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Presentation shared by Dr. Sami Baroum during P&G Alumni event on 15 March 2010 in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Presentation shared by Dr. Sami Baroum during P&G Alumni event on 15 March 2010 in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

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  • 1. Life Insights from an
    Aging Corporate Leader
    Dr. Sami M. Baroum
    March 15th, 2010
  • 2. Insights
    • Livewith a vision
    • 3. Manage with principles
    • 4. Leave a legacy
    • 5. Go with the flow
    • 6. Nurture talents around you
    • 7. Spread the message
    • 8. Entrepreneurs start early
    • 9. Mistakes are treasures
    • 10. Professional life more than a job
    • 11. It’s rarely “black & white”
    • 12. Maintain sincere intentions
  • Live with a Vision
    It makes the journey a joy
    It brings out the best in you
    It improves your personal productivity & reduces life distractors
    Make it a wholesome one
    $$$ is just a means
  • 13. Savola’s Vision
    To be the most successful publicly listed strategic investment group in the MENA (Middle East North Africa) region.  By most successful, we mean:  “being most profitable in terms of sustainable returns on investment to our shareholders, the most ethical and committed in our behavior and actions, and the most sophisticated in the way we satisfy our customers”. 
  • 14. 5
    Providing Compelling Direction
    BEFORE
    AFTER
    Strategy Road Show - Electronic Voting
    Q. I have sufficient Clarity on the Group’s Growth Strategy?
    STRONGLY AGREE
    AGREE
    DISAGREE
    STRONGLY DISAGREE
  • 15. Manage with Principles
    Stop being schizophrenic
    Leadership is about integrity
    Don’t compromise your dignity
    Stand for what you believe in
  • 16. 7
    Only 1 in 10 companies experience sustained, profitable growth
    Source : Bain & Company high performance organization database
  • 17. 8
    High performance organizations build a system, with leadership and values as core elements
    1. Provide
    compelling
    direction
    and
    leader-
    ship
    2. Define
    clear
    decision
    accounta-
    bilities
    5. Instill a winning culture
    3.
    Develop
    and deploy
    talented
    people
    4. Excel at
    front-line
    execution
    Source : Bain & Company high performance organization database
  • 18. 9
    Leadership& Culture ARE the highest distinguishing characteristic of high performing organizations
    Source : Bain & Company high performance organization database (n>500)
  • 19. 10
    Why Culture?
    Culture creates a distinctive corporate identity
    Culture determines and guides sustainable ethical behavior
    Culture drives success in the business through fostering a climate for growth
    Culture fosters and encourages good business practices like Corporate Governance and Corporate Social Responsibility
    Culture promotes and facilitates the practice of sharing mistakes and key learnings across the organization
  • 20. 11
    “Leadership behaviours” is the single most important factor that influences culture
    Which factors have a strong influence on your organization's culture?
    Source: Bain EIU Organizational Survey (n=201)
  • 21. 12
    Walking the Talk
    Savola Management Conference - Electronic Voting
    Q. Savola’s decision to take the write-offs in 2008 was the right decision, in line with its ethics and values
    Agree includes those who strongly agree and those who agreeDisagree includes those who strongly disagree and those who disagree
  • 22. 13
    Savola is performing well relative to int’l benchmarks and is improving
    1
    “Outperforming”
    “Satisfactory”
    “Underperforming”
    2
    4
    3
    • Clear vision & priorities
    • 23. Blurred vision
    Vision and priorities
    Leadership
    • Uncoordinated leadership team
    • 24. Cohesive leadership team
    Leadership team
    • Clear decision roles
    • 25. Confused decision roles
    Decision roles & accountabilities
    Accounta-
    bility
    • Misaligned structure
    • 26. Structure aligned with value
    Structure
    People
    • Deep and well deployed talent
    • 27. Deficient talent
    Right people, right jobs
    • Measures focused on what matters
    • 28. Inadequatemeasures
    Measures and incentives
    • Superior capabilities & execution
    • 29. Poor capabilities and execution
    Front-line
    ‘Mission critical’ front-line activities
    • Effective and efficient G&A
    Back office G&A
    • Bloated G&A
    • 30. High performance culture
    • 31. Low performance culture
    Performance culture
    Culture
    • Make change happen
    • 32. Change paralysis
    Capacity to change
    Savola Group 2007 (n=189)
    Savola Group 2008 (n=335)
    High performers (n=151)
    Average companies (n=610)
  • 33. Leave a Legacy
    It’s a film, you fool!
    It’s the treasure you’ll leave to your kids
    It’s the stories you’ll tell to your grandkids
  • 34. Go with the Flow
    You’re a feather carried by the winds of destiny
    See the signs
    Take the easier route
    It doesn’t conflict with itqan
  • 35. Nurture Talents around You
    They make it fun
    They will deepen your learning
    They will make you proud
  • 36. Spread the Message
    You will start believing it
    You will attract a similar flock
    Be a catalyst for change
    Ethics is gradually built through continuous
    bombardment
    Talk to more than just the brain
  • 37. Entrepreneurs Start Early
    Avoid the deepening salary trap
    Do it between 27-37
    Build your stash early; markets make take-off any time
  • 38. It’s Rarely Black & White
    We are all humans and swayed by our personal agendas
    Almost any decision can be turned into a success or a failure
    Life has too many variables to determine causal relationships
  • 39. Professional Life is More Than a Job
    What are you doing to your community
    It is your job after you retire
    It is spiritually uplifting
  • 40. Mistakes are Treasures
    Recognizing, admitting, accepting, and analyzing
    It takes courage
    You will make the learning explicit
    Organizations can avoid repeating them if internalized
  • 41. Maintain Sincere Intentions
    We maintain good and sincere intentions
    We believe that Allah will be with those with sincere intentions