Life is too short. This page is for young professionals who are hell-bent on being successful and living their best lives now. Who absolutely shun the mediocrity of working now and living later. Who refuse to be two different unrecognizable ...read the rest
Long post alert!
12 years. That’s how long I’ve ruminated on this thought: “Why do I work anyway?”
The answers have varied as I progressed from recent graduate, junior, senior professional and finally to manager.
In my final year of ...read the rest
Recently, I took up an assignment with a popular hotel in Machakos. The management basically hired me to find points of dissatisfaction with their customer service while undercover. Which meant that their staff were supposed to think I was your ...read the rest
SOLD? Doesn’t mean they can’t buy more.
You must have had this experience. You went into a restaurant to have a meal and drink. You sat down and waited patiently for a waiter to come your way. Eventually one came, ...read the rest
A group of 50 people attended a seminar. Suddenly the speaker stopped and started giving each person a balloon. Each one was asked to write his/her name on it using a marker. Then all the balloons were collected and put ...read the rest
There are several perspectives to life – thank God it isn’t only what we think that matters. The Johari Window shows us that those around us are often able to know stuff about us that we don’t know about ourselves ...read the rest
In my understanding of the System Theory, an organization is composed of distinct parts that depend on one another for the successful functioning of the whole body.
Our workplaces adhere to the same concept. Employers and employees depend on each ...read the rest
When we are children, we have a pretty clear picture of what we’d like to be when we grow up and that’s normally dictated by our environment – what we see our parents doing etcetera. As we grow, our desires ...read the rest
jobless man applied for the position of “office boy” at a very big company. The employer interviewed him, then a test: clean the floor. “You’re hired” the employer said. “Give me your email address and I’ll send you the application ...read the rest
I’ve always envied people who can graciously accept constructive criticism.
It seems I was not born with that trait, and throughout my career I’ve struggled with receiving feedback, even when it was entirely accurate. The moment I hear the words, ...read the rest