August 9, 2017

There are three major fuel retailing companies in the Sultanate of Oman, Shell, Al Maha and Oman Oil Marketing Company. We have done a great number of courses, pressure Qookers and bootQamps at the latter. From 2012 on, we have seen many inspired faces, but also gained...

August 2, 2017

I like to think in terms of results and purpose.

Moreover, I like to think of planned results and purpose and not coincidental ones. 

By the way, writing this at the Jabal Al Akhdar Alila resort actually makes me think of oceans, which is really remarkable as I am in the...

July 26, 2017

(adaptation of a 2009 article; part 2 of 2)

In adaption of a 2009 article I described my conviction that crisis is good for a reason: lazy organizations disappear, customers become more critical and anxious in spending and organizations are forced to reaffirm their reas...

July 19, 2017

(adaptation of a 2009 article; part 1 of 2)

First let me say, I am not the type of person that believes everything was better in the old days. On the contrary, I love progress and evolution, sometimes even revolution. I love the promises of nano-technology and quantum p...

July 13, 2017

Just before the summer, we were happy to receive confirmation on a project providing consultancy services for the review of job descriptions, competencies, evaluations and salary structure at a young, successful and therefore growing organization in the oil and gas ind...

July 7, 2017

The point is, I am allergic to rules.

I have a good reason for that: if rules are logical, it is absolutely no problem to follow them. But far too often, they are not, so that a strong reward-, and an even stronger penalty system is necessary to enforce following them.


March 22, 2017

We know, our new website was due ages ago!

But this was one of those cases, where trust in a partner is vital, but later appears to be unjustified. No names and definitely no name-calling, but just a lesson for everyone, least of all us.

It just made us wonder, where doe...

March 2, 2017

Understanding project management in innovation and creative projects

“There ain't no rules around here. We're trying to accomplish something!”

The abovementioned quote by Thomas Edison highlights the most important characteristic of creation and innovation. There are no...

February 28, 2017

A comprehensive approach to problem solving and decision making

“Leaders are problem solvers by talent, temperament and choice.”

In organizations, leaders distinguish themselves with their ability of generating solutions for uncommon and unfamiliar problems. This ability...

February 27, 2017

Understanding marketing to generate sales

We designed this training course in Marketing and Sales.

“Bring the best of your authentic self to every opportunity.”

Marketing and sales and marketing and advertising get confused by most of the professional business environment...

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