A journey from “With” to “Versus”

July 9th, 2019|0 Comments

In recent past, I have been crunched with the struggle of claiming guardianship for my two wonderful sons. While working on some custodial papers, my eyes stopped at a line which read mine and my ex- husband names as versus. I immediately felt the pinch, my heart stopped for a while as I recalled our wedding invitation card which had our names as “with”. I pondered the entire week on the fact that how the “with” turns into “versus” in many of the human relationships. It can be between an employee & his/her employer, husband & wife, siblings,manager & team,father & [...]

Your Life is a timeless classic, Value it!!

July 2nd, 2019|0 Comments

I am not the only one who is obsessed—or writing…It may not be true that “the three most written-about subjects of all time are Jesus, the Civil War, and the Titanic,” as one historian has put it, but it’s not much of an exaggeration. Since the early morning of April 15, 1912, when the great liner went to the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean, taking with it five grand pianos, eight thousand dinner forks, an automobile, a fifty-line telephone switchboard, twenty-nine boilers, a jewelled copy of “The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyam,” and more than fifteen hundred lives, the writing hasn’t stopped. [...]

Leadership is to Engage Hearts..

November 12th, 2018|Comments Off on Leadership is to Engage Hearts..

One of the key tasks of an extra-ordinary leader is to engage hearts. Too many principles and mission statements are put around the workplace for employees but not many resonates with their hearts. The disconnect that people have with their organization leads to declining monetary results and demotivated work force. Leadership is not about popularity, it’s about integrity; it’s not about power, it’s about purpose and it is the primary task of every leader to transform workplace into a place of realized genius. I worked for a company where the country head focused on numbers only. Within few years, he had [...]

From Obligated and Burdened to Liberated Living

November 5th, 2018|Comments Off on From Obligated and Burdened to Liberated Living

Life is a jigsaw puzzle with most of the pieces missing, Life is a roller coaster ride, Life is a mystery and goes a list of metaphors that gives us a dull shade of life . Once shopping with my sons, we noticed that all the stores are decorated for upcoming Father’s Day. My younger son who was 7 yrs old at that time saw everything and asked his elder brother .."what should we buy for mama on Father’s Day". This one question sparked me with the thought that this little guy has more acceptance towards life than many of the [...]

If we dare the difference, the difference will deliver..

October 29th, 2018|Comments Off on If we dare the difference, the difference will deliver..

We are about to enter New Year, 2019. In a few days we will take a step in the future from the present. But there are certain incomplete tasks that we for one more time aim to achieve in the coming new year. While listing the many global issues, women in leadership gained my most attention. On this particular weekend I was juggling the almost impossible task of being a working parent. In my case, work is being a leader of an organization which is even younger than my elder son, while also being a single mom and a pretty confused [...]

Crisis in Pakistan: Educate Women and Girls for Long-term Solutions

October 23rd, 2018|Comments Off on Crisis in Pakistan: Educate Women and Girls for Long-term Solutions

Educating girls and women is one of the most leveraged investments there is. Not only does it bring a range of benefits to the individual girls and women—such as, self-confidence, ability to make informed decisions, critical analysis of propaganda. Educating girls and women improves the health status of children and the economic development of their communities. Every 1 percent increase in women’s education generates a .3 percent increase in economic growth. Leading economists believe that female education may "be the highest return on investment available in developing countries today." For every extra year of education beyond the average level, a woman’s [...]

Diversity..Pakistani Women & Their Struggle To Leadership Roles

October 15th, 2018|Comments Off on Diversity..Pakistani Women & Their Struggle To Leadership Roles

It has been noticed that in Pakistan, women have taken multitude of leadership roles and have overcome the barriers of illiteracy, poverty, violence and discrimination. Yet, the low presence of women at top positions needs attention. More and more companies are now focusing on gender diversity but they would risk misalignment with potential outcomes, if the answers are negative to any of the following for their women focused initiatives: Apart from networking, do these gender diversity programs aim to achieve other objectives such as engagement, performance improvement, personality development, skills development, or leadership development? Have you noticed considerable improvement in women’s [...]

I may fail but I will rise again..

October 14th, 2018|Comments Off on I may fail but I will rise again..

I wish I could tell you that life isn't fair, but I have a strong understanding that you all know the truth. As wise people say.. We are all failures- at least the best of us are. So never give up striving to achieve your dream. There are two sides to every coin and so don’t fear failure. We know that we might fail the very moment we begin. So I wonder, what holds us back from giving our best. Sometimes you can be so prepared, and still fail. Success stories are best but failure stories are better. Most people when they [...]

Diversity at top remains a challenge

October 14th, 2018|Comments Off on Diversity at top remains a challenge

A quote by Lawrence H Summers – a key note speaker – says "a society that does not establish pathways to leadership for all of its citizens is a society that is denying itself a possibility of excellence.” One of the challenges in last 50 years is the leadership gap between men & women. Many discussions revolve around blaming corporate culture that affect the differential hiring  and promotion of men and women. In many cases, they create a huge roadblock preventing women from advancement to top management. Selection Process, Workplace Relationships, Globalisation, Internal Motivation are few of the most common barriers [...]