Saturday, 11 November 2017

ACCREDITED MANAGEMENT COACHING PROGRAMME

A SPECIAL INVITATION TO LEADERS, COACHES, MANAGERS AND PEOPLE DEVELOPMENT PRACTITIONERS.




As countries of the world seek to improve global competitiveness, it is of paramount importance that  leaders explore engagements on personal effectiveness and self-empowerment in their daily lives. 

Leaders (political and corporate), of any entity must embark on an exciting and profitable journey of continually discovering excellence and good in people they lead and themselves. Taking a journey of self-development does lead to improved service delivery, enhanced personal value and heightened self-confidence.

Improved service delivery, in the broadest possible sense, is something that we must all seek with a renewed vigor,  If personal effectiveness is not taken as priority, there are grave consequences for those nations that seek to play a meaningful role in the forever changing socio- economic and political dictates of the global village. 





EMPOWERMENT LEADERSHIP COACHING

Empowerment Coaching helps a lot for those who are in positions of leading others, or perhaps those who are aspiring to make a contribution in these positions. Personally I believe that this discipline is essential for those who seek to live their lives in the center of their life's calling - their purpose.

The COSTA Coaching Model, developed on the GROW and subsequent models - seeks to help and empower aspiring and/or practicing leaders who find themselves in leading positions, while giving those leaders an opportunity to help others and themselves with results oriented and solutions-focussed management tools at the same time.

The programme uses latest discoveries in neuroscience and brain research to formulate both theoretical and practical basis for effective Meta-Coaching approach to leadership and management development practice.

The power of its effectiveness as a tool lies in its construct of a step-by-step outline - enabling participating individuals to implement in their daily lives with ease - while focusing on results attainment. 

DISCOVERING EXCELLENCE is the programme philosophy!

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Thursday, 19 October 2017

CONSTRUCTS OF LEADERSHIP IN THE 21ST CENTURY



Leadership as a study is one of the most interesting and demanding disciplines of all times! Absence of true leadership hierarchy creates anarchy! Hierarchy creates succession - and for that to be effective - Leadership Coaching and Mentoring is Critical.
Leaders need to define and understand leadership in terms of its philosophical foundations, etymology, meaning and contextual application. We need to redefine and contextualise foundational constructs of leadership and its basis in terms of the 21st century dictates and followers.
In this Knowledge Age, continuous relevant training must avoid the rhetoric, cliche and repetition of already known concepts of leadership. Practical and applicable solutions for the present day demands a leader who will offer something different and his/her political promise must be devoid of the "usual" rhetoric.
This leader will first seek/acquire knowledge - leaders need to have clarity of the SITUATION, demonstrate understanding of the situation and propose a way through the SITUATION. They might not have full knowledge, because it must be understood that knowledge is progressive - hence we encourage students to seek "new knowledge".
This means that leaders cannot afford NOT to continuously sharpen their skills in a 3D thrust through :
(1) Seeking new knowledge on the demands of the SITUATION.
(2) Emotional Intelligence - successful leaders are those who understand themselves well because through that they are able to understand those that follow them and ultimately form solid partnerships/relationships. 
(3) Actively getting involved in encouraging those following them to take part in problem-solving (that is the psychology of Persuasion and Influencing).
An intelligent leader knows that roles are cyclical - they have a life cycle and are not subject to entitlement. Leadership should serve as an answer to a SITUATION (Problem), and provide solutions to the FOLLOWERS affected by the SITUATION in a particular time.
Leaders also need to note and recognise that followers know immediately as soon as the SITUATION changes, that means leaders cannot be left hanging echoing the past in answering to the present (as much as both followers know the present is a product of a past - sometimes it is not entirely so) - because leading shoud not only be REACTIVE but PROACTIVE and PROGRESSIVE.
The changing nature of the SITUATION demands the changing nature of the leadership task and nature of leadership in that particular time. If I were to make an example, the nature of leadership towards the SITUATION of the demise of Colonialism in the past two decades might not be the same as the ECONOMIC TRANSFORMATIONAL DICTATES (SITUATION) of post-apartheid era (TIME).
That is why modern-day democracy allows people in different forms of organisations to elect leaders who will recognise the importance of their :
(1) Term
(2) Mandate 
(3) Deliverables
While in office, how he/she (the leader) responds is part of being a leader. It is there - while in office and carrying out his/her mandate that is crucial for him/her to know when it is time to hand over. Leaders need to know when their leadership is no longer wanted.
Clinging to a position one is elected to illustrates an inherent sense of entitlement. Can we truly say an elected leader is entitled to any position? Where would we leave policies and procedures that govern collective leadership? Do we have cases where abdication or claim of entitlement to a leadership position brought solutions to an organisational SITUATION in history?
LEADERSHIP FRAMEWORK FOR REPRESENTING SOCIAL DECISIONS
A leadership scholar should seek with interest the origin of leadership and its place in prehistoric and modern societies. This would require demonstration and logical understanding of the basic process of societal and organisational formation - how sects, entities, organisations and even cultures are formed. Classical observation of relationships between members of societies and these formations (organisations) will help determine the origins of leadership and its application in modern democratic times.
Studying basic relationships of human beings in any given time - one will notice differences in critical and important aspects of interaction in a particular SITUATION - this being:
(1)
Competence (knowledge, Skills and Abilities)
(2) Personalty
(3) Linguistics - understanding of words, meanings and application (Communication and Influence).
These differences in society and organisations create a hierarchy - levels and that can be defined as origins of leadership. Hierarchy is healthy for any organisations - but its term and situation should be well understood by those who lead and those who follow. It is often said that the state of a nation is a reflection of its leadership - the same way, the state of an organisation is a reflection of its leadership and understanding of hierarchy in this context.
As I conclude - it should be observed that absence of Hierarchy creates the presence of Anarchy! What is the state of your organisation? Does its leaders reflect this framework for representing SOCIAL DECISIONS IN THE CURRENT SITUATION - YOUR SITUATION?
Profile your leadership today - let us show you how!

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

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Monday, 1 May 2017

MIND POWER FOR EFFECTIVE MANAGEMENT & LEADERSHIP


YOUR MIND - NATURAL CURRENCY, YOUR BRAIN, NATURAL BIO-COMPUTER




YOUR MIND IS THE MOST POWERFUL CURRENCY - IT IS WITH THE MIND THAT YOU CREATE WEALTH , HEALTH AND WELL-BEING.
The highly paid people trade with their MIND not their STRENGTH. Success is determined and resultant from what you have been THINKING. You are WHAT you think. If you think you are failing so you are.

The BRAIN operates on two organising principles,
     (1) Maximize Reward response and 
     (2) Minimize threat response

In this programme you will learn about the BRAIN - MIND connection and how the BRAIN can be programmed by you to bring the results you want, consciously or unconsciously.  You will also learn how the BRAIN can direct individuals  to achieve all things they want. Once the brain is taught  to observe certain patterns or "things" then the universe agrees with you to get the results. Your thoughts create your reality.
  • If you think your relationships are not working so that will be the case.
  • If you think people dont love you so that will happen
  • If you think you are poor so that will be your reality.
YOU ARE A PRODUCT OF YOUR THOUGHTS. WHAT HAVE YOU BEEN THINKING LATELY - BECAUSE THAT IS WHAT YOU ARE!

BENEFITS OF THE BRAIN POWER COURSE
This course is developed on the basis of latest groundbreaking research on brain science and its effects on how human beings interact with others. It decodes on latest research and translates scientific results for everyday assimilation on developments and new information on the power of the brain and how individuals can actually teach their brains to bring better results in health and business. In this course you will gain better understanding with regard to how to:
  • Maximize your influence
  • Maximize your potential - go beyond limitations
  • Understand human and organisational behavior 
  • Make better decisions
  • Manage hectic environments 
  • Remain calm under pressure and mange stress
  • Be a better collaborator with others
  • Build effective and thriving teams 
DURATION - 2 DAYS

COURSE FEE - R5200 PER DELEGATE. 
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COURSE PRESENTERS

Dr King Costa



Dr King Costa is the Executive Director of King Costa and Associates and practicing Executive Coach. He has more than 20 years experience in private sector, of which 10 years was in financial services. He is an author and certified Coach Assessor for Institute of Leadership and Management learning programmes.

He has helped many organisations in developing health and wellness strategies for implementing holistic corporate health intervention and disease prevention programmes. He is also a Positive Psychology Coach and a motivational speaker. As a corporate trainer he has delivered programmes in HR, Leadership, Strategy, Customer Service and Personal Effectiveness both in South Africa and countries such as Namibia, Botswana, Kenya, Uganda and addressed seminars as far as Liberia. 

He holds a Ph.D in Leadership and Management from Logos University,  a Christian university based in Jacksonville, Floria, U.S.A and a Postgraduate Certificate in Business Administration (MBA) from University of Bedfordshire in the UK.

Prof Akhabue Okharedia



Professor Ohharedia is currently a member of faculty at the Graduate School of Business Leadership at the University of South Africa. Before this he was Academic Director at the same business school. 
He has formerly held many leadership positions including Head of Research Unit at the Independent Complaints Directorate in Pretoria South Africa, Associate Professor and Acting Head of Sociology at the University of Zululand.

He has a string of Academic Honors and Fellowships - and has participated on many International Assignments. He is also well published in many reputable academic journals and has memberships in leading professional bodies and societies. He holds a Ph. D in Industrial Sociology and Development Economics from University of Vienna, Austria, an LLM from University of Kwazulu-Natal and another Ph.D from Wits University. He has led many executive programmes including Transnet and Denel in South Africa.


Saturday, 11 March 2017

PROPHETIC PRAYER FOR ENTREPRENEURS

GOD ALWAYS HAS A MASTER PLAN - A PROPHETIC MESSAGE TO ENTREPRENEURS!! BY DR KING COSTA

In His providence and sovereignty God can shift and change the script that was created to destroy you or take away the concepts and ideas God had put in you. Remember you are a member of a strong body - headed by Christ the King.
The economic landscape is about to change - and you need to fear nothing - you are a Dimensional Entrepreneur - an entrepreneur in the Kingdom of God - empowered and sent as an apostolic ambassador in the market place.

God will put you at the FOREFRONT - you will be at the CUTTING EDGE and the world will look for you because you will celebrate you difference and start to use it for empowerment and kingdom economics. That difference - the uniqueness in you will make you start to think differently from the norm and as you start to think differently you will speak differently too.
When they speak the negative things around you - you will speak the positive - because you will understand that WORDS create - WORD have
 (1) Presence
 (2) Prophetic Inclination and
 (3) Power.
You will speak TRANSFORMATION words that will transform your environment and make you to be a magnet in the season - you will attract that which you say.
GOD HAS A MASTER PLAN FOR YOU! THE REALMS AROUND YOU ARE ABOUT TO CHANGE. YOU CANNOT KEEP COMPLAINING IN THE SEASON - BUT KEEP PRAISING GOD IN THE SITUATION. THE SAME GOD WHO USED LIMITED RESOURCES OF TWO FISH AND THREE LOAVES INTO ABUNDANCE OF RESOURCES THAT FED THE NATION - YOU ARE ALSO THERE.

You are in the realm of unlimited possibilities.
I speak the prayer of Jabez in your life - no more boundaries - no more limits.
May God open yours - if you spot it it is yours - if you conceptualize it then it shall come to pass.
PRAYER AND DECLARATIONS!!
  • GOD HAS A MASTER PLAN FOR YOU. START NOW TO RELEASE YOUR NAME IN THE ATMOSPHERE -
  • START TO SPEAK WITH CONFIDENCE THE PROVIDENCE O GOD IN YOUR LIFE WHEREVER YOU ARE.
  • I DECREE AND DECLARE THAT IT IS WELL WITH YOUR BUSINESS 
  • IT IS WELL WITH YOUR HEALTH, IT IS WELL WITH YOUR FAMILY, IT IS WELL WITH YOUR MIND .
  • I RELEASE A REAL OF THE SUPERNATURAL TO YOU 
  • THAT YOU MAY WALK IN BOLDNESS AND UNDERSTAND THAT THE HEAVEN HAS ANNOUNCED THAT GOD IS READY TO TAKE YOU TO THE NEXT LEVEL.
  • HEAVEN IS READY TO DELIVER SOMETHING THAT YOU HAVE BEEN PRAYING FOR.
  • ITS ABOUT TIME YOU MAKE YOU MIND TO SHIFT.
  • LEAVE CERTAIN THINGS BEHIND LEAVE CERTAIN THOUGHTS BEHIND,
  • LEAVE CERTAIN PEOPLE BEHIND.
  • UNDERSTAND THAT THE LAND AND DIMENSION GOD IS TAKING YOU WILL BE UNDERSTOOD ONLY BY YOU.
  • YOU WILL NEED GOD AND GOD ALONE TO WALK WITH YOU.
  • YOU WILL HAVE TO TRUST HIM WITH YOUR DESTINY!

Friday, 3 March 2017

CONSCIOUS LEADERSHIP COACHING

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Friday, 24 February 2017

BECOME A CERTIFIED PROFESSIONAL COACH & MENTOR

                                           PROFESSIONAL COACHING COURSE 


INTRODUCTION
The programme focusses on Principles and Practice of Professional Coaching and Mentoring and is dedicated to strengthening organizations through improved Leadership and Management across all organisational types from larger organisations to running or creating a small business. We do this by building capacity to achieve a lasting impact, advancing the science base through applied research and evaluation, and developing strong partnerships and providing strategic leadership.
ABOUT THE COURSE

The goal of this course is to enable you to work more effectively with people of different personalities, subordinate staff members, either as a manager, coach, mentor, or combination of all of these.
As an added benefit you will also be trained on how to use scientific tools for measuring performance, abilities and understanding behavior/temperaments of your clients - thereby making you one of the best leadership and empowerment coaches. 
This course is benchmarked to the SAQA Qualification 59201 (Generic Management). The course could also benefit employees in developing performance objectives and those who regularly provide feedback to others. It should be linked to the Unit Standard: Principles, Practice of effective Leadership and Management coaching and mentoring in all business types from larger organizations to small business management.
TARGET AUDIENCE

This programme is designed for coaches, leaders, supervisors and managers in any sector where people engagements are typical at all levels.  It is expected that you have responsibilities for supervising or leading others.  There are no prerequisites to the course.
FEES
Registration fee is R650 and then R650 per month throughout the course duration. The once off cost is R5200.
PROGRAMME DURATION = 7 MONTHS DISTANCE LEARNING - SUPERVISED BY HIGHLY ESTEEMED ACADEMIC FROM LEADING SOUTH AFRICAN UNIVERSITIES.
CERTIFICATION

Upon completion learners will receive a prestigious certificate issued in conjunction with South African Board for People Practices - a professional body registered with the South African Qualifications Authority, with responsibility for quality assurance of all human capital related training in South Africa. 

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Saturday, 14 January 2017

STOP THINKING OUT OF THE BOX - CREATE A NEW BOX

START AND GROW YOUR BUSINESS TODAY

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DO YOU HAVE ISSUES IN YOUR TISSUES




ATTAINING A STATE OF MENTAL CONGRUENCE


Mental Congruence is about balance - inner peace and contentment. Congruence helps prepare us to living a MEANINGFUL life directed by purpose towards destiny. People should not really worry where they are placed in terms of economic productivity - and here i am referring to whether you work for someone or you work for yourself. The objective should be the ability to draw from internal forces to pursue flourishing regardless of the environment. Motivation should be generated internally regardless of the environment.
I know of companies that have put up a lot of money - invested in modern technology and resources just to create an environment perceived to be conducive for employees to flourish - and first of all the very same companies did not have a tool to measure ROI in terms of that investment, and secondly, the workforce perceptions instead dropped a point below where they were initially. What can we learn from this - indeed we can learn that we cannot buy people's happiness. Money cant buy peace! If it is seen to work we now it is only temporary - it cannot replace deeper ISSUES within the TISSUES.
Generally we look good, well dressed, educated, having money with good positions - but inside our tissues we have thorny issues that non of this stuff we seem to have can actually fix. We live under a well constructed mask underpinned by perceived social relevance. Indeed the beginner thinks and believes that this balance is brought about by external means - but the fact is you really get it by first :
  1. Being self-aware
  2. Being self-accepting
  3. Unclinging
  4. Contentment
  5. Loving
For mastering the above, one needs to start by understanding their personality - and ultimately and gradually develop character strengths. Life on it own is work in progress. In pursuit of challenging the reader towards a more detailed examination of this subject, I have written a lot of articles mental fitness, personality and wellbeing. Of these, the article on  how human beings generally behave focusses on three types of personalities, namely 
  1. Original Personality, 
  2. Formed Personality and 
  3. Available Personality. 
Discussing Original Personality, I stated that though this is a disposition from our birth - which sometimes allows us to live "fakes/masked" life, or turns the perceived unusual to be "normal", we have a CHOICE to use Available Personality to live the life we want. 

To be able to tap into our Available Personality, it is wise to "uncling" from our fascination with our Original Personality. We also need to let go of our fear - we have fears as a result of either our past experiences - whether direct or indirect and also because of our interpretation of life in general. These seem to MEAN more to us than what the reality actually is. The thought of loss or failure has a sense of perceived reality in our lives - we seem to know how it would feel if we were to lose something and as a result we formulate MEANING of what it is to lose, for instance losing a job, losing a relationship etc.
It is true that we tend to cling to so many things simply because of fear of interpreting or experiencing life without them. That is why someone is in a relationship that is not really bringing the desired results - but the thought of living out of it has many connotations that need preparedness - first how will one experience life, secondly social stigmas related to perceptions of that very occurrence.
Formed Personality is exactly that - a personality that we form based on our habits and thoughts of our minds. interestingly those thoughts are usually underpinned by prevailing paradigms at a certain point in time. Formed personality can be either formed by incumbent or learned as a practice or directly resultant from experiences. As i mentioned earlier - our personality is a precursor for our Character - in this instance - someone who has been deeply betrayed before finds it very hard to be honest in any relationship because of their past experiences. As such they form a personality out of that experience. That personality brings MEANING, e.g " The fact that he did not recognise my new dress means he is no longer interested in me - there is someone he is now focussed on - i know this because it happened to me in the past". I dont even want to talk more about relationships - fact is that most of them are in an irretrievable breakdown, or broken down simply because of ISSUES deep in TISSUES.
Available Personality is about freedom - is about boldness to live life free of fear and prejudice - its about living a life full of love. Where there is love there is no doubt. Real love does not have expectations - its all about giving - giving becomes life itself - just like the universe gives. There is no day we are expected to repay the oxygen we have given to us freely - nor do we have to replace or pay back the gravitational force that keeps us balanced on our planet. The universe if giving - that is UNCLINGING.

IF YOU WANT TO GAIN MORE INFORMATION ON CHARACTER, BEHAVIOR AND PERSONALITY, OR ON EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE, PLEASE CLICK A RELEVANT LINK ON THE RIGHT HAND SIDE OF THIS ARTICLE. 

YOU MAY ALSO TAKE A FREE CHARACTER SURVEY RIGHT HERE ON THIS PORTAL. 

FINDING BALANCE BETWEEN THOUGHTS AND FEELINGS

"AS A MAN THINKETH, SO IS HE." HOW HAVE YOUR THOUGHTS INFLUENCED YOUR FEELINGS?


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Friday, 13 January 2017

CONSTRUCTIVE INTERPERSONAL RELATIONS AND THE ROLE OF EQ



Effective leadership, whether in public, private or public benefit organisations will undoubtedly demand a high level of personal and social awareness while at the same time the need for emotional power and management or relationships. Understanding who you are as an individual is critical in understanding social dictates that are forever changing as the universe changes.

Understanding of the role of emotions is fundamental in building constructive relationships from family to organisations. Most organisations do not fail simply because those who are at leadership do not have business acumen or even necessary intelligence - no, they usually fail because of interpersonal meltdown in relationships with stakeholders of that particular organisation. The inability to link social expectations of organisations they work for with their futuristic zeal for success is often cited the most in many corporate failures.

In an effort to help you lead or manage better, we have developed tools based on scientific studies research on both personality and emotional intelligence. This tool is purposed to help you to start thinking about various EQ competencies as they apply to you and how they affect your style of leadership.

The subject of Emotional Intelligence became popular as a result f the work of Daniel Goleman in 1995, and has been widely used to assist in leadership and management development by many organisations. Traditional qualities such as toughness, intelligence, determination which were deemed requisite for leadership were found to be insufficient without functional competencies in EQ. These competencies are listed hereunder:

SELF AWARENESS - The ability to recognise one's own feelings, emotional habits to the environment and how such emotions affect behavior and performance.
Individuals who are self-aware will see themselves the way others see them without massive blind-spots. They will be able to understand their limitations and abilities and even seek and prioritise personal development.

MANAGING SELF - The ability to use deepest emotions to achieve goals. This ability helps the individual to take initiative in a focussed while taking responsibility for one's own actions.

Being able to manage self will help the individual to take calculated risk , save one from hasty regrettable decisions and enable one to regulate their actions.

MANAGING RELATIONSHIPS - It is critical for any leader to be able to understand others, and that understanding is easier when you understand yourself. This ability enables the individual to understand and respond to what others are feeling. It helps the leader to be empathetic to others.

SOCIAL AWARENESS - This is an ability to influence and inspire emotions of others - it is a fundamental competency requirement for successful teamwork and  leadership.

You may try the trial test on the link below.

EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE TEST




Monday, 9 January 2017

GET A BUSINESS OR EMPOWERMENT COACH


PERSONAL FINANCIAL PLANNING

         PERSONAL FINANCE - INSIGHTS FROM "THE DIMENSIONAL ENTREPRENEUR"

Discipline will help us to understand personal finance. Its more than just money as we know it but will entail such aspects as estate planning, understanding personal risk profiles, investing and creating wealth!
I have seen that money has a "spirit & emotion", it stays with you when it realises you understand it and even treat it with care. However money can be domineering if it realises that you "worship" it. Running after it may just as well render you as a slave to it.


A research that was done some years ago shows that most people at retirement still didn't have a plan how they are going to generate income.
That is a problem then - if your current work and spending mind-set does not allow you to think and know there will be a day when you no longer wake up and go to work to earn money.
You need to start thinking now how you will retire. Let me just share a little on the results of this research:
(Surveillance was on lifestyles of 100 people who retired at age 65)



  • 54% were heavily depended (on either relatives and state)
  • 36% had to look for alternative employment.
  • 5% were deceased
  • 4% were OK - at least they had over a million to take care of them on their retirement.
  • 1% were wealthy - they had more than $5Million to retire on.

Since this research was done 16 years ago (2001), could you say the situation has changed, are people getting wealthier now or even more poorer?
DO YOU HAVE A PLAN FOR YOUR RETIREMENT? THAT PLAN SHOULD START TO BENEFIT YOU NOW - NOT WHEN YOU RETIRE. WHEN THAT HAPPENS, YOU WILL HAVE WHAT YOU NEED TO SAVE FOR YOUR RETIREMENT.



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2. Create a Financial Game Plan
3. Get a Financial and/or Business Coach


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Sunday, 8 January 2017

YOUR STORY IS STILL UNFOLDING



This article is wholly dedicated to the word of Dr Eric Maisel, the author of "Life Purpose Boot Camp" and "Coaching the Artist Within".

The subject of Purpose is one of those many people have written and spoken about - and yet many still seek to understand even better. It is a subject that many of us tie to resolutions that we make for ourselves every beginning of every year.  Everyone wants to know what their purpose is and why they exist. Moreso - everyone wants to find and live in their purpose!

In search for value-based ideas on MEANING and PURPOSE, Dr Maisel put up a collection of 20 quotations written by others on the very subject this subject. I have reflected only 15 of these, i encourage you to buy or order his book  - ( Life Purpose Boot Camp ). Reading these quotations might perhaps help you to understand your own PURPOSE and a sense of what is MEANING in life.

1- "Life has no meaning. Each of us has meaning and we bring it to life. It is a waste to be asking the question when you are the answer" by Joseph Campbell

2- To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment" by Ralph Waldo Emerson

3- "It is our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities" by J.K.Rowlings

4 - "Every choice before you represents the universe inviting you to remember who you are and what you want" by Alan Cohen

 5- "Life inst about finding yourself, Life is about creating yourself" by George Bernard Shaw

6- "Life is what we make it. Always has been , always will be." by Grandma Moses

7- "The path to our destination is not always a straight one. Maybe it doesn't matter what road we embark on. Maybe what matters is what we embark" by Barbara Hall

8- "The purpose of life is a life of purpose" by Robert Byrne

9- "Let others lead small lives, but not you. Let others leave their future ni someone's hands, but not you" by Jim Rohn

10 - "Each man must look to himself to teach the meaning of life. It is not something discovered:it is something molded" by Antoine de Saint-Exup'ery

11- "Its difficult to make people that see that what you have been taught counts for nothing, and that the things worth having are the things you find out for yourself" by Dorothy Sahay

12 - "Life is not discovery of fate, it is continuous creation of future, through choices of thoughts, feelings and actions in the present." by Sanjay Sahay

13 - "And at the end of the day, whats more important? Knowing that a few meaningless figures balanced - or knowing that you were the person you wanted to be?" by Sophie Kinsella

14 - " You will have fewer regrets in life if you start focussing and taking responsibility for where you are and where you want to be." by Deborah Day

15 - True happiness is not attained through self-gratification by through fidelity to a worthy purpose" by Hellen Keller

I hope these collections of quotations have been helpful to you as they have been to myself.

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TWO SIDES OF CORPORATE TALENT WAR

                                                


The employee-work contract landscape has been gradually changing over the past few decades. The changes have shifted the balance of power from the hands of employers to the hands of skilled and knowledgeable employees.  This means that corporate leaders and human capital experts need to learn how to build organisations that will foster robust Employee Engagement practices as a conduit that recognises people capital as sensitive and passionate creative contributors to the overall success of the entity. 

In pursuit of relevance, under pressure for talent retention and further to achieve productivity, many organisations have thus tried to seek methods of engaging employees through initiatives like finding out what keeps employees satisfied and happy. That was just again the beginning of another problem, satisfied and happy employees are not necessarily engaged - and any means that confines its outcomes on these alone does not provide a sought panacea for the problem.

Recent studies reveal that employees believe that they can get job with much ease at it would have been before. The job market has become very transparent resulting in those that are on-demand receiving new positions right on the palm of their hand in the digital knowledge era. The tech-space has increased the burden on organisational  leaders who resist change, altering completely the engagement equation. Whereas traditionally teams used to be expected to work in a localised setting for a defined period of hours per day, now digital devices have created convergence creating 24/7 work cycles beyond geographical confines through emails, instant messaging, could conferencing. 


So it is evident - the talent war has two sides to it - and the employees are at the right side of the coin. What is it that companies need to do to retain their best talent? 

I have seen growing interest in East Africa where some of the financial services companies invited me to assist on taking hr metrics forward and understanding predictive analytics for effective human capital planning.  The main issue was preparing for the battle of talent. Research shows that this is a problem all over the world. In one of my articles i focussed on recent studies on engagement surveys in the USA, UK and South Africa. 

The question i want to ask is whether your company is not affected by the talent war? If the answer is yes, perhaps you might want to implement employee engagement strategy that will keep your  company magnetic with high level of productivity and employee loyalty - keeping your peers envying you and wondering what you are doing right!

 HARNESSING CHANGE AND EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT INITIATIVES


Whereas the concept of Employee Engagement is rapidly being recognised by business leaders as an effective method towards attainment of peak performance, there have been notable research-based evidence that those companies who thought they were implementing employee engagement had different interpretations of what it actually is. If it is not well understood - as much as CHANGE  may be understood and seen but the results will not provide the desired outcome. 

It is now well established through research that an engaged workforce contributes to the success of the organisation.  All performance-driven organisations that  have implemented employee engagement programmes  reported to have seen employees working willingly at their optimum  and as a result gained advantage in achieving efficient, high quality services. 

Employee Engagement is not employee satisfaction and any survey that measure satisfaction will not provide the information as to what engagement levels an organisation has. Engagement in any organisation is concerned with the levels of  emotional commitment, enthusiasm and connectedness of the individual with the organisation they are involved with . 


It is critical for organisations to set a clear context with regard to recognition of the workforce contribution to organisational goals on a daily basis - and how employees are valued. HR leaders need to strive to ensure that a culture of engagement is embedded across all the organisational sectors/departments. The key success is translating clear messages to all workforce in terms of what they actually contribute to the successful delivery of final organisational/department  strategic outcomes. The following three things have to take place:

1. HR and Business Leaders need to understand new thinking on the concept of employee engagement
2. Organisations need to keep in touch with the employee perceptions, thinking and use feedback for consistent adjustment of people practices
3. Implement use of predictive analytics and tools in line with core business strategic directions. 

In pursuit to assist organisations  with a simple yet robust model of employee engagement, based on the Maslow's hierarchy of needs,  I have developed a 5-FactorEE tool to give you a general understanding of whether your employees are engaged or not and to transform your organisation to be an attractive and employer of choice in your industry.