After seeing my facebook content “Real boss is customer”, CEO MAL Pakistan Limited (Formerly Mobil Askari Lubricants Limited) sent me an email: “Dear Ashraf, I saw your post on the fb regarding customers…Its a pretty cliched. old, time tested theorom …However, sometimes one needs to take a perspective as often you come across [...]
Twitter, a microblogging site, that started in March 2006 has now more than 200 million active users in the world and it’s growth is phenomenal. According to alexa.com, Twitter is the 11th most hit website in Pakistan ahead of OLX, Jang Group and Geo TV in terms of ranking. According to various sites, there [...]
Recently, I put a question on my facebook account to invite comments from friends as to what were the major time wasters in their opinion.Many people termed facebook as great time waster. I don’t disagree with them. Facebook is a big time waster (life waster) if the user has low FQ (Facebook Quotient), [...]
Recently, I put a question to friends at my facebook page as to what are the habits and traits of losers. I received very interesting responses and the common response was that “losers don’t accept responsibility and blame others”. While I was pondering over the responses, the story of Prophet Adam and Devil [...]
Geo TV Channels (Geo News, Geo Super, Geo Entertainment) are airing a video story of my struggles in life. I am getting lot of queries from all over Pakistan that how my story got selected.
When I came to know that Geo was on prowl for inspirational stories of self-made people, I also [...]
Do You Want to Spend Your Old Age in Edhi’s Old Homes? One Day Workshop on Wise Parenting
Karachi: Marriott Hotel, 22nd December (Saturday)/Lahore: Park Plaza Hotel, 29th December (Saturday)
Time: From 10 am to 5 pm
Why This Workshop?
Pakistan is passing through strange cultural transformation. In the crazy busy times, [...]
A towering man of power, social status, dignity, grace and learning became sworn enemy of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) in the initial days of Islam. His sister embraces Islam and when he visits her home, she is reciting the Holy Quran. In anger, he becomes unreasonably harsh to her sister’s decision to accept Islam as way [...]
On 9th August 2008, something most beautiful happened in my life. I was terminated by my employer. I was General Manager with one of the companies of Worldcall Group.
There were no jobs in the market. Companies were laying off people. Stock market collapsed like house of cards. Law and order situation was at its [...]
Is self-respect worth a billion dollars? Perhaps not! But when you are young and stupid, you do things that baffle the human intelligence.
My friend did just that! This is the true story……… It was the year 1993. He was working as an Account Manager with IBM Corporation in Pakistan. An Account Manager had [...]
Our client, an international NGO, having mandate in the field of reproductive health requires the following two leadership positions to launch an aggressive campaign of empowering the communities.
Director Technical Services
Ensure department outputs are being met as per log-frame indicators Provide strategic technical support, direction to each department Supervise and [...]
Key role of today’s corporate leaders is to build communities and engage them in building successful organizations.
Digital technology and Social media has completely changed the dynamics of societies we live in. Technological advancements have made it easier for leaders to build stronger communities. In the past couple of years, instead of considering social media [...]
One Day Workshop for Potential Corporate Leaders
Karachi: 19th September, Marriott Hotel :: Lahore: 28th September, Park Plaza Hotel
Timing: 9.00 am To 5.30 pm
The leaders who work most effectively, it seems to me, never say “I.” And that’s not because they have trained themselves not to say “I.” They don’t think [...]
Last year, despite best efforts Pakistan could not trend on Twitter on 14th August. I had analyzed reasons as to why we could not make our country trend. Before reading this article , I would suggest you read my analysis of last year.
As I have the capabilities to make names/hashtags trend on [...]
One of my clients has a writing project for 4 to 6 months and they are looking for male/female story writer. In order to get the best story teller, we are running a competition of writing two page story with following guidelines.
Any topic that interests the masses Story must have solid plot, twists, climax, [...]
Social Media for HR People
Lahore: 10th August, Park Plaza Hotel :: Karachi: 17th August, Marriott Hotel
Timing: 9.00 am to 1.00 pm
4 hours hands-on demonstration of the power of social media!
“How dare you squander even one more day not taking advantage of the greatest shifts of our generation.” [...]
One of my friends at Pakistan’s leading executive search company is looking for Head of TQM at a manufacturing concern based at North Punjab. 7-8 years of experience of ISO, Six Sigma, Kaizen and TQM is required. Must be team player and vibrant. It is career position and salary range for the right candidate is [...]
One of the largest business groups in Pakistan has two immediate openings for Executive Secretaries, one each for male and female, for their senior management in their Head Office in Lahore.
Pleasant personalities with state of the art corporate politeness Masters degree Command on written and spoken English Command on MS Word/internet/emails Protocol duties, [...]
In 2008, we broke off an idea and since then no looking back! We are The Fastest growing training company in Pakistan with our keen eye on the international market. We extensively conduct open enrollment and customized training sessions in the disciplines of Sales, Marketing, Customer Services, Leadership, Social Media, Soft Skills and [...]
The Making of Sales Agitators!
Lahore: 13th July, Park Plaza Hotel, Islamabad: 16th July, Serena Hotel, Karachi: 18th July, Marriott Hotel
For Sales Teams of Banks, Mutual Funds, Insurance Companies & Stock Brokerage Firms
Selling financial products is more challenging as there is little room for differentiation, at least as the perception prevails. [...]
Unless immunized properly, sales people are vulnerable to lethal diseases that can torpedo team effort and drain the sales numbers. During my 15 years career as salesman and three years career as sales trainer and consultant, I observed the following common diseases found in sales people irrespective of industries.
The common symptoms of [...]