Category: Leadership

  • Who’s doing you in?

    Who’s doing you in?

    This is a phenomenon that I encountered regularly in the corporate world. When your performance appraisal is reviewed against your targets only, but all mitigating circumstances are dismissed, understand that they’re not interested in rating your performance, they’re interested in finding someone to blame for their lack of competence, or lack of support. If, however, […]

  • Dream killers

    Dream killers

    Do you find yourself waiting in the shadows, wondering when will it be safe to emerge and take that risk on something that you’ve always dreamt of achieving? Are you waiting for the perfect moment to ensure that you get it just right? Or do you find yourself mentioning it to any person that shows […]

  • Let the voiceless speak for themselves

    Let the voiceless speak for themselves

    I see so many people speaking on behalf of others, often starting out with good intention, but later distorting that intention by projecting their own values on the ones whom they wish to uplift. Despite our best intentions, we stifle the voices of others when we speak on their behalf. Not to be confused with […]

  • What are you waiting for?

    What are you waiting for?

    When we find ourselves waiting for just the right moment, or that right feeling, or the perfect setting, or the ideal opportunity to present itself before we do something, we’re afraid of failure. If we know, with understanding and rational thought, why we are not ready for something, that’s different. When we have no real […]

  • Mediocrity is the enemy of life

    Mediocrity is the enemy of life

    How often do you hold back so that you don’t ruffle feathers? Maybe you hold back because you don’t want to be the odd one out? Or perhaps you withhold what you’re capable of because you don’t want anyone to think that you are arrogant, or full of yourself, or trying to steal the limelight? […]

  • Own your life

    Own your life

    Note to self: When you allow yourself to be defined by the scepticism of others, you impose their limitations on yourself. Recognising that all mental and emotional limitations are self-imposed is critical to growth. These limitations are revealed in how we believe we are compelled to respond to someone or some experience. It is revealed […]

  • That toxic status quo

    That toxic status quo

    When we are raised in an environment focused on discipline before purpose, or compliance before understanding, we develop the belief that fitting in is more important than what is right. This same mindset leads us to be bullish in our efforts to uphold the status quo because of the inclusion that it offers, while violently […]

  • Seize the moment…not the day

    Seize the moment…not the day

    Tomorrow is not just another day. Tomorrow is simply today again, only with less time than we had yesterday. If you’re not focused on what you need to achieve today, you’ll always be trying to finish what you should’ve done yesterday. That’s how procrastination and misplaced optimism wastes away a good life. By all means, […]