WALKING IN TRUE WISDOM

It never fails to amaze me, how the conduct of some people with impressive academic credentials, is glaringly inconsistent with what is expected from a person who has been exposed to countless learning opportunities of skills, knowledge, values and attitudes. It confirms the notion, that you can have all the knowledge in the world, if it has not led to

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THE POWER OF MARGIN IN YOUR PERSONAL LIFE

In our last engagement we dealt with the importance of pursuing that one important thing this year that will put your life at a much favorable level. The operative word to translate this into reality is focus. This week I want to take our endeavor a notch higher by dealing with the important subject of building a margin into your

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2023 – LET’S GO FOR IT!

I trust that you had an enjoyable festive period and a time of refreshing for you and your loved ones in order to take on the exciting journey of 2023. During the holiday period I also had time to reflect on the past year and what will inform the journey of 2023. I am sure that most of you went

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WHAT WE WANT, IS NOT NECESSARILY WHAT WE NEED.

We are about to enter the festive season where our appetites for fun, the nice things of life, feasting and just having a great time, goes into overdrive. Given the hectic demands of our working life throughout the year, it is justifiable to wind down a bit, replenish our energy levels and as one of my friends put it so

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WHO WILL BE THE FIFA SOCCER WORLD CUP CHAMPIONS ?

As I am writing this blog, the world’s attention is captivated by the dazzling action on display at the FIFA 2022 Soccer World Cup tournament hosted in Qatar. I still have vivid memories of 2010 when South Africa had the honor to host the World Cup tournament. You have to live through this experience to explain it. It is arguable

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WHEN TRUST HAS BEEN BETRAYED

Trust is one of the most essential attributes that defines us as human beings. The dictionary defines trust as a firm belief and confidence in the reliability, truth, ability and strength of someone or something. Trust is indispensable for a relationship to succeed. Trust is the foundational component that informs all our endeavors with others in life and needs to

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MEANINGFUL RELATIONSHIPS IN A DISCONNECTED WORLD

One of the down sides of the rapid technological advancements in the world, is the demise of meaningful personal relationships from which we draw strength, identity and a sense of purpose. It is surprising how a meaningful conversation has become such a luxury. Linda Stone so aptly calls it ‘’… the age of continuous partial attention.’’ Tweets, texts and chats, have sometimes become inferior substitutes for meaningful engagement. What do I mean with meaningful engagement?

THE ROAD TOWARDS ACCOMPLISHING A GREAT VISION – IS A LONELY ONE.

From a distance, people always marvel at the glamour, glitz and attention that is sometimes accorded to people in influential positions. It seems that leaders unknowingly attract interest and respect that will make people to instinctively give anything to be in the company of the leader they hold in high esteem. Every word spoken, any initiative launched, any social activity..… 

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IN YOUR REJECTION, YOU WILL FIND DIRECTION

All of us have a need for approval and acceptance. It is very traumatic to be deliberately marginalized, ostracized and just simply being ignored. The market place can be a ruthless space, where certain people for reasons best known to them, can conjure up the worst kind of things to make one feels totally rejected. In my own corporate journey,

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MUCH MORE THAN WE DESERVE

Life can at times throw curve balls at us that totally take the wind out of our sails. Some of these eventualities are totally unforeseen and unavoidable. If we are not careful, it can hurt us for the rest of our lives and keep us in captivity to never regain what we have lost. When you lost your job after

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