Your Attitude Controls Your Life.

Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see a shadow – Helen Keller. Attitude is a person’s view or way of thinking and feeling about a situation, person or event. Our attitudes define our world because they impact  on relationships, work performance, commitments and more. Our thoughts shape our attitudes and govern our […]

The Importance Of Focus And Purpose

You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great – Zig Zaglar. Having a focus and purpose in life seems perfectly understandable yet many of us do not really live with purpose and have no real focus. We drift through life, just glad to have a job and a […]

Success Is About Learning From Failure

Success is the ability to go from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm – Winston Churchill. It has been said that failures are outcomes we had not planned for and certainly didn’t want. Yet failures are inevitable in our lives because any human endeavour can inevitably have one  of two possible outcomes-success or failure. What […]

Values in Life and Leadership

Values are  like fingerprints. Nobody’s are the same, but you leave them all over everything you do – Elvis Presley. Values are fundamental beliefs that guide our behaviour and relationships and frame our attitudes and actions. They help in determining what’s important in life. They reflect our thinking on what is right and wrong.They are […]

Communication Skill is a Life Competency Worth Developing.

The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place-George Bernard Shaw. Communication is a competency; good communication is an art; honest communication is about trust and integrity. Because we are social beings, constantly interacting with each other, our ability to communicate is taken for granted. Like any skill the quality […]

Competent Leaders are Strategic Thinkers

Many of us tend to see others as leaders but fail to see that we are all leaders in certain situations at home and at work. Deciding on a course of action and following up with implementation is leadership in action, and when we plan for the medium to long-term future for our families or […]

BEST LEADERSHIP STYLES FOR LEADING THE RECOVERY

I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The great point is to bring them the real facts – Abraham Lincoln. When written in Chinese the word ‘crisis’ is composed of two characters. One represents danger and the other represents opportunity […]

Why Good Organisations Grow Future Leaders.

Succession planning and leadership development should be a vital goal for every organisation concerned with long-term planning. Many good organisations today work with their employees on  career development but the best of them are those which also have leadership development objectives embedded in their policies and procedures. They prioritise the development of the leadership potential […]

LEADERSHIP IN A DIGITAL WORLD

Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail – Ralph Waldo Emerson. The world of work is changing in this digital age of globalisation and technological advances. Traditional workplaces are being transformed by smart technologies such as artificial intelligence, analytics, robotics, internet of things […]

ED-TECH’S GOLDEN AGE HAS ARRIVED

New technology is common, new thinking is rare – Sir Peter Blake As technology becomes more embedded in the education system at all levels it could be said that technology and education have become inseparable allies . Indeed, the recent lockdown of entire education systems, in response to the coronavirus pandemic, has been the catalyst […]

Recovering Education from the Covid Pandemic Knockout.

The Covid-19 pandemic has become a crisis of profound magnitude for all humanity. The impact on education worldwide is incalculable as 1.53 billion enrolled learners are out of school in 184 countries. This equates to over 87% of the world’s total enrolled learners.  Schools and colleges were subjected to rapid, enforced closures as an emergency […]