Are you influencing or ordering?

Leadership has a direct impact on the sustainability of any business for an organization. The leadership style influences corporate culture at play and is instrumental in creating the climate at work and in creating the competitive edge. Academic institutions, whilst having the noble mission of developing and imparting knowledge and creating leaders, are also business […]

Time for change in Islamic finance

Reading the article Why are we seeing so many corporate scandals?   By Prof. Dr. Amit S. Mukherjee  I liked the questions that Prof. Amit raises. The queries resonated with the planner in me and I found them to be interesting. I say interesting because, whilst the erosion of trust has impacted quite heavily on the […]

Are organizations really focused on learning and developing the talent pool that they have?

For any organization the competitive edge, in today’s business environment, comes down to the culture and the strategy it has. Culture is developed through the employees or talents an organization has and not through its products or services. In the educational sector one would assume that this aspect of organizational development would be a given […]

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 […]

The relationships you build provide the organization with strength

Last week I was catching up with my eldest son and a couple of his friends all of whom are millennials. One of them asked me – how can we contribute, to the organization, as employees outside our functional roles. This post is a result of that chat. For an organization success is measured by […]

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 […]