Last week, we shared five of the success lessons from Airtel. As a recap, we looked at how Airtel is action, business and market-oriented as well as its dynamic nature and the great team spirit at the company. All these attributes make Airtel not only a very successful business, but also a company that many…

In order to perform optimally in any job, one needs to have the required competences for the job. Many of us spend time checking and counting the number of competences that we have against the requirement. However, we spend little or no time to verify the depth or level of each of the competences that…

Last week, we held a Men’s Business Breakfast event at Sunbird Capital in Lilongwe. Some 100 men paid and showed up. In fact, these men invested their K35 000 each to gain knowledge, tactics and motivation to move up in their business and career ladders. Today, I will share just a summary of my one-hour…

Recently, I was hired to deliver a motivational speech on how staff can manage their personal careers, at an international company in an African country. Over the next couple of weeks, I will share under this column the ten key principles that you need to use to manage your career better than your peers so…

Many people want to be successful at work and in business but they put in average or even less than average effort. It is not possible. It is all down to hard work especially hard work that makes you to go the extra mile. Even in football, we learn it all the time, that most…

As we communicated recently, the Rise and Shine column clocked ten years last month. Hundreds of articles have been written and read. But, if you do not learn the big lessons, apply them to your life and take immediate radical action, you will not benefit anything from these motivational column articles. Motivation is only useful…

The first issue of the Rise and Shine column was published on Thursday October 1 2009. This means that this week, the rise and shine column clocks 10 years! It is worth a celebration. It is a major milestone that needs commemoration by all of us involved, including you the readers, the editors and Nation…

Recently, I was hired to deliver a motivational speech on how staff can manage their personal careers, at an international company in an African country. Over the next couple of weeks, I will share under this column the ten key principles that you need to use to manage your career better than your peers so…

Recently, I was hired to deliver a motivational speech on how staff can manage their personal careers, at an international company in an African country. Over the next couple of weeks, I will share under this column the ten key principles that you need to use to manage your career better than your peers so…

Recently, I was hired to deliver a motivational speech on how staff can manage their personal careers, at an international company in an African country. Over the next couple of weeks, I will share under this column the ten key principles that you need to use to manage your career better than your peers so…

Around 2009, when I was working for Malswitch (now known as Nitel), Stewart Tupelunde was a junior officer in my Technical Services Department. His job title was something like fingerprint security officer. He was in charge of ensuring that bank customers’ biometric data was properly captured and stored safely and he operated the systems that…

Last Saturday, we escorted to everlasting life our dear friend in the squash community Chikumbutso Mkutumula. For a long time, especially while he was a student at Chancellor College, Chiku was the national champion for squash in Malawi. He went on to represent Malawi at many international squash tournaments, including at Commonwealth games. Later, with…

One amazing feature in college is the ‘meshos’ (roommates) we shared laughs and stories with. In the first year, I had three meshos in the off campus accommodation: Noel Tomoka, Gift Kawamba and KizitoNyirenda. When I see these ‘meshos’ do well in life, I become so happy. Noel Tomoka remained my roommate until the third…

I  work in the engineering and technology field for my bread and butter and have done so for nearly two decades. I do know that one of the important strategies in our field, to ensure that systems are reliable and operate at optimal levels, is to have a regime for system upgrade. There are two…

One of the key separating features between the successful and the not-so successful people is the quality of decisions each set of people makes. In general, successful people tend to make better or more correct decisions. Of course, they too make some wrong decisions but that is easily offset by the many good decisions they…

O ne of the key separating features between the successful and the not-so successful people is the quality of decisions each set of people make. In general, successful people tend to make better or more correct decisions. Of course, they too make some wrong decisions but that is easily offset by the many good decisions…