Ledership

Ledership
It is all about perspective

Friday, 31 October 2014

Free zone ...




Our bodies are too small as we stumble in our tiny comfort zone as we bow and  stand. Our souls are so grand when we broaden the universe of our  free zones  like eagles that never lands ./ Alain Safa

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Are You a Fire starter ?





Aspiration is the mother of admiration. You are what you aspire, and you aspire what you admire. If we aspire success ,we have to clarify our goals and the way we aim to reach them. Being clear on what we want and why we want it, makes the motivation soar higher, and it turns our ability to achieve it to a vulcano of fire . Be that clear light like a full moon at midnight , and ignite that fire in every person you can inspire ! People has always admired the sunlight for the hope it ignites .

Now , what would takes you to become a fire starter ?

Would it takes courage , Empathy or responsibility ?
Whatever it takes . it is worth the efforts and the results it brings to you at the first hand , and to those who get inspired by your fire.
The fire starter in you  might be the starting key of the process of what you really aspire and admire in your life
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Alain Safa

Sunday, 26 October 2014

Are you the weakest link ?




How many times have you read the following statement, The chain is as strong as the weakest link?
How does it feels if you were that famous weak link in your business?
What about if you were the leader that weakens the entire chain?
Do you have any idea about how would the rest of the chain will handle the pressure without you?
Are you so sure that the chain will hold out against pressure from your other competitors?
What if you were really the weakest link in your business, and no one dares to talk to you about it because you do not listen when others talk, and you shift the burden from you by blaming everyone and everything for the poor performance because you do not realize your own influence on the chain's endurance.

What would help you to realize that if no one in your inner circle highlighted it for you?
Let me as part of your chain to be honest with you and share with you a few thoughts you might appreciate if you listen carefully.
I ask you to listen carefully to what I say, and I hope you can tell me later on what I have said to you and how you understood my message?

Firstly, I want to tell you how I appreciate you as a person with a warm and open heart and a generous leader who shares his material wealth with us.
This warm personality made it difficult for the rest of us to point out to you the weakness that your leadership has in other respects which are so important to the strength of the entire group. We decided to keep silent about our fear, not telling you because you showed an enormous resistance to listening to the views of others, even when those closest colleagues have spoken about some decisions you have made,such decision which has a huge influence over the group's future without even asking us about our views.
I want to tell you about the bitter truth of our situation when we still have a chance to survive , yet we stand on the threshold of a total collapse. The entire chain has become as weak as your leader's style, and the only salvation that can save us is none other than your change of behaviors. You must realize that by listening to us, you'll save yourself and you save the rest of us too.
The irony of it all with this saying that the chain is as strong as the weakest link is that we are the leading company in the world to manufacture durable and strong chains.

We must practice what we preach, or atlest what we manufacture .
Finally, I strongly recommend you to get helped by a coach who can make you aware of your strengths and helps you to overcome your weaknesses.

Alain Safa

Thursday, 23 October 2014

The rule of law and the rules of life . A lesson from London..

What I learned... My Chevening story

 
 
 
When I was awarded the Chevening scholarship in the summer of 2013, my family and close friends were delighted, yet after every display of happiness and excitement I always seemed to get the same words over and over again: 'you will never come back'.
One year later here I am back in Lebanon, fond of this country now more than ever. Why you might ask, well it’s all about how you perceive your experience in the UK.

I left at a time when Lebanon was going through probably the worst episodes of its post-civil war era. Car bombs, kidnappings, armed clashes, crumbling institutions, a collapsing economy…an almost failed state. At the beginning of September 2013 I was living in London, the most idealistic city on the planet, the closest you can get to a Utopia.

In London I learned a great deal. I learned the value of time; never stop walking, especially when standing on the left side of electric stairs. I learned that queuing is not degrading but an opportunity to meet new people. I learned that I can sometimes learn from hippies as much as from my fellow lawyers. I learned that owning a car could be a burden and that tube strikes will make you ride a bicycle.

In London I learned that Paris is boring and that the sun is a privilege not a right. I learned that Long distance relationships are a bad idea and that house parties are messy, fun and easy on the pocket. In London I learned a great deal. In London I acquired efficiency, I absorbed humbleness, I sensed the power of solidarity but mostly in London I saw, felt and mastered tolerance.

In London I never was a stranger, In London no one and everyone is a stranger. In London from the moment you ride the tube you become a Londoner and you never seize to be one.

'You will never come back' they said but here I am, for what I learned in London was actually more about Lebanon than London.

In a city where half the population are foreigners and you find almost every nationality, religion, ethnic group and ideology there seemed to be no minority and no majority. What you find in London are individuals living and coexisting peacefully in a well-planned and organized city where no one lives under the sun but everyone lives under the rule of law.

In Beirut we share many religions but one nationality, one language, one culture, one history, one present and one future yet we seem to act and live as if nothing unites us but hummus, arrogance and a passport.

If I learned anything from London, it’s that diversity and pluralism are never a drawback, never a burden but the most noble of strengths. If I learned anything from London, it’s that a society can be, only if it chooses to be.

In London I learned that hope for Lebanon exists and a bright future for its people doesn’t need a miracle or an international conference in Doha, just the will to live and coexist as individuals under the rule of law.

In Beirut we have 300 sunny days a year, with the will and a little from what I learned in London I believe that one day in the near future we will never have to mind suspicious cars, but just 'the gap between the train and the platform'.

Hussein El Achi

Chevening Scholar 2013/2014

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Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Personal Experience can heal.



Our authentic personal experiences as human being have a special way of touching the mind and heart , even the hearts of the hard ones. They may be among the most powerful counter narratives we can offer to people who's in desperate need of recognition and understanding. People who´s desperation is the fuel for the machinery of any cult or terror organization. The message of our personal experiences is much more grand and compelling than any terror organization or cult has to offer to those desperate people: You are our brothers and sisters, and we need you as much as you need us.The earth is our home , and it is wide enough to contain all the fantastic ideas we can share together , with respect and acceptance for each other's uniquity . It is obvious evidence which is given by the nature around us, this variation of the colors of the flowers, creatures , seasons and vegetation. Everything breathing harmony and cooperation., why shoulden't we do the same ? Secular, Muslim, Christian, Atheist, Hindi or Jew -- we are all human beings, with human minds. That is our strength and our vulnerability.  It is about time to collaborate instead of evaporate the chances of living in peace and harmony for the coming generations . / Alain Safa

Vad andas du ?

 


Jag har aldrig sett eller hört en människa som var glad och lycklig bara för att han / hon var rik i materiellt avseende, trots att det är inget fel med att vara rik, men de lyckliga har sin riktiga rikedom i sin frihet och sin andliga tillstånd. De har sin passion i att hjälpa mänskligheten att växa i kärlek och kunskap , och de  bryr sig om hållbar utveckling både för människor, djur och natur , men låter sig inte bli lurade av religionens bedrägliga knep, och de bryr sig absolut inte den religiösa dogman som har snärjt människorna med läror och vidskepelser om ett helvete som väntar på dem som inte följer slaveriets väg till så kallade paradiset. Fanatismen andas grymhet , medan humanismen andas frihet. Vad andas du ? / Alain Safa

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Change your range !



All changes are hard at the sowing time, messy in the growing time and gorgeous at the Harvest time.
 We harvest what we sow no matter if we sow cowardness or skillful mastery .
 The fruits of your changes are the reality you create by your own .
 Shifting the burden on the other's shoulders won´t grant you the change you want.

 Sow your seeds on the fertile soil. water it,nourish it , protect it from the weeds of your thoughts.
 Don´t be that lazy frog in a boiling water. Your awakeness in the process is required if you won't get tired.
 Season's of successes doesn't wear the robe of laziness , they arrive together with the zealousness of the iron will , visions and beautiful skills.


Changes are the colors of the blue heaven, and the green hills.
Changes are the smiles you bring to  that you used to kill.
Changes are the listening of the resurrected sentences uttered by the unseen human's freewill.


Changes grants your spirit the joy of heart,

they reveal the hidden secrets of happiness, and they harmonize your life making you both beautiful and wise.

Changes , practical and wise, allow you to help others, and help you to pay your own bills.


/ Alain Safa

Don´t take her for granted !



Eyes are the soul' s lamp
Oil is the lamp's thoughts
Thoughts are the mirrors of emotions
Emotions are the winds of the storm
Storms are the source of Life


How could you walk into darkness without inner light ?
How could you smooth your wounds without thoughtful oil ?
How could you  style your mind without emotional mirrors ?
How could you express your
feelings without revolution ?
How could you change the world without storm of hopes ?
How could you live your life without Love ?



Life standing under the moonlight and watching you .
Curious of you,
Wanting to know what are  your plans for her tonight ?
Are you going to switch off your eyes early tonight ?
Are you in diet rejecting all kind of sweet thoughts ?
Oh maybe you don´t care for how you look like ?
When was it last time you mirrored yourself on the river of life ?
When was it last time you allowed your emotions to flow over your wisdom ? 


 Life wearing its white dress like a bride waiting for her groom.
Don´t let her wait that long. You are about to miss the point.
Don´t take her for granted.
Life is eternal only if you don´t end it .
/ Alain Safa

Monday, 13 October 2014

Soaring above limits ...


Soaring above limits
Opening my wings
holding my dream in my steam
Looking down watching the town
seeing kings out of their crowns
Women weeping
Childrens sleeping
Horses stepping
Tears fall down
Heart pounds
Religions killing with sword
No mercy
No tolerance
No Lord

Soaring above limits
Creating new ground
Sowing the seeds of heaven
watering it with beautiful sound
Music plays around
Dancing doves
No more gloves
Bare hands
Boys and girls
Flowers and birds
Heaven on earth
Landing for my rebirth .



/Alain Safa

Monday, 6 October 2014

How important is your tonality for the process ?



What makes a blind man see is a voice full of warmth and harmony.
 If your voice comes from the depth of your heart ,
pure like crystal ,
soft like doves,
 appealingly like delicious meal for a hungry child,
 painting visions with colors of joy.
 A voice who can touch the soul and the heart is an instrument who can operate effectively if we use it with passion , interest and respect for those who listen to it .
 Your tonality is the mirror of your personality.

 / Alain Safa

Sunday, 5 October 2014

Words of Gold...



Sometimes words are mistakes when they´re used with linear and flat linguistics spirit and colorless terms; they’re not only just poorly written. Sometimes they’re a manifestation of one’s deep belief or disbelief in the World and humanity. Poorly chosen words used by a coach are a fundamentally misguided view of the mission of a good coach . They are very harmful for the partnership with our clients, and for the development of the entire world around us. I believe in the systematic thinking and the well chosen language with words of gold that leads to a total understanding of the needs , of the goals and the steering of the whole process. Such Words of gold will successfully lead us to the harbor of the great solutions, created by the intensive listening and the good reading from our clients' own dictionary.

 / Alain Safa

Saturday, 4 October 2014

Leda eller vilseleda ?



Livets resa har en enda väg och en enda destination för de chefer som lever i en sluten och dogmatisk affärsvärld som har formats av trånsynta och kortsiktiga vinststrategier.
Sådana chefer har aldrig försökt att undersöka de milliontals andra vägar som har blivit banade som levande språngbrädor gjorda utav mångfaceterade tänkesätt och idéer utav människor från hela världen .
Dessa chefers organisationer missar de oräkneliga fantastiska andra framgångsrika destinationer som skapar trygghet och tillhörighet för människorna innanför och utanför organisationen.

Ställ dessa frågor högt till dig själv:
1- Är jag den enda vägen och livet för min organisation?
2-Om jag är det , vandrar jag på min egen väg som jag har hittat efter många år av sökandet och förtydligandet av den stora visionen av livets struktur och dess mening för mig och mina medlöpare i organisationen ?
3- Kommer jag att tvinga mina medlöpare att springa efter min egen takt på min enfaldiga väg, eller kommer jag aldrig att tvinga någon att löpa med mig mot sin egen vilja ?
4-kommer Jag att bjuda in de och uppmuntra de att undersöka den bästa vägen som ger de en djup och meningsfull syfte med livet?.
5-Vad är meningen med mitt ledarskap?
6-Vad vill åstadkomma med det?
7-Vad är mitt kall i livet ?
8-Kan jag svara på dessa frågor med ärliga svar ?

Mitt kall i livet är inte bara att leda ett företag som jagar kunder och vinster till vilket pris som helst.
Mitt kall i livet är att betjäna världen och använda mina förmågor i dess tjänst, inte att bli betjänad på andras bekostnad .
Jag kommer att finna glädjen och meningen med livet bara när jag har förstått min plats och min roll in den stora bilden av mänskligheten.
Mitt liv är en gåva till mänskligheten. Jag ger den ovillkorligt till de jag tror att de förtjänar det,men låter ingen att missbruka denna gåva .
Jag vet att lyckligare att ge än att få, men jag kommer inte att kasta mina pärlor för sviner .
Då återstår frågan om hur jag kommer att lyckas med att bevara mina ädla diamanter för de som uppskatter dess värde?

Friday, 3 October 2014

Invest by giving away !






Giving for nothing is the divine way of real success... The strongest and wisest is the one who doesn't give for having back anything in return . Giving for those who deserves , not for those who needs , is the only fruitful investment in human beings. The world will always have needy people which is impossible to feed all their needs,but the one who deserves our efforts are a gift for us because if we don´t offer them our help, we will miss a great opportunity to lead these talented people to self realisation where they can in their turn lead others who deserves their gifts.
/ Alain Safa

Thursday, 2 October 2014

How to matser dictatorship from within ?


It is much easier to free people from external dictators by forcing dictators down with the help of external power,than to free people from internal dictators without altering the structures which holds them prisoners within their own mysterious behaviors. Such behaviors caused by deep-rooted beliefs, holds them prisoners in the kingdom of fear and resistance for any changes. Sadly said,some people prefer to remain prisoners of the past, rather than become masters of the present future. The challenge to remove such dictator from within is double edged, both in our ability as coaches to help them to see the entire structure of their way of thinking and solving conflicts, and in their willingness to shift their mind in order to alter old structures.
What more can we do to help our clients to master their dictators ?



Alain Safa

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Can time heals all kind of wounds ?



Who said that time heals all kind of wounds?
 Who said that time heals all kind of wounds?
 Repeated inefficient solutions and way of thinking will surely cause deeper and irreparable wounds. Time heals all kind of wounds only if we widen up our perspectives, by understanding our own behaviors, changing the way we perceive the behaviors of others, and by weeding out all unwelcome bacteria that invades us from the negative energy of the world around us.

Good mental health is not a product we can buy from supermarket for a cheap price when we are stressed and rushing after successful life.

 Good mental health is a process that needs a daily care and attention in order to remain healthy both physically and mentally.
Take good care of your physical and mental health daily by surrounding yourself with a fresh and uplifting thoughts and ways of using the here and now while keeping focus on a sustainable and better future for all people around you.
 People will listen to you and follow you wherever you ask them to do only if you make them feel that they´re irreplaceable, that the value of their efforts are invaluable and essential for your mental and physical Health as a Leader.
So in order to have a good Health with no wounds around and a good Leader, you have to be a good Human being.

 / Alain Safa