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...

The hardest person to lead!

The hardest person to lead!

Dear Leader, A few years ago, I attended a party with friends and family. Like any great party, there was good food, music, laughter and everyone was having fun. At some point, the introvert in me noticed a guy I knew seated alone in the corner of the room and seemed...

The dream that reshaped my perspective

The dream that reshaped my perspective

Dear Leader, Two years ago, I had a dream that remains vivid to-date. Ordinarily, I am not the kind that retains dream details, but this was a special dream not only because I remembered all the details, but the dream bothered me...

A Secret to Success

A Secret to Success

Dear Leader,The bamboo plant is an amazing tree that presents to us an incredible success lesson. Did you know, that if you planted the bamboo seed today in 2020, you'd only see a little plant emerge from the ground sometime in 2025. And for this growth to happen, you...

I Wish I knew Then What I Know Now

I Wish I knew Then What I Know Now

Dear Leader, Every time I run a coaching session, my favorite part is to carefully read the feedback forms from each participant. Why is it that I get excited about seeing this feedback? It obviously not only helps me to improve my program designs and delivery...

The pay slip that changed my life

The pay slip that changed my life

Dear Leader, It was a typical afternoon at work and I was going about my job as usual.  Two years in my first corporate employment, part of my responsibilities involved preparing the payroll and distributing payslips among other things. I was supposed to hand-deliver...