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Increasing Your Emotional Intell...

Getting emotional at work? Hold on just 6 seconds… What would be different if we devoted as much time developing our emotional intelligence as we do our IQ?   A common but mistaken belief is that emotions belong at home, not at the workplace; that they are to be put down at the front door […]

Productive Work Habits

“…and if any one forces you to go one mile, go with him two miles.” ― Jesus Christ   Have you gone the extra mile lately?   During the reign of the Roman Empire, a Roman soldier could order the subject of a conquered nation to carry a package for one mile. It didn’t matter […]

Moving Forward: Turning Setbacks...

“It’s never too late to be what you might have been.” —George Eliot One of my colleagues recently told me the amazing true story about the State of Alabama, boll weevils, and peanuts.   The boll weevil is a small variety of beetle. It is a voracious pest. It nests in the boll, the seed […]

Night of Success

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 […]

Your Best Year Yet!

“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 […]

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.   […]

7 Successful People Who Kicked O...

Guest article by Aja Frost     It’s easy to feel like your failures are bigger and more permanent than everyone else’s failures. I would know. As a high school senior, I was rejected by 10 of the 13 colleges I’d applied to—and as I looked around at all my friends, who were heading off to […]

Never Beyond Hope

“Hold fast to dreams, For if dreams die Life is a broken-winged bird, That cannot fly.” ― Langston Hughes Several years ago, I returned to the village where I grew up in the outskirts of Nairobi. Nostalgic moment. Nothing much had changed, except for the people. I used to know almost everyone back then. Now, […]

How Successful People Do More in...

Guest writer: Dr. Suzanne Gelb “You have the same number of hours in the day as Beyoncé.”   Everyone knows someone who works full time, volunteers, runs a successful blog, and somehow still finds time to go grocery shopping, cook organic Instagram-worthy meals, foster a loving relationship, walk his or her adorable Boston Terrier, and, […]

Why Resilient People Triumph… An...

Henry Wanyoike went to bed one night and things were tragically different the following morning. When his mother woke him to milk the family cow, his daily morning chore, he thought it was still night and wondered what his mum was up to. Gradually it dawned on them both that something was horribly wrong, and […]

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