BLOGS

Making the World a Better Place – A Single Man’s Dream!

Faiez Hassan Seyal, Co-authored with Umer Raza Bhutta | October 2003 All of the great accomplishments that have ever happened began with a person who had a dream. Somebody rebuffed the nay-sayers and said to them, “This can be done, and I am the one who will do it.” And in many instances they changed[…]

Peace from the Inside Out: Building a Culture of Peace through Character, Public Service, Family and God

Faiez Hassan Seyal | Presented at “Character, Family and Public Service: Building a Culture of Peace” organized by Inter-religious and International Federation for World Peace at Lahore, Pakistan from November 24-26, 2000. No matter where you live, every morning newspapers bring several incidences showing the unrest and lack of peace in the society. Incidences of suicides,[…]

Motivating People – The Practice through Ages

Faiez Hassan Seyal | August 2000 In this time of mergers, acquisitions, right-sizing, technology, restructuring, etc.  one of the biggest challenges, corporate leaders are facing is the motivation of their troops i.e. workers, staff and management. According to an estimate, in the past four years only, more than 10000 people were laid off from corporate[…]

A B C of Interpersonal Communication

Faiez Hassan Seyal | October 1996   In the modern world, there is nothing more talked about than communication. Dynamic organizations send their mangers to attend seminars on communications. Unfortunately, in Pakistan, it is one of the most neglected areas. One who can speak, thinks that he is a good communicator. Well, that is not[…]

Need for Change of Attitude of Bureaucrats

Faiez Hassan Seyal | October 1991   Introduction Attitude is the by-product of a long usage. It is, indeed studded with customary coloring. With the passage of time, it has included a sort of sanctity. Thus, attitude, individual or national, possesses a psychological phenomenon. The nomenclature “bureaucracy” presents before a common mind a group of[…]

A Fervent Appeal to the Federal Public Service Commission ot Pakistan – An Open Letter

Faiez Hassan Seyal | March 1990 There are scores and scores of Pakistanis residing in the U.S.A. or Europe. Majority of them are highly educated, aptly qualified and well-versed in Sundry sciences and technologies. They are patriotic and in addition have a desire to serve Pakistan in all sincerity and devotion. Their services can be[…]

The Purpose of Creation and Human Life

Faiez Hassan Seyal | October 1995   In the last 12 years of my professional life, I had this opportunity to interact with thousands of people and provided consultation to huge number as well. These people were not satisfied with their lives for some reason or the other. Of many reason, to me the most[…]

The Changing Workplace: How Flexible is Your Organization?

Faiez Hassan Seyal | June 2003 Study Background: By early 1995 I had been involved in the HR and change management consulting and corporate training for over seven years and had conducted hundreds of management skills training programs. Although positive feedback and the repeat work reinforced that the work was really appreciated, I was becoming[…]

Organizational Health Prescription

Faiez Hassan Seyal | February 1997 As any family’s health is dependent on the health of its individuals, any organization’s health is dependent on the physical and psychological health of its employees. In other words, we can say that the main responsibility to maintain the family or the organization’s health is on its individuals. We[…]

The Johari Window: A Graphic Model of Awareness in Interpersonal Relations

Faiez Hassan Seyal | September 1996 Like the unhappy centipede, many people get along fine working with others. Without thinking about which foot to put forward. But when there are difficulties, when the usual methods do not work, when we want to learn more-there is no alternative but to examine our own behavior in relation[…]

Assertiveness – I Win, You Win

Faiez Hassan Seyal | December, 1996 A friend asks to borrow your new, expensive camera…. Someone cuts in front of you in a line…..A sales person is annoyingly persistent………Someone criticises you angrily in front of you colleagues……… For many people these examples represent anxious, stressful situations to which there is no satisfying response. One basic[…]