TIME does not stop for anyone. Here are some interesting ways I’ve heard of to better spend it:

T reasure what really matters. As Leo Christopher said, “There’s only one thing more precious than our time and that’s who we spend it on.” …


Dealing with stakeholder conflicts

Part of me would whisper, just say what they want to hear and be done with it, but the better part of me felt obligated to paint the accurate picture. Helped by working outside in, supported by data, with a rational mind and little emotion.

There…


I work for an organization built by a Founder who’s guiding principle was that “business exists fundamentally to serve people”. Not shareholders only, not solely customers or just our employees, but all people. …


What a year 2020 has been! Packed with innumerable challenges, with a virus stalling economies, putting life on standstill in many a way and pushing so many organizations to the brink of bankruptcy. Moreover, who is to say it’ll get better even as we hit 2021. …


I am someone who loves to laugh and make others laugh with me. I love the casual and friendly chats I can have without weighing people down with hierarchy. Ithelps me understand personalities and get the best out of people. The validation from another person’s response (read laughter/applause/smile) goes a…


What you do sets the tone for the team

We have all seen it before: you are scrambling to finish your work that is already past the deadline; because you rushed the job, when you go to submit your work you find that your boss is unhappy with the work you turned in and starts to get angry. Embarrassingly…


The world’s billionaires saw their fortunes soar by $434 BILLION during the lockdown between mid-March and mid-May, whilst many are hanging by a thread.

Every crisis has its beneficiaries, typically those who have the means to take higher risks and an ability to best forecast what happens next.

The problem…


Dealing with people- One of the hardest and often underestimated things to do. First, the sheer amount and variety of stakeholders. Business CEOs, internal leaders, direct reports, their reports….and then there is the wider network of partners, be it business, government entities, customers, suppliers, and the broader community at large.


Ok, so we’ve established talent as a key ingredient to my recipe of luck.Now, time to set the vision and strategic direction for my talents to deliver on. Here’s a little bit on how we’ve been doing this.

Simply put, we had to define where we wanted to go, and…


If you read my previous topic, you would have recalled the topic was about me being lucky and working towards making it that way. A big source of ‘luck’ is the people I have surrounded myself with. The right hands and the deputies that stand by me through the highs…

Arash Dara

The official handle for the current Group CEO of Lootah Holding Pvt Ltd. Dubai. | “Hold the vision, trust the process.”

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