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 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

One of the Most Important Traits Your Organisation Needs

A Team Capital interview with Mark Nichols, CEO of the renewable energy company, CH4e. Mark was formerly Group Director of Business Development for The BOC Group and Chair of their Technology Council having previously led their East Asian businesses.

mn3TC: With business evolving and globalising at an ever increasing rate, business leaders now need to understand and create opportunity across different cultures, markets, technology platforms and business models. How can enterprises and the individuals within them become best equipped to meet this challenge? Continue reading

How To Succeed in the Middle East

Team Capital Guest Blog by Javier Girones (CFO – El Seif Engineering Contracting Co., Saudi Arabia – a leading construction company in the Middle East) and James Brazier (Regional Head CRC MEA for BNP Paribas, Bahrain). 

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Senior executives working in the Middle East (ME) need an effective knowledge of regional business etiquette for productive negotiations and results orientated progress. Clearly no multinational organisation would be naïve enough to adopt the business colonialism approach of simply exporting their business model and practices without due attention to demographics. Managers and organisations that can adapt will flourish rather than face a costly flounder. Continue reading