Each week, we’ll delve into the reading lists of finance professionals around the world. This week, we hear from Ammar Alhassan, FCMA, CGMA, the deputy CEO and CFO of BMMI, a retail, distribution, logistics, hospitality, and contract supply group based in Bahrain, with operations in ten countries in the Middle East and Africa. Here are topics, both current and timeless, that are resonating with him:
- “High-Performing Teams: A Timeless Leadership Topic”: McKinsey Quarterly details executives’ thoughts on three key themes that are vital in building a team. The first: alignment, or a shared belief of what the company is striving towards and the team’s role in achieving that goal.
- “3 Predictions for the Future of Retail – From the CEO of Walmart”: This article, from the World Economic Forum, highlights how customer habits have changed, how they might change in the future, and how companies must adjust.
- “Herzberg’s Motivators and Hygiene Factors”: Referencing the famous 1968 Harvard Business Review article by Frederick Herzberg, MindTools summarises Herzberg’s motivation-hygiene theory. The content is considered a foundation of motivation theory and has guided leaders in successfully influencing and motivating others.