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Promote or Hire?

Promote or Hire?

I understand your dilemma. You have this vacancy and the internal candidate just doesn’t have it, he (or she of course) doesn’t have the education, hasn’t done the job before and you are just not that confident that he/she can do the job. On the other hand you have this person that fits the role … Continued

The Power of Calibration

The Power of Calibration

How many of you recently concluded an annual performance review for your team members? How did it go? Don’t ask yourself, ask the employees. A performance appraisal is supposed to help them get an accurate picture of their performance. The right feedback can help employees give … Continued

Do You Want To Go Fast or Far?

Do You Want To Go Fast or Far?

Once in a while it happens, you meet a CEO that blows you away. Azhar Ali Syed, the departing Managing Director of Tetra Pak Pakistan is such a leader. He is not your stereotypical CEO. No, just someone that delivers outrageous results, develops and stands by his people … Continued

Desi Gora

Desi Gora

I will soon be celebrating the start of my 10 years here in Pakistan. I have enjoyed all the highs and lows possible and Pakistan would not be Pakistan if these highs were not unscalable, 25,000 feet mountains, and lows of ocean grade depths. Over the last several years, many people have … Continued

Teach Yourself by Teaching Others

Teach Yourself by Teaching Others

I have this happen to me all the time; I go to a conference with the intention to learn all the best practices of other companies only to realize the next day that I can’t remember what was being said. If you know the feeling I’m talking about, then know you are not the only … Continued

I Am A Feminist

I Am A Feminist

I have a confession to make: I am a feminist. I realized this because I strongly believe in creating equal opportunities for women in all aspects of life, especially in areas of education and employment which, according to the Oxford Dictionary, is the definition of feminism. I don’t know when I … Continued

Busting The Training Myth Part II

Busting The Training Myth Part II

Ask yourself as a professional, what do you want to be remembered by? As the manager that always achieved his numbers or as the manager who was singled out by others as the person they learned most from during their career. Of course it is never a choice and you find that a person who … Continued

Busting The Training Myth

Busting The Training Myth

Whenever I ask a group of people to identify the learning experiences that accelerated their career, people never identify a training course or any university class as their ‘career accelerator’. It is always an exposure to different companies, functions, cultures or a challenging assignment … Continued

Joint Leadership

Joint Leadership

I had a tremendous experience in Panama as part of the Mother Nature CEO Program. One of the great factors of this experience was getting so see joint leadership in action. Earthtrain, the NGO that brought all of us together and organized the Mother Nature CEO Program, is … Continued

Mother Nature CEO. Panama 2012

Mother Nature CEO. Panama 2012

People have always asked me if it is really worth it to fly halfway cross the world, spend a week in the jungle and spend money to join a hiking expedition in the jungle? I never know what to say, because each adventure appeals to different sides of me and I can never think of … Continued

My New Hero

My New Hero

I have a new hero and his name is John deCuellas. He is a linguist from Cambridge Massachusetts whom I had the pleasure of meeting during my adventures in Panama. John is 81 years old and participated with the rest of us team members in the Mother Nature CEO program we just … Continued

Ten Tips To Turn Around Your Dysfunctional Team

Ten Tips To Turn Around Your Dysfunctional Team

Working with a team means there will always be ups and downs – and as a team leader finding the solution to a high performing team is your responsibility. Here are a few tips that can help you with what you need to turnaround your dysfunctional team: 1. Rid your team of the non-performers. You … Continued