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Darian Leader: How Technology is Changing Our Hands

Darian Leader: How Technology is Changing Our Hands

The new era of the internet, the smartphone and the PC has had radical effects on who we are and how we relate to each other. The old boundaries of space and time seem collapsed thanks to the digital technology that structures everyday life. We can communicate instantly across both vast and minute distances, Skyping a […]

5 Team-Building Activities Your Employees Won’t Hate

5 Team-Building Activities Your Employees Won’t Hate

If you’re like me, the words “team builder” or “ice breaker” cause you to break out in a cold sweat. Sure, the intent behind these activities is usually good, but they often end up feeling forced and awkward—like something you participated in as an 11-year-old at summer camp. As a manager, there’s no doubt you […]

3 Leadership Lessons Everyone Can Take From This Startup Founder’s Success Story

3 Leadership Lessons Everyone Can Take From This Startup Founder’s Success Story

One of the most brilliant parts of being a first-time founder is that you experience everything for the first time. It never gets old. Seriously, it’s still terrifying. And exciting. And gratifying. Somehow, over time, you get used to the ever-shifting sands of time and rules, the brand-spanking-new set of challenges, the bold obstacles that […]

You Have To Be The One You’re Looking For Before You Find Them

You Have To Be The One You’re Looking For Before You Find Them

Sometimes you look for a partner with certain qualities that you probably lack yourself and that is perfectly fine but to find a healthy kind of love that has the potential to grow and last, you often have to embody the same qualities you’re looking for in someone else. If you want stable love, you […]

9 Subconscious Things You Do When You Aren’t Being True To Yourself

9 Subconscious Things You Do When You Aren’t Being True To Yourself

1. You justify your decisions “I’m not going to write today, because I wrote yesterday and I’m tired and I just don’t feel like writing.” Sound familiar? Every time we have to justify a reason for not doing something, we’re most likely straying from what we truly want to be doing. If you choose not […]

OPINION: Besigye’s Date With Prison

OPINION:  Besigye’s Date With Prison

One morning in late February 1981, Kizza Besigye was preparing to fly to Nairobi to buy stethoscopes for sale to the growing number of private health facilities in Kampala. According to the book, Kizza Besigye and Uganda’s Unfinished Revolution, authored by journalist Daniel Kalinaki, Dr Besigye collected his air ticket from the Uganda Airlines offices […]

10 Ways to Sharpen Your Listening Skills at Work

10 Ways to Sharpen Your Listening Skills at Work

So you’re stuck in a horribly long meeting at work, feeling like there’s just. no. way. you could possibly pay attention any longer. We’ve all been there. We won’t pretend that paying attention in meetings is always easy, but having good listening skills is definitely important—after all, the information being discussed could end up being crucial in completing your next project, […]

Secret Aid Worker: Who Will Save The White Saviours From Themselves?

Secret Aid Worker: Who Will Save The White Saviours From Themselves?

When one lives in a town full of well-intentioned, yet gravely mistaken colonialists, missionaries and aid workers you settle into a jaded state fairly quickly. The stories you hear shock and disturb – from the twentysomething-year-old with a high school diploma practicing medicine on children, to the married director of a Christian NGO who was […]

Ecuador earthquake toll reaches 272, more than 2,000 injured

Ecuador earthquake toll reaches 272, more than 2,000 injured

The death toll from Ecuador’s biggest earthquake in decades soared to 272 on Sunday as survivors cobbled together makeshift coffins to bury loved ones, lined up for water and sought shelter beside the rubble of their shattered homes. The 7.8 magnitude quake struck off the Pacific coast on Saturday and was felt around the Andean […]

10 Characteristics of People With High Emotional Intelligence

10 Characteristics of People With High Emotional Intelligence

Why do certain people achieve more success than others? What is it about how certain people behave and interact, how they are “wired” that drives them to greater success than their peers? More often than not, it is their emotional intelligence (EQ), or, in other words, their ability to identify and manage the emotions of […]