Team Capital Expands in Africa and Middle East

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Dr. M. El Badawi Omer Joins Global Boutique Search and specialty consulting Firm Team Capital as  Senior Associate, Sudan and Saudi Arabia. Dr. Omer will split his time between the firm’s Sudan and Al Khobar offices .

London – October 9, 2017 – Team Capital (www.teamcapitalgroup.com) a leading global boutique search and specialty consulting firm today announced the appointment of Dr. M. El Badawi Omer as a Senior Associate of the firm’s Advisory Practice. His appointment is effective October 2, 2017 and further builds the firm’s global presence and advisory capabilities in cross border and complex geographies. Continue reading

Team Capital Announces Middle East Expansion

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– Leading Executive Search, Board Advisory and Assessment Firm Team Capital Makes Strategic Move In Face of Global Demand for Talent and Increased Multinational Presence throughout Middle East –

Bahrain World Trade CenterLondon – January 24, 2017 – In response to an increased need for best in class senior executive talent in GCC countries, global executive search & advisory firm Team Capital (www.teamcapitalgroup.com) today announced the launch of the firm’s first office in the Middle East, in Bahrain.

While Team Capital has long been active in the Middle East, this new office launch further builds the firm’s global presence with offices already in London and USA. Continue reading

The Traits of Leaders Who Do Things Fast and Well

110-jack_zengerJack Zenger is the CEO of Zenger/Folkman, a leadership development consultancy. He is a coauthor of the October 2011 HBR article “Making Yourself Indispensable” and the book Speed: How Leaders Accelerate Successful Execution (McGraw Hill, 2016). Connect with Jack at twitter.com/jhzenger.

An exceptional leader we know would occasionally get a question from his direct reports in a variety of forms but with the common message, “Do you want this done fast or right?” His answer was always the same: “Yes!” He chose not to compromise on either dimension. For this leader and for most highly effective leaders we know, making mistakes is not an option. But neither is slowing down.  Continue reading

The problem with being a long-term expat

tcPeople on long-term foreign assignments often find it hard to adjust once they return home. Many leave their company within a few years, and some leave the country entirely. By Kate Mayberry

After 15 years, and a life on the road that took her to Japan, Singapore and Australia, Helen Maffini felt it was time to return home to Canada. But, it took just a fraction of that time for her to realise she had made a mistake.

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Stop Paying Executives for Performance

     
Dan Cable (top left) is professor of organizational behavior at London Business School.
Freek Vermeulen (top right) is an Associate Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship at the London Business School. He is the author of the book Business Exposed: The Naked Truth about What Really Goes on in the World of Business.

For chief executives and other senior leaders, it is not unusual for 60-80% of their pay to be tied to performance – whether performance is measured by quarterly earnings, stock prices, or something else. And yet from a review of the research on incentives and motivation, it is wholly unclear why such a large proportion of these executives’ compensation packages would need to be variable. First, the nature of their work is unsuited to performance-based pay. Continue reading

Why Biometrics Are Ready For Prime Time

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A Team Capital interview with Christopher Richard, CEO and Yves Chemla, CTO of United Biometrics on cybersecurity. United Biometrics recently obtained a European patent to secure its multi-biometric authentication platform for mobile and fixed devices.

“Apple and Samsung have already integrated the fingerprint identification on their mobiles,” says Christopher Richard. The CEO of United Biometrics sees this as the start of a new generation of cybersecurity. Continue reading