Genuine or scam: developmentchannel.tv; trading as Uganda Poverty Alleviation Program (UPAP) in Uganda – be aware

Genuine or scam: developmentchannel.tv; trading as Uganda Poverty Alleviation Program (UPAP) in Uganda – be aware

There is no easy money, and of course no free lunch. There are lots of fraudulent schemes. You must stay awake all day. Otherwise, chances of losing your hard-earned money are high at any lapse of common sense. As they say, “If it looks too good to be true, it probably is (too good to be true).” With high unemployment rates in Africa, people are thinking [innovatively] how to defraud others of their hard-earned money. You need to have a mindset of being cautious whenever presented with an investment opportunity to make quick cash. If it is that too good, […] Read more

Hit the iron while it is still hot

Hit the iron while it is still hot

Are you a leader? It is advisable that you hit the iron while it is still hot. When you wait for it to cool, however hard you try to hit it, getting it to a shape you want takes a lot of time and energy, if at all you can manage. You must be agile and act fast.

The same applies to tapping into business opportunities. If you delay, someone else will take them.

Always hit the iron while it is still hot. If you go to a party and meet a prospect, follow up the following day. Do not wait for […] Read more

To report early at work or not? becoming an outlier in office

To report early at work or not? becoming an outlier in office

It is easy to be recognized as exceptional performer. One of the middle managers at an international company in my private mentorship program called and said “I am concerned that my supervisor is trying to manage me as if we are still in the 1980’s”. This took me by surprise. I asked him to clarify to which he said that “my boss wants me to report to work earlier than 7:30am. He thinks that way I am very committed and working harder. Yet, my challenge is I love football. Whenever there is a late-night match, for which they have been […] Read more

What are your top four must-win-battles?

What are your top four must-win-battles?

You cannot be everywhere and succeed. You must select your top three to four must-win-battles and focus all your energy and resources there. It is not easy to win so many battles.

In 2010, I had a heated debate with my wife over the family priorities. We decided to review our responsibility centers to minimize interruptions but also optimize skills. As an equal partner in our family affairs, we agreed that she is responsible for all the operational and tactical decisions in the home – family menu (what to eat and when), look and feel (the furniture in our home, which […] Read more