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

Tool #7 of 104 tools is to be loyal

Tool #7 of 104 tools is to be loyal

So many people, but few to trust. So many followers, few loyal cadres. That is the challenge of every leader. Which persons to empower who won’t take advantage of it to threaten my career. My seat. My shoes!

Every leader needs a close circle of people they trust.  A team of people are loyal to one another and very straight forward.  To be loyal is to be trustworthy and act with sensibilities. To act consistently in the interests of the leader who empowers your career to thrive. Your major challenge will come from trying to be loyal to more than one […] Read more

Tool #6 of 104 tools is mile deep, inch wide focus

Tool #6 of 104 tools is mile deep, inch wide focus

It is easy to try to be all things to all people. Saying yes is the easiest decision. That way, you accept all ideas and end up rotating in circles. Yet great leaders are defined by their ability and frequency of saying no. You probably know of organisations that do a lot than the available resources and capabilities allows. They want to be in everything that comes along. They appear to be succeeding because of their size, staffing, resources and access to cheap capital. Such strategy of ‘playing in all games’ inadvertently slows down business growth.  They talk about a […] Read more

Tool #5 of 104 tools is loyalty and reliability

Tool #5 of 104 tools is loyalty and reliability

“Never let go of loyalty and faithfulness. Tie them around your neck; write them on your heart. If you do this, both God and people will be pleased with you.” Proverbs 3:3-4.

Loyalty not exceptional skills will determine your altitude. It does not matter how skilled and experienced you are, if you are not reliable and trustable, you are unlikely to be ‘seen.’ In any organization, you need to establish close working relationships with the key decision makers – usually people who sign on cheques, and those who influence them. The early signs of trust start with being assigned roles like being […] Read more