Has the world ever been more restless?! The Arab Spring, ISIS and ISIL, Israel and Palestine conflict. Protests in Hong Kong. Displacements in Sudan, which not many news agencies cover. Ukraine and Russia. Ebola in West Africa. Despite our limitaions we must explore what we can do about the chaos and injustice […]

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See other posts about blogging here. I thought it would be helpful, for me and others, to explore how I’ve blogged for a long time. “Long time” is relative. It’s been several years since I started to do so without quitting. In the process I’ve started some blogs and shut […]

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“On blogging, after blogging for years”. I never thought I’d utter these words. Not because I thought it impossible, it was never a possibility in sight. I’ve always felt like I had something to say. I wanted to say it to myself and needed a means to process. Enter writing, […]

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How’s that for restoring an appreciation for the familiar? A brialliant video. Ripping off Apple, while effectively restoring appreciation for a catalogue! Well thought out and executed. Some things don’t detroriate in value. Their value is lost in perspective. it is how you help people see the worth of your […]

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Living and leading in “no longer but not yet” is most liberating. In fact that is how we ought to live and lead. Speaks of identity, character, vision and on the overall, mission. “No longer, but not yet” is the epitome of a journey. In many ways, I haven’t arrived. As […]

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I’m always looking for opportunities to teach. As a leader, I do my best to make sure that I include deliberate moments of teaching those I lead. I’m always teaching. Those I lead are learning from me. My interactions with people and decisions I’m making are lessons for the teams I […]

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Many have mistaken productivity for diary entry. They have reduced being productive as being able to find space in their diaries to seeing to something. Not entirely true. There is getting things done, and getting things done. You can do something and barely extract full potential of your activity. There is […]

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Because of the need, desperation even , for success, many plans are devised. This often starts with looking at others’ success. What they not only accomplished but also being students of how they did it. We read books, follow their blogs and performance of their organisations. There is nothing wrong […]

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I just watched a movie, which clearly had a huge budget. The cast: star-studded. I’m talking many award actors. Huge film companies backing. And, it was a colossal fail. Before watching it, I wondered why I hadn’t heard anyone talk about the movie. Having the size budget (huge) they had […]

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“What would yo have done differently?” is a question often asked by those wanting to unlock some hidden ’secret’ to success. Normally posed to people who have attained significant success (whatever it is). Sometimes we asked ourselves the same questions as we reflect. As much as there is nothing wrong […]

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Many things determine leaders’ extent of influence. Language is one of those things. I’m not sure how extensive this “series” is going to be but I’ll write as long as I keep thinking of the “currency of leadership”… Related: Language | The Currency Of Leadership Attention is a currency of leadership. […]

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At the disposal of every leader are things he trades for the function and or purpose of leadership. It is how a leader wields these tools or means that determines his success and the success of his organisation. Language is one those things: a currency of leadership. It is in […]

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Writing about cultural intelligence in teams and leadership brought a memory back from the recesses of my mind. I don’t know why some weird things happen to me in public spaces. Once I had a guy responsible for cleaning bathrooms at one of my favourite malls start speaking to me […]

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A leader often has to deal with many dynamics in managing her team. It could be apathy. (Which I have written about in the past here.)   Another challenge a leader may have to deal with is a frustrated team. Leadership can be the cause of frustration for their team, […]

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