You develop the leaders; you develop the whole organization

The most fundamental phase of developing an organization that is much more difficult to comprehend by most executives and managers especially Human Resources and Organizational development is the very nature of the following fact. Developing the organization starts with developing the leaders. Leaders in the organization should be humble enough to understand that they cannot […]

Ring the bell. Where are the carrots?

Ivan Pavlov was a Russian physiologist who worked on conditioned responses. He discovered by experimenting on dogs that they learned to associate different stimuli and objects with food. Pavlov monitored and measured the connections between the dogs, food, and salivary behaviors. Pavlov added a bell to the experiment to use as a stimulus. After providing […]

What if your best practices are the worst

During a business call with an ERP consultancy implementing a new HR system, the HR consultants kept repeating same narrative to the client, we are deploying to your business the best HR practices. Hearing that for more than half an hour, I decided to stop this conversation and pointed out some flaws in their HR systems and […]

The HR dilemma

Carrying out a huge leadership transformation in the organization is no longer the HR key job. The HR fleet in most organizations are service administrators not transformers. I know many HR and OD people who have a strong desire to change, but they are stuck between senior management old mentality and their relentless desire to […]

Culture and leadership are inextricably linked

A company is just a group of people. Businesses are not made up of structure and policies; they are made up of people. The true concept of culture is hugely misunderstood, and most people, including business consultants, senior managers and leaders, do not know the true meaning. They always grapple with explaining the core of […]

To the heads and deans of business schools around the world

To the heads of business schools whose institutions offer and teach management and leadership MBA programs and different training programs. Please read and understand the following statement below because the lack of leadership in your educational institutions has adversely affected people in businesses around the world. The idea of managing and controlling things is logistically […]

Mechanical or leaderly

Most companies chat and chant about their transformational strategies and dynamic workplaces. Most HR directors and managers keep busy implementing the changes. The outcomes are always slogans that remain unactionable, no matter how the HR and OD fleets push. They always get the same results. As a result, change does not happen and frustration prevails. […]

The blind spot of organisational development

You cannot move an inch in developing any organisation on the surface of this planet unless there is a hearty consent from its leaders to develop themselves first. The idea of developing organisations through developing the whole ship and its crew without developing the captains’ ability to navigate through has retarded businesses for a long […]