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 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 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 Njeri Muchunu Grief is a natural response to death or loss. I perceive the grieving process as an opportunity to appropriately mourn a loss and then heal. The process is helped when you acknowledge grief, find support, and allow time for grief to work. We do not only experience...
By Njeri Muchunu You and I might think that the cure for disconnection is just putting the phone down. And sure, that may help. I've tried technological abstinence and had moderate success. It is possible to live without technology for a few days...
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...
"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...
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 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...
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 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!...
What are the characteristics of an ideal man? There are many different worldly opinions on this, and many of them are misguided. Today I wish to share with you the Truth! The truth that, we women need you. I Njeri Muchunu, need you. We cannot make it without you. Truth is factual...
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 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...