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Unbroken

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“Where there’s still life, there’s still hope.” –Louis Zamperini Whenever we face the surgeon’s knife, we are confronted with possibilities. It could be improved health or devastating consequences. This was made real to me recently during a mission to assess the state of learning in schools within Nairobi County.   On this day, I didn’t […]

Adventures in Travel and Writing

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“Some people have thousands of reasons why they cannot do what they want to do when all they really need is one reason why they can.” –Willis Whitney A few hours are all I had to make the decision. Should I cancel the reservations? Flight. Hotel. Writing retreat. Appointments. The pressure at work had been […]

A Genius-in-Waiting Needs You

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An inspiring story is told about Thomas Edison. According to the story, when he was 12 years old his teacher gave him a note for his mother. When he got home from school, he gave the note to his mom and was amazed at how touched she was by the note. Tears filled her eyes […]

Purpose: For This I Was Born

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Indulge me for a minute. Stand up, throw your head back and your hands in the air, and declare it. “For this I was born.”   Do you know the purpose of your existence? For what were you born? For what will you be remembered when you’re gone? Those of us who have been around […]

Tact: What’s Left Unsaid Matters

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“Remember not only to say the right thing in the right place, but far more difficult still, to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.” ―Benjamin Franklin He had the most amazing clothes because he was his Dad’s favourite. His brothers, instead, got to go to work each day. And then he came […]

Destined for Greatness

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Michael has an interesting problem. He is the victim of daylight robbery at work. Constantly. Here’s what happens.   Michael is gifted with a truly creative mind. Whenever he has a brilliant idea, and he has them regularly, someone appropriates it and presents it as their own. Michael never gets the credit.   If you […]

Night of Success

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Put out into deep water and let the nets down for a catch They had worked all night, and not with good results. They didn’t get any sleep during the day either; they needed to spend time with Him. And now He was telling them to get back to work.   Have you ever had […]

Champion: Achieving with Excellence V...

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“Winning is not everything – but making the effort to win is.” –Vince Lombardi Passion. Dedication. Commitment. Resilience. Imagine what you would accomplish if you exhibited these traits. Champion will ignite your inner fire and inspire you to develop the character you need to rise to tremendous levels of performance and accomplishment. Champion is filled […]

Power to Change

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“If I hadn’t had mentors, I wouldn’t be here today. I’m a product of great mentoring, great coaching…” –Indra Nooyi I was somewhat perplexed a few years ago when I received an unusual call from my son’s school one Monday afternoon. The School Deputy Principal, who also doubled up as the dean of discipline, needed […]

Your Best Year Yet!

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“We spend January 1st walking through our lives, room by room, drawing up a list of work to be done, cracks to be patched. Maybe this year, to balance the list we ought to walk through the rooms of our lives…not looking for flaws, but for potential.” —Ellen Goodman So 2015 did not turn out […]

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