What does it take to manage a global company successfully?

What does it take to run a global company?

Just KISS!

The acronym Keep It Simple, Stupid wins every time, makes such perfect sense, is so easy to understand yet all too often gets missed. Running a global entity requires simplicity of vision and mission and a compelling purpose.  Add a serious dose of clarity, honesty, integrity, consistency and relentless commitment to delivery and you have just some of the ingredients required.

Oh, and no little talent, a razor sharp intellect, the ability to inspire people to produce great results, huge energy and stamina, a body clock to astound the most learned Doctor and an incredible work ethic.

Up for it?

Richard Cousins is CEO of Compass, the worlds largest contract food service, serving over 4 billion meals annually in over 50 countries. He gives us his insight in to just what is required to run a global company in this interview from http://www.dailytelegraph.co.uk

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