Engineering is among the evergreen careers. With the fast pace of development in different new sectors the engineering career witness emerging of new disciplines in the profession. Technical knowledge is the prime need in this profession. Soft skills however are the most needed elements for a career in engineering as well as for all other STEM professionals.

The issue is that academic training has a focus on improving numeric sense and the technical skills of engineers. Soft Kills are perhaps the most ignored element. By soft skills, we mean the skills like creativity, communication, cooperation, organization, teamwork, and leadership, etc…


Introverts are often considered antisocial. They are treated unfairly in the Business world under the prejudice that they do not fit in teamwork. They are taken as difficult people to work with them. Their reserved attitude and a bit of shyness are issues that keep them away from networking and active team participation.

Are the above assessments truly have a reason behind them? On the contrary, the studies show that these are only fake impressions. It is a proven fact that introverts make good leaders. They make a positive impact on business. They prove active team members, rather contribute better…


“Yes, Boss” is an easy way to excel in a job if you believe in the dictum of “Boss is always Right”. The situation sometimes compels us to take an unprecedented stance. Saying NO to your boss becomes imperative in cases of unusual workload, unreasonable orders, and mischievous instructions that can lead to defamation and losses to the organizational stake. All the above and some other factors can be possible reasons to say NO to your boss. Of course, it is an exception to office discipline. It is not a thing to practice in a routine. Whatsoever is the justification…


A new emerging Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) consists of 10 members of the Association of Southeast Asian Countries (ASEAN), including South Korea, China, Japan, Australia, and New Zealand. The RECP is the largest trading bloc in the world, covering about 30% of the world’s trade volume. The new pact, in a way, will increase China’s influence in the region. The US already withdrew from the rival Asia-Pacific trade pact. President Doland Trump decided to leave the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), in 2017.

About RCEP

The idea of a new pact was initiated in November 2011, during the 19th meeting of ASEAN. The…


An ongoing improvement of products, services, and systems is called continuous improvement. The process can be incremental for overtime implementation or a breakthrough for immediate results. Continuous improvement works as a tool to maximize profit. It is, however, needs to be taken as an “ALL Improvements” basis to reap the real benefits. Below we explore the factors that can help in measuring the impact of continuous improvement in an organization.

Financial Benefit

The financial aspect is the easiest way to measure the impact of improvement. In other words, it is a comparison between cost and benefit derived from the improvement process. Things…


Time changes and change sometimes is faster than expectations. Crisis triggers from nowhere, like the recent Covid-19. It broke suddenly and engulfed the whole world within a short period. Businesses slowed, profits decreased, and production stopped. Life came to a standstill. Leaders and Managers are upset as to how to handle the chorus. It is time to think, rethink, and searching out some novel solutions. What to do? and from where to start? ; are the questions worth asking. The textbooks do offer some solutions for crisis management. Engaging employees remain on top of the agenda for best practices of…


​Kidnapping for ransom is not only a hot topic of crime movies but a real-life reality as well. The level of crime varies country wise. It, however, is on a considerably large scale in third world countries, especially the war-hit regions. A typical example of kidnapping for ransom is the Hollywood top-rated movie “ Die Hard “. John McCane’s got a Ransom note for the safe return of her daughter, who was kidnapped, for a large sum of money.

Ransom Notes

The ransom notes have transformed from paper to digital. The data on our computers is a new hostage now. ‘ Ransomware


The Covid-19 crisis, followed by the lockdown, has changed everything in the office and personal life. It has affected the whole 9 to 5 office routine. Just imagine how your team works now. Are they actively seated in the work environment?, Do they wear formal office attire?, Are they in the working mood? These are the questions that directly relate to workplace productivity. “Working from home” earlier was a catchy phrase for only a few, especially freelancers. After the corona crisis, it is now a new mantra of office life. The studies reveal that in the initial days of the…


Success has a price. A successful entrepreneur is not the product of circumstances alone but by the accurate direction, dedicated hard work, and exploring the unexplored. It is not a phenomenon in isolation, but a struggle among the society where others come, click, succeed, and fail. An entrepreneur is a person able to think out of the box, paving his way forward while avoiding the beaten tracks. Things for him are never that much easy. Especially in times of troubles and uncertainties, even the legends feel lonely in addressing the challenges ahead.

Business is a fast and ever-changing activity responding…


The year 2020 started with the Corona Pandemic, closing the world for months. It was an unpredictable situation for all business activities, the supply chain being no exception. The opening of firms after the Pandemic is facing other challenges like weather insurgencies and severe storm season.

Research by North Carolina State University and the American Institute of CPAs indicates that unprecedented risks are a new challenge for sectors like innovation, economic trends, and brand reputation. The findings reveal that about 80% of the big businesses have formed high powered committees to tackle the risks, where 20% view the risks as…

Umar Hayat

After spending over 35 years at management positions in Banking & Textile Exports, it is time now to pen down the learnings of my life.

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