One of the things that all bosses singularly and collectively hate is to be surprised by their juniors. In fact, some bosses even go to the extent of getting rid of or running away from staff that repeatedly pull surprises for them. Of course, surprises can be either positive or negative. In this case,…

Is there any kind of thinking that can make one an achiever? Do successful people think differently than others? Yes and yes. So, how can you think appropriately for becoming an achiever or a successful person? This is the question that we want to tackle today. We want to equip you with the thinking framework…

  You might have everything that is required to excel, but if you lack self-confidence, you will not get there. Self-confidence is a necessary ingredient for success. If you are a person who is naturally confident, just make sure that you protect this asset. If you believe that you don’t have enough self-confidence, you need…

  From time to time, we lose control over our jobs. Deadlines being broken, delivery is below expectation, too many issues coming up and too many escalations being raised. Things just seem to be out of control. When you find yourself in such a situation, are you able to realise that it is crisis time…

  From time to time, we lose control over our jobs. Deadlines being broken, delivery is below expectation, too many issues coming up and too many escalations being raised. Things just seem to be out of control. When you find yourself in such a situation, are you able to realise that it is crisis time…

    From time to time, we lose control over our jobs. Deadlines being broken, delivery is below expectation, too many issues coming up and too many escalations being raised. Things just seem to be out of control. When you find yourself in such a situation, are you able to realise that it is crisis…

In Malawi, we have numerous professional bodies, much more than two decades ago. We have professional bodies for medical doctors, marketers, human resources professionals, supply chain practitioners, engineers, architects, lawyers, accountants, surveyors, insurance professionals, bankers and many more. No one has any excuse not to join their professional body. Even if you are in business,…

  You will have heard that Standard Bank plc organised the Be More Race in Lilongwe on June 9. Many people competed in the race which had three categories: five kilometres (km), 10 km and 21 km. It was inspiring to see many people take part in this challenge. Initially, I never thought I am…

  I work in the field of information technology (IT). Technically, before we start any IT project, we do what is called IT business analysis. This is precursor phase to project management—concerned with understanding the business need or problem that the intended IT project seeks to address. One of the key components of IT business…

  Arsene Wenger has recently announced that he will be leaving his job as manager/coach for the Arsenal Football Club in England. Wenger leaves at the end of the current English Premier League (EPL) which should be in the middle of the month of May. This is after serving in that role for a good…

  No one could guess how the European Champions League semi-final game between Liverpool and Roma was going to turn out to be. This was especially the case because both teams were underdogs at the quarter finals and they managed to upset the odds to make it through quite emphatically and deservedly so. Roma came…