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Month: November 2022

Weekend Story- Self Appraisal

self appraisal

In the United States, in Florida, an eight-year-old boy went to the neighborhood drug store to make a call. Unable to reach the payphone, the boy stood over a soda carton and proceeded to punch some numbers.  The drugstore owner Read more…


Don’t Keep Grudges

Grudges

When I was in my thirties, there were situations where I would occasionally disagree or have a difference of opinion with a colleague at work about how some matter should be dealt with. While in the main, most of the Read more…


11 Ideas On Critical Thinking

Critical thinking

Sharing this fantastic list of 11 ideas on critical thinking from some of history‚Äôs greatest minds via my favorite Blogsite Farnam Street. All beliefs in whatever realm are theories at some level. Stephen Schneider Do not condemn the judgment of Read more…


The Feynman Technique

feynman Technique

A few days back, I wrote about the idea of Teach To Learn to fast-track your understanding of any new subject or concept.  The idea of teaching to learn is inspired by the popular Feynman technique postulated by the Nobel prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman. The Read more…


Joy Is In Work Well Done

Joy In Work

I am currently in Nairobi, Kenya, conducting business workshops with many of our clients and prospects. These workshops help us understand our clients’/prospects’ technology and innovation roadmaps, identify challenges, and co-create solutions that help them future-proof their businesses. The days Read more…


What Type Are You?

What Type Are You

Over the past three decades, I’ve seen a dramatic change in how people go about doing their job in the workplace. When I started out, much of what many other teammates and I did was individual. We were expected to Read more…


Fail To Succeed

Fail To succeed

Winston Churchill once said Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm. I am sure he said this because he understood the eternal struggle every one of us goes through in trying Read more…


Weekend Story- The World Stinks !!

A cranky grandfather visited his family one weekend. When Grandpa was lying down for a nap after a busy Sunday morning, his grandson decided to have some fun playing a prank. The grandson applied some very stinky Limburger cheese on Read more…


Teach To Learn

Teach To Learn

In the last few months, a few newcomers have joined my team. They have been going through the customary induction and orientation programs to get familiar with the products and services my company offers the clients. I was speaking with Read more…


Do You Understand The Problem You Are Trying To Solve?

Understand the problem

To solve any problem efficiently, identifying the problem correctly is an essential first step. If you try to solve a problem without diagnosing the problem correctly, you end up wasting a lot of time and effort. Consider a good doctor. Read more…