Enron Mail

Subject:Interview for World Economic Forum
Cc:rosalee.fleming@enron.com, mark.palmer@enron.com, meredith.philipp@enron.com
Bcc:rosalee.fleming@enron.com, mark.palmer@enron.com, meredith.philipp@enron.com
Date:Wed, 8 Nov 2000 04:46:00 -0800 (PST)

Ken -- You are scheduled to do a 30-minute telephone interview on Thursday at
9:30 a.m. with Heidrick & Struggles, which is publishing a journal for the
World Economic Forum meeting in Davos in January 2001. This publication will
cover corporate leadership and human capital issues in the new economy. They
want to talk to you for a chapter on "Leading a Transformation into the New
Economy." The interviewer will be Stephen Miles, and he has submitted the
following questions in advance of your conversation. I will come to your
office at 9:30 a.m. to place the call.

Thank you.

1. Enron over the past decade has become the most vigorous change agent
in its industry. From a leadership perspective, how have you created a
culture of change in an industry not known for change?

2. Nortel Networks has clearly made an outstanding transformation into
the New Economy, similar to Enron's evolution. In Nortel's case, John Roth
bought Bay Networks and infused the Nortel culture with Bays - almost a
reverse cultural transformation. How did you create a New Economy culture
where innovation, risk-taking and new ideas are embraced and rewarded?

3. Are there some best practices you can share with other CEOs and
Managing Directors regarding leading a change?

4. At best, change is difficult. But being able to change before you
have to has only been accomplished successfully by a few companies. How
did you lead a change effort when you were arguably still a very
successful utility?

5. Peter Drucker has said than in stable time you need good management
but in disruptive times you need leadership. How have you been able to
attract and retain what Fortune magazine has called the best management

6. The New Economy is really all about creating a culture of
innovation, where employees see opportunity and not barriers. Enron has
been masterful at this from gas, to electricity, pulp & paper, and now
bandwidth. As the "keeper of the culture" how did you establish and
maintain such a culture?

7. As Enron moves away from Plant, Property and Equipment towards
Intangible Assets, what has changed for you as a leader in the age of

8. Can you list the four or five "must have" competencies for the 21st
Century CEO? What experiences are necessary?

9. Lets talk about going global. You have made very impressive in-roads
in India where no other utility has been able to. How did you lead this
effort? Are there any best practices you can share with your fellow CEO's
who are thinking about India?

10. Lets now move to Europe. Enron is the largest gas and power trader
in Europe. Can you discuss your move into Europe? Again are there some
best practices for CEOs in the USA moving into Europe?