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Turning Random Groups into Teams

A group is a bunch of people in an elevator. A team is a bunch of people in an elevator, but the elevator is broken! — Bonnie Edelstein A stalled elevator. And suddenly, the group has a purpose. A life and death purpose. To get that elevator moving, to alert someone on the outside. To […]

Purpose: For This I Was Born

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 […]

Leadership: With Great Powers Co...

Leadership is in the moment.   I recently listened to a speech by a business leader addressing industry professionals. Within only a few minutes of his speech, the leader had painted a fairly gloomy picture, portraying the industry as being under siege from scavenging predators. He harangued about “enemies” who must to be “fought” at […]

5 Tips on How to Set Your Eyes o...

5 Tips on How to Set Your Eyes on the High Peak of Achievement

Kisumu. One of the oldest settlements in Kenya. The port city is the country’s third largest metropolis with a population of about 450,000 people. The buzzing city is a major commercial centre and tourist destination, famed for its enchanting sunset and Victoria, the second largest fresh water lake after Lake Superior in North America.   […]

Coincidence or Destiny?

“Coincidence is God’s way of remaining anonymous.” –Albert Einstein   One of my authors called me recently to say that he was visiting Kenya and could we catch up sometime? What would you say to a friend who packs every moment of fellowship with so much fun and value?   We met over breakfast at […]

The Power of Imagination

“Imagination is more important than knowledge.” –Albert Einstein   Your teenage daughter, let’s call her Sheri, is late coming back home from a party. You are unable to reach her on her mobile phone. You call Sheri’s best friend whom you know was also going to the party. She informs you that they left the […]

Achieving Personal Excellence

“I visualise where I want to be and what kind of person… I want to become. I approach the goal with the end in mind. I know exactly where I want to go, and I focus on getting there.” –Michael Jordan   Recently, a friend asked me to write on time management and work/life balance; […]

Memories of Close Friends

“Strive not, my soul, for an immortal life, but make the most of what is possible.”   –Pythian Odes, 518-438BC   There are people who have had significant positive influence on our lives. Sometimes, these people may not even know it. One such person is my good friend Graham. I met him in the late 90s […]

Down But Not Out

  Each of us is born into greatness. Sadly however, circumstances in life take control of us: We struggle with crippling emotions. We worry about our next career move. We are unsure of the next step in life. We are stressed about our relationships. We are overworked, overstretched, overburdened. We get bored, idle, and unproductive. […]

Victim or Victor?

  In my book – Champion – I share a story about a friend whom I have called Joe (p.129). Joe won’t let go of his past. He lives in the realm of the “if only…”   If only his parents had given him some love and a decent education. If only they had worked out their […]

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