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Shame often operates from a power imbalance. Regardless of motive, shame can move strong individuals to a place of brokenness. Bosses, managers and those in lead roles can use shame to deter others from misbehaving. Given the circumstances, most individuals carry a greater weight of authority beyond their character. Character and integrity may have been the instruments that opened up the opportunity to take on a lead role, they aren’t always the… Read More

CONTENT IS EVERYTHING We’re living in the most fascinating season of human existence where social media rules the world. Journalists are competing with virtual platforms where real news and fake news are blurred. Teachers are competing with virtual platforms where lifelong education and expedient information is being challenged. CONTENT IS EVERYTHING In the human struggle to exist and be relevant, is it a lawless jungle where the only the fittest survive? I… Read More

Most people waver through life in survival mode. Very few operate from a clear baseline. Every time I’ve struggled in seasons of my life, it was clear that I moved from my baseline. I got distracted and tried to live by someone else’s baseline. Principles & Convictions cannot be borrowed or stolen, they are yours and yours alone. What you do with them are in your control. The moment we move the… Read More

One of my favourite quotes about developing healthy human relation insights comes from Stephen Covey, author of 7 Habits of highly effective people ~ ‘Seek first to understand then to be understood’ The idea of transparency and honesty is only half the equation when it comes to building strong relationships. Wether it’s family matters, building communities or the top end of town business deals, understanding the other person is not the first… Read More

WE ALL REMEMBER MOMENTS OF BLISS, BUT TIME CHANGES EVERYTHING Nostalgia : A state of being homesick : homesickness or a wistful or excessively sentimental yearning for return to or of some past period or irrecoverable condition. Old wine skins were new wine skins at some point that welcomed the effervescent nature of new wine. When old wine skins lose there ability to be flexible, containing anything new becomes hazardous. The moment… Read More

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