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The Good, Bad and Ugly

The Good, Bad and Ugly

The end of the year is always a moment to reflect back on how the past year has been. Here is my 2012 list of Good, Bad and Ugly: The Good: I had a stellar year with my business growing more than 100%, my hours in the air up by 25% and I quadrupled the number of countries I visited … Continued

What Would You Do Today, If The World Ends Tomorrow?

What Would You Do Today, If The World Ends Tomorrow?

With bemusement I am following the news reports about the doomsayers claiming that according to an ancient Mayan calendar the world is coming to an end tomorrow, December 21st 2012. The theory started with claims that Nibiru; a supposed planet discovered by the Sumerians … Continued

Breach of Trust

Breach of Trust

I am soon celebrating my 6th anniversary of running a business in Pakistan. Before I started on this journey, one of the main professional worries I had was whether clients would actually pay for services. Till now, my worry had proven to be completely misguided. In all these years I have not … Continued

Who Did You Learn Most From?

Who Did You Learn Most From?

I have a question for all of you: can you name the person from whom, throughout your professional life, you have learned the most from…? Don’t read further until you have answered this question and got the name of that person in mind. I have got a couple: John Stevens: who taught me how … Continued

Engage Consulting Article 8

Engage Consulting Article 8

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Dhaka: Stepping Into The Future

Dhaka: Stepping Into The Future

I had a great time this week with the HR team of Grameenphone, Bangladesh’s largest telecom operator and most preferred employer for the last three years, in helping them on their journey to implement their new HR operating framework. Dhaka is really an amazing city. Depending … Continued

Does Your Team Have A Clear Line of Sight?

Does Your Team Have A Clear Line of Sight?

It’s that time of year again. When sales teams are making that dash to the finish line to make sure they get that last sale in, HR is driving you mad with the timelines for the performance evaluations and of course, the finance team is bugging you to get the budget numbers in for next … Continued

CEO Elections

CEO Elections

Yesterday, the United States presidential elections came to a close with the re-election of President Obama. Whatever you might think of the outcome or the process, the simple fact that people have the opportunity to vote for their leader is a powerful right. This made me think; what … Continued

Lets Experiment More

Lets Experiment More

I was in Kenya last week and wow it was great to be back after so many years. A client had asked me to help him develop stronger bonds between his top team members. Certainly an exciting prospect, and it turned out the group was the most diverse team I have ever worked with, which consisted … Continued

Life is Not Fair

Life is Not Fair

Just spent two weeks in the Middle East helping a Giga company to enhance the partnership between senior line managers and their HR departments. What I observed through my interactions with these senior managers was their fascination with fairness. Nothing got them in … Continued

2012 Talent Barometer

2012 Talent Barometer

Welcome to the second issue of the Talent Barometer. A barometer gauges the pressure of the atmosphere, indicating an area of high or low pressure, allowing us to forecast changes in the weather. The Talent Barometer aims to measure the pressure of the current talent market … Continued

Do What You Love Or Love What You Do

Do What You Love Or Love What You Do

A recent article by Cal Newport in the New York Times stirred up the debate on how people should choose their career path. The mantra of ‘life coaches’, self-help literature and career counselors alike is to ‘find’ your passion and “Do What You Love And Never Work Another Day In … Continued