Month: July 2018

My Experience of the Obama Foundation Leaders: Africa Program

When I was leaving Malawi, I made a decision that it was okay for me to miss on selfies, but not the knowledge, skills and experiences at the convening in Johannesburg. I guess this explains why I do not appear in many pictures shared on this blog. If I am to summarise the experience in Johannesburg, I will say ‘Learning and Therapy.’ This blog cannot do justice to the lessons acquired. I hope you learn from the blog. Day One: Welcome to the Obama Foundation Leaders: Africa Program I was welcome [...]

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My Notes on John C. Maxwell’s The 360 Degree Leader: Developing Your Influence from Anywhere in the Organization

Since I was a child, I have always believed that leadership is done at the top. This understanding applies to families, organizations, initiatives and movements. However, reading John C. Maxwell’s ‘The 360-degree leader: developing your influence from anywhere in the organisation, introduced me to a new leadership world. 360-degree leaders lead up, across and down. Essentially you are at the centre when you are a 360-degree leader. In this blog, I will attempt to compress the issues that John C. [...]

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Tips For Chevening Application

Application for Chevening Awards will be opening next month. I will share a few things that you need to aware of. Two things that should be at the back of your mind: 1) You will do 99% of the work. 2) You are not entitled to anything. Before you make the application, make sure that you read the eligibility criteria. If you qualify, go ahead and start making the application. If you don’t, then use July 2018 to July 2019 to gain the needed skills, qualification and experience to qualify. The Cheve [...]

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Reflections on John C. Maxwell’s Today Matters: 12 Daily Practices to Guarantee Tomorrow’s Success

This is one book that has helped me start making positive changes in my life. During the 20 days that I have read this book, I have made decisions and started working on my health and personal growth. I now cover over 17 kilometres per week from zero kilometres per week through my morning walk or run. I drink at least 1 litre per day of water from drinking none. Vegetables and fruits appear on my daily menu now. I am currently working on my priorities, values and growth plan. I am sure that by t [...]

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