26 February 2018
How to create a culture of accountability – Part Two

In last week’s post, we looked at the three fundamental steps to implementing accountability at an individual level. In today’s post, we’re going to look at how to drive accountability through your business, making it an intrinsic part of the company culture. Creating culture If accountability was just a case of setting metrics and reporting […]

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How to create a culture of accountability – Part Two
19 February 2018
How to create a culture of accountability – Part One

‘Accountability’ is a big, heavy word. It means a lot of things to a lot of people. It’s used as a measure of proactivity, productivity and manageability. It’s probably safe to say that every company that has a culture of accountability will continue performing and/or improving, even in challenging times. Conversely, stagnation, finger-pointing and under-performance […]

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How to create a culture of accountability – Part One
05 February 2018
Why Challenging Times are Good for Business
The Up-Sides of Down-Sides

There’s no avoiding challenging times. When they come, and you feel terrible, self-help books are full of positive thoughts you can repeat to yourself to get through them. While beneficial, tough times still suck. To cheer you up, here are three lesser-mentioned (and great!) outcomes of downturns: They help get rid of your bad competitors: […]

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Why Challenging Times are Good for Business
21 January 2018
A Better Investment Than Bitcoin

Even if you were living under a very large rock, you couldn’t have avoided the crypto currency hype, particularly around Bitcoin. From enthusiastic ‘experts’ to grim naysayers, it was perhaps the most hotly debated and discussed topic towards the end of last year (maybe just behind the US election!). Over 100,000 people were joining Bitcoin […]

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A Better Investment Than Bitcoin
25 July 2017
How to Create Your Personal Infrastructure
Are you a solid investment?

Infrastructure: noun 1. the basic physical and organizational structures and facilities (e.g. buildings, roads, power supplies) needed for the operation of a society or enterprise. Living in the amazing city of Dubai, we can almost be forgiven for taking the brilliant infrastructure around us for granted. Assume, for a minute, if Sheikh Zayed Road was […]

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How to Create Your Personal Infrastructure
20 June 2017
Elon Musk’s One-Page Leadership Textbook

Most people I speak to on a regular basis know that I’m a huge Elon Musk/Tesla/SpaceX fan. I truly admire the work they’ve done, and they have undoubtedly raised the bar on what truly is possible when a team of dedicated and hardworking people come together. If you haven’t yet, I strongly recommend you read […]

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Elon Musk’s One-Page Leadership Textbook
28 February 2017
The Best Capital to Boost Your SME’s Growth

One of the biggest assets for any company, and perhaps the greatest support to its growth, is the firm’s intellectual capital. The phrase “knowledge is power” applies as critically to your money making (and saving) possibilities as anything else. Intellectual Capital Development (ICD) is increasing your company’s knowledge base with the specific mission to solve […]

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The Best Capital to Boost Your SME’s Growth
21 February 2017
The 5 Critical Keys to Setting Powerful KPIs

With the end of the first quarter fast approaching, people are working 9, 10, 11-hour days – powering through lunch, typing out reports with one hand while rummaging through a fatoosh salad with the other. Team members have missed birthdays, meals and exercise to try and reach their quarterly goals, and yet, is your business […]

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The 5 Critical Keys to Setting Powerful KPIs
23 August 2016
Business Buyout: Creating Strategic Appeal

Microsoft’s purchase of LinkedIn for a reasonably inflated figure was not a mistake on Microsoft’s part, nor a stroke of luck for LinkedIn. The purchase helped Microsoft to position itself for strategic growth. In fact, from my research and experience with clients, strategic buyouts often have the highest financial value. This is different to when […]

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Business Buyout: Creating Strategic Appeal
24 July 2016
The highest mark of a great leader: Taking responsibility
Not “We messed up”. Not “We got it wrong”.

The leader always shoulders responsibility when something goes wrong. The mark of an excellent leader – and, by extension, an amazing company – is when credit is given to whom credit is due, and wins are team wins, but responsibility for mistakes are not shared. The leader is the one who praises his team in […]

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The highest mark of a great leader: Taking responsibility