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Experts and business leaders discuss ‘Enterprise Leaders’

DUBAI, UAE , May 11, 2016

Experts and business leaders in Dubai today discussed the emergence of ‘Enterprise Leaders’ and their role in the UAE, as part of an initiative of Dubai Knowledge Park’s (DKP) Industry and University Partnership Forums (I-UP) programme.

According to CEB Global, a best practice insight and technology firm, Enterprise Leaders are typically people who share resources and best practices to improve results across an organisation. A study by the firm showed that engaging such talent can boost revenue, increase customer satisfaction, drive innovation and improve engagement.

CEB Global, which partnered with DKP to hold the event, also found that only 27 per cent of business unit managers believe they have the right leaders in place to handle the future needs of an organisation.

As it stands, 88 per cent of leaders fail the requirements for Enterprise Leadership, according to CEB Global. To help address this gap, CEB has developed a New Enterprise Leadership Solution where organisations can assess and benchmark leaders against CEB’s own competency model. The programme also increases leader ability to model and enable Enterprise Leadership. 

During the half-day event which happened today, a panel discussion debated which leaders have the greatest impact and how their leadership skills can drive organisational efficiencies and employee engagement.

Panelists included Matthew Mee, managing director GCC and Middle East at CIPD; Brad Boyson, executive director at SHRM MEA; Mohamed Farid, managing director for Mena region, at CEB; and Neil Jones, senior affiliate professor of strategy at Insead.

The remodelled I-UP Forums are a series of initiatives that aim to bring together professionals from universities, industry, and government departments to discuss potential collaborations, partnerships, research, and business development opportunities.

The I-UP forum was originally launched in 2014, but due to popular demand, the yearly event has been turned into a series of conferences to be held over the course of 2016 to cover various topics in higher education and HR sectors. –TradeArabia News Service




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