We all face competition from time to time—be it in academics, at work or in sports. We compete for opportunities, resources, jobs, good people, among other things. Only the best prepared competitors win. Now, how can you best prepare yourself for competition? How can you ensure that you optimise your chances of beating your…

  This is the last Rise and Shine column article before we go to the polls and vote for councillors, members of Parliament (MPs) and most importantly the president of Malawi. I want to comment on the importance of voting and voting for a good candidate for each of the three elections. I will focus…

We shall have no better conditions in the future if we are satisfied with all those which we have at present.” This is what was rightly said by Thomas Edison, a successful American inventor and businessperson who developed many devices that greatly influenced and transformed life around the world. Basically, Thomas Edison meant that for…

One time, when I was working for some global company, there was a gentleman from Nigeria who was well known and highly respected in our field and function within the global group. For purposes of this article, we will call him Femi. In many teleconferences and video conferences, his name was mentioned in one way…

One time, when I was working for some global company, there was a gentleman from Nigeria who was well known and highly respected in our field and function within the global group. For purposes of this article, we will call him Femi. In many teleconferences and video conferences, his name was mentioned in one way…

Many people want to shine at work, but they lack the tools and techniques that they can use to do so. Today, we will dwell on how YOU can become a high potential. 1. Hunger for Success High potential and fast driven people have big hunger for success. What matters most in their lives is…

No one likes interviews. They are generally a stressful affair, unless you are on the other side – as part of the interviewing panel! Those who have easier time are those that prepare thoroughly for the interview. When you prepare thoroughly, you gain self-confidence which helps you to reduce the tense and fear. Thorough preparation…

If you want to excel in your job, career, family and literally anything you do, you need to constantly check if you are adding value in everything you do and everything that you are involved in. Adding value is what will make you relevant, needed and important. If you do not add value, then you…

In the past, it appeared noble, humble and professional not to fight back when attacked. Today, for achievers, it sometimes makes sense to fight back. One of the fights that noble men avoided in the past was when a lie was told against them or there was misinformation about their character, behaviour or actions. What…

  Many projects fail because of the lack of a coherent and effective team. Even in operations, many companies and organisations fail to achieve their objectives because they do not have good and effective teams to carry out the operational activities. Today, we will discuss one of the models that you can use to effectively…

  I am a regular follower of Victor Cheng’s writings. His recent article on Mental Energy Units impressed me so much and I recommend it very strongly for you to read to. Below is the modified article. There are 24 hours in a day. You allocate them according to what is most important to you.…

    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…

  No one likes interviews. They are generally a stressful affair, unless you are on the other side—as part of the interviewing panel! Those who have easier time are those that prepare thoroughly for the interview. When you prepare thoroughly, you gain self-confidence which helps you to reduce the tense and fear. Thorough preparation is…