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Sam El Barouki serves as Director of Client Relations for Polaris Energy.

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Important Skills for Effective Leadership

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Sam Barouki is currently pursuing a doctor of business administration with an emphasis in international business and expects to receive his degree in 2014. To prepare for his future career in business, Sam Barouki works on developing his leadership skills.

Research has shown that the most effective leaders are transformational leaders; in other words, people who are positive and inspire and empower their subordinates and followers. To become a transformational leader, you should strive to develop the following skills and traits:

1. Be Passionate: Effective leaders show genuine passion for their work, which in turn inspires others to work hard. Leaders should also recognize and praise that same passion in their employees.

2. Communicate Effectively: All communication should express sincerity, both verbally and nonverbally. Leaders should find time to talk and listen to their subordinates one on one and encourage open lines of communication.

3. Recognize and Reward Hard Work: Show your employees that you appreciate them by recognizing and rewarding their hard work. Happy employees are productive employees.

4. Stay Positive: Even when things aren’t going great, leaders must stay positive to keep workers inspired. Remember: the leader sets the tone for the entire group.


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April 28, 2014 at 11:37 pm

Philadelphia Eagles Evaluate Wide Receiver Picks for 2014 NFL Draft

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A Ph.D. candidate and former bank manager, Sam Barouki focuses his studies on international business. In his spare time, Sam Barouki enjoys following professional sports, including the Philadelphia Eagles.

The Philadelphia Eagles’ 2014 season will feature both home and away games with the Dallas Cowboys, Washington Redskins, and New York Giants. They will also play a home game against the reigning Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks and an away game against the Green Bay Packers. Against these teams, the Eagles need to step up their passing attack.

The Eagles’ general manager, Howie Roseman, recently emphasized this point in describing the team’s approach to the 2014 NFL draft, where coaches will search for a good wide receiver. Roseman said the Eagles need a receiver who can be consistent in actually catching the ball as well as running after the catch. Soft hands and good hand-eye coordination should help. Mike Evans of Texas A&M, one of the top receivers in this year’s draft, credits his time playing basketball as a significant asset. In addition, Roseman and company will be looking for a receiver with a balance of offensive and defensive skills, especially the ability to provide blocking downfield.

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April 7, 2014 at 11:59 pm

Sam El Barouki: Well-Educated Banking Expert

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Currently a candidate for a doctor of business administration, Sam El Barouki previously attended California State University, Long Beach. He earned his bachelor’s degree in speech communications as well as his master’s degree in sports management from the University. Before he was even finished with his first graduate degree, Sam El Barouki joined Countrywide Home Loans, a division of Bank of America, in Huntington Beach, California. There, he managed over 35 employees, including loan processors and team managers. He was responsible for overseeing loan production and lending of over $20 million a month. At 25 years of age, he became the youngest branch manager in Countrywide’s history.

After four years at Bank of America, Mr. Barouki accepted a position as branch manager with Primary Residential Bank. He spent two years there before joining Polaris Energy in 2010. While at Polaris, he participated in the UK Sustainable Investment and Finance Association (UKSIF).

In his leisure hours, Sam El Barouki is a fan of professional sports, including football, baseball, and basketball. He is particularly dedicated to Philadelphia’s teams. He also spends his spare time staying on top of current news and politics, keeping a close eye on the business sector.

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March 7, 2014 at 5:40 am

Quick Ways to Motivate Your Sales Force By Sam Barouki

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Keeping a sales force motivated should be a priority in any economy. However, during periods of economic uncertainty, an enthusiastic sales force might be the difference between survival and going out of business. Here are a few simple ideas to help salespeople keep their eyes on the prize:

—Choose a limited number of goals. Salespeople tend to be busy, with many competing priorities. By choosing a few clear and ambitious yet attainable goals, the sales team will be able to rally their efforts to achieve success. Too many goals create confusion.

—Provide real-time results. CRM systems, when implemented properly, provide this kind of feedback. It may be necessary to run a mini-contest to encourage compliance, but once the sales force is on board with the benefits of these tools, your whole department will move forward in a coordinated fashion.

—Keep contests short. Depending on the behavior you are trying to encourage, contests could last from as little as one day to a couple of weeks. Certainly, contests should not run for more than a few months. The reason for this is that you want to work with the sense of urgency most salespeople have when it comes to their work.

About Sam Barouki

Accomplished sales executive Sam Barouki served as a Branch Manager for Country Home Loans from 2004 to 2009. At one point, he was the youngest branch manager in the history of the company.

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February 27, 2014 at 5:30 am

Sam Barouki on Polaris Energy

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Luxembourg-based private-equity firm Polaris Energy offers sound renewable-energy investments to provide financial security to investors while positively impacting future generations. Through a variety of methods of green-energy investing, the company focuses on projects with the potential to offer long-term returns. As the world’s supply of fossil fuels diminishes, demand for exploiting the earth’s renewable-energy potential increases. Polaris Energy takes an aggressive approach toward meeting this need and seeks industry partners who share the company’s passion for creating a more sustainable planet.

With its offices in Milan, Italy, Polaris Energy remains on the forefront of the Italian photovoltaic solar market. The government has instituted a Feed-in Tariff (FiT) that ranges up to a 400 percent premium above the market price for electricity and is locked in for 20 years for the production of photovoltaic solar energy. Bank financing of 70 to 80 percent and standard performance bond and project insurance requirements bode well for the market, and one of Polaris Energy’s Italian projects is a photovoltaic solar farm projected to provide annual dividends and a 20 to 28 percent return on investment.

Polaris Energy concentrates on purchasing completed photovoltaic facilities due to their security features. Financed, fully constructed, and joined to the power grid through GSE grants, the power plants it targets provide a 17 to 20 percent annual return on investment. The company currently offers several plants with 2010 or early 2011 FiT rates for partnership opportunities. As the 2011 FiT rate began decreasing monthly beginning in June, individuals should contact Polaris Energy at for current rates.

In order to ensure financial stability for its investors, Polaris Energy maintains a Swiss banking platform. The firm pursues options in wind and ocean turbines, hydroelectricity, geothermal electricity, biofuels, and solar energy, all in its endeavor to meet the world’s clean-energy needs. As the global population becomes more cognizant of the need to become sustainable, the green-energy investments of Polaris Energy are likely to prove sound, long-term assets.

About the Author: 

A staunch supporter of renewable energy, Sam Barouki serves as Director of Client Relations for Polaris Energy.

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April 4, 2013 at 11:34 am

Sam Barouki Discusses AID GROUP

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Founded by executives with a global vision, AID GROUP designs, implements, and manages creative products that generate revenue for humanitarian causes. The brainchild in the early 1990s of Benjamin J. Perry, now CEO of the company, AID GROUP offers turnkey solutions to clients, providing all the necessary funding, equipment, and training to create successful game operations for charity. AID GROUP also supplies management and marketing services, delivering almost everything necessary for a project to have positive outcome.

Perry and his cofounder, Christopher D. Essai, launched their first games in Yugoslavia and then developed games in Russia to assist with the funding of cathedral construction and the Voronezh Theatre of Drama. In AID GROUP’s early years, Perry developed games to benefit victims of landmines in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, and obtained humanitarian lottery licenses in Russia and Shanghai. The founders took the company public and sold it in 2002 but stayed on in executive capacities, with Perry and Essai maintaining strong liaisons with humanitarian contacts in more than 20 countries, including Ghana, Zambia, Namibia, Cambodia, Nicaragua, and Croatia.

AID GROUP’s most popular promotions include Instant Scratch & Win; draws and raffles such as Million Dollar Dream Home, Cash & Cars, and Prize Calendar; and conservation programs. The company offers a full range of management services, including promotion consulting, payment processing, website hosting, validation, and winner notification. AID GROUP also engages in purchasing, prize fulfillment, and secure data management. Along with its external auditors, AID GROUP coordinates fulfillment and payment services from secure, centralized locations.

In addition to providing assistance for causes such as water purification, disaster relief, and waste management, the AID GROUP model works to fund medical research, hospitals, roads, airports, and infrastructure. Other popular beneficiaries of the company’s games are education and green energy projects. By generating revenue through games and other alternative sources, governments and institutions can channel more money toward their humanitarian projects. AID GROUP always operates with the utmost integrity and protects the privacy of its clients’ donors.

About the Author:

Sam Barouki, Director of Client Relations for Polaris Energy in Milan, Italy, is an active supporter of AID GROUP.

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November 26, 2012 at 8:39 am

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A Look at Polaris Energy, by Sam Barouki

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Headquartered in Milan, Italy, Polaris Energy functions as an alternative energy-focused private equity firm. Its worldwide projects have featured solar, wind, hydroelectric, geothermal, and biofuel energies, and its investment method allows accredited investors to earn returns of more than 20 percent. Another way that Polaris Energy differentiates itself is through private placement investing. This unique option enables individuals to acquire part-ownership in the company’s power plant initiatives.

People interested in financing these endeavors can log onto and read about some of the firm’s projects. Currently, Polaris Energy is enlightening readers about an Italian photovoltaic solar farm partially sponsored by the Italian government. The nation’s Feed-in-Tariff initiative enables the government to provide up to a 400-percent premium in addition to the market price of electricity for at least a 20-year lock-in. The website also contains details about the financial benefits of wind farms, solar energy, and geothermal power as well as how the company can replace fossil fuels.

About the Author:

Currently studying towards his Doctor of Business Administration with a focus in International Business, Sam Barouki recently supplemented his education by performing as Director of Client Relations with Polaris Energy. At the company, Barouki assisted with marketing and business development while meeting with institutional and private investors.

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November 11, 2012 at 7:04 pm