11 Nov 2020

How do you know when you are being personally or physically threatened? Well, you know it because you are encountering an aggressive personality and its your gut feeling; moreover, you trust your instincts and convinced that it’s happening to you!  So, what do you do…??  ‘Run for your life’!  You could but that’s where conflict de-escalation techniques come in handy! Anticipating potenti...

27 Sep 2020

Ever heard ‘Lights…Camera…Action’! And what followed was Zoom in - Zoom out; camera, trolly, tilt up – tilt down; as an actor, I would fancy that, but these are the times in which you don’t have to be an actor to be catching to such lingo.  Welcome to the world of webinars where every each one of you plays a role and most importantly have the privileged to be on air.  Webinars are a grea...

12 Apr 2020

Workplace harassment remains a growing problem worldwide. Oh, you may say, “not in the current crises” or “not our team,” but workplace harassment is an ever increasing issue in the organizations today.  It can come in the form of a slap, a phrase, an email, or reassignment of duties.  Harassment is not okay and it is illegal.  Harassment needs to be reporte...

21 Mar 2020

www.readacademy.net, a Social Institution that came into being to regulate the behavior of individuals in the realm of education and training:  we remain steadfast on our sole purpose to seek out sustainable human education.  First and foremost, our hearts are with those who have been affected by Coronavirus Crisis. It is also evident that the crisis will not end soon but of course, by t...

10 Nov 2019

Space remains the final frontier and before I further on the voyages of the Starship Enterprise, I'll admit that I have been off lately on the course update front but that doesn't mean not working hard!  We've been busy updating Soft Skills course's PowerPoint deck, giving them a more modern look and feel while working on the other fronts.  And back to the voyages, 'Star Trek' was about ...

25 Apr 2019

Leadership is all about having a style! Instead of the conventional talk relating to decision making & strategy etc. work on great ways to build your own leadership style.  A style driven for a human cause, a purposeful action or a conviction humanist for the greatest good.  And the best part, you don’t have to reinvent the wheel if you’re a leader; the leadership stories and lessons...

02 Oct 2018

The good about Riyadh living is that everything seem available and there is nothing that I personally miss doing here that I did in the past.   In this regard, the retail brands are all but available; for a consumer seeking to quench or to simply live by, Riyadh offers the needed world class brands across from the Americas, Europe and the Asia.  So, I walked into Birkenstock on the main ...

25 Jul 2018

It’s a fact that when asked what 'the cloud' is, a majority would not refer to it as an actual cloud, the sky, or something related to weather. So, Cloud is now all about storing documents, pictures, videos and even music on the cloud.  More so, a life-saver because it simply means never having to say I lost those pictures of your cat that you sent me.  But what if you could store your f...

16 Jul 2018

As a graduate student volunteering adult classes, I often wondered how the balancing of school, work, and life was for an adult student but quintessentially why education was not a priority in the growing-up phase of their lives. It seems that the working world taught them the hard way by beating them up every work day for not having an education.  The challenges were many and went both ...

30 Jun 2018

In case of fire, exit building before tweeting about it.”  The above is not an overstatement but a safety related quote and safety slogan to help keep things interesting.  With so much of personal marking and aspects of branding focussing the social media, personal safety is not always the most exciting subject.  Simply, put, the importance of safety cannot be overstated as every organiz...