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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

The Power of Leeches

The Power of Leeches

Many companies conduct Exit Interviews when people leave the company. These interviews are conducted assuming that the employee who is leaving will have nothing to lose and might share confidential information about their boss, colleague etc. If you are one of those companies living … Continued

Crisis Control

Crisis Control

Whoa! What a day… Yesterday was a day I will not easily forget. It started off with receiving a number of text messages from friends and colleagues saying that an email my company had sent out to all the contacts that I have accumulated over the last ten years (inviting people to participate in our … Continued

Creative Conflict

Creative Conflict

Margaret Thatcher, the British Iron Lady, once famously said “Consensus is the process of abandoning all beliefs, principles, values, and policies in search of something in which no one believes, but to which no one objects, the process of avoiding the very issues that have to be solved, merely … Continued

The Business X Factor

The Business X Factor

Talent reality shows like ‘The X Factor’ are all about discovering people who have an exceptional ability but have never been in the position to display their talent. These show have created a platform for people to display their abilities, while the audience is drawn in by stories of participants … Continued

The Talent Barometer: Moving HR Out of Babylonian Times

The Talent Barometer: Moving HR Out of Babylonian Times

For thousands of years now, people have been trying to forecast the weather. Even as far back as 650 BC, the Babylonians predicted the weather using astrology and cloud patterns. In 1644 an Italian scientist called Tornicelli invented the mercury barometer. Ever since, meteorologist used … Continued

Content Is King

Content Is King

A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to coach a very bright manager with a great deal of potential, helping her deliver the presentation of her life. In preparing for my coaching assignment, I read the latest books regarding successful presentations (check out The Presentation Coach … Continued