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WomenX Entrepreneurship Training – Cohort 2 in February 2018

WomenX Entrepreneurship Training Program is a World Bank initiative for women entrepreneurs who have a business for six months or more and are committed to growing. We have trained over 750 women entrepreneurs in Karachi, Lahore, Peshawar, Faisalabad, Rawalpindi and Islamabad. As we head fast into our LAST cohort scheduled to start in February 2018, […]

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The Best Way to Learn Anything

What might be the best way to learn new subjects and assess gaps in our current knowledge? Richard Feynman was an American quantum physicist and Nobel Laureate who is known to have formulated a way to learn anything under the sun. We refer to this technique as the Feynman Technique.. (more…)

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How Leadership Has Changed

The information in this article is based on published research carried out by Center for Creative Leadership (CCL)… The way the priority and the focus on leadership has changed is a function of how organizational and leadership thinking has evolved over the last 30 years or so. To illustrate the difference, we contrast across various […]

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Critical Thinking – What Exactly Is It?

Most employers are now concerned with ensuring that staff and new recruits have critical thinking skills. One hears this term frequently yet when you ask managers to explain what they mean by critical thinking, you get a variety of answers ranging from “critical thinking skills are necessary for problem solving” to some kind of vague […]

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Dramatic Predictions for the Future

This article is an extract from the article by Thomas Frey, a well-known futurist Humanity will change more in the next 20 years than in all of human history. By 2030 the average person in the U.S. will have 4.5 packages a week delivered with flying drones. They will travel 40% of the time in […]

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Organizational Success – The Ultimate Secret

Read any book about organizational success – whether in a multinational or a small business – and the key to organizational success is related to something business-like: leadership, sales,  customer care, profitability, etc. Any reference to recreation and fun is almost always as an add-on. For example, a company retreat with balloons and treasure hunts once a […]

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Problem Solving – Key Strategies

One of the lessons I learned a long time ago is that when you need to choose or decide a course of action  – like identifying a lecturer for a particular course or deciding what sort of marketing tactic to employ in a given situation – it is always beneficial to have a checklist of […]

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Giving Feedback The Right Way

What happens in people’s brains when they receive feedback? It’s hard for human beings to feel they are wrong and it is even harder for them to hear that from others. There is a primal, psychological reason for this. Our brains view criticism as a threat to our survival. Because our brains are ready to […]

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9 Key Soft Skills To Work On

When you think about self-development or development of a team in terms of soft skills, there are 9 key soft skills that one can consider to be essential and that are usually missing from many executives. These soft skills are spread across 3 categories – professionalism, critical thinking and followership… (more…)

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Triple Your Productivity

There are literally hundreds of ways to improve your productivity. But if you are looking for a quantum difference where you can virtually triple your productivity, then it is necessary to use a 3-step approach. Using all 3 steps and using these simultaneously is what can produce the remarkable difference. (more…)

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