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Why Steve Jobs' executive coach is heading to Abu Dhabi

John Mattone to be headline speaker at the 7th Annual GOV HR Summit next month

Why Steve Jobs' executive coach is heading to Abu Dhabi
John Mattone, the best-selling author, will speak at the 7th Annual GOV HR Summit to be held at the Rixos Sadiyat Island on October 15-17.

The executive coach to former Apple chief Steve Jobs will headline a summit for international and regional HR leaders and decision makers in Abu Dhabi next month.

John Mattone, the best-selling author, will speak at the 7th Annual GOV HR Summit to be held at the Rixos Saadiyat Island on October 15-17.

The summit will be held as a recent report suggests only 14 percent of companies have a strong leadership benchmark, the lowest forecast in the 21st century. 

The contribution made by Mattone as the executive coach to Jobs has been seen as an important part of the Apple legend's success.

At the summit, Mattone will share intelligent leadership lessons during his opening keynote speech and also lead a master class on the subject.

His session will give an overview of how forward-thinking leaders are improvising their approach of finding new talent in the respective sectors and will discuss top trends of transformational leadership.

The keynote speech will also emphasise on building critical skills, strengthening the leadership pipelines and improving employee experience as corporations with engaged employees are foreseen to perform with better results in the economic market.

Mattone will also enunciate on the principles that create future global leaders with insights on how to overcome self-imposed limiting thoughts and habits.

Mattone said: “The GCC is definitely moving towards a pathway where there is a strategic plan for growth while retaining employee individuality and understanding the strengths and weakness of each organisation. Having done a lot of work in the region, by and large, I don’t see any difference in the private and public sector executives nor any specific difference when I compare the GCC to the rest of the world.”

The GOV HR Summit aims to create a regional platform to discuss the growing trends of the HR market, share insights on the deeper challenges faced by the people management sector with solutions and initiatives through real-life case studies.

The line-up of speakers at the summit also includes Melanie Weaver Barnett, CEO, Stephen M Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, US, Shaikha Dr Alia Humaid Al Qassimi, social development expert, Community Development Authority, UAE, Faisal Ahmed Bakhashwain, Deputy Minister of Digital Transformation, Ministry of Civil Service, Saudi Arabia.