Leadership

August 2021

Fatima Akilu: Staying true to her values (B)

By Randall Peterson

In 2016, four years into her role as Director for Behavioural Analysis and Strategy at Nigeria’s Office of the National Security Adviser (NSA), Fatima Akilu was summarily dismissed from her position, amid accusations of corruption…

August 2021

Fatima Akilu: The rise of a quiet leader (A)

By Randall Peterson

In 2016, four years into her role as Director for Behavioural Analysis and Strategy at Nigeria’s Office of the National Security Adviser (NSA), Fatima Akilu was summarily dismissed from her position, amid accusations of corruption…

August 2021

Quiet Charisma: Fatima Akilu at the Neem Foundation

By Randall Peterson

In 2016, four years into her role as Director for Behavioural Analysis and Strategy at Nigeria’s Office of the National Security Adviser (NSA), Fatima Akilu was summarily dismissed from her position, amid accusations of corruption…

June 2021

Satya Nadella at Microsoft: Instilling a Growth Mindset (Chinese)

By Herminia Ibarra, Aneeta Rattan

In 2016, four years into her role as Director for Behavioural Analysis and Strategy at Nigeria’s Office of the National Security Adviser (NSA), Fatima Akilu was summarily dismissed from her position, amid accusations of corruption…

January 2021

Costa Coffee: Project Marlow – Compact Case

By Julian Birkinshaw, Ken Mark

In 2016, four years into her role as Director for Behavioural Analysis and Strategy at Nigeria’s Office of the National Security Adviser (NSA), Fatima Akilu was summarily dismissed from her position, amid accusations of corruption…

October 2020

Reinventing performance management at Allen & Overy

By Herminia Ibarra, Carrie J. Fletcher

In 2016, four years into her role as Director for Behavioural Analysis and Strategy at Nigeria’s Office of the National Security Adviser (NSA), Fatima Akilu was summarily dismissed from her position, amid accusations of corruption…

September 2018

David Pyott: The Battle for Allergan (B)

By Randall Peterson, Lisa Duke

In 2016, four years into her role as Director for Behavioural Analysis and Strategy at Nigeria’s Office of the National Security Adviser (NSA), Fatima Akilu was summarily dismissed from her position, amid accusations of corruption…

October 2021

Jean-Philippe Courtois at Microsoft Global Sales, Marketing and Operations: Empowering Digital Success

By Herminia Ibarra, Adam Jones

In 2016, four years into her role as Director for Behavioural Analysis and Strategy at Nigeria’s Office of the National Security Adviser (NSA), Fatima Akilu was summarily dismissed from her position, amid accusations of corruption…

August 2020

Jean-Philippe Courtois at Microsoft Global Sales, Marketing and Operations: Empowering Digital Success (Spanish)

By Herminia Ibarra

In 2016, four years into her role as Director for Behavioural Analysis and Strategy at Nigeria’s Office of the National Security Adviser (NSA), Fatima Akilu was summarily dismissed from her position, amid accusations of corruption…

June 2016

Satya Nadella at Microsoft: Instilling a Growth Mindset (Spanish)

By Herminia Ibarra, Aneeta Rattan

In 2016, four years into her role as Director for Behavioural Analysis and Strategy at Nigeria’s Office of the National Security Adviser (NSA), Fatima Akilu was summarily dismissed from her position, amid accusations of corruption…