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 […]

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 […]

Strategy is as good as its execution

In developing an effective strategy—one that clearly depicts positive impact to society—having a growth mind-set is a key element that is critical in creating a positive attitude. To ensure this leaders need to have a high level of emotional intelligence using which they are able to understand different perspectives of the issues and are able […]

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 […]