Spencer Stuart: Assessment in the Middle East

A report from Spencer Stuart finds the key challenge facing Middle Eastern companies is how to empower the next generation of leaders. The report identifies factors preventing the generational change from occurring and recommends how companies can use assessment to develop leaders who can make their businesses compete on the global stage.

For companies in the Middle East to become best-in-class they need to identify where skill gaps lie and invest in overcoming those gaps. The report found some executives in Middle Eastern companies lack characteristics that are found in most successful international executives. Among them are:

  • International exposure
  • Commercial bottom-line accountability
  • Ability to change a company’s positioning to gain advantage over competitors
  • Positive attitude towards risk
  • Individual assertiveness
  • Leadership impact

The full report is published on Spencer Stuart’s website. Read the full report.


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