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Total Quality – A Strategic Issue for the 1990’s

Faiez Hassan Seyal | Presented at “2nd International Convention on Quality Control (ICQC-96)” organized by PIQC and EPB held at Karachi, Pakistan from October 1-3, 1996 Introduction Having been involved in implementing Total Quality (TQ) in Pakistan, I am often asked about the progress being made by organizations in implementing TQ as a strategic issue. Unfortunately,
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Total Quality Leadership (TQL): What and How Successful Leaders Do It?

Faiez Hassan Seyal | Presented at “3rd International Convention on Quality Control (ICQC-97)” organized by PIQC and EPB held at Karachi, Pakistan from October 7-9, 1997 Introduction In the past few years, an increased number of Pakistani companies have been struggling to implement total quality (TQ) initiatives. But we find that most of these TQ initiatives
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Human Resource Development and the Future Challenges

Faiez Hassan Seyal | Article Published in “Pakistan Management Review” Fourth Quarter, 1990 Statement of the Problem Only a decade ago, the term management was scarcely cognizable except in its initial connotation of arranging items methodically. Now the Management Community is pulsating with a new vigor, widely known, alive, searched and researched. Times are changing with
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Islam and Human Systems Development

Faiez Hassan Seyal | 1992 Management theories date back thousands of years, but a more organized and scientific approach to management has emerged only in the last one and a half century. Over the course of this period, hundreds of new management theories were given by various authors but basically three main schools of thought
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Reward and Career Management: What’s Important and What’s Not?

Faiez Hassan Seyal | March 1996 Background It was the howling of a lonely dog which brought Salman back from the sleep which had engulfed him a few minutes ago. He sat bolt upright and realized that his computer was on and even his cigarette was still burning and piling up a column of ash.
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Social Accountability 8000 (SA8000): Blessing in Disguised

 Faiez Hassan Seyal | June 2002 Introduction: Like ISO[1] 9000 and ISO 14000, now the fever for SA-8000 certification is catching up corporate sector in Pakistan. The major brands[2] in the west and in the North America are exerting tremendous pressures on their southeastern suppliers to get their manufacturing facilities SA-8000 certification. Failing to comply
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United Nation’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights and Islam[1]

Faiez Hassan Seyal | September 2003 Introduction On December 10, 1948 the General Assembly of the United Nations adopted and proclaimed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights the full text of which appears in the following pages. Following this historic act, the Assembly called upon all member countries to publicize the text of the Declaration
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Success Story of Wal-Mart Inc. – A Guideline for Pakistani Businessmen

Faiez Hassan Seyal | Authored in 1991 Introduction[1] This brief article is an extract from my research paper written during my master’s degree in the United States. During my initial research to find a success story, I read in a magazine about the world’s 50 richest people. On that great list, there was a name
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Towards a Green Pakistan: A Behavioral Approach

Faiez Hassan Seyal | Presented at “4th International Energy and Environment Conservation Symposium 1996 organized by South Asian Cooperation in Energy and Environment held at Islamabad, Pakistan from December 15-17, 1996 Introduction Environmental degradation, ozone depletion, pollution, deforestation, green-house effect, global warming and acid rain – these are some of the words and phrases used by
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Social Security – Problems and Solutions

Faiez Hassan Seyal | Authored during M.A. (Public Economics) degree between 1987-1989 Introduction Social Security-officially called old Age, Survivors and Disability Insurance (OASDI), is the biggest social welfare and Insurance program of the United States. It was begun in 1935. In the beginning, this program was like a private insurance system. In which individual would
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Foreign Debt and it’s impact on Developing Economies

Faiez Hassan Seyal | Authored during M.A. (Public Economics) degree between 1987-1989  Introduction In this age of rapid growth and development in every walk of life, it is very difficult, rather impossible for a country to finance all of its development expenditures with its own resources. Therefore, to cover up the gap between its expenditures
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Effect of Retailing Industry & Wal-Mart Inc. on American Economy (1973-1982)

Faiez Hassan Seyal | Authored during M.A. (Public Economics) degree between 1987-1989 Introduction Macroeconomic variables keep on changing and these events constantly make news. Price, interest rates, output and employment rise and fall. The economy can face either the inflation or the recession or the combination of both known as stagflation. Eleven times in this
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Urban Transportation Problems in Pakistan

Faiez Hassan Seyal | Authored during M.A. (Public Economics) degree between 1987-1989 Introduction Urban transportation has become a major concern of Pakistani’s life and public policy. There is no doubt that Pakistanis are becoming urban people, more and more people are migrating towards urban areas. The roads of Pakistan have become over populated and congested.
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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
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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,
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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
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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
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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
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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
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The Magic of Positive Living

Faiez Hassan Seyal | October 1996   In my previous post “The Magic of Positive Thinking” I discussed about the Right Brain, the Left-Brain, principles of the unconscious mind, how it stores information and how does this stored information affect our lives. In this post I will tell you the rules and regulations of the
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