By Njeri Muchunu You never thought you would be a cynic, did you? Neither did I my friend, you are not alone! There was a time when I oozed optimism. As a law student I was very idealistic. I would work hard, get admitted to the Bar and become the best...
By Shalini Gadhia We as leaders often face conflicts or disagreements with our superiors or team members. It is often tempting to make hasty decisions or find quick solutions. It may however pay off not to respond in the spur of the moment but to gather yourself before responding or...
By Shalini Gadhia Reading: Reading relevant material often brings into perspective situations and solutions that we seek. As a leader it is always a good idea to keep up with the best practices of dealing with people and situations. It helps us expand our horizons and absorb nuance for...
By Njeri Muchunu I am really truly blessed. I am a Coach, Speaker, Teacher and facilitator. In these many different roles I get to work closely with leaders and emerging leaders and help them get clarity on their Purpose. Through my work, I have had the opportunity to share my message on...
By Njeri Muchunu Life, by its very nature, evolves in patterns of Seasonality. We are given to experiencing life in peaks and troughs. Peaks speak to winning seasons of varied accomplishments. Release of life affirming endorphins which trigger feelings of positivity, euphoria → I can conquer the world, Bring it ON!...
By Shalini Gadhia In my previous article I had mentioned meditation as one of the daily practices for a successful leader. I will discuss the advantages of this practice in this article. Firstly, I would like to clarify that there is no one specific type of meditation that one needs to...
By Njeri Muchunu Last time, I left you with a provocation.....so what happens? How do you go from being so positive to being so negative? What I have come to discover on my own journey is that at least 3 things happened to my heart as it grew cynical: I know too...
"What you do in secret will always show up in public" By Njeri Muchunu The question of leadership and character assumes that leadership is a role because it is roles that imply responsibilities. Roles like father, mother, teacher, lighthouse keeper, captain, etc all have certain responsibilities. But if leadership isn't a...
Helping to build informed and civically engaged communities is central to our work around elections By Akua Gyekye, Public Policy Manager, Africa Elections Our work in supporting elections across Africa continues to be a priority and we've dedicated unprecedented resources...
By Shalini Gadhia Success in leadership comes when there is cooperation in a team. Having team members who work together is one of the biggest achievements of a leader. Looking at the constant changes taking place in the environment particularly in the context of finance, it...
By Njeri Muchunu In my previous article, I wrote about character in leadership. Today, I will add onto that statement and say that true leadership requires courageous character. Have you ever found yourself in a situation where everything is going completely wrong! The reason for everything going wrong is YOU. You...
By Shalini Gadhia Leaders often wonder why they feel drained after certain projects. The thought often comes as ‘I put in so many hours yet I do not see results’. Why would that be? Are we not supposed to achieve more as we do more? We...
By Shalini Gadhia Leadership is about striving to bring out the best in someone else. It’s more about exploring the talents in other people rather than ourselves. People usually feel motivated to use their talents and knowledge to their best when they are given the power to make decisions and...
By Njeri Muchunu As she spoke, her words cut like a knife. “I am tired of you people of “you people” saying that you see this and that in me. That you see great potential in me. That I need to course-correct certain things in my life and take responsibility....