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Workitis: A Modern Day Disorder

  Nov 29 2015

# Leadership and Management

By Samer K. Taher Managing Director - Meirc Training & Consulting Fifteen years ago, a few days after I had joined my current firm, a senior partner invited me to his office for what he called "a real induction session". Among the ...;

Volkswagen – Leadership in Crisis

  Nov 10 2015

# Leadership and Management

In the first half of 2015 Volkswagen (VW) overtook Toyota as the top selling automaker in the world. It is a feat to be proud of, especially as the German car manufacturer managed to achieve it three years ahead of time. I can imagine the celebrations, the high fives, and the pride on employees’ faces. However, I have not seen a party end so abruptly and so scandalously as this one di...;

Work Hard not Smart: That’s the Salty Truth

  Sep 1 2015

# Leadership and Management

If you go through the biographies of many globally recognized business leaders, such as Sir Richard Branson, Elon Musk, Carlos Ghosn, Jeff Bezos and Carly Fiorina, you will come to the realization that they all put in more than 100 hours a week. That’s the equivalent of 14 hours a day (and change), weekends included. If that’s the case then what should one make of the adage “Work smart, not...;

Does Group Think Exist Within Your Team Decision-Making Process?

  Aug 25 2014

# Leadership and Management

While a team working together can produce better ideas and decisions but, we need to be careful of “Group Think”. It exists when team members give in to pressure to conform to the team, suppressing their own views, ideas and worries resulting in everybody agreeing without any dissent. It happens when too high a price is placed on team consensus and solidarity which drives out realistic appraisal...;

Are Your Leaders Engaged?

  May 21 2014

# Leadership and Management

Leadership and Employee Engagement In an article, recently placed on Blog on Meirc's website, titled Employee Engagement", the author highlighted the main employee engagement drivers as identified in a recent Global Survey*. These included: Senior management sincerely interested in employee well-being. Input into decision making in my department. Good relationship with my supervisor. Organiza...;

Developing Future Worldly Managers

  May 21 2014

# Leadership and Management

Great leaders recognize that in order to succeed in the long run, organizations doing business overseas must recruit, train, and develop a special breed of future multicultural and multinational managers. Traditional training and career development programs will not suffice; they will have to be re-examined to ensure that they are tailored to meet the needs of these future worldly managers. Su...;