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Mastering the Art of Networking for Business Growth

October 2, 2023

Your success is often determined not just by what you know, but also by who you know. Networking is the art of establishing and nurturing valuable relationships. The ability to network effectively can provide innumerable benefits for businesses, from increased sales and collaborations to exciting growth opportunities. Many entrepreneurs and professionals turn to a business […]

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Effective Time Management Strategies for Entrepreneurs

October 2, 2023

You, me, and Elon Musk have exactly the same amount of time each day. It’s the only fair resource. And as the hourglass turns and the digital clock ticks away, every entrepreneur knows that time is their most valuable currency. But with the overwhelming hustle of the entrepreneurial world, how does one ensure that each […]

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Developing Strong Leadership Skills: A Player’s Guide to Boss-Level Mastery

October 2, 2023

Developing Strong Leadership Skills When you imagine a powerful leader, perhaps the image of a stern, serious figure might come to mind. But what if we sprinkled a little fun in there? What if mastering leadership was a bit like levelling up in a video game? If you’re looking for that twist, then buckle up, […]

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Building a Strong Company Culture

October 2, 2023

Breaking Barriers: Strategies Redefining Business Growth Paradigms The foundation of every successful company isn’t just its products or services, but the invisible force binding its people: company culture. Like a ship’s captain steering through tumultuous waters, leadership defines and guides this culture. With guidance from a business coach or insights from a business strategist, companies […]

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Setting and Achieving Goals with a Business Coach

June 26, 2023

Today’s business world is dynamic and fast-paced, so high-level managers face some crazy challenges in maximizing their personal and professional performance. To unlock their full potential and achieve remarkable success, many managers are turning to a powerful resource: a business coach. Whether seeking guidance in Dubai or globally, partnering with a top business coach can […]

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Unlocking Your Potential with a Business Coach

June 26, 2023

In today’s highly competitive business landscape, C-suite executives face numerous challenges in driving growth, maximizing performance, and navigating complex organizational dynamics. To excel in their roles and unlock their full potential, many executives are turning to a business coach as their no-so-secret weapon. Whether based in Dubai or operating globally, a top business coach can […]

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Why Hiring a Top Executive Coach in Dubai is a Game Changer for Your Business

May 17, 2023

In today’s fast-paced business environment, executives and business leaders are under immense pressure to keep up with the latest trends and technologies, all while managing teams and driving business growth. As a result, many of them are turning to top executive coaches in Dubai for guidance and support. Executive coaching is a powerful tool that […]

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What to Look for When Choosing a Top Executive Coach in Dubai

May 17, 2023

I was asked recently why after 20 years in business strategy, I never worked in restructuring with any of the big global consultancy firms.

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Why Companies Should Invest in Business Strategy Consultant

March 7, 2023

I was asked recently why after 20 years in business strategy, I never worked in restructuring with any of the big global consultancy firms.

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Organizational Vision

March 6, 2023

I was asked recently why after 20 years in business strategy, I never worked in restructuring with any of the big global consultancy firms.

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Why Hire a Business Strategist?

March 6, 2023

I was asked recently why after 20 years in business strategy, I never worked in restructuring with any of the big global consultancy firms.

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THE 7 DISRUPTIVE DISCIPLINES OF A RECURSIVE LEARNING ORGANIZATION

May 18, 2022

A number of years ago, I completed my first masters degree in leadership. One of the learnings I remembered most was that from Peter Senge on learning organizations. His book, The Fifth Discipline still sits in a place of honour on my bookshelf.

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HR MYTH #1: TALENT RETENTION

May 18, 2022

Talent retention is an oxymoron. The more talented people are, the less likely they are to be retained. Let me explain.

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SCHIZOPHRENIA OF SIGNIFICANCE

May 18, 2022

In order to live a meaningful life, Millennials feel the need to accomplish something significant. It needs to matter, not just to them, but to others around them; to their personal collection of stakeholders.

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HUAWEI VS US: IS THIS THE START OF A TECHNOLOGICAL WAR?

May 18, 2022

Until a few weeks ago, the average person would have barely heard about Huawei, but suddenly, this Chinese tech giant is global news and is at the centre of a geopolitical row. WHY? And what does this mean for the global rollout of 5G networks?

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PREPARING FOR A DRIVERLESS FUTURE: “WHAT WAS YOUR LAST CAR?”

May 18, 2022

My first car was an 87’ Suzuki Swift. It was white, with tinted windows and a purple strip light underneath. I had modified it to look cool while night-cruising around the beach in Whiterock, BC.

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HOW TO IMPROVE YOUR DECISION-MAKING QUALITY

May 18, 2022

Decision making is a vital component of business success. Decisions that are based on a foundation of knowledge and sound reasoning can lead you and your company into long-term prosperity.

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BETTER. FASTER. STRONGER.

May 18, 2022

Last Thursday I spoke briefly at the annual kickoff event for Al Masaood Automobiles in Abu Dhabi. I have been working on strategy and leadership development with their top 3 tiers of management for about 6 months now.

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HOW TO IMPROVE AND MASTER YOUR ATTENTION

May 18, 2022

The human brain is amazing. It got us to the moon, cured diseases and created awesome inventions, yet for some reason we can’t go more six minutes without checking our phones – research shows we now check our phones up to 150 times per day. Our attention spans are equivalent to that of a fish. Focus is a lost art.

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HOW TO HIRE AND RETAIN TOP TALENT

May 18, 2022

We had an excellent discussion on my podcast, Business is Personal recently. We spoke frankly about a topic that many companies express they struggle with in Dubai – hiring and retaining top talent.

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IS THE CEO A SPARTAN OR A TOUGH MUDDER?

May 18, 2022

I run lots of obstacle course races. I run Wadi Adventure Race, Spartan, NAS Night Challenge, Desert Warrior Challenge, Tough Mudder, and Urban Ultra races.

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ARE YOU TOO LAZY TO LIVE A MEANINGFUL LIFE?

May 18, 2022

What makes life meaningful? The movies we watch or those we watch them with? The work we do, or the promotion we get when it’s recognized? The diapers we change, or the child we are raising?

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DO YOU WANT TO FIND MEANING AT WORK?

May 18, 2022

Just this week I saw a screenshot of a participant in a leadership training program (not mine, haha) who was not only lying in bed during the program, but fast asleep with his camera on.

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HOW TO BATTLE WORKPLACE BURNOUT

May 18, 2022

Just this week I saw a screenshot of a participant in a leadership training program (not mine, haha) who was not only lying in bed during the program, but fast asleep with his camera on.

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6 QUESTIONS TO PRODUCE A MORE MEANINGFUL MANAGEMENT

May 18, 2022

I have a close friend who loves her job and hates her boss. She loves the company, the culture, the team of managers that work under her, and she loves most of the day-to-day work that she does, solving problems and helping her company to run smoothly.

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16 STRATEGIES TO BECOME A MORE RESILIENT LEADER

May 18, 2022

In business, as in life, resilience is essential to leading a successful one. Overcoming obstacles and thriving in a business leadership role takes a winning combination of strength and strategy, which all good leaders must possess in order to bounce back from challenges quickly and remain stable and steady.

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SUSTAINING EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENTDURING THE PANDEMIC

May 18, 2022

Marna used to think of herself as a team player. She was the one who brought balloons and cake to the office for everyone’s birthdays.

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FINDING MEANING IN COMPANY OWNERSHIP

May 18, 2022

A number of years ago one of my companies failed, and I had to tell my entire staff that they were out of a job.

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BRAINHACKING: WHY YOU FAIL AT DOING THINGS

May 17, 2022

Imagine you’re sitting in front of your computer and you have a sudden thought that you should get started on that quarterly report that’s due at the end of next week.

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SPARTAN LEADERS! UNITE!

May 17, 2022

I’ve been reading a lot of history lately while polishing up my new book on executive performance called Spartan CEO. It’ll be out in March.

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HR MYTH # 2: PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT

May 17, 2022

Performance management is an oxymoron. The behaviors that separate high from low performing employees, can’t be managed at all.

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HR MYTH # 3: SUFFICIENT INCOME

May 17, 2022

If the best things in life are free, then why do humans want so much? Rather, why do we continue to want more when we’ve well passed the point of what we used to define as sufficient income?

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HR MYTH #4 & #5: THE PRESENTEEISM PARADOX (RE: COVID-19)

May 17, 2022

Certain kinds of managers all over the world right now are freaking out… not because of COVID-19, but because they are absolutely certain that their people working from home, aren’t working at all.

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DOES A CEO’S FITNESS LEVEL MATTER ON THE BOTTOM LINE?

May 17, 2022

Certain kinds of managers all over the world right now are freaking out… not because of COVID-19, but because they are absolutely certain that their people working from home, aren’t working at all.

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EVERY METER, EVERY BURPEE

May 17, 2022

I’m publishing my book, Spartan CEO in a couple of weeks. It’s about the kinds of fitness that matter on the bottom line, physical, mental, and organizational fitness.

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OPEN LETTER TO HIS HIGHNESS, FZ3

May 17, 2022

Did you know that the kind of fitness leaders engage in has a direct impact on the profitability of their companies?

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12 REASONS YOUR DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION WILL FAIL

May 17, 2022

If you were to go in for heart surgery, buy a new car or say your wedding vows to someone knowing that there was an 84% chance of failure… would you even bother?

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BE A BETTER LEADER AMONG CORPORATE PERSONHOOD, SHAREHOLDER SUPREMACY AND HUMANS AS RESOURCES

May 17, 2022

The Netflix documentary Downfall: The Case Against Boeing tells of the steady decline of investment in safety at Boeing

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