“I did not know this side of you.” I cannot count the number of times I have heard this statement in the last one or two years. I am always tempted to respond with a quote; “We all have a different level of energy when passion meets purpose, and you recognize your own path when […]

“One thing I like about him is that he never demands what he cannot offer” I said. “If he tells you that something can be done in 2 minutes, he can probably get it done in one and a half minute. He leads by example” I continued. This was in reference to one of my […]

‘You do not need to be the ‘smart’ politically aware, game playing person but you need to be the wise, politically aware person who works with integrity.’ This was our last statement in the last article. This means that we have different types of people when it comes to playing office politics; The politically unaware, […]

“Can we also talk about office politics?” He asked. That caught my attention for two reasons. This was a Board reporting class. I expected some of the other requests raised such as basics of corporate governance. I however did not see the office politics topic coming up. The second reason was because I had a […]

Have you ever been granted an unexpected holiday? Well, this happened to me and maybe to you if you are a Kenyan. Elections period gave me a cool two weeks’ holiday. At first I was a bit uncertain. Clients were rescheduling trainings to ‘after elections’ then to ‘after the big announcement.’ August was about to […]

“If you see a man crying he is wondering how he got there and most likely it’s a bad place.” I came across this statement and in reflection, it made so much sense. “The best moments in reading are when you come across something, a thought, a feeling, a way of looking at things that […]

“Have you always felt this way” I asked after a long discussion on her ‘feeling stuck’ “I used to be very confident, I had a lot going on but I don’t know what happened.” She said. When did the self-doubt start? I asked “When I got married, I think I got comfortable.” She said “Does […]

“Woman kills husband over mobile phone text message.” “Man charged with threatening to kill entire family and commit suicide.” “A teenager kills his cousin in an argument over charging the phone.” “A man kills his brother over fifty shillings debt” “Man who killed brother after a fight had a protracted sibling rivalry with him.” I […]

“Why is it that I was not ready to die?” I wondered. I had come out of the accident with just minor pains. The kind that just required me to take total rest for the weekend, work from home for a week and read a thriller novel the following weekend. As I write this it’s […]

“You look very happy today, or is that your normal face?” I asked on a light note. I had noted this lady from the moment the Human Resource director introduced me. Her face shone and she really looked interested. The moment I stood to take over the training program, her smile could not be hidden. […]