The Power of Doing Small Things

During an interview with H.E. Paul Kagame, Fred Swaniker asked a question: “You have done some incredibly HARD things, and have transformed Rwanda into a fast-growing economy, among other things; Why do you constantly choose to do these hard things?” H.E. Paul Kagame...

The Power of Doing Small Things

During an interview with H.E. Paul Kagame, Fred Swaniker asked a question: “You have done some incredibly HARD things, and have transformed Rwanda into a fast-growing economy, among other things; Why do you constantly choose to do these hard things?” H.E. Paul Kagame...

I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion

At Live2Lead Kigali 2021, we sought Dr. Donald Kaberuka’s wisdom on leadership and its role in making our continent and the world a better place. In his response, he quoted Alexander the Great who said that, “I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a...

This is What #HangaPitchFest Meant to Me

Dear Leader,#HangaPitchFest was a competition for great innovative ideas. It took place in December last year in Kigali. It was refreshing to see the incredible talent among us. I have been thinking about it ever since, and here is why. As a student of human...

Can You See More Than Others See?

“A leader is one who sees more than others see, who sees farther than others see, and who sees before others do.” – Leroy Eims. My latest favorite movie of all time is King Richard! This movie has inspired me in an incredible way. If you haven’t watched it,...

Leadership misconception #1 !

Leadership misconception #1 !

Dear Leader, “Why would anyone want to be a leader?” This question came from a senior executive who had just gone through a series of leadership skills coaching sessions with me. As her idea of leadership shifted from what was carefully formed during the earlier years...

Painting a clear picture of the future!

Painting a clear picture of the future!

Dear Leader, Last week, I shared my thoughts on “what is your why?”. In this note, I will develop it further with an interesting story I found on the Internet about a NASA Janitor. It is said that during a visit to the NASA space center in 1962, President John F....

The most powerful weapon “Your Why”!

The most powerful weapon “Your Why”!

Dear Leader, This year 2020 marks 26 years since the Rwanda Patriotic Army (RPA) stopped the Genocide against the Tutsi, effectively liberating the country. The Kwibohora26 celebration was a time to reflect on how far we’ve come and how much further we can go. A time...

You’re here!

You’re here!

Dear Leader, The first time I entered a huge shopping mall, I was excited but also worried about getting lost. I was looking for one particular shop for hours in vain. Finally, I came across a directory. There was just a small problem; reading maps was a big...

Come back in 30days!

Come back in 30days!

Dear Leader, In my last mental note “the hardest person to lead”, we looked at how self-leadership is a must if we aspire to be great leaders. Today, we will be taking this idea further through one of my favorite stories about Ghandi and a young boy who needed to...