“Good afternoon, Sir, is this a good time to talk?” I asked. “Not really can I call you back?” He answered. This was a midday morning call to a gentle man who had been referred to me for career coaching and counseling following a job loss through retrenchment. These are some of the most delicate […]

‘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 […]

“Hey Rosemary, I was referred to you by a friend. Am however not sure what I need, a mentor, a counsellor or a coach but he thinks you can help.” She said. The first thing I noticed was her authoritative voice and great command of the English language. However, the more the conversation unfolded the […]

In my interaction with team leaders in the recent past I have realized that some companies have eliminated annual or biannual performance reviews/appraisals. Those who are still using them agree that the system is either flawed or insufficient to achieve any goal. Not only is it stressful for both parties but also ineffective. Research shows […]