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Wassim Israwi
Business, IT & Operations Leader with 20+ years of achievement delivering IT-empowered business solutions that optimize performance and efficiency for industry-leading companies.
Worked in Dubai for 10 years before coming back home to Canada-Toronto. MBA from Hult International Business School, passion and deep interest in: Leadership and Cross-Culture management.

Held two Managing Director positions in Dubai for a Management Consultancy company and an IT retail / Hospitality company.

Entries by Wassim Israwi

Giving Up Is Not Always Surrendering, It's Re-prioritizing and Being True

(0) Comments | Posted April 21, 2015 | 5:34 PM

Let me set the scene. I am 46, had a successful career -- so far -- for more than 20 years. Held a senior operations position in Canada for 10 years prior to moving to Dubai and held a Managing Director position for two MNCs and managed to earn an...

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Suggestive Leadership: A Civic View

(2) Comments | Posted April 23, 2013 | 1:13 PM

Nearly every study about the subject of leadership, from HBR articles to the GLOBE project, deals with components such as culture, nature, nurture, management style, education and recently EQ and SQ.

The role of luck, personal choices, decisions and their combined effect are, in my opinion, hugely understudied and underestimated....

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Introverts vs. Extraverts

(1) Comments | Posted December 5, 2012 | 4:11 PM

We have been made to believe that extraverts are the best leaders in the business world. Extraverts generally possess dominant alpha traits that give them leverage and visibility enabling them to get promoted and hired faster than other candidates. The general perception is that these individuals are effective, go-getters, motivators...

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