McDermott’s advice to leaders in any country: First understand and respect the dynamics of the corporate culture and what the company is trying to achieve. Then figure out how to get there.
"SAP’s CEO on Being the American Head of a German Multinational" is from the November 2016 issue of Harvard Business Review.
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- Lydia M
I was searching for Bill McDermott's book when I saw that he had written an article for the Harvard Business Review. I recently heard Bill McDermott speak, and he was so inspirational, that I just had to take the time to listen to this article. It was incredibly well-written, and even though he is referring to leading multinational businesses, I think the truths in his article can definitely be applied to much smaller organizations. There was plenty of food for thought in this article!