Since a long, long time. I have read this in one of the books and it’s one of the most important parts in management. And in particular, how to manage people. If I could get $1 every time I heard about somebody not liking to work with another person, or having pain from their own business relationship, I would have been a millionaire by now. … Continue reading Criticize Actions Not People
Working as a futurist and as a senior strategist for a while now, taught me a lot of things and one of the most important lessons I learned was about reading signs… Signs about the future, and about what can happen to you or let’s say MAY happen to you. Let’s say that you are driving your car, to hear a weird sound coming from … Continue reading Reading the signs and signals
Everybody lies, that’s a famous statement in the TV Series “House”, and in so many other studies. We lie about our age, background, relationships, health and social issues. Lying is just a mechanism that some people use to get away with a specific situation (temporary or permanently). Ever since you were a kid, and growing year by year, you would start discovering that you can … Continue reading Lie to me!
If you ever had the opportunity to study Psychology, one of the foundation of this magnificent study will be about learning, and how do we learn. And to be able to understand the evolution of the Brain & Mind in this, they normally start with studying babies. There’s a fascinating small game that parents play with their infant child, that is almost universally known as … Continue reading Be like a baby… Then Grow up!
“It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.” ~Professor Leon C. Megginson When you often hear about Change and Evolution, depending on your age, you might visualize Charles Darwin talking about how we, the humans, have evolved or you might simply take a glimpse and think about how the use of Mobile phones … Continue reading Keep Learning to Become Successful, then Start Unlearning to stay that way!
Guten Morgen 🙂 And here we are with probably the hottest topic of this year, the world cup, an event that happen once every 4 years but takes more than 4 years to prepare for and its results stay in History forever! Based on Wikipedia, the World Cup is the most widely viewed and followed sporting event in the world, exceeding even the Olympic Games; … Continue reading 3 Customer Centric Lessons from the World Cup
One of the most common and fundamental change an individual receives after he or she go through an intensive Leadership training program would be how they look and perceive others. When I was still working back at Microsoft, I remember a talk I’ve had with Naseem Tuffaha, a Senior Director at the time and one who truly possess genuine leadership qualities; Naseem was simplifying to … Continue reading If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter
At times, you may face situations where you don’t know how to act, or react to a specific scenario, and even more awkward, you take a decision while you really don’t know why you just picked that specific one, or how to explain its reasons… All you know is that it’s simply the “right” decision and the “right” thing to do at that particular time / situation… You just have a … Continue reading When in doubt… Improvise?
How many times that you found yourself surrounded by negative people that seem to have one purpose in life which is to make you feel down and lose faith in your purpose? In life there are 2 types of heroes: “The Preventer” and the “The Savior”. Saviors are those who do the fire-fighting and do their best to save the day with the least damages … Continue reading If it looks stupid but works it ain’t stupid
There was one time during my travels, I was moderating an Executive round-table, the hotel meeting room was filled with high level executives from different leading companies of a particular industry, and we were all agreeing on a strategy to foster innovation on a national level. Now for those who met me in person, knows that despite my young age already (I’m 34 by the … Continue reading Strategy: When a Calculated Risk Meets an Educated Guess
“People make decisions about you in the first ten seconds after they meet you for the first time. Do whatever it takes to make that first ten seconds positive ones.” -– Tom Hopkins Whether you’re currently in a Sales position, considering to move to one or very far from that, Guess what! You’re a Salesperson, just like the rest of us. In my years of experience, … Continue reading 5 Things to Learn from an Exceptional Salesperson
“Don’t Send your Ducks to Eagle School” – Jim Rohn The first rule of management is this: Don’t send your ducks to eagle school. Why? Because it won’t work. Good people are found, not changed. They can change themselves, but you can’t change them. If you want good people, you have to find them. If you want motivated people, you have to find them, not motivate them. … Continue reading Don’t send your Ducks to Eagle School
If you haven’t seen the movie “Now You See Me”, you’ve missed much! Beside that it’s a very well done film full with outstanding visual effects and an interesting story… There is a Lot to Learn from it as well. Having been a Strategist for a long time, I really enjoyed this movie a lot, and here’s some useful Tips worth reading Use the Power … Continue reading Now You See Me: 3 Strategy Lessons
Over the years, one of the legendary characters that influenced generations with his Epic life, lifestyle, charisma, cleverness and charm; his name was “Bond… James Bond”. I would definitely go on and on about the characteristics of a James Bond-Caliber Life! If you’re a Man then you know what I would mean by that, the Cars, The beautiful women, The suits, the gadgets… but for the … Continue reading Like 007, you’re on a mission