Becoming a Mandela Washington Fellow – Part II

Back to all things virtual. The Fellowship ran for 6 weeks in a virtual format. I was placed at Northwestern University for my Leadership Institute. I was well prepared to actively participate and I gave it my all. In the third week, we had a free week to catch up on required work and the like. However, in that same week I had a mental breakdown. I had a massive burn out with no warning whatsoever and it frustrated me.

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Break the cycle of poor finances with self-leadership

The only way to break free and take command of your finances is self-leadership. When you refuse to settle or accept the realities, you become a force unto yourself. This article will look at what you can do to step into your role as a self leader and turn your financial situation around.

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Personal Finance Leadership: The Key To Healthy Finances

Follow, follow, follow… follow the leader… You are probably singing in tune to this popular rhyme that was an integral part of […]

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Exploring Leadership: Inspire & Encourage

A leader should be one that listens, explores the different ideas that team members bring, even the “crazy ones”. It’s recognising each person’s passions, abilities, qualifications, and experiences, and using them to advance the team agenda.

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Rise Up!

The way Olivia Pope in the TV series “Scandal” handled people’s problems got me wanting to be just like her. Well, I […]

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Exceeded expectations: My story

I express my expectations the best way possible and I’ve realised that it doesn’t breed disappointment. It opens up the two parties to dialogue which in many instances has led to creating solutions that satisfy both parties. Rather than disappointment, it creates a clear path/environment for sound decision-making.

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The Science of Leadership

I recently completed a course on The Science of Leadership which studies the brain and its influences on leadership styles or personalities. I won’t bore you with the details. What stood out for me was the issue of resistance to change.

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3 Characteristics of an Ideal Team Player

There’s a famous adage that goes, ‘Team work makes the dream work.’ which implies that any team is effective if all team […]

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