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Shell’s Leadership Develops the Best People to Secure Global Future Energy
Stephan Scholz, Shell’s Vice President – Human Resources for Middle East and North Africa outlined Shell’s approach to leadership development models and transition over the past decade. Mr. Scholz was speaking at the Kuwait Oil Company’s third Sharing Best Practices Conference which took place from 13th to 14th of May 2012.
As the world becomes more uncertain with significant emerging economies, future leaders will need to equip themselves with a number of leadership competences and skills to enable them to deliver their vision. Mr. Scholz reflected on the current global environment and shared Shell leadership development model in his key note speech, and said: “Shell operates in a complex, fast-paced and networked world. Managing the global operational footprint, increasing number of Joint Ventures, and rising energy demand presents new types of challenges for leaders.
The new Shell Leadership model provides a focus on the leadership qualities needed for the future. The qualities are defined by four key attributes starting with “Authenticity” to inspire professionalism and resilience, “Growth” to ensure leaders capture opportunities to generate value to the organization, “Collaboration” to build strong partnerships and “Performance” to deliver extraordinary business outcomes by investing in people so that teams are fit for the future.”
Mr. Ahmad Atallah, Chairman and Managing Director for Shell Companies in Kuwait, commented on the sidelines of the conference by saying: “Working with Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) and its subsidiaries, we both get the opportunity to share ways of working and best practices through our ongoing interactions.
The Shell Leadership Model and Attributes ensure that Shell experts working with Kuwait will contribute effectively to building a sustainable energy future through their drive to perform and deliver, while inspiring the young Kuwaiti engineers to adopt global professional standards that focus on the leadership attributes.” “I believe that there is a leader in each one of us and through personal involvement, senior leaders will develop future leaders and nurture the attributes that are critical to a successful energy future”.
The Sharing Best Practices Conference, which was being hosted by KOC for the third successive year, provides an ideal platform for oil and gas industry operators to meet and discuss issues and to help understand the challenges and progress made in operating in unique environments that routinely face the oil and gas sector in the Middle East.