Here at Business Initiative Directions, one of our core concerns is leadership performance. We give awards to business and organizational leaders from all over the world who, with proven results, show they are steering their organizations in the right direction. But how, exactly, can a leader’s work be measured? How can it be improved? How closely tied are the work of one person and the results of an entire organization? Obviously, leadership is important. But in what ways does it matter most? Continue reading
Dr. Jayles Yeoh was convinced that without backing education his country wouldn’t get ahead. This idea led him to come up with a plan which he shared with several government leaders.
And his plan went into action. His proposal was so convincing that he was invited to set up campuses based on his program in Africa, Asia and Europe.
Iran’s international relations and trade is heavily centered around two products: oil and gas. Its natural resources have kept the Middle East country in a dispute with its largest buyers, the U.S. and Europe.
The Iranian Offshore Engineering and Construction Company (IOEC) is at the middle of this discord. It is the Iranian leader oil and gas contractor. Given that Iran boasts the fourth largest oil reserves in the world, IOEC has a role of global significance.
A space rocket is not exactly something you can put in your backpack to move it from the factory to the takeoff base.
Have you ever thought about how these huge machines are conveyed? There is an airline that has a special license for this kind of operations. And its fleet is particularly impressive.
David Zax over at Fast Company wrote a piece this week about “job crafters”. These are people who, despite being stuck in a job that lacks stimulation, find a way to give value to their work and actually enjoy it. The piece follows the findings of Yale professor Amy Wrzesniewski, who interviewed countless cleaners at hospitals throughout the country.
When I think of career options and cleaners, I generally (and possibly very inaccurately) consider them to be people who don’t see many other options in terms of choosing their work. In Wrzesniewski’s interviews, many people reflected this idea. They were there for the benefits and they did not particularly enjoy it.