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Responsible by Choice

  Mar 19 2017

# Leadership and Management

By Charles J. Tawk ; Senior Consultant - Meirc Training & Consulting Taking responsibility is a matter of choice: the choice to take control of a situation and the will to see matters through. Taking responsibility is easy when events go our way; however, when things go wrong we sometime resort to absolve ourselves from any responsibility and point a finger at others. In the ...;

Inception and the Road from Security Serendipity

  Mar 8 2017

# IT Management

You spin the top and wait to see if it continues in kinetic motion or if it falls to the pull of gravitational force. You trust that the road chosen to walk the path of serendipity toward an anticipated culmination of the correct state of scientific innovation – which, in this case, has been for...;

How to Deliver a "Killer"Presentation

  Mar 8 2017

# Women Only Courses

Let's admit it: we've all been in boring meetings like the one in the picture. We may have even given one. So how can we avoid in the place of th...;

Managing change: Losing an existing condition or trying a new idea. The challenges ahead

  Nov 9 2016

# Interpersonal Skills and Self Development

By Chaouki Eid; Deputy Managing Director - Meirc Training & Consulting I recently enjoyed reading an article titled “When's the Last Time You Did Something for the First Time?” by William C. Taylor. My thinking then took me in another direction and I started thinking “When was the last time I lost something that meant something to...;

Education, Training and Development

  Oct 26 2016

# Communication and Writing Skills

Last week I was asked an interesting question by one of my participants. The question was: “what are the key differences and similarities between training, development and education?” I had to take a moment before I answer and my thinking took me to an article that I read recently by Thomas N. Garavan, (1997),"Training, development, education and learning: di...;

Line Managers’ Role in Human Resources

  Jul 25 2016

# Human Resources and Training

Introduction: Two aspects are critical for human resources success: The presence of well thought-out human resources practices The effectiveness of the implementation of those HR practices which are, in fact, part of the duties of line managers. I...;

Malware: “Oh what a tangled web we weave…”

  Jun 16 2016

# IT Management

As I began to write this blog article, it dawned on me that this is the 30th anniversary of my IT career. My career in the wacky world of IT began in 1986 when the first mass-market of PCs and Macs were in full bloom. Microsoft DOS was the most popular operating system, running on x86 XT and AT computers. MS Windows 1.0 had just been released, Lotus Note...;

Train to the End-Goal of Pragmatics

  Jun 2 2016

# IT Management

I was in the company of two seasoned security professionals last month who had just completed CISSP training – and I found their opinions and comments very interesting indeed. The fist point of interest here was, both individuals were of the same opinion insofar as, they saw the CISSP training as a badge which could ...;

Why have an Information Technology (IT) Disaster Recovery Plan?

  May 25 2016

# IT Management

Are you taking information communication technology seriously enough? 47% of UK organisations do not haveaplanintheeventofadisaster, according to a survey carried out in 2013 by the Chartered Management Institute, identifying that some of the most experienced causes of disruption during 2012 were loss of IT (40%) and loss of Telecommunications (27%) The need for planning is supported by The ...;

The Wastes Management Hierarchy and The Circular Economy

  May 25 2016

# Health, Safety and Environment

For many in business, wastes that are produced are simply an overhead that must be accounted for and are a drain on profits; there is a fundamental acceptance that waste is inevitable! However with the right approach, the amount of waste produced and the related cost for disposal can be significantly reduced such that profitability can increase without increasing product...;