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Allow Criticism But Don’t Let It Stop Your Success

Allow Criticism But Don’t Let It Stop Your Success

I wish I could say the disrupters I know let sexist critiques flow off them like water off a duck’s back, but it takes time to learn — or, rather, unlearn — how to stop internalizing criticism and begin to neutralize it. It takes practice to shift from “Everybody says I need to change how […]

The Journey Of A Timeless Heroine

The Journey Of A Timeless Heroine

At Merkato, the busiest market in Addis Ababa, so many people were wandering here and there for different kinds of activities. Buses, taxis,automobiles, motorcycles, and other types of vehicles are doing on their usual activities. Behind the market place, houses had been built together. Nobody could easily identify a single house. But the identified person […]

You Need These Five Peeps In Your Network

You Need These Five Peeps In Your Network

As much as I struggle with networking, I constantly remind myself that it’s one of the most effective ways to build connections, influence and bandwidth in the business world. Meeting other people in your industry (and elsewhere) allows you to create relationships that can benefit your professional long-term success. However, a small professional network with a few people […]

Key Elements of a Good Working Relationship

Key Elements of a Good Working Relationship

Coach Wooden established four essential components of being a successful coach: the coach as a philosopher, as an example, as a teacher and as a leader. Let’s focus on the teacher-student (coach-player) relationship. Coach Wooden described a coach’s role as a teacher in the following manner: “The coach must never forget that he is, first […]

Consider This Before Expanding Your Small Business

Consider This Before Expanding Your Small Business

Consider This Before Expanding Your Small Business Getting through an expansion requires proper planning. Before you consider growing your business, there are a few crucial steps you need to take if you want to come out successful. If you jump headfirst without considering where you’re going, you risk losing the entire business — not just the […]

Ghana Produces Biggest Cocoa Crop in Six Years

Ghana Produces Biggest Cocoa Crop in Six Years

Ghana has recorded its biggest cocoa harvest in six years, according to two people familiar with the matter, after favorable weather conditions boosted output in the world’s second-biggest grower. Graded and sealed deliveries since the beginning of the season in October reached 909,493 metric tons by July 27, said the people, who asked not to […]

Don’t Get Stale; Innovate In Your Relationship

Don’t Get Stale; Innovate In Your Relationship

Did you know that 96% of all companies fail over a ten-year period? And that 40-50% of all first marriages in the United States end in divorce? Why? The reason is the same for both –– they stop marketing and innovating. Consider this. In business, companies use marketing in order to get potential clients to […]

Ways To Rekindle A Relationship

Ways To Rekindle A Relationship

Have you ever started or stoked up a fire? You use kindling. And the smallest spark can eventually become a roaring blaze. Once that blaze is going, you maintain it and it stays strong — or it dies out. If you want to add passion back into your relationship, you need some emotional kindling. Small […]

New Law Compels Zimbabwe Banks to Accept Cows as Collateral

New Law Compels Zimbabwe Banks to Accept Cows as Collateral

Commercial banks in Zimbabwe will soon be compelled to accept livestock such as cattle, goats and sheep as collateral for cash loans to informal businesses under a new law presented to parliament Tuesday. Under the Movable Property Security Interests Bill tabled for debate by Finance and Economic Development Minister Patrick Chinamasa in the House of […]

Disabled Women Confront Stigma In Burkina Faso

Disabled Women Confront Stigma In Burkina Faso

“Before this initiative we were confined to our homes. We couldn’t go out.” Sitting under the shade of a tree, a group of women drink traditional beer to escape the searing 40-degree-Celsius heat. Perched on a massive tricycle, one woman passes a wooden bowl full of beer to her neighbour, whose eyes are closed. The […]

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