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Late Egypt Journalist Haikal conversations with Hezbollah’s Nasr Allah and Saudi monarch Abdullah ..

In his autobiography, Haikal said: I met with secretary general Hassan Nasrallah and our conversation lasted many hours, and it passed as minutes with the profound and highly interesting opinions and knowledge. When I met with Saudi monarch Abdulallah, the first phrase he said: “How is your sexual performance at your age?” (Haikal and Abdullah were in their mid eighties)

It was Haikal’s prophetic statement: Saudi war engagement in Yemen will be its undoing. Saudi Kingdom cannot win this war, and I would wage my head on it.

Saudi monarch Abdulallah is dead, Yemen war is turning badly against Saudi Kingdom and the Yemeni resistance is on the offensive, against all the sanctions by the colonial powers and their alliance with the Saudi Kingdom, the millions of children dying of hunger, thirst, malnutrition and lack of health care.


عندما يتكلم هيكل ....

Can you get in this state of mind: Never letting your associates fail? Any any cost?

By Dan Rockwell?

If you hear the train’s whistle and see the light in the tunnel you know the trains coming. If you let a train wreck happen without saying something, at best you’re foolish, at worst you’re cruel.

Letting people fail isn’t:

  1. Saying nothing when a wreck is around the corner.
  2. Standing on the sidelines gloating.
  3. Forgetting about financial costs.
  4. Ignoring the negative ripple effect of failure.
  5. Passive resignation to inevitable defeat.

Never let anyone fail before you’ve done
everything appropriate to help them succeed.

If you’ve shared your insight and experience and they reject guidance, let them fail, reassign them, or fire them.

But remember, if they could be right, trust them; take risks with them.


Expect people who fail to learn, make it right, and not repeat the same failures again.

Bring consequences on repeated failure.

Correcting failure isn’t punishment it’s responsibility.

Letting people fail isn’t burying your head in the sand.


Repeated failure may indicate employees aren’t properly assigned. Reexamine job responsibilities with employee aptitude and skills in mind. Repeated failure points to leaders as much as employees.

After not before:

Letting people fail is best seen in your attitude, after failure not before.

Never punish sincere failure; always learn.

Stand with people not against. Leaders fail when they don’t develop and implement failure policies.

Benefits of failure:

  1. Learning.
  2. Humility.
  3. Open minds.
  4. Support.
  5. Connecting.

How have you seen failure handled poorly?

How have you seen failure handled effectively?

Note: I guess giving repeated chances is far fetched, unless the employee is a special case and has exhibited willingness to change is “unproductive” behaviors and the boss has plenty of time to invest in his personnel?





June 2019

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