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Uncertain Times

Uncertain Times

Hello. In these uncertain times, you’re probably concerned about the global impact of Covid-19. It’s affecting health, family, socialisation and the economy. I would like to address some of the issues professionally. Beyond what I am already doing...
Poverty is not a Fruit of the Spirit

Poverty is not a Fruit of the Spirit

If you work in church but are less creative, prosperous and relevant than you once were, something is deeply wrong. If you sacrifice prosperity to work in an NGO or for a cause, you shouldn’t also sacrifice your brain and purpose too. God never owes and when it...
How to Prepare for Succession

How to Prepare for Succession

If you’re thinking about succession, a good starting point is to ask your subordinates to write a detailed list of everything you currently do that they can’t do, or are not proficient in. Then, develop a custom curriculum incorporating each item. Now,...
Social Media Tensioning

Social Media Tensioning

There’s a thin line between social media tensioning you and encouraging you with success. Find the right side of the line and stay on it. Tensioning makes you feel like a failure. Like some people have inner secrets and you’re on the outside looking in....
Talent Transmutation

Talent Transmutation

One thing that will serve you well in your career is what I call, talent transmutation. The ability to re-purpose your natural gifts for commercial application. Let me explain. In my youth, I was a gifted musician. I wrote music and won awards for it. I led two bands....
You Need More than Money

You Need More than Money

Experience has taught me that no matter how much money I make, if I don’t have good health, wisdom, political influence, loyal staff and contentment, I won’t enjoy the benefits of having money. No one really teaches you the soft skills that make money...
Building an Institution? Two Things to Consider

Building an Institution? Two Things to Consider

Are you transitioning from a one-man-company to a full-fledged institution? Are you serious about training & development and succession planning? Then you must develop two documents urgently: Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) and Departmental Training Plan. The...
Pay Attention to Your Staff’s Learning Curve

Pay Attention to Your Staff’s Learning Curve

Here’s why you should have a learning time frame when you train staff for critical skills. First, understand that each person learns at a different pace. Second, provide the necessary tools or resources for training. Third, allow for eventualities in personal...
Leader, Learn to Listen!

Leader, Learn to Listen!

If you have a strong personality, you may miss life’s warnings because you expect them to be forceful in nature. The thing is, everyone isn’t like you. People don’t always present counsel in a pushful way. Some use body language or a look. Some are...
How to Develop Managers

How to Develop Managers

I once wrote that as an entrepreneur or manager, you have 10 years to replicate yourself and to build internal capacity. You need to do so before a generational skills gap creeps up on you. In this post, I’ll teach you how to do it. There’s a sacred triad...