Mea culpa is a known Latin phrase that translates into English as “my mistake” or “my own fault”. If you want to add to the gravity of the mistake, “maxima” can be inserted, resulting in “mea maxima culpa,” which then translates as “my most [grievous] fault.”
According to the International Air Transport Association (IATA), 2009 was the worst year in the history of civil aviation since World War II. Worldwide, passenger demand for the full year was down -3.5 per cent and freight showed a decline of -10.1 per cent which translates into a loss of 2.5 years of growth, in passenger markets, and 3.5 years of growth in the freight business.
When an employer approaches an Executive Search firm to engage them in an assignment to finally hire a leader at executive level, he typically has a number of expectations of that search firm, and that list can be quite loaded in terms of process, deliverables, and particularities. In any Executive Search assignment the required result is one, to hire the right person, that will exceed the expectations of the organization and drive it forward, and remain in that role long enough to bring back value to the organization which first poured value into him or her, while boarding.
In the Technology Industry, we have for decades acknowledges a rule that everything is invented on the West coast of North America, and then innovations travel across the U.S. , land in Europe (U.K., France or Benelux) and then spread to the Nordic Countries. The same “wave” travels also to the East from the U.S. and hits Japan first, then China and India.
Whilst some analysts and consultants do not necessarily attribute long-sighted operations, professional management and use of modern tools to owner-managed companies, in particular family businesses, they rather mention weaknesses in qualification and succession, recent figures show otherwise.
While local businesses were once content maintaining front rank in the domestic markets which they operated, their thirst for success is no longer satiated by national leadership; they are now driven to emerge on the global stage and take a seat on the podium.
The Middle East was once home to the world’s most advanced societies, its people skilled at mathematics, astronomy, science, and medicine, and renowned for their poetry and arts.
To say we live in an E-Era is probably an understatement. Everywhere, Everything and Everyone is implementing an E-initiative including E-Government, E-Banking, E-Commerce, E-Health, etc. It is clear that Information Technology has, is and will always have an impact on our lives. This is what makes the topic of Information Security pivotal to our E-Future where we will be living in a connected world and are always connected.
Whether you are a Human Resources Manager advising employees who have been made redundant, or a potential candidate yourself, I’d like to take a moment to give you some tips on how to stay on top of an Executive Recruiters’ radar screen in order to become the next successful placement. The candidate has to make sure that they are like a “hot blind date”!
My five year assignment in Shanghai had come to an end and I was off to the Emirate of Dubai to manage a complex consisting of two beautiful luxury hotels at the famous Mina Seyahi Beach Resort area of Jumeirah Beach.