New Beginnings SIVIO Africa comes alive

As you may already be aware, life has taken a few interesting twists and turns in the last few months.  After a nurturing and dynamic eight years with Trust Africa, it was time to move on and start something new. When I left my position as Executive Director, I toyed around with many options on what to do next.  The…

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If i could turn back the hands of time

On the 8th of March my mum passed onto higher glory after a long illness. My life has not been the same ever since. I have been in deep mourning since then and I keep on saying to myself surely, I am getting better but one memory jolt and tears come back uncontrollably. It’s been painful. I am not writing…

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On Gender

In life one gets accused of so many things especially when you are in leadership. I was coached not to preoccupy myself with accusations that are made against myself but once in a while you stumble on a claim that is made against which you feel is unfair and instead deserves a fair debate. I recently stumbled upon a claim…

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On Complacency, Being Complicit, Courage and Confidence Part One: Complacency

Today I embark on a four part blog series focusing on (i) Complacency, (ii) being Complicit, (iii) having Courage and (iv) Confidence. In the first part I will reflect on what it means to be complacent and the dangers associated with it. Complacency means a ‘feeling of contentment or self-satisfaction, especially when coupled with an unawareness of danger, trouble or…

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It’s Implementation Stupid- the power to follow through

I have always wondered what makes individuals and institutions successful- not once off but consistently. So like any other good student of success I have read a number of books. Others have claimed the need for a certain kind leadership styles/skills/levels, others have raised the need for emotional intelligence, others the importance of setting good goals and targets. The list…

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The Sam that I knew

On Saturday at approximately 11:45am Beijing time I received a call from an old friend informing me that Prof Sam Moyo had been involved in a high impact accident in New Delhi and we should pray. I didn’t. For some reason I just felt powerless and all I could do was sing songs of praise but could not sleep, then within the…

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