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Dr Abdus Sattar Abbasi

The writer is an associate professor and Head at the Centre of Islamic Finance, COMSATS University, Lahore Camps. He Can be reached at drabdussattar@cuilahore.edu.pk.

Leadership and management

The debate about the dominance of leaders and managers over each other, as a concept continues in literature and popular discussions alike. Management gurus refer to the established four functions of management comprising planning,…

Talent management

Pakistan surprises the global community quite often with deep-rooted and astonishing dynamics of society. A recent survey by Gallup & Gilani Pakistan suggested that a huge majority of 70 percent of Pakistanis feel connected to the…

Pakistan and crisis management

I was amazed listening to the Minister of State (MoS) for Foreign Affairs that Pakistan is now ahead of some developed countries in compliance of Financial Action Task Force (FATF) regulations and fulfilled requirements on thirty-four…

Conflict management

It was an interesting experience to deliver a few sessions on conflict management to the district level leadership of an organisation where everyone was convinced that conflicts are a real hindrance in progress but most of them were a…

Deconstructing the ‘establishment’

Expressions such as the ‘Danda’ (the stick) as a slang while mentioning ‘power’ in complimentary terms, ‘software update’ in social media, ‘khalai makhlooq’ (the aliens) in politics, and the ‘hidden hand’ in the formal environment are known…

The spirit of electoral reforms

Due to the proven history of election irregularities and manipulations, we lost the spirit of electoral reforms by focusing merely on procedural interventions to ensure transparent and reliable elections. Our concern about procedural…

Dramatic reality

Conflict is the foundation of dramatic reality. Players in media and politics intentionally or unintentionally join hands to create dramatic realities to develop and drive narratives. Both usually start their discourses with disagreements,…

Celebritised leadership

There isn’t an abundance of leaders who enjoy the status of a celebrity before holding a position of power. It can be both an advantage and a drawback psychologically and on the performance front for a leader having celebrity status. They…

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