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Meirc’s blogs are meant to be fat-free write-ups on topics which are of interest to our clients and web-site visitors. These blogs are useful when you wish to get an update on a field you follow or when you are looking for a bite-sized article that you would like to refer to or learn from. The blogs are reviewed and updated based on your feedback so please go through the blogs below and click on the one you wish to access and then let us know what you think. We would love to get your feedback. As always, we can be reached on

Big Data Analytics In Smart Cities: You Can’t Have One Without The Other

  Feb 22 2018

# Planning and Strategy Management

Who else loves to see data science applied in the real world? I know I sure do… And seeing that was one of the coolest things I got to experience at World Cities Expo Istanbul (a smart cities conference). What I’m referring to here is big data analytics in smart cities. What better way to apply data science than through Smart City technologies that improve and pr...;

Managing Personal Data in your Organization

  Feb 14 2018

# Administration and Secretarial

There’s a lot of noise about privacy and how you need to take care of personal information but are you listening? You most probably think it doesn’t affect you. You’re not a large organisation, you’re not global and if you are, your office is not Europe, so no worries there then. But wait, supposing you need to share the personal information you hold with someone in Europe, does the European Union...;

Detoxing your life with positivity

  Jan 25 2018

# Interpersonal Skills and Self Development

By Charles J. Tawk - Senior Consultant - Meirc Training & Consulting Many dietitians and health consultants recommend for their patients to detox their bodies, by providing them with a diversity of customized recipes. Detoxifying, now commonly known as detoxing, is the process of chasing out the many toxic substances that our bodies are consumi...;

Turning the Credit and Collections Department into a Profit Earning Function

  Oct 22 2017

# Accounting and Finance

Below is a real-life case study by Jon Ray MICM. A few years ago, I was doing some consultancy work for one of the big European banks. This institution had some issues with poor collection performance and internal relationship problems; most especially between Customer Service staff and the Collectors. The Customer Service Department and t...;

8 Tips For Faster Note Taking

  Oct 8 2017

# Administration and Secretarial

Always keep your writing small and close together; you will write faster because your pen spends less time on the paper Don’t press too hard; you will become more physically tired Don’t use capital letters; block capitals are much slower to produce Don’t write too close to the edges of the paper; this prevents faste...;

Cost Effective Maintenance

  Oct 8 2017

# Maintenance Planning and Asset Management

Achieving High Performance at the Lowest Possible Cost One thing that is common wherever I visit, no matter what the region or the sector, is the strength of opinions on the cost of maintenance. I usually find two camps - engineers and maintenance professionals who complain that they never have enough funding to do the work they need to vs. finance and business teams wh...;

What Does Being a Successful Female Leader Actually Mean?

  Aug 29 2017

# Leadership and Management

I have spent the last three years immersed in delivering female leadership and empowerment programs around the world and I am constantly meeting women on the cusp of stepping into significant leadership roles. These women are looking for ‘the answer’ in terms of tools and techniques for becoming a successful female leader. They are looking for a step by step guide for how to lead, influence and co...;

Responsible by Choice

  Mar 19 2017

# Leadership and Management

By Charles J. Tawk ; Senior Consultant - Meirc Training & Consulting Taking responsibility is a matter of choice: the choice to take control of a situation and the will to see matters through. Taking responsibility is easy when events go our way; however, when things go wrong we sometime resort to absolve ourselves from any responsibility and point a finger at others. In the ...;

Inception and the Road from Security Serendipity

  Mar 8 2017

# IT Management

You spin the top and wait to see if it continues in kinetic motion or if it falls to the pull of gravitational force. You trust that the road chosen to walk the path of serendipity toward an anticipated culmination of the correct state of scientific innovation – which, in this case, has been for...;

How to Deliver a "Killer"Presentation

  Mar 8 2017

# Women Only Courses

Let's admit it: we've all been in boring meetings like the one in the picture. We may have even given one. So how can we avoid in the place of th...;