Reflections on the Stars of this Nation: A Management Perspective (Part 4)

I wrote this for OnIslam.net. Lessons in Followership from the Companions - 4 [Read Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3] 7. Courage Ira Challef, who was mentioned previously in this article, also models five attitudes and behaviors of effective followers and these correspond to what we have explored above: Courage to support the … Continue reading Reflections on the Stars of this Nation: A Management Perspective (Part 4)

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Reflections on the Stars of this Nation: A Management Perspective (Part 3)

I wrote this for OnIslam.net. Lessons in Followership from the Companions - 3 [Read Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 4]   3. Skills Good followers are naturally good workers. They are committed and excellence and detail oriented (ihsan). They continuously learn from the leader and from elsewhere, regularly sharpening the saw. While supporting the … Continue reading Reflections on the Stars of this Nation: A Management Perspective (Part 3)

Reflections on the Stars of this Nation: A Management Perspective (Part 2)

I wrote this for OnIslam.net. Lessons in Followership from the Companions - 2 [Read Part 1 | Part 3| Part 4]   Abu Nu’aym quotes Abdullah ibn Umar as saying, “Whoever desires to follow a straight path should follow the path of those who passed away -the Companions of Muhammad. They are the best of … Continue reading Reflections on the Stars of this Nation: A Management Perspective (Part 2)

Reflections on the Stars of this Nation: A Management Perspective (Part 1)

I wrote this for OnIslam.net. Lessons in Followership from the Companions - 1 [Read Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4]   “To become a leader, first you must learn to follow.” These were the words from the Vice Principal of my school when my friends and I were caught breaking school rules many … Continue reading Reflections on the Stars of this Nation: A Management Perspective (Part 1)