Member Since: 13th Jul 2009
Ron Thomas is Managing Director, StrategyFocused Group DWC-LLC, based in Dubai.
He was formerly CEO of Great Place to Work-Gulf countries, also based in Dubai. A former CHRO who was based in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Ron is also a senior faculty member and representative of the Human Capital Institute [hci.org ] covering the MENA region. He holds certifications from the Human Capital Institute as a Master Human Capital Strategist (MHCS) and Strategic Workforce Planner (SWP).
Ron's prior roles included senior HR positions with Xerox HR services, IBM, and Martha Stewart Living. Board memberships include the Harvard Business Review Advisory Council,McKinsey Quarterly Executive Online Panel, and HCI's Expert Advisory Council on Talent Management Strategy.
He received the Outstanding Leadership Award for Global HR Excellence at the World Human Resources Development Congress in Mumbai, and was named as one of the 50 Most Talented Global HR Leaders in Asia.
Managing Director Strategy Focused Group DWC-LLC
22nd Sep 2020
“You coddle your people way too much.” “If they do not like this company, let them leave. We can hire someone else at a cheaper price.” “...Blog
8th Sep 2020
...than Good The most misunderstood phrase in corporate speak is, “People are our greatest asset.” Those five words do more damage than...Blog
31st Aug 2020
...for When the Worst Finally Comes “Well, I lost my job today. To all my Tech friends, let me know of any Mac tech support jobs.” That was...Blog
26th Aug 2020
“They have a common goal and they have to get there together.” The other day, I remembered a recent comment made by the coach of a USA...Blog
18th Aug 2020
“You should never be afraid to let your personality and style come through.” That has been a foundational statement for me during my career...Blog
28th Jul 2020
We have all heard the talk of mindsets, whether it is fixed or growth. However, as you have probably read, it always centered around the...Blog
8th Jul 2020
Gianpaolo Barozzi faced a problem. Employed by Cisco, a market-leading company that produces some of the world’s most innovative technology...Blog
23rd Jun 2020
“We believe in our mission and values. We are a connected company, and our engagement is strong. Our people believe in what we do. In fact...Blog
18th Jun 2020
“I love this job. The work I do is so interesting, and I am finally in a job that I am learning so much. But my problem is that this...Blog
12th May 2020
This past week I conducted a “Leadership through Disruption and Crisis” Webinar for MENA SPEAKERS based in Dubai. One of the insights that...Blog