Nick  Pattison

    Muscat Daily Columnist

    Nick Pattison has been in Oman for 16 years. Retired from Shell, he is a former management consultant and is on the board of several companies. He specialises in board governance, organisation structure and strategy development.

Leadership in Companies - 1
    March 2, 2015

I would like to turn to the subject of leadership: in particular how it applies to companies and what it means in terms of characteristics, behaviour and societal expectations.

The origin of organisations
    February 16, 2015

When wars were fought by small marauding bands, not much structure was needed.

Imagine being on a sailing ship at sea. There is quite a wind and the sea is getting up. 

Small and Medium-sized Enterprises
    January 20, 2015

There is much talk and some positive action encouraging the development of SMEs in Oman. 

Customer Service
    January 5, 2015

How many times have you phoned a company with a specific issue and they never get back to you?