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 […]

Behaviour Impacts the Choices You Make

Often leaders are in a tough situation and faced with tough choices. A key role of a leader is to make decisions. In other words exercise their choice based on evaluating all the facts available to them and factoring in the impact of that choice on the long-term strategy. Whilst many are able to have […]

What Happens When Leadership Dies

This post was sparked by an excellent article on this subject by an expert Moyra Mackie who I respect tremendously for her insights into leadership development. In her recent article—Where leadership goes to die—Fear and (self-loathing)in the C-suite– Moyra deftly links data to the impact of leadership failures and how it can be avoided. Her article made […]

Every moment of your business has a fresh beginning

Doing the same thing day in day out brings about routine. Whilst a routine is great in generating efficiency, the flip side is that it makes us lose lateral thinking or what I call joining the strategic dots. From time to time it’s helpful to simply put a bit of emotional distance between the daily […]

Why You Should Undertake a Brand Risk Analysis

As brand marketing professionals we delve into the structural issues of developing a brand and often invest heavily in the brand building process but do not take into account the associated risks or undertake a Brand Risk Analysis on those risks . As the importance of brand for an organisation has grown over the years, the […]

Changing Islamic Finance

  The growth of the global Islamic finance industry has created the need to review and implement change in a few key areas. One of these is the much debated topic of availability of competent talent and jobs for these talents. Today the industry is in critical need of connecting the dots between itself, academia and students to […]