Despite the insightful analyses and research relating to this subject, leadership theorists and scholars are far from presenting conclusive or concentric leadership models. However, Robert I. Rotberg makes a spirited attempt in this 2012 tome. He suggests that there are core leadership competencies that may be observed in all effective leaders. He reveals five core… Read More Book Review: Transformative Political Leadership – Making a Difference in the Developing World by Robert I. Rotberg
The popular advice that one should NOT work for money is now common currency. I find it agreeable in a general sense, and with some truth to it; a half-truth though. Truth is, you will be more satisfied and “happier” if you are engaged in purposeful work or employment, for which you are fitted. Luckily,… Read More Why it is perfectly OKAY to work ONLY for money
It has been rightfully said that there are two important emotions that lead to great change; fear and disgust. Enough has been said about fear. Allow me to highlight the second emotion; disgust. You have probably surprised yourself with your incredible capacity for decisive action when you are…pissed off. More than you would care to… Read More Do you want great change in your own life? Make a [darn] decision!
I am a junkie for word games and Scrabble is one of my favorite ones. About 8 weeks ago, a colleague challenged me to a round of Scrabble on her I-pad. For the love of the game, I gladly accepted. That is an understatement; I was looking forward to it with an unimaginable exhilaration! Considering… Read More A dabble in Scrabble; why life is not so bad after all
If you have been a victim of crime, you have probably wished criminals would get a first-class ticket on a speed train to hell – and you may even offer to pay for the [darn] ticket. It is so frustrating. A hoodlum recently grabbed my smart phone and made a dash for it; into the… Read More Crime; let’s cut the supply
2 years ago, one of my clients tried to play me for a sucker. In truth, I have been a sucker before, but had this one played out, I was going to be an uber-sucker! I would have lost quite a chunk of dough. Let me just say that I was lucky. The most infuriating… Read More Lie Spotting; an elusive skill?
3 months ago, the Daily Nation reported the results of a survey on the total value of the unclaimed assets in the country. A staggering Ksh 200, 000, 000, 000!! By any standards, that is a lot of bread to be left idling around. The experts conclude that these amounts may NEVER be claimed. They are… Read More Please collect your unclaimed deposits