A Psychology of Arab Management Thinking!
Book Theme – This is a no punch spared, no barrels held, no frills and no play stuff book but to be as open, frank, sincere and honest as far as is possible – in deep soul search and self-analysis – so it can be a learning process for this generation – and for others to come in the future!
As an Omani, the Author offers great insight into his country’s management issues, but he is quick to point out that many of the observations he makes can be applied to business throughout the Arab World! While the subject matter will mainly appeal to Readers approaching it from an Arab perspective, students of international business can also learn a lot from the Author’s research – The USA Review of Books
For a long time now, I have been putting off the idea of writing this book – though it had been on my mind for a long time now. The mere idea of writing this book scared me to bits and pieces – for many valid and pertinent reasons
Arabs, work is worshipped (Islamic Religion calls on us to respect work like as if it is in praying!). We are also brought up to be polite, courteous and decent (at least a majority of us). Abrupt, ugly, rudeness and distort are discouraged. Also it is not easy to say NO – as part of the culture, customs, traditions and heritage. So what went wrong here – especially in Management circles? Why are we behind the rest of the world, despite all our riches and resources?
I hope you will enjoy the book. I have tried to be as frank, open, forthright, honest, sincere and genuine as I can – as Readers who know me can give credence and credibility to me and will vouch and authenticate my works!
I have not spared myself, so there is just for it to be honest, sincere, genuine as I possibly can!
The book won The USA Gold Seal of Literary Excellence 2013 in Short List of Eric Hoffer Award.
B A Cry For Help!
A frank, honest, open and call-a-spade-a-spade no punch-spared, no barrels held stuff and no frills play book exposing the increasing lack of ethics, principles, professionalism and tolerance – plus increased radicalisation, extremism and fundamentalising of the Offices environment and in similar to the overall similar fast changing facts of the ground in the region.
Author Majid Al Suleimany exposes the increasing extremism, fundamentalism and radicalization in management styles and employees’ receptions and reaction in his new book “A Cry for Help!” – Published by Trafford USA.
With over 35 years of human resource experience in Oman and with the Gulf Cooperation Council countries, Al Suleimany digs deep into the Arab office environment. Suleimany spins “a frank, honest and open book exposing the increasing lack of ethics, principles, professionalism and tolerance in the office environment.”
“A Cry for Help!” focuses on the particular type of management that is being used in the Arab workplace while explaining the context and perspectives in the work environment. He goes on to explain what is peculiar, special, or particular to that work in the context of, and in comparison to, management styles of other nations.
He writes from a management perspective and thirty years employment in human resources and training. No punches are pulled in describing his experiences with racial prejudice in big corporation culture, both from expatriate staff and even his fellow Omani workers.
But the scope is not limited to business issues. Reasons for the economic lag in Arabic countries are also floated: “I suspect that a real problem exists in the mind of Arabs: They do not feel that they own their own countries.” Written as a possible warning and Omen, these issues seem prescient of the contemporary “Arab Springs” that followed a year later!
Addressing the increased extremism, fundamentalism, and lack of tolerance and forbearance in the Arab workforce, Author Majid Al Suleimany presents A Cry for Help!: Arabian Management Services — Context and Perspectives.
In three parts, A Cry for Help! concentrates on the management styles and aspects of companies located in the Arabian Gulf Cooperation Council that encompasses Oman, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia.
It discusses the:
- Growing radicalization of local staff
- Misbehaving expatriates
- Unhappy, dissatisfied staff
- Bad treatment of Staff especially by some Expatriates – mainly Indian, European and Western Staff on Locals
- Increasing extremism and fundamentalism in The Offices
- Sensitive, related issues
In A Cry for Help!, Al Suleimany, A Management Expert, focuses on what is particular about the type of Arab management, its context and perspectives, and what is peculiar, special, or particular to that work in the context and comparison to management styles of other nations. Using personal experiences, examples, and illustrations, Suleimany exposes the new reality and truth and moves away from the trend and approach of hiding issues and problems.
“It is a unique book, written in a unique style. It is a soul-searching and critical evaluation of one’s own people in the field. He extols the culture and importance of work in his religion and the pitfalls and lackluster attitude of the Managers in position about the Principles and Process of Management.”
C Arab Management: Reality or Myth? The Arab Manager!
Context and Perspectives! The Arabian Management Series!
About The Book!
Why I Wrote The Book!
Book Behind Cover Writing!
- Do not tell me you are going to write this book! I just cannot believe it! – British CEO
- I thought after your last book – and the end of your columns – you will stop writing! You have me pleasantly surprised! – Senior Omani Public Official (Retired)
This is my Third Arab Management Book after Psychology of Arab Management Thinking! And A Cry For Help! And my 12th book! Three books are on Road Safety and the balance are based on my columns and writings!
All my Arab Management books have been written after a major upheaval in my life at the work front and elsewhere involving my life! I was always under the impression that my book A Cry For Help! As was going to be my last book in Arab Management with the events that followed proving my case why ‘I needed help!’ as an Arab Manager! Though trying best to keep to myself – and trying to avoid conflict and confrontations as much as I possibly could – but people would not leave me alone! They were still after me!
I then decided to accept the challenge and write this book. Like the other books – I have tried to be as factual as possible – and with my usual style of writing of speaking to you directly from my heart – and to be as sincere, genuine, frank, forthright as possible – so that this book can not only be used in Research works – but as a Guide and Beacon for the children, grandchildren, great grandchildren – and future generations by the Grace of Allah SWT God – Ameen Amen.
It is my Final Attempt to High light a ‘Quickly Deteriorating Situation’ before malaise, stalemate and decadence sets in at The Work Front and its environment! In this book nobody has been spared – and that includes even myself too!
Arab Management Books
By Majid Al Suleimany
BOOK ACCOLADES RECEIVED!
We are so excited on this book – we believe this book will push you to the limelight and the high position that you deserve by your writings! – The USA Publishers!
Congratulations and well done! – Najma Al Zidjaly, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Sociolinguistics (Intercultural Communication) English Department
College of Arts & Social Sciences Sultan Qaboos University
Remember – Written by an Omani – All Books in English!