Jawwad Karim – An MBA who wants to excel in Jewelry Business

An MBA running his jewelry making business is something unusual in Pakistan. I met Jawwad Karim few years ago when he was just out of his studies. He was quite inspiring. Recently reconnected with him. I feel that his career story is a great tool to learn how combining skills and education can help in […]

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Definition of a great boss

Do you like your boss? A question frequently asked. I was thinking if there is a perfect answer? May be, definition of a great boss is different for different people. May be great bosses do not exist, or they exist only for few people! In my view defining a great boss requires a bit of […]

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17 Things You Should Never Say in a Job Interview

Some young people requested me to advise them about things they should not say in a job interview. I thought about it, and simply googled “What not to say in a job interview”. There were several resources with excellent lists of pointers one should remember during a job interview. Most exciting for me were the […]

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How to deal with Workplace frustration

We all are humans, we get frustrated at work, and this is absolutely common. Sometimes reason for this frustration could be small and ignore-able stuff. However at times, frustration can be genuine. My experience of workplace frustration is “living in uncertainty”. The level of frustration is usually directly proportionate to level of uncertainty. Some people […]

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Its all about taking initiative!

I regret for not writing regularly in the past couple of months. I consider writing as one of the most exciting and relaxing hobby, but a little extra work pressure at job and at home is keeping me away from blogging. Today I watched a short video. The video was taken from a public training […]

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Understanding Emotional Intelligence

Emotional intelligence is an interesting topic to learn about. I have been trying to get some insights from corporate leaders on how they define and use their emotional intelligence in their routine. Laura Wilcox, Director Management Programs at Harvard Extension School says that “Despite a bevy of research and best-selling books on the topic, many […]

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Creating an Environment for Intellectual Wellbeing

I come across many overworked, depressed and unhappy employees on a regular basis. Growing number of hypertensive, obese and diabetic working class will not help companies to grow, in fact that will result in increasing health insurance cost and time off sick! But the question around this issue remains undiscussed among human resource professionals. They […]

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