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LOUD WHISPERS: Trust

LOUD WHISPERS: Trust

Trust. A simple word. Only five letters, easy to pronounce and spell. Yet it is such a complicated word.  Without the currency of trust, life’s transactions become almost meaningless. Children trust their parents to always protect their interests. Sadly, this trust is sometimes misplaced, as we have seen with cases of incest and other forms […]

Kenya To Reopen Border With Somalia

Kenya To Reopen Border With Somalia

The Kenyan government says it will open the border with Somalia to boost trade and allow the flow of people between the two countries. Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta also pledged to help Somalia in the fight against al-Shabab militants and support and train government workers. His remarks followed a meeting he had in Nairobi with […]

African Countries In Kigali To Discuss Management Of Natural Resources

African Countries In Kigali To Discuss Management Of Natural Resources

Improvement in the wellbeing of the African people will greatly depend on how efficiently regional states manage and harness the natural resources that the continent is endowed with, the Minister for Natural resources Vincent Biruta, has said. Biruta was officiating at the opening of a two-day conference of ministers of the Regional Centre for Mapping […]

Undeniable Ways To Lead And Achieve Success

Undeniable Ways To Lead And Achieve Success

Great leaders learn to lead both themselves and others. They create more leaders, not followers. They clearly communicate their vision and align themselves with those whose individual purpose match that of their organizations. The most successful leaders are unapologetically passionate about what they do and know how to combine purpose, talents and effort to drive themselves and their team towards ultimate success; […]

Finish Line Far Out Of Sight In Nigeria’s Race To Beat Corruption

Finish Line Far Out Of Sight In Nigeria’s Race To Beat Corruption

President Muhammadu Buhari’s first foreign trip was a symbolic one. He crossed the border to Niger, where his counterpart, Mahamadou Issoufou, gave Buhari a horse. It seemed an appropriate present for a leader who, since taking the reins of government, has been riding roughshod over some entrenched self-interests in the Nigerian state. Since then, Buhari […]

7 Reasons To Want A Woman As Your President

7 Reasons To Want A Woman As Your President

We’ve heard a lot of people say things like, “You can’t vote for Hillary just because she’s a woman.” In the most abstract sense, that’s sort of true. It seems unlikely that anyone who considers themselves politically progressive would advise voting for, say, Sarah Palin over Barack Obama just because of the former’s gender—especially given […]

17 Key Traits That Separate Managers From Leaders [Infographic]

17 Key Traits That Separate Managers From Leaders [Infographic]

“You manage things. You lead people.” – Grace Hopper The difference between managing and leading might seem fuzzy to managers, but it’s crystal clear to their direct reports. Think about it: Would you rather be told what to do, or sold on a vision? Would you prefer to work for someone who rules with an iron […]

The 7 Habits of Real Leaders

The 7 Habits of Real Leaders

Ever wonder what life was like before we had gazillions of self-help books and blogs to tell us which habits and routines will make us more effective, productive, liked and even happy? How we should and shouldn’t talk, behave, work and live? – We had role models to look up to — real leaders guided by principles of […]

14 Things Every New Leader Needs to Know

14 Things Every New Leader Needs to Know

All too often new leaders are thrown to the wolves and expected to survive with nothing more than a quick go get em’ sentiment from the powers that be. Then about six-months (or 10 years) later someone in HR says, “We should probably send you to a workshop on leadership.” And the leader is now […]

5 Hidden Signs That You’re Cut Out For Leadership

5 Hidden Signs That You’re Cut Out For Leadership

There’s no clear-cut path to leadership, and plenty of entrepreneurs go through life plagued by doubts that they really aren’t cut out for leadership. By the same token, plenty of people with few managerial responsibilities never take a shot at leading—or even get a chance to. But we now know that leadership isn’t about some […]