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How its employee ranking system has destroyed Microsoft

August 25, 2013

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Source: Will Oremus, http://www.slate.com There were many reasons for the decline of Microsoft under Steve Ballmer, including, as I wrote this morning, its lack of focus and its habit of chasing trends rather than creating them. But one that’s not obvious to outsiders was the company’s employee evaluation system, known as “stack ranking.” The system—and its poisonous […]

2011 Worlds’s Most Ethical Companies–It pays to be ethical

April 5, 2012

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Ethisphere.com The World’s Most Ethical Companies designation recognizes companies that truly go beyond making statements about doing business “ethically” and translate those words into action. WME honorees demonstrate real and sustained ethical leadership within their industries, putting into real business practice the Institute’s credo of “Good. Smart. Business. Profit.” There is no set number of […]

In Muslim Organizations and Businesses, Watch Out for Strategy Inflection Points

November 6, 2011

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Rafik Beekun An important skill that your Islamic organization may wish to develop is the ability to track strategy inflection points. As indicated by Andrew Grove, CEO of Intel, (Thompson and Strickland, 2002) organizations should monitor the effectiveness of the strategies they are using. “A key warning sign..[of]..a strategic inflection point is when all of […]

Time management: Tips to reduce stress and improve productivity

April 19, 2011

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Mayo Clinic Staff […] You probably know that effective time management will help you get more done each day. It has important health benefits, too. By managing your time more wisely, you can minimize stress and improve your quality of life. But how do you get back on track when organizational skills don’t come naturally? […]

Online Islamic Management Course now being offered at Islamicity.com

January 13, 2011

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Bismillah hir Rahman nir Rahim – In the name  of God the Most Beneficent the Most Merciful Announcing Good News Jan 7, 2011 – Anaheim: Islamic Shura Council of Southern California is pleased to launch an online leadership and management course tailored for the current and future leadership of Masajid and non-profit organizations. “Masajid ought […]

Herb Kelleher, former CEO of Southwest Airline: Business is the Business of People

November 10, 2010

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The first two minutes of the video are priceless. Kelleher ends the video with a crude remark for which I apologize.  He was named “CEO of the Century” by Fortune Magazine, and Southwest Airline is the only US airline to have made a profit for the past 3 decades or so.

One gigantic technological step backward in the UAE: Banning Blackberry functions

August 1, 2010

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Commentary from Rafik: Strategic myopia and one gigantic step backward: UAE acts to muzzle Blackberry. While the remainder of the world moves forward, Middle Eastern Arab countries are especially good at find unimaginable ways at shackling their own people and slowing any kind of progress. Here we go again. In the past, they would have […]

Business Owners Get Burned by Sticky Fingers

March 4, 2010

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By SARAH E. NEEDLEMAN Entrepreneur Barbara Wein Allen used to have so much faith in her employees that she would loan them company funds to buy homes, cars and other big expenses. But that changed in 2007 when she determined one had stolen an estimated $250,000 from her firm, Multi-Point Communications Inc., a provider of […]

10 Questions Every Change Agent Must Answer

June 25, 2009

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Bill Taylor, Harvard Business Publishing Website As leaders, we have no control over how fast markets grow or how wisely banks lend. But we do control our own mindsets and “animal spirits” — the phrase coined by John Maynard Keynes in the depth of the Great Depression. If all you’ve got is a spreadsheet filled […]

China looks at Malaysia to develop halal industry

May 3, 2008

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By JACK WONG, the star, Malaysia, KUCHING: China, which has more than 18 million Muslims, is looking to Malaysian companies for collaboration to develop its halal food and consumer goods industries. Vice-Consul (Economic and Commercial) of the China Consulate in Kuching Ma Yu said the Chinese Government had provided preferential policies and financial support to […]

How to Pack for a Business Trip

April 1, 2008

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CNN While traveling for business, you have, Insha Allah, to look and perform at your peak.   I travel a lot both domestically and internationally, and find that I  cannot take all the comforts of home with me, and I have to maximize my use of limited luggage space.   Please click here to read a great article from CNN […]