Yesterday I watched KTN news or should I say whatever is left of it. I caught snippets of a real brawl of words in our Parliament. While I am glad someone is speaking up, I think it's shameful that in Kenya we have to descend to brawls and drama to listen to each other. Indeed … Continue reading Bridle your tongue!
Leading is tough but following is even tougher. She sat there all German efficiency, rolling off our names to determine if we were really part of her team. When she was done, most wished quietly they were not. It was apparent in the set of our gaze and the tightness of our lips. The time, I … Continue reading Leadership Lessons from the Pink Corner: Hold your Feedback; Get on your knees.
It was a good good day. We set out as a group of people who found themselves thrust into a common bond called leadership. We ended it round the fireplace, a newly forming team nursing tea or glasses of something (to each his own). Looking at the blazing fire gives one a new perspective. It … Continue reading Leadership lessons from the pink corner: Looking back to Grow Forward
They smile. They cover up the wounds with foundation, lipstick and a brittle and fragile smile that doesn't quite reach the eyes. They mourn and in the midst of pain on many a night they cry out and ask God why? But in whispers, because they are sleeping with the enemy. Loving the enemy and … Continue reading Sleeping with an enemy called Husband
We arrived hot, bothered, tired and hungry. Almost 540km later we were looking forward to a cool shower, a hot meal and a good rest most definitely in that order. What we found was a single harassed concierge welcoming and checking in many guests. We introduced ourselves, were handed forms. With sticky sweaty hands, we … Continue reading Leadership lessons from the pink corner: Be part of the solution
Bang! The door to my office flew open. I jumped, startled at best and terrified at worst for I could not imagine what would be the cause of this anger. He strode into my office, six feet two inches of angry male. He was so angry, he was visibly shaking. I carefully schooled my features … Continue reading Leadership lessons from the pink corner: Anger management 101.
Last Thursday I was not a happy woman. Everything that could go wrong had gone wrong. My child was sick, I had just spent three long hours at the hospital seeking treatment. The house help was sick too and told me so only when I got back home from the hospital! Did I mention too … Continue reading Taking the bullet for your team: Leadership lessons from the pink corner