The Prophet’s Way with his companions

May 15th, 2013 @

Do you want to build the most efficient and enduring organization?  Take the Prophet’s way with his companions and how they set up the foundation for the most enduring nation ever created by humans. Examine the stories of all the prophets, you will find that all did great work with their nations but none of [...]

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Give your people hope and glad tidings

April 16th, 2013 @

The Battle of Ahzab (or the Battle of the Ditch) was a very testing time for the Muslim community around the Prophet (PBUH). Several big tribes of the Arabian Peninsula, aided by some non-believers within Medina, surrounded the city to finish off the young Muslim community once and for all. Allah describes this chilling situation: [...]

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Take care of society and it will take care of you

March 26th, 2013 @

Allah tells us in the Quran “You are the best of peoples ever raised up for mankind, you enjoin what is good (Al-Ma’ruf) and you forbid what is evil (Al-Munkar), and you believe in Allah” (Quran 3:110). This verse sets the three criteria that determine the best of people. Two of these criteria are based [...]

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Feedback – The compass of life

February 15th, 2013 @

Feedback is the compass of life. Good feedback directs us towards a better path. Like a good compass, it helps us determine our true north. Good feedback is indispensable for good performance. Bad or no feedback may lead us in the wrong direction. The Quran is humanity’s feedback from Allah. Although it existed well before [...]

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Contentment – The Greatest Treasure

January 15th, 2013 @

Are you constantly working hard to achieve a better standard of living for you and your family, to buy that better car or house, to have those dream vacations or simply to become better off? Are the people you lead busy doing the same? If the answer is yes, have you stopped to consider where [...]

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Get the most out of your life

December 17th, 2012 @

Time is the most precious commodity we have on this earth. We all have a limited number of seconds to live and they are ticking away whether we are making good use of them or not. To highlight the importance of time, Allah swears by it in Surat (Chapter) Al-Asr, Al-Doha (Dawn), and Al-Lail (Night). [...]

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Build Good Relationships for Greater Success

November 19th, 2012 @

Two thirds of respondents in a comprehensive research study undertaken by the Center for Creative Leadership said, “building and maintaining relationships is a critical competency.” No matter what business we are in, we need to deal with people. To do so successfully requires building a good rapport with them. The Prophet (PBUH) was a master [...]

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Build Your Courage on Trust in Allah

September 15th, 2012 @

Courage is one of the major virtues of the believers. Allah bestowed this virtue on all of His prophets to help them deliver His message to their usually hostile people. Courage is not the absence of fear; it is doing the right things even when we are afraid. This is evident in the story of [...]

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Doua (Supplication) – The Key to Success

June 15th, 2012 @

How would you like to achieve all your dreams and be protected from all calamities? How would you like to create the strongest and most powerful organisation? It is simple! Just turn to Allah with a sincere heart in supplication and He will grant you whatever you ask, if not in this life, then in [...]

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Make innovation in your organisation part of your core values

May 15th, 2012 @

Dick Drew was working for Minnesota Mining & Manufacturing (3M) in the 1910s which, at that time, manufactured and sold abrasives. One day he visited a client, an auto body shop, and found a group of workers struggling to put two-tone paints on their cars. They would use a combination of heavy adhesive tape and [...]

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