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Soft Skills are not So Soft

Question: Why do most so-called soft skills training initiatives fail to deliver results?A question which many stakeholders ask today, and it created a huge and legitimate debate on the effectiveness of these types of training solutions provided in the Bahrain market today. My humble answer is, there are four aspects to consider when it comes to […]

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Working Out vs Working In!

As any coach, I love using metaphors and I pay close attention when I hear a good one, this one here is inspired by a short but meaningful conversation I had with Dr John Mathew (Head Of Talent Management at Ebrahim Khalil Kanoo) and a BSTD family member last week, I asked him what is […]

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Meet Mr Sea Squirt!

One of the interesting stories I came across when I was reading a book by Dr Stuart Brown (Play) was the story of sea squirt, in short the story illustrates the life of this creature where it start at young age by exploring the habitat, once reached to adulthood, it finds a secure colony established […]

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Your DP as a Trainer

Tips for professional Display Pics for Trainers’ official accounts.    1- Hire a professional photographer. 2- Wear formal clothes , preferred to be solid colors. 3- Smile , its charismatic. 4-Only YOU in the image. 5-In your workplace or office is a plus. 6-Adding your logo or signature is a plus. 7- Light or blurred […]

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Ten Types of DPs that won’t get you the Right Image on Social Media

   I have to start by saying that this post might not be applicable for personal and private accounts (hey what you do in your personal life is up to you , who are we to judge?!?!). Everyday, I receive tens for friends and following requests on different social media platform and my judgment to […]

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Tom Peters in the Island of the Golden Smile

  On10th of June,2014, the training and development community in Bahrain was inspired by words of wisdom from the Guru of the Gurus Dr. Tom Peters. Although I came late, I tried my best to enter as quietly as possible, and joined the nearest table with group of very young Bahrainis, thinking “how lucky you […]

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Mushbirbucks is coming soon

It is quite a trend now to hear about a new food outlet opened with traditional cuisine idea such as Al Basta, Bait Al Belaleet, Emmwash, Zafran, Ban Al Subh, Al Fakhara, Fareej Bin Aagool and many other outlets, some existing restaurants added (or had already added) traditional dishes to its menu such as Chaise, […]

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Job announcements .. are they honest!

As I was preparing a post for one of our new job openings, I went a little crazy, once I finished, I read it loud to myself, laughed and took it as a joke at that time, the post was as below: ” You “might” be the one .. Mubadara is looking for a social […]

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Lamp Posts are painful!

As a marketer, one of the last tools I will ever consider utilizing are outdoor (Lamp Posts)! for many reasons: 1- Its just good for one purpose, Brand Awareness, unless your objective is to remind or strengthen  your brand awareness, avoid this tool by all means. 2- Its dangerous, trying to catch drivers’ attention while they’re […]

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Who are you today?

We are programmed to run throughout the day in a such hurrying way that we forget to pause and think “who are we today ?” Are we happy? Are we thankful? Are we blessed ? Are we grateful? One if the major stress factors is when someone doesn’t feel that he or she lived the […]

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