The trials and tribulations of the end of an era at an institution or family
They come and go – and it’s only right that we let go when called upon to do so. After all, even if we didn’t want to let go, we ain’t God! Continue reading
Your individuality and situational fit
This week’s blog concludes our Individuality monologues: the tendency to match human beings to global-average metrics (at times entirely meaningless for the individual) has been challenged. You just want to be you, after all, that is what makes you happy and productive – not so? Many of you have asked what you should do to… Continue reading
Your difference is your advantage – right?
In this blog, we continue our February discourse on individuality and how it makes you an effective: employee, family member, social acquaintance, and citizen. In our first two blogs – February 2019 – we explained why it’s essential for you ‘to be you’ and how to ensure you do so without leaving too many wrinkles… Continue reading
You are more effective when you choose to be you – 2 of 2
Let’s start off this week’s blog, the second in the series ‘You are more effective when you choose to be you,’ by making it very clear that we aren’t calling for rebellion or dissent in companies, families and other social spheres. Not at all! We instead are encouraging everyone to appreciate individuality (difference in people)… Continue reading
You are more effective when you choose to be you – 1 of 2
There is this fascinating book – The end of average by Todd Ross that resonates with our tendency to question why what is right or best is usually associated with a specific pre-agreed standard/norm. The book encourages you to look at yourself in your own image and not that of others or what is deemed… Continue reading
Are you employed? Mind the gap!
In last week’s blog, we explored what you learned in 2018. We asked if you re-skilled/up-skilled or de-skilled and also delved into the expertise vs. skills dichotomy. We concluded that expertise only remains potent when you continue to re-skill/up-skill. To not do the latter renders your expertise irrelevant and reduces your employability-rating score. Before you… Continue reading
What did you learn in 2018 – re or deskilled?
After a short break, we are back to the blog grind in 2019. As ever, we promise to give it our best every Sunday And we start on the 2018 individual learnings. Time to take stock – what did you learn at work last year? Did you acquire new skills (re-skilled); kept the status quo;… Continue reading
Digital and the social revolution in homes – Series 1 of 2
Human behavior mostly mimics the ‘code’ that was used to programme our brain when growing up. We can’t dispense with the need for young human beings needing to be groomed by fellow human beings. It’s only natural for mankind to nurture its offspring. Even wild animals know that. We also can’t dispense with the need… Continue reading
Diversity not a mere tick-box exercise – corporate optics 1 of 2
There may be no other country on earth, where diversity and inclusion – at every level, but more so the corporate and political spheres where power and influence are vested in the hands of a privileged and powerful class, are as contentious as the USA. The white vs. colored and diversity-at-the-workplace debates continue unabated in the… Continue reading
Do you waste time in valueless meetings?
Are meetings the inevitable corporate scourge? Meetings cause anxiety, pain, and frustration for many in the corporate world. How long are the meetings that you are asked to attend? Do meetings add value to your work or are they merely time wasters, taking away valuable chunks of time from your busy schedule? Do you at… Continue reading
Apollo B. Gabazira is an Ugandan OD. junkie fascinated by matters that render organisations/individuals effective or not. He blogs on effective leadership and management. He is a devoted green-farmer and breeds the Ayrshire cow at Nakabugu, Luuka district, Uganda. Apollo is quite effective at what he chooses to do.