What Business Needs Today

Business is changing by the hour. Debates on leadership, the strategy-execution gap, employee engagement, digital transformation, technology investment all rage on each day. Earlier in the week I shared an article in LinkedIn titled—Re imagining Business: How to Cater to the Customer of the Future- with the intention of stirring up a conversation. That’s what I do—I […]

Will Islamic Finance Build Social Capital?

IN the past year the landscape for Islamic finance has rapidly changed thanks to the disruption brought in by FinTech. With shariah-compliant cryptocurrency[i], robo-advisory services, crowdfunding investments and peer-to-peer (P2P) lending platforms[ii]  and rising acceptance and use of artificial intelligence, machine learning and the Internet of Things(IoT) that people are getting used to the Islamic […]

When Culture Knocks Out Strategy

Having spent the past two decades managing diverse growth initiatives the most important learning I have had is that the success of a business strategy is 100% dependent on the organizational culture. Culture determines the organizational ability to critically and strategically think and execute with focus and determination. And culture is built by the people […]

What Now, Islamic Finance

In a world reeling from all sorts of crises the global Islamic finance industry is growing. Growth is knocking at the door of Islamic finance. Start-ups and entrepreneurial businesses in the Islamic economy industry verticals are increasingly demanding for innovative financing. Emerging country economies are showing a growing interest in the Islamic finance framework primarily […]

Do learning and development strategies have a part in business strategy?

Whilst most organizations have learning and development units the question I’m raising is: Are organizations really focused on learning and developing the talent pool that they have? In today’s business environment the competitive edge, for an organization, comes from its culture and its talent. The latter is at the core of success an organization can […]

Leadership provides stamina and energy to an organization to be sustainable

  We all know the three key ingredients that go into making a healthy organization: Cash Flow—Liquidity is the life blood of any business. Having the necessary cash flow enables a business to invest and grow. Employee Engagement—Motivation leads to productivity & efficiency. Employees represent the  brand and their behaviour impacts on the output and on […]