To achieve results, think vision and strategy

April 22nd, 2014 @

Visioning is defined by The Business Dictionary as a “Mental process in which images of the desired future (goals, objectives, outcomes) are made intensely real and compelling to act as motivators for the present action.” A clear vision is critical for the organization. If we do not know where we are going, any plan or [...]

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Aim as high as your imagination allows

March 17th, 2014 @

Prophet Mohammed (PBUH) had a very clear and unambiguous vision for what he wanted for himself and his Ummah in this life and the hereafter. For the hereafter, he repeatedly told the people around him that following the guidance of Allah and His messenger would lead them to paradise. Also, the more good they do, [...]

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Aim for the Supreme Achievement

February 24th, 2014 @

What does success mean to you? Is it getting a great job, buying your dream house, giving your kids an excellent education and vacationing in exotic locations around the world? Is it amassing a lot of wealth? Is it having power and influence? There is nothing wrong with any of the above as long as [...]

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Flexibility is the Key to Success

January 15th, 2014 @

Islam, the last straight path defined by Allah for His servants on earth, is characterized by both rigid pillars that can’t be violated and a great deal of flexibility and sophistication, making it valid for every time and place. Islam is rigid when it comes to its goals, objectives and ethical values, and flexible when [...]

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The Art of Persuasion

December 19th, 2013 @

Have you ever tried to get your employees, friends or family members to do something and they did not? What methods did you use? Do you force others into action? How does that usually go? Do they become more resistant or carry out the task reluctantly with poor results? If you want to convince people [...]

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Handling sensitive information in the organization

November 17th, 2013 @

We come across a lot of sensitive information throughout the course of our lives. Some of that information is mentioned to us in confidence and some we get to know by accident. For example, we may overhear two people talking about a secret or we may come across information that may be damaging to others [...]

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Words are the Mightiest of Weapons

October 16th, 2013 @

Words are the mightiest weapon in the human repertoire. We use them in all situations, to express our love, hate, happiness, sadness and anger among many other expressions. We use them in our prayers and our fights. We use them to build relationships and to destroy them. Most likely you are where you are today [...]

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Harness conflict to your advantage

September 15th, 2013 @

Ibn Omar said, the Prophet (PBUH) said to us when he returned from al-Ahzab (the battle of the trench), “let no one perform asr except at Bani Quraydah”. When asr time arrived while they were still on the road, some said, ‘we won’t pray until we get there’. Others said, ‘we should rather pray, that [...]

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How much respect is there in your organization?

August 17th, 2013 @

The Prophet (PBUH) told us, “I have been sent to perfect good character.” We all know that the basis of excellence in character is respect for everything around us. As Muslims, we have been instructed to respect our parents, neighbours, family, elders, young, leaders, the animals around us and the nature that we live in. [...]

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Trust is everything…

June 15th, 2013 @

  What was the Prophet’s (PBUH) best-known personal quality? He was called As-Sadiq al Ameen (the truthful, the trustworthy). Can you imagine what would have happened if the Prophet (PBUH) was untrustworthy? Would the people have followed him? Of course not! Trust is the fundamental pillar of any relationship, at home, at work, in the [...]

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