“I have a staff who is always throwing things out of proportion. Every small issue is immediately passed to my senior boss with graphical details, often exaggerated. By the time I am passing the correct information a wrong image has already been formed. Actually most of these things do not need to get to the […]

“If you were holding a Bible and a phone and they were both falling, which one would you hold on to?’ Asked the teacher. “The phone” answered the young girl. “If you were holding a Bible and a phone and they were both falling, which one would you hold on to!” Shouted the teacher in […]

Have you ever listened to someone and wondered if they were looking for a chat or a therapy session? With the ongoing challenges castigated by Covid-19 people have all the reasons to worry. Actually most of them have reasons to complain. We however cannot be complaining the same way we complained an year ago when […]

“Feedback is food for the soul”. If you are a content creator this will probably sink deeper. The other day I was having this conversation with an acquaintance. We were talking about how long it takes to think through content. It’s even more taxing when you start to think about how to deliver it. This […]

The other day I was engaging in one of my favorite sessions; Professional gossip. This is a session where I get to brainstorm about someone’s behavior from a professional angle. I am always intrigued by that moment. Trying to drill down into what influences a certain behavior. It gives me a chance to attach meaning […]

“I got the job but am scared” She said. This did not come as a surprise to me. I hear these words a lot. When you mentor someone and push them to rise, it’s because you know and believe that they can. There is however that feeling of inadequacy. The questions that ring in our […]

“I can’t believe am working so hard to drop the things I worked so hard to get?” She said. “Am now leaving the car at home so that I can walk. I have stopped taking sugar. Am looking for a more flexible job. I think I will eventually relocate to a quiet serene place away […]

This week we have typed too many RIPs, at least here in Kenya. Life is truly short. Every time death happens, I get to question life. Is there more to it than meets the eye? Could it all be vanity like the good book says? A few days ago a friend said; “I can see […]

What has changed for you in the last few years? Someone asked me. She probably thought I would have a long story to tell. The kind people give when they have started a new phase or taken a major turn in life. The ups and downs like we call them. To say the truth maybe […]

He showed up on time. He was not just fully dressed but presentable and official. He even had decent a haircut. This is not the same person I knew five years ago. He rarely got a haircut and when he did, it did not make any difference. On a normal day he would be in […]