Tag: Management

Inner Dimensions of Management

Ethical and moral tendencies are cultivated in individuals only when the ability to reflect inwardly in activated.  This ability to reflect inwardly is part of every human soul; God given.  Sound reasoning is a byproduct of balanced inward reflection. It is only achieved when our intellectual, emotional and physical psyche is balanced. The Quran, in […]

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Organizational Governance

In a free market system corporate governance is generally a lagging influencer, meaning that we introduce rules and regulations after a negative event has already occurred. Our knee jerk reactions to unforeseen performance results almost always give rise to efforts for greater transparencies. Although greater transparencies may create short term performance correction, they seldom create accountabilities […]

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Organizational Learning a Bottom-up Approach

I once asked a very successful business man whom I was working for, what is it that I can do to make you happy? He said with a smile on his face, “Just excel in everything you do and never stop learning.” I did not understand what he meant back then, but he knew exactly what […]

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The MBI Framework

Life is based on a single set of directives –a divine manual called the Quran, for stipulating a code of submission; a code that applies evenly to all realms of our lives without distinction. So if Quran is that set of policy directives, the word of God Himself, then Prophet Muhammad’s character (May Peace and […]

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A Risk-based Submission Management Approach

Reactive ad hoc solutions just do not provide a strong enough systemic approach in mitigating risks. Risks can only be minimized if we have total understanding of our goals, our responsibilities and our duties to perform the task at hand. Only a well founded and properly implemented management approach can provide a measure of confidence […]

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Organizational Development through Islamic Management Frameworks

American Muslim landscape has changed dramatically since 9/11. America’s political culture, legal environment and public discourse have become structurally Islamophobic.1 On one hand Muslim organizations have made significant strives in opening up their doors and engaging in civic and interfaith dialogue. On the other hand the perpetuation of fear of prosecution and lack of due […]

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Where Accountabilities Start Transparencies Begin

Debt leveraging is a detrimental financial concepts; a concept fueled by the desire to capitalize an asset beyond its leveraged value – securities of packaged subprime loans and credit default swaps. This desire to keep on leveraging with perpetuity has led to the collapse of large US financial institutes. 15 or so banks have failed […]

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Dysfunctional Dichotomies of Greed

It is simply the lack of transparency and accountability that allows people to manipulate stuff any which way they want without the fear of repercussions. We as individuals have forgotten how to live within our means. We have become a mind-numb generation void of any intellectual discourse. Our lazy minds acquire knowledge without ascertaining where […]

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What’s On Your Conscience?

Without the internal desire for change, people cannot be changed by external stimulus. A change independent of our internal desire is only a cursory change on an emotional level. Hollow emotions might help us push a ship onto the water but mere “feelings” cannot chart a course to a specific destination. What good is a […]

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