Metin Mitchell

Written by Metin Mitchell

For insights on the job market in Saudi Arabia, listen to Brandy Scott interview Metin Mitchell with questions including

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Open letter to my Saudi Friends
Tuesday, 07 February 2017 13:53

Open letter to my Saudi Friends

Written by Metin Mitchell

For the best part of a quarter of a century I have been travelling to Saudi Arabia on a frequent and regular basis. I have seen the country change and evolve and, like any major economy, go through its ups and downs.

During this time I have been privileged to have made some very good and dear friends. I have also come to respect and cherish many of the businesses and business people that I deal with.

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What are the challenges for future Saudi Chief Executives?
Tuesday, 31 January 2017 13:56

What are the challenges for future Saudi Chief Executives?

Written by Ihsan Bafakih

Guest blog by Mr Ihsan Bafakih, CEO, MASIC

What skills will the new generation of Saudi chief executives need?  This was the question posed to me by Mr Metin Mitchell when he asked for my views on What makes an Outstanding Saudi Chief Executive? (you can download the full report here).

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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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Research reveals what Saudi leaders of the future need for Vision 2030
Friday, 13 January 2017 14:06

Research reveals what Saudi leaders of the future need for Vision 2030

Written by Metin Mitchell

What skills will Saudi chief executives need over the next 15 years?  And what skills will ensure the Kingdom achieves its Vision 2030?  A leading international executive research firm has interviewed chairmen and chief executives of prestigious Saudi businesses to share their views of leadership skills for the future.

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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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