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AN HONOURABLE FEATURE

I had the privilege of doing my MBA at INSEAD. I am honoured that this month I am featured in the alumni magazine. Today I share this article to encourage every young business woman trying to make a life and build a career. I also share it with all the young men who will be

Intellectual Powerhouses (My Visit to Rwanda Part III)

What do you talk about when you meet a class of post-graduate mathematical science students? That was the question that played on my mind when I was invited to spend an evening with the students at the African Institute of Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) in Rwanda.

Words for a lifetime!

Sometimes we are mentored by one single statement that makes a lasting impression. Many years ago I had a school mate called Miss F. It was not until I made friends with another lady called Miss G that I would get to know Miss F much better. Through Miss G I got to know Miss

Creating the future! (My Visit to Rwanda Part II)

As I explained in my previous article in this series the last time I visited Rwanda was in 2009. In 2009 I was greeted by a pristine city upon arrival in Kigali. It was not only pristine but also well-organized. As a business person, I was particularly taken by the clarity and transparency of business

Resilience!

My son recently attended a leadership development workshop. When he returned I asked him what the most important lesson of Leadership was from his day away. He thought for a moment and said ‘Resilience! I learnt that to succeed as a leader I need to be resilient’. For a day’s work I thought that was

Falling?

Realisation, beginnings and hope. Sometimes what we experience as falls are times of strengthening. Down times we need to savour because the next big leap in our journey is approaching. One of my favourite Bible characters is Joseph son of Jacob.

The Push!

Our weaknesses can present opportunities for us to acquire new strengths. If like me you deal with children you would have experienced their amazing world of natural abilities. One aspect of their development I find most fascinating is how they overcome their gaps and develop skills in areas they would rather avoid.

Parenthood

A very happy fathers’ day to all fathers. My wish is a day late but well meant. Yesterday as we celebrated fathers I reflected on parenthood and childhood. Our experiences vary but it is safe to say every parent (adult) has experienced childhood.

Choices!

Left or right? Forward or sideways. One of the greatest gifts of life is having the option to choose what we do. Sometimes we forget that we have the power to make a choice. We too easily allow ourselves to go with the flow because that is where the wind seems to be blowing.