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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

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...;

Managing change: Losing an existing condition or trying a new idea. The challenges ahead

  Nov 9 2016

# Interpersonal Skills and Self Development

By Chaouki Eid; Deputy Managing Director - Meirc Training & Consulting I recently enjoyed reading an article titled “When's the Last Time You Did Something for the First Time?” by William C. Taylor. My thinking then took me in another direction and I started thinking “When was the last time I lost something that meant something to...;

Education, Training and Development

  Oct 26 2016

# Communication and Writing Skills

Last week I was asked an interesting question by one of my participants. The question was: “what are the key differences and similarities between training, development and education?” I had to take a moment before I answer and my thinking took me to an article that I read recently by Thomas N. Garavan, (1997),"Training, development, education and learning: di...;

Line Managers’ Role in Human Resources

  Jul 25 2016

# Human Resources and Training

Introduction: Two aspects are critical for human resources success: The presence of well thought-out human resources practices The effectiveness of the implementation of those HR practices which are, in fact, part of the duties of line managers. I...;