Tapping into the Power of Compliment


As a manager, a good compliment to your team might just save your best employees from going to the competition. As parent a real compliment can help reinforce positive behaviors in your kids. A fine compliment can help mend a broken relationship and restore hope. A true compliment to a neighbor or colleague can improve a sense of belongingness and acceptance. A timely compliment can inspire great things in others. A sincere compliment can uplift spirits and empower lost souls. A good compliment is not pride, is not flirtatious, is not artificial and it is not far-reaching for anything than admiring good traits and qualities in the other person.


We Are In the Result Business José Mourinho

Jose and Eva

What do we make of Chelsea Football Club and the embarrassing poor run of the English premier league reigning champion in the 2015/16 season?

Couples of bad results and the pressure is on you to deliver. No one is paying you for drama at that stage but to deliver. When all you can do is find excuses for 7 losses in 12 games, then you know the spotlight is on you. The football association is not the problem, the referees are not the problem here nor the media. It is the manager and the players that are the main reason why a league champion would have the worst start in the premier league era.

At some point, I believe Roman Abramovich (Chelsea owner) has to have an honest discussion with Mourinho. This relationship is not working out, even if the fans wants you here but this is already a perpetual omen for the club. “You have everything at your disposal and we have find ourselves in this hot mess, I don’t think this is the kind of club I want to build”. Everyone is perplexed at the moment why José still have a job. Roman is known not to be this patient. Since 2004 Roman bought the club he has sacked 10 managers despite temporary dip in form from successful managers. (more…)

10 Things To Consider When Co-Leasing


While starting a business and at the same time searching for a strategic location in the market you are looking for can be challenging. With the prices of property rising at the turn of each year, you wonder if it is possible to have a wall and brick location for your new business idea or non-profit.

Your business can be so many things but cannot afford to be far away from its intended niche. The more traffic you have, the better chance of turning a profitable venture or a fulfilling non-profit organization. However, for new business owners, a commercial lease is a daunting and herculean undertaking that requires inventive research and diligence.

I currently have the same challenge of getting a sizable location for a non-profit I chair. It dawned on me that I could do a co-lease with another non-profit since most of our programs runs in the evenings and weekend. That was how we got another non-profit to co-lease with us who are also looking for same opportunity. Below are some of the factors I considered;


Selfishness is Good Business


The journey of life is not complete in the entirety of its existence when apt privileges fail to serve its very purpose. The long drive to be successful and accomplished is deeply in-grained in the human DNA, whether it is for the better or worse of the lot. Regardless, the glory of self comes to play in the theatre of dreams.

Selfishness is often seen as a dark expression of oneself over the common good. In some school of thoughts, it is seen as the root cause of the ills in the society. At the tail end of all contemporary issues we face in the world, you’ll trace scintilla of self coming to play big time. Terrorism, corruption, crime, scam, homicide and abuse; all emanated from the selfish ideology of some few. (more…)