Public Coaching through daily INSPIRATIONS

PASSION & ENTHUSIASM (21/04/2019 - 27/04/2019): Practicing REFLECTION is a powerful way to embed the knowledge in our long-term memory. We use it frequently in Coaching for the clients and during Coaches Supervision. This week of PASSION & ENTHUSIASM started with a weekly Sunday, 21/04/2019, AFFIRMATION; “I am Strong! I am Bold! I am more Courageous than I know! This was the first time ever that I endorsed an Affirmation that really made me feel like I was beating my chest with a sense of truly being me. Indeed, I genuinely felt that I am STRONG, I am BOLD and COURAGEOUS.  It spoke to me. I felt uncomfortable initially, but I have overcome the feelings and believed. 
The Monday’s are my most favorite days of the week, as I post the five questions of the week. But as always it starts with a day’s INSPIRATION. Similarly, this Monday, the 22/04/2019, started with the daily quote, “Passion emerges when your essence expresses itself. How do you stop yourself from fully expressing wh…

Learning by Reflection

LEARNING BY REFLECTION: Learning is about storing content and its interpretation in our long-term memory. It is like filing a book or pages in the library in a way that you can retrieve it whenever the need arises. 
Any stored information, content or knowledge that cannot be retrieved and applied is wasted and is of no use to anybody. So, reflection is necessary as it helps in the effective storing of knowledge.
SUNDAY, 14/04/2019: The week started with the Sunday Affirmation; “I am learning to use my unique talents, and make the world a better place”. This affirmation reminded me of my life purpose statement and its supporting interventions. My purpose in life is to facilitate people’s achievement of greatness through human capital, management and leadership development interventions. 
The tools or interventions I use to achieve this purpose are: coaching individuals and teams; mentorship of individuals and teams; advisory and supporting my clients and stakeholders; creating networks an…

Returnees + Locals, together we can build a great South African nation!

Who are returnees? These are South Africans who lived, studied, and worked in foreign countries for at least more than 1 year and return to South Africa with new set of skills, insights, knowledge, newly acquired foreign language, newly acquired foreign culture, even new additional citizenship/national identity and extensive international network. And they are by birth proudly South African citizens who, like everybody else, want to contribute to the development of the country.
Who are the locals? All of us, irrespective of whether you are a returnee or you have never been away from the country. The fact that you have never left the country does not make you less important or less knowledgeable. You just happened to develop yourself from home base. In South Africa, especially, have facilities and infrastructure equally advanced as any other country. 
South Africa has not managed to integrate these two groupings of equally valuable citizens to its benefit. We continue sending our people …

Part 1: Planning and Delivering Professionalism!

A good start into the new year is a reliable indicator of someone who is professional and organized or has office administrators and managers with such qualities. The baseline is the way you ended your previous year. This is often taken for granted. We are too much in a hurry to go on holidays at the end of the year, forgetting that the way we end the year forms the baseline for the beginning into the new year. This is not to mean that going on holidays is of less importance, no! The best way of ending your year, before you go on holidays, is to produce your plan for the following year, together with your office administrators and managers. So, how did you end your 2018? Did that become the baseline for your 2019? To what extent did your office administrators and managers help you achieve this state? 
To end your year with the following one in mind requires that you take the reviewing of the current year serious. This is irrespective of the process being subjective or objective. The ma…

Part 2/2019: Podcasting in the Context of The 4th Industrial Revolution

Podcasting has a young history but it is growing very fast as one of the social media platforms and vehicle for content marketing. Apple contributed to the development of podcasting. In fact every iPhone comes with Podcast App as a default. The mobile phones enable users to download podcast and many other Apps. This is a major contributor to the growth of the podcasting industry. The technologies that defines The 4th Industrial Revolution have impact on our lives and many sectors in the society. The most to benefit are the education, learning & development, and knowledge transfer sectors. Podcasting is one of the technology mediums to emerge in these sectors. It offers the opportunity to the teachers, facilitators, and consultants to maximize their delivery of lectures and knowledge to students. All what they need is to download a podcast app, subscribe to the podcaster, follow the platform and then learn at their own time, place, and pace. When the new episodes are published they…

ALUMNI - Opportunity to make a difference (ploughing back)

We have all, in one way or another, undergone development since we have been born, and we continue to do so. This development is performed by public or private institutions like kindergarten, schools, colleges, academies, and universities. This suggests that behind our great names (as demonstrated in our curriculum vitae) and achievements there is the work of these institutions (and their teachers, facilitators, administrators, managers, leaders, and governing bodies). They continue with their work because this is their purpose. The question is: do we need to wait until there is dire need, disaster, outcry or we are invited, to go back to our former institutions to make a difference? The individuals, citizens and society that cares about its competitiveness and sustainability should be interested in doing so. In South Africa this should become every citizen’s desire and practice. We need every citizen’s participation in the rebuilding of our country. Education is the main foundation o…

Diversity Management & Inclusion- Core to People Management Strategy

I held a talk at PowerFM987’s midnight show, PowerZone, with the host, Mr Morio Sanyane, on the 9th January 2019. During and after the show I continued to reflect on the inputs from the callers. It became clear to me that Diversity Management & Inclusion ought to become the strategic intent of South Africa if we are to move the country forward. 
DISUNITY: South Africa is a complex and dynamic country with big ambitions but lacks structured approach to its disunity problem. This is a legacy problem from our Apartheid past. It continues to define the context in which we live, work, and function as a society. The time has come for us to face this ill head on as it is delaying us from progressing toward our dream future. We cannot stay in perpetual denial of our legacy problems like this one. Yes, is as a result of our history, especially Apartheid, but it must not define who we are to become.
ONE IDENTITY: Our new reality is our lack of the capacity at both individual and organizationa…