Lead the Change from the Inside Out: Principles and Practice of Motivation

Faiez Hassan Seyal | Presented at “International Convention on Quality Improvement (ICQI-2000)” organized by PIQC and EPB held at Lahore, Pakistan from November 14-15, 2000 Introduction A large company had been continuously losing its market share since 1994. With the ever-increasing cost of operations coupled with poor customer service and vendors/dealers relations, added with lost employee’s[…]

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[…]

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[…]

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[…]

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[…]

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[…]

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[…]