Tag: motivation

Interview: The Success Formula with Bassem Al-Salem

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Akhtaboot sat down with H.E. Bassem Al Salem, former Minister of Labor and Chairman of Capital Bank to talk about his perspective on how Jordan’s current economical state is affecting the banking and financial sector and how to tackle Jordan’s unemployment issue.


Do you remember your first job? What was your position?

I worked at a company that manufactures plastic bags and agricultural films as a production manager.

What are the secrets to success?

How you think is everything. Always be positive. Think success, not failure. Decide upon your true dreams and goals and always remember that goals are nothing without action.

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Interview: The Success Formula with Ghassan Nuqul

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Akhtaboot sat down with Nuqul Group‘s Vice Chairman, Mr. Ghassan Nuqul for a candid conversation to learn more about his journey in one of Middle East’s leading industrial corporations and his personal perspective on career success in the Jordanian Economy.

What does a typical day look like for you?

A typical day for me starts between 8:30 am – 8:45 am. I normally have a to-do list to plan my work for the day and organize all the meetings. I usually start by signing papers from the previous day, and then I go over my emails and make some internal phone calls.

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Infographic: Assessing Employees’ Loyalty to their Organization in the MENA Region

With all the recent focus on leadership best practices, companies to this day are still struggling to retain their top talent. When employees who are deeply embedded within the social system of a company leave, their departure can be costly and troublesome to the company. It is often said that employees don’t leave companies; they leave bosses. But how accurate is that claim?

Let’s take a look at the latest Akhtaboot infographic which evaluates employees’ loyalty to their organization in the MENA region.


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Emotional Intelligence and Career Success

Why some people are more successful in work and life than others 

What makes some people move further and faster in work and life than others? Is it really all about IQ and hard work? Although IQ and work ethic are important, they are not a perfect predictor of work success. Those who usually stand out and get ahead at work likely possess emotional intelligence – a different kind of smart. It is about knowing yourself and your feelings so well that you are able to manage them effectively at any moment in any given situation. Emotional intelligence means having personal qualities such as empathy and emotional control.

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Infographic: Evaluating Employee Motivation in the MENA Region

One of the main concerns employers have nowadays is how to motivate and stimulate their employees as employee motivation affects one’s happiness and creativity at the workplace and therefore affects the company’s retention rates and productivity. Akhtaboot surveyed job seekers from all over the MENA region in order to evaluate Employee Motivation in terms of: pay raise, promotions, public recognition, the relationship they have with their direct managers, ownership and personal growth.

Take a look at the infographic below for some interesting facts on Employee Motivation in the MENA region from Akhtaboot.

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Dealing with Competitive Colleagues

Handling overly competitive attitude in the workplace

On a day-to-day level, maintaining a professional relationship with your colleagues while keeping in mind that they have different working styles is essential to creating a productive environment. However, sometimes overly competitive attitude can make this difficult to achieve and can create disagreements in the workplace. Workplace competition has both advantages and disadvantages. By only highlighting the downside of it, you overlook the potential benefits such as increasing innovation, creativity and motivation. On the other hand, it’s clear that too much competitiveness can be exhausting and intimidating, pushing those who are less competitive to the side, can eventually result in bad office politics.... Read More ...

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