If you lack the skills the company needs to grow; you don’t deserve a job

If you lack the skills the company needs to grow; you don’t deserve a job

What skills do you bring on the table? What is the value of the skills you bring on the table. Getting a job is one thing. Keeping it is a different ball game.

Many people join companies and forget about acquiring skills that are relevant and responsive to the emerging needs of the organization.  Great team members keep asking themselves, “if I do not come to work tomorrow, what will the organization miss?” Asking and answering this question helps clarify the value you bring on the table. Don’t try to compare yourself with other staff in which case you may forget […] Read more

If something is yours and you deserve it. Get it

If something is yours and you deserve it. Get it

Do not beg for something that rightfully belongs to you. If you have agreed with someone to undertake an assignment in return for payment, ask for your pay upon successful completion of your part of the bargain. Relentlessly claim what rightfully belongs to you without fear.

Do not feel ashamed to demand what you deserve. Go get it. That is called self-esteem.

A case in point

A parent asked me to help train his two son aged 22 and 25 in being confident especially when dealing with others and in public speaking. When they visited my office, I had set two different seating […] Read more

Tool #10 of 104 tools is to plan for your retirement by investing wisely

Tool #10 of 104 tools is to plan for your retirement by investing wisely

“A wise man thinks ahead; a fool doesn’t, and even brags about it!” Proverbs 13:16

When a Nurse who had worked in Hospice as a caregiver for over 20 years was asked what key message she had learnt caring for the terminally ill, she replied “plan for your retirement.” She revealed that many patients in the face of death use their last breath worried about how their children and close dependents would survive past their demise.  And wealthy patients with well-off children and close relatives appeared ready and willing to move on to the next world. So, why are poor folks […] Read more

Tool #9 of 104 tools if you don’t forgive, it only hurts you

Tool #9 of 104 tools if you don’t forgive, it only hurts you

I grew up with a single mother. She is one of the most hardworking and focused people I know of. In early 1990s, life in Munteme village was tough. It is around this time Uganda experienced one of the worst famines. The country was still undergoing political changes. In 1983, we had been told, was a year of scarcity. People died of famine. People had seen first hand the pain of living on an empty stomach. So how did famine hit again just seven years later? That is a question for our national planners at the time to answer.

As famine […] Read more

Tool #8 of 104 tools: you are your best lawyer

Tool #8 of 104 tools: you are your best lawyer

“So the Pharisees and teachers of the law asked Jesus, “Why don’t your disciples live according to the tradition of the elders instead of eating their food with defiled hands?” He replied, “Isaiah was right when he prophesied about you hypocrites; as it is written: “‘These people honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me. They worship me in vain; their teachings are merely human rules.’ You have let go of the commands of God and are holding on to human.”

God set only 10 commandments which He uses to manage the whole world. How come Uganda has so […] Read more