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A Positive Reinterpretation

Last January I went to Panama with Earth Train’s Mother Nature CEO Program, jointly led by Lider Sucre and Nathan Gray. Both Lider and Nathan are truly inspiring figures and recently Nathan proved why I hold him in such high regard. In one of his emails, Nathan shared that following a 2008 surgery to remove … Continued

Rooting Out Corruption at KESC

Rooting Out Corruption at KESC

Having worked in Asian developing countries for almost 15 years, I have come to learn that corruption and people trying to obtain undue benefits, has always been part of this working culture. I am always surprised by the ingenuity of their schemes. For example, I came to learn that bosses … Continued

Accountability: A Leadership Test

Accountability: A Leadership Test

I have found that for leaders, including many CEO’s, holding people accountable is their Achilles heel. They feel uncomfortable and shy away from confronting employees about their behaviors. They procrastinate instead of getting to the (sometimes difficult) conversation … Continued

Death by Conference

Death by Conference

– I have not been to a conference in quite some time and I must admit… I hate them. They don’t add any value and the only thing you get out of it, is that you are able to reconnect with colleagues you haven’t seen for a while. . The standard conference flow goes like this An opening … Continued

Name Dropping

Name Dropping

I have a confession to make… Yesterday for the very first time I did something that I always detest when I see other people do it: I was name dropping in order to get things done. Let me justify myself first! After many attempts at trying to collect, a client had still not paid an outstanding … Continued

The Holy Month of Golf

The Holy Month of Golf

Ramadan is upon us! I love Ramadan. In my first year here in Pakistan, whilst not fully understanding the meaning and context behind Ramadan, I started fasting to prove to my colleagues that it doesn’t have to impact your work or output – especially if you are a white collar worker, enjoying … Continued

Enjoy The Experience

Enjoy The Experience

Sometimes we are so focused on achieving our set goals that we forget about the experience itself. Whether it is to do with completing ones Bucket List or trying to quickly check off all your resolutions for the year, we focus so much on the end result that we miss all the excitement of the … Continued

A Graceful Goodbye

A Graceful Goodbye

Unfortunately in my career I have had to manage numerous restructuring exercises. Horrible stuff, but sometimes in the big picture for the organization’s longevity it is unavoidable and necessary. Leaders understandably shy away from having to hold these conversations … Continued

Tomorrow Is Here Today!

Tomorrow Is Here Today!

“Start today the job you want to do tomorrow” – This was the best career advice I ever received. Renowned, Omar Khan, one of the Top 25 consultants in the World, gave me this advice many many years ago and I still treasure it, use it and spread it. People often come to me, explaining that … Continued

The New Interview in Town

The New Interview in Town

Anyone who has ever been bitten by a leech knows the strength of these blood-sucking creatures. It is almost impossible to kill one and when it attaches itself, it doesn’t let go before it has sucked enough blood, which can last from anything between 20 minutes and 2 hours! We … Continued

Understanding The Value of Employee Engagement

Understanding The Value of Employee Engagement

What makes up a best place to work? Everything must be taken into consideration; the workplace culture, support from the organization to help enlist company values into its employees and most of all employee satisfaction and engagement. The Great Place to Work Institute, in … Continued