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The Aftermath of Downsizing

  Charles J. Tawk | Management Consultant
  19th July, 2016

Workforce downsizing has spread and become a worldwide phenomenon affecting not only developed countries but a...

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Oil Prices: Facts Don’t Lie!

  Maroun E. Zgheib | Senior Consultant
  12th July, 2016

What is the next move for oil prices? Is it a recovery back to the $110 five-year high of September 2013, a re...

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The Influence of Human Factors on Risk Attitudes

  Ahmad M. Rashid | Partner
  20th June, 2016

Risk is inevitable in projects and there is no such a thing as a risk-free project. T...

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Reducing Your Stress Level

  Ghassan N. Nakfoor | Partner
  29th December, 2015

Scientists call stress “the disease of the 21st Century”. Indeed, people around the world seem to ...

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Forget Employee Loyalty, Engage!

  Jamal A. Said | Senior Consultant
  20th December, 2015

Every year companies lose billions of dollars due to employee turnover. When we realize most of it is actually...

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The Dynamic Link between Workplace Climate and Emp...

  Ahmad M. Rashid | Partner
  21st October, 2015

In addition to the technical and economic aspects of innovation, social dimension plays an important role in d...

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A Practical Model for Diffusing Innovation: A Case...

  Ahmad M. Rashid | Partner
  28th September, 2015

Diffusion of innovation is summarized as the spread of abstract ideas and concepts within the organization. Fu...

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Exploring Innovation Drivers: A Case Study on Meir...

  Ahmad M. Rashid | Partner
  15th September, 2015

It is said that the “only constant thing in life is change”. Organizations are faced everyday with new cha...

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How the MEIRC Employee Engagement Model can Help O...

  Charles J. Tawk | Management Consultant
  28th May, 2015

Employee engagement is something that has always intrigued me. I have read a great deal of books and white pap...

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Five alarm bells to sound when using Key Performan...

  Mohamed Alsinnawi | Senior Consultant
  7th April, 2015

In my many years of experience consulting for public and private sector clients, effective performance measure...

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Are you Knowledgeable, Skilled or Competent

  Samer K. Taher | Managing Director
  18th March, 2015

Every now and then a new management fad or buzzword parachutes down onto the corporate world and starts influe...

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Strategy 102: What a Strategy is not!

  Samer K. Taher | Managing Director
  3rd March, 2015

The term “strategy” may not be the most used buzzword in management nowadays but I am pretty sure it ranks...

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Seven Leadership Roles

  Farid A. Muna | PhD - Board Member
  29th January, 2015

How many roles does a leader play? Undoubtedly, there are many more than seven; but the following are seven ro...

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Relationship With Manager

  Maher A. Rayes | Deputy Managing Director
  28th January, 2015

Does this statement sound familiar? On numerous occasions during my training programs I’ve heard such uttera...

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The Momentous Nature of Courage

  Jamal A. Said | Senior Consultant
  28th January, 2015

“I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who do...

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The Right Improvement

  Chaouki M. Eid | Deputy Managing Director
  28th January, 2015

Albert Einstein defined insanity as “doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different result...

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The "Black Box"

  Fadi R. Chahrouri | Partner
  28th January, 2015

It was a beautiful sunny day, and after a pleasant two hour drive with my wife and our two boys we reached our...

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Strategic Alignment

  Ahmad A. Ghannoum | Senior Consultant
  28th January, 2015

Aligning your strategy and operational routines to your environment can produce sustainable success for your o...

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Top 10 Reasons Why Projects Fail in the Middle Eas...

  Alaa R. Elbaz | Partner
  28th January, 2015

In the summer of 1998, I was visiting some of my friends and family in Boston. Although, the city has a lot t...

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The Inventory Historical Puzzle: How to Balance Se...

  Chaouki M. Eid | Deputy Managing Director
  28th January, 2015

Effective inventory management is aimed at finding the optimum between the high availability of inventory item...

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Let Us Discuss Shoes!

  Walid I. Fraiha | Senior Consultant
  28th January, 2015

I was explaining the concept of “Assets” during one of the “finance for non-finance” training programs...

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Strategy 101: Turkish Coffee

  Samer K. Taher | Managing Director
  28th January, 2015

If you’re like me, a devout left brainer, then the analogy you are about to read is going to fit nicely into...

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Dr. Banana and Dr. Vader: Experts in Assessment an...

  Samer K. Taher | Managing Director
  28th January, 2015

I am often asked by clients "what is the best way to select candidates after they have applied to an organizat...

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The Tyranny of the Loyal versus the "Profits" Dime...

  Fadi R. Chahrouri | Partner
  28th January, 2015

It was a very sad day, the day I lost my innocence; I remember it vividly, sitting in my cubicle pouring throu...

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Optimizing the Brain when Managing Project Tasks a...

  Ahmad M. Rashid | Partner
  28th January, 2015

In 2010, Meirc lead a regional research that covered 12 countries (UAE, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman, Bah...

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My 2 Cents on..

  Samer K. Taher | Managing Director
  28th January, 2015

(Some of you will go through this article and then dismiss it as babble worth nothing more than its title. Thi...

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The only thing worse than being blind is having si...

  Samer K. Taher | Managing Director
  28th January, 2015

When Helen Keller, the first deaf blind person to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1904, made this statement ...

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The Goodwill Dilemma

  Maroun E. Zgheib | Senior Consultant
  28th January, 2015

Whether chatting with finance or non-finance professionals, every so often the term goodwill arises. Being a v...

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The Procurement Function: Voyage from Bureaucrati...

  Ahmad A. Ghannoum | Senior Consultant
  28th January, 2015

When asked to describe his feelings as he departed earth’s atmosphere into outer space, astronaut John Glenn...

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Humility: The Catalyst to Extraordinary Leadership

  Jamal A. Said | Senior Consultant
  28th January, 2015

Mention humility and our minds conjure up imagery of religious figures, and self-effacing individuals in modes...

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