COMPANY CULTURE STARTS WITH YOU

Ask a person the reason they love to travel and oftentimes they say to experience different cultures. Human beings seem to be intrigued by the social norms and ways of living of their fellow man in different cities and villages around the world. Having the experience...

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USE YOUR RESOURCES TO OPTIMISE YOUR IMPACT

For the last few years the topic of regulation has played a key role in our economies. From debates about stronger regulation for banks to curb future debacles that led to the financial crisis, to regulations for tech giants and what to do with private data. What I...

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FIND YOUR HARMONY – UNLOCK YOUR POTENTIAL

Imagine a violin - its beautiful lines, the warmth of its colour, the depth of its lacquer, the tactile feel of the wood. Such a work of craftsmanship, and yet, the beauty of the violin is wasted if hidden, nestling in its velvet lined case. Its true beauty comes when...

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SALTY NOT SWEET – THE POWER OF WOMEN

There is a general look of surprise, even bewilderment, when people hear I love working in the Middle East. This for the simple reason that I’m a woman. I understand how there is a perception that women are not respected or highly regarded in the Middle East,...

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ENABLING THE NEXT GENERATION TO THRIVE

I love studying, working with and sharing stories about the next generation for it is a subject that encompasses defining wealth, the impact of our actions and indeed our purpose. In a nutshell it incorporates the purpose of our wealth…the purpose of our lives…and how...

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GET THE MOST OUT OF YOUR BOARD

While internal boardroom politics are the bane of many an executive’s existence, getting your board members working in the same direction can be a vital step towards a successful CEO tenure. Corporate governance has brought with it greater scrutiny of the board, its...

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WITH LOVE FROM THE BOARDROOM

Do we treat people like a one-night stand or do we show the level of commitment we would to someone we want to marry? And once we marry, do we work at keeping the relationship alive, or do we take each other for granted? I can’t think of many people who don’t want to...

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THE BUSINESS CASE FOR ETHICS

In order for a company to thrive, it needs to ensure the wellbeing and level of satisfaction with its stakeholders – investors, employees, suppliers and customers. Recent times have seen how bad conduct results in negative publicity, poor company image and a drop in...

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AMBITION – ATTITUDE – ACTION

Ideas are great but it's action that turns them into reality. So do you know what you're really creating? Do you know for what purpose? Or are you in danger of getting there at a cost you hadn't envisaged? Here are some tips to help you achieve what you truly want -...

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TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE

Within every person lie moments of significance, experiences that shape us, change our perspective, carve our character and drive us to a deeper part of ourselves. A few years ago I had one of those moments. It took the form of a terrible shock – the sudden...

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WILL YOU CHOOSE TO MATTER?

There is a great talk and initiative by Angela Maiers entitled “You Matter”, and how these two words could positively impact our lives. It really puts into perspective and simplicity the manner in which we conduct ourselves in our daily interactions, with great...

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IN SEARCH OF WEALTH

I recall being at dinner with the Chinese Ambassador in Malta some years ago. My boss and mentor had invited me, so as they were in the throws of a discussion about power and money, I sat listening. The conversation was leading down a path where there was no...

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DON’T DROP A STITCH

We often admire the big names, the personalities, the people in positions of influence. But in so doing, we sometimes forget our own significance. I am currently in Malta. My mother’s native country. A place I have had a varied relationship with throughout my life,...

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WEALTH TRANSITION IN THE MIDDLE EAST

Succession has been of concern for families for generations, and never has there been a more crucial time to take a closer look at the issues. Despite numerous financial structures on offer, in 90 per cent of cases family wealth is not passed beyond the third...

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VALUES AND GUIDING PRINCIPLES

We have all seen a myriad of company websites touting a list of values they stand for: Respect, Integrity, Communication and Excellence; Integrity and honesty in everything we do; High performance and great behaviours driving exceptional rewards; Respect, trust and...

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MORAL COURAGE AND CORPORATE CULTURE

It is not in calm seas that our character and integrity are tested but in times of crisis. It is at these times that mistakes are likely to happen. When people think of ethics and social responsibility in the corporate context, they perceive it as a simple matter of...

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THE DISCONNECT BETWEEN PEOPLE AND COMPANIES

If you speak to a young person about their job search, many will say they have applied to a number of companies through their online web portal but have never heard anything. And those that get rejected are disheartened because they never got to speak to a human...

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STARTING OUT – TIPS FOR FRESH GRADS

Any youngster facing the myriad of career choices and plethora of advice may be forgiven for being overwhelmed at how to go about finding a job. Whilst there are emerging trends that the younger generation don’t want just any job (wanting to make a difference, to work...

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3 SECRETS OF TOP TALENT

In any organisation these days, we come across a myriad of titles. But when one breaks it down, what are titles really all about? Do they help us in being better? It seems to me that sometimes, a title is a mask and stands in the way of us being our best. For...

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HOW TO ATTRACT THE BEST PEOPLE

Searching for talent is about fixing a problem – that of finding the right person to tackle a business opportunity or challenge. Contrary to popular view, the toughest challenge is not finding the right talent. It is finding great companies to find talent for. This is...

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MONDAY MORNING BLUES

Have you heard of people not looking forward to going to work on Monday and dreading the week ahead? It's quite extraordinary really, especially when you consider that at one point these same people were happy to get the job, for I cannot think of one person who was...

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BANISH LIMITING BELIEFS

A friend of mine shared an anecdote of a time when someone asked him what his new year’s wish was, to which he answered ‘for there to be a year with no wars, no hunger and no misery’. She laughed at him, saying he was a fool asking for too much. We have much to answer...

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Had a Good Giggle Recently?

“The world is a tragedy to those who feel, but a comedy to those who think.”  Horace Walpole We sometimes get too serious for our own good. Actually, when you sit down and think about it - and see through the initial façade - we really are quite funny as human beings....

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The world is starving…

“The world is starving, but not for food, for love.”  Mother Theresa I was recently having tea with a friend. I hadn’t seen him for some time so we were catching up on life, work, love, relationships and everything in between. It’s always such an honour to have the...

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