THE STORY BEHIND AMANI™

  Many companies have compelling mission statements, well articulated values and CSR initiatives. But what truly matters is what a company and its people do in practice. Previously in Executive Search, I had the privilege of meeting and interviewing brilliant people...

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BREAKING THE CHAIN OF HYPE

Can we please get rid of hype and engage our brain before we jump on the bandwagon of all things crypto and blockchain? Over a glass of bubbly, someone (who we’ll call Joe) was chatting to my husband about a hot investment opportunity. They walked over to where I was...

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COMPANY CULTURE STARTS WITH YOU

Ask a person the reason they love to travel, and often 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 and...

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WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP – A MIDDLE EASTERN PERSPECTIVE

  There is a general look of surprise, even bewilderment when people hear I love working in the Middle East, 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, therefore...

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AMBITION, ATTITUDE AND ACTION

Ideas are great, but it’s action that turns them into reality. So do you know what you’re 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 – not...

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THE SECRETS TO ENGAGEMENT?

Do we treat people like a one-night stand or do we show the level of commitment we would give 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...

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DO BUSINESS PRACTICES IMPACT PROFITABILITY?

  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 share...

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STEWARDSHIP, EDUCATION AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP

  Family wealth fails to make it beyond the third generation in 90 per cent of cases. This failure isn't due to poor investment decisions, but rather a lack of cohesion and communication between family members, where the family fragments, and with it the wealth. Some...

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TIPS FOR FRESH GRADS (AND THOSE LOOKING FOR A FRESH START)

  Work is a great way to expose us to new environments and challenges, presenting us with experiences that will further develop our skills as well as our character. But for this to happen, we need to find the environment that is most conducive. So if you are young and...

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