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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

ONLY HUMBLE PEOPLE CAN DRIVE A BUS

ONLY HUMBLE PEOPLE CAN DRIVE A BUS
A driver and a bus can transport a thousand people. A bus without a driver will leave ten thousand people stranded. Are you humble enough to drive the bus?
Allan

Monday, July 30, 2012

IF YOU WANT VICTORY USE STRATEGY

STRATEGY & VICTORY
Strategy straightens the winding road and broadens the narrow path. It opens doors to hope and keeps known risk to the least. It makes us free to dare, knowing of what we must beware. It makes us look successful before we start though all we did was sit and plan which steps to take.
Allan

Sunday, July 29, 2012

WEALTHY PEOPLE NEED GOD TOO!

WEALTHY PEOPLE NEED GOD TOO
There is a misconception that God is for the poor and is against the rich. That employers need prayers and that employees need salvation. Wealthy people need God too. And employees need employers.

Allan

Saturday, July 28, 2012

WHEN YOU LEAVE

WHEN YOU LEAVE
Live so that when you leave don’t grieve and when you leave don’t cause grief.
Allan

WHEN YOU LEAVE

WHEN YOU LEAVE

Live so that when you leave don't grieve and when you leave don't cause grief.

Allan

Friday, July 27, 2012

TRAIN TRAIN AND TRAIN SOME MORE

TRAIN, TRAIN AND TRAIN SOME MORE

Training is the most powerful development tool this universe has ever seen. It has changed everything from people to the environments. Without it, you would not be reading this and with it; you will be what you think you can be. Training has made the most powerful nations, the most powerful armies and will make you the most powerful person you will ever be. So train, train and train some more.

Allan

TRAIN, TRAIN AND TRAIN SOME MORE

TRAINING

Training is the most powerful development tool this universe has ever seen. It has changed everything from people to the environments. Without it, you would not be reading this and with it; you will be what you think you can be. Training has made the most powerful nations, the most powerful armies and will make you the most powerful person you will ever be. So train, train and train some more.
 
Allan

Thursday, July 26, 2012

HOW TO GET A PROMOTION

HOW TO GET A PROMOTION
Technical skill will get you a job. But your character will give you a career.  Your profession skills will employ you; your social skills will raise you to the top of the field. Even if you are the best there is at what you do, invest in the social skills that will earn you a promotion.
Allan

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

STRIVE FOR THE GOAL; YOU CANNOT LOSE

STRIVE FOR THE GOAL; YOU CANNOT LOSE.

To strive for the goal is as noble as to attain it. To give up the goals is to give up gain.

Allan

 

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

TALENT IS WHAT YOU DO - WITHOUT A JOB

TALENT IS WHAT YOU DO WITHOUT A JOB

Talent is what you would do if you did not have a job. Most of us find a job then try to find our talent. It does not work that way. We should identifying our talent and then finding a job to use it. Most of us spend our lives looking for (better) jobs. If you find a job, you need to find another one when it ends. If you find your talent, you can have a job for life.

Allan

Monday, July 23, 2012

THREE THINGS YOU SHOULD DO IN THIS LIFE

THREE THINGS YOU SHOULD DO IN THIS LIFE
These three you should try to do. A fourth will give you peace. To marry and remain married will teach you the power of love, humility and understanding. To build your own house will teach you to mind your own business and make you rich and satisfied of soul. If have the courage to be self-employed you will learn never to blame another for your failure and take responsibility for your own success. You will treasure every job you ever get and learn to pray for your boss. To be self-employed will teach you the secret of service, sacrifice and leadership. To know God in these three is to be all that you should be in this life and the next.
Allan

Sunday, July 22, 2012

LEADERSHIP IS TRANSFORMATION

LEADERSHIP IS TRANSFORMATION

Leadership is transformation. Maybe more; but certainly nothing less.

Allan

 

Saturday, July 21, 2012

MONEY IS A MYTH

MONEY IS A MYTH

Money is a myth. Everyone talks about it and never has enough of it. Everyone looks for it but never really finds it. If you have it, you will leave it. And that makes people talk about it even more.

Allan

Friday, July 20, 2012

DONT YOU HAVE ANY PASSION

PASSION
I never thought that passion was important; until I met a person who works for money.
Allan

Thursday, July 19, 2012

WHEN TO PANIC

WHEN TO PANIC

Fear is a primary reaction. You should be worried if you are never afraid. However, panic is a secondary action. The worst thing that you can do in a crisis is panic. Panic will rob you of sense and will to act. To panic in any situation puts you one down. The best time to panic is never.

Allan

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

YOU MUST BE BORN AGAIN

You must be born again. This is a hard saying, but one that will change your life every time you think it.
 
Allan

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

LEADERSHIP IS SUPPOSED TO ADD VALUE

LEADERSHIP IS SUPPOSED TO ADD VALUE

Leaders add value. Leadership adds value continually.

Allan

Monday, July 16, 2012

Sunday, July 15, 2012

LOVE IN MARRIAGE

A Rose, an Egg and a Piece of Land

 

Roses are beautiful when in full bloom.

The color is bold and beautiful.

The scent alone is enough to send romance.

Nothing can put out of the mind the serene dream.

Yet roses have thorns, and wilt and wither when cut.

You can't grip it too tight, lest you bleed.

And yet you can't hold it too lightly lest it fall

What passes for permanent is really a fleeting moment.

As it wilts and shrivels, it is no longer comely to behold.

But this does not dim the memory of old.

Love is a balance of what you give and take.

 

Love is an egg, wholesome and round.

It is perfect in form and truly a wonder to behold.

Some people keep it that way, and reckon they don't want to hurt it.

But to enjoy it you must break it.

Do it hard and you will crush it; do it too lightly and all you do is cripple it.

It has to be done exactly right. In the right place and the right time.

It is fragile but firm, delicate but strong.

Love is a balance of what you give and take to enjoy the whole form.

 

Love is like a piece of land on which anything will grow.

If you are really interested; you will sow.

You will reap what you sow; maybe more, but certainly not less.

You can grow what you like on it and turn it into a farm of rose bushes and hens or let it grow wild like a lion's den. To be sure, I have to let you know that love in marriage is what you give and take.

 

In the beginning, it is beautiful, but that is not all there is to it.

In the middle, it is fragile, but that is not the end of it.

As you grow old you enjoy the fruits, figs and flavors of life, which you will find, are as perennial as the grass. And so may your love grow to be all you give and take.

 

Allan Bukusi

Saturday, July 14, 2012

WHY CONFLICT IS NECCESSARY

WHY CONFLICT IS NECESSARY

Conflict designs, defines, refines and aligns leaders. Wherever there is conflict, there is a search for a leader. The leader is in agony and pain, unknown. However, the leader is not always the one whom everyone thinks. Whoever passes the test will come out tried, tested and trained to lead.

Allan

Friday, July 13, 2012

WHERE IS THE PATH TO LEADERSHIP

WHERE IS THE PATH TO LEADERSHIP

There are two paths to leadership; leaders and followers. Talk to the leaders, but if the leaders don't listen, go to the followers. Talk to the followers and you will get the attention of the leaders. Most people think that people follow leaders. What they don't understand is that leaders follow people.

Allan

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

MEET THE JIGGER DOCTOR

MEET THE JIGGER DOCTOR

Yesterday I met a lady who grew up in a slum. She explained to us how she would be called to the front of the school every time a teacher needed to explain to a class what jiggers were. I know that many people reading this article do not know what jiggers are and will be horrified when they find out.  However, those jiggers "kept" her in school. Today she is a university lecturer. When she goes back home, to the slum, she lets the people know that it can be done. She lets them know that children in her hometown, or should I say slumtown, can have a life without jiggers. She came with a parent who, for the first time, set foot on the hallowed ground of a university compound. I could see in his eyes that a dream had been born and a new flame burned in his heart. She came with two children from the slum to show them it can be done. They too now know that the future is more than what you see everyday. One day you will meet this doctor, maybe not in person, but you will meet her when you realize that what seems impossible to you now, CAN be done!

Allan

 

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

DO PROFESSIONALS PRAY

Do Professionals Pray

Of course professionals pray. We believe that there is a right way and a wrong way to do things. We not only believe, but also agree on how to do things in the same way. We call that way – professional. We believe in it so much that we are willing to confess that it is the only way to do it. We want others to do things the way we do them. So we teach others, who do not know the way, how to do it our way. We have great faith that if they do things that way, everything will turn out right. We pray that they do this because our livelihoods depend on it. Do professionals pray? We do not always say our prayers out loud, but of course we do.

Allan

Monday, July 9, 2012

MARRIAGE IS A CHALLENGE

MARRIAGE IS A CHALLENGE

Marriage is a challenge; life is a challenge. Marriage is life. You can't divorce the two. Sometimes we try to escape one and enjoy the other. I am not sure that is possible. They go hand in hand. At some stage in life, it is no longer either or. It is all or none except for grace.

Allan

Sunday, July 8, 2012

MAKE EXCELLENCE PART OF YOU

MAKE EXCELLENCE PART OF YOU

Excellence is as much a part of culture, as Integrity is a part of character.

Allan

Saturday, July 7, 2012

HOW TO JUDGE A MAN

JUDGE A MAN

JUDGE A MAN
Judge a man, not by what he has not done;
But, by his pursuits, and patience.
Judge a man, not by his name or fame;
But, by his character and courage to live without them.
Judge a man, not by what he never did or did to you;
But, by the humiliation, you put him through.
Judge a man, not because he is poor;
But that he is willing to give.
Judge a man, not by his achievements;
But, by his spirit and sacrifice.
Judge a man, not by his failures;
But by his attempts to rise up again.
Judge a man, not by how much he loves;
But by what he does for others.
Judge a man, not because he is rude to you;
But by what he does for you.
Judge a man, not by his gifts to you;
But by his will to warn you of what will harm you.
Judge a man, and you will find that you are not a judge but a man.
Allan

Friday, July 6, 2012

HOW TO MANAGE UNCONTROLLED CHANGE

HOW TO MANAGE UNCONTROLLED CHANGE
What do you do when change suddenly explodes all around you? Though this can be unsettling, I suggest you take a long hard look at the volcano. There is no way you can stop it from blowing out lava without becoming vapor yourself. Doing nothing seems like a practical plan.  Keeping damage to a minimum is another. Letting it all come out allows you to see problem the volcano had hidden for so long.
However, even as the volcano erupts you must know that things will never be the same again. Things will never return to the blissful past. For one the landscape will change forever. While people watch the volcano and wonder why you are doing nothing, you have the opportunity to study the emerging new paradigm and plan to make the most of the new landscape once things settle down.
In fact, as soon as you have an idea where things are likely to settle into place, accelerate these conditions and advance to positions of advantage way ahead of anyone else. Once the volcano is done and cold and the lava is no longer holding everyone’s attention, you will be settled in the position the other people now need. They will come to you for the way forward. The strategy to manage uncontrolled change is not to manage it, but to lead the way forward.
Allan

Thursday, July 5, 2012

THE LEADERSHIP MARATHON

THE LEADERSHIP MARATHON

We live in an age where people want instant decisions. Instant strategy. Instant solutions. There is wisdom in reflection and taking time to calculate your next move. The marathon starts with a sprint and jostling for positions. It looks like the one who is in front is going to win the race. Not many leaders know that at this point in the game there are pace setters and those who are posing for the actions shots on camera.  The fans are with you at the start. The next time you will see them is at the finish line - if you finish first. There comes a point in the race when the people are spread out and those who need to have dropped out. At this point, there are no fans, no press, and no water. Just you, other runners and race officials.  That is when strategy counts. At that decisive moment, your strategic instincts kick in. In the early stages, you were simply keeping up, studying the field and discussing options with yourself. The master strikes when everyone is comfortable and the race seems set. Suddenly you will see him inching ahead as if powered by a secret dynamo. It's no secret. Its strategy. Life is a marathon; don't burn yourself out too early or leave the race too late. Knowing when to make the move makes all the difference.

Allan

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

LEADERSHIP POLE VAULT

LEADERSHIP POLE VAULT

Leaders have to make huge leaps of faith. To do this they need a good anchor and strong strategy. The run up must be timed precisely to ensure that you do not miss the anchor and fail to get maximum lift from your strategy. A strategy that breaks in the air can have disastrous results. You may wish to pilot your approach a few times just to make sure you have the right distance. Don't leave your take off to guesswork. Once in the air all you can do is hold on to your strategy to get maximum lift and pray. Clearing the challenge is its own reward and coming down to earth to face reality again prepares you to meet the next challenge. It is usually tougher, but the good thing is that you now have the confidence of a successful experience to spur you on. Leaders become champions one challenge at a time.

Allan

 

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

LEADERSHIP HOP STEP AND JUMP

Leadership Hop Step & Jump

Leadership is all about approach. The approach you take in any situation gives you an edge, a footing and clearance.  As you approach an issue, always maintain a sense of balance. Bias will derail your effort and limit your success. It may even turn the situation against you. When you have understood the situation do not jump to conclusions. Test the waters with what may appear as a meaningless hop is a direction that may hold the solution. If that works and is welcomed by the parties concerned then take a bold step and carry the people with you.  The idea is to help everyone make a quantum leap to a new position. This is the hard part. It will take every mental, spiritual, emotional and physical muscle to move you and everyone else to the next level. You have three chances.

 Allan

Monday, July 2, 2012

WHAT MAKES YOU A LEADER

WHAT MAKES YOU A LEADER

Change the metric and the measures and the leader will change. If the measure is money, one person my lead. If the measure is beauty another takes the stage. If the metric is values, another will emerge. By what metric do you lead?

Allan

Sunday, July 1, 2012

LEADERSHIP @ 1500 METERS

 LEADERSHIP @ 1500 METERS

At the start, everyone is in different positions. Some look like they are far ahead. That is how most companies look like when they enter a market. They are racing or the customers and some seem to have an advantage. It is only when the runners take the third bend that you see positions changing. That is when you see who has really been working. When they take the fourth bend, is when the race really begins. Everything before this was marketing gimmicks. When the sales begin to pick up the front-runners begin to move ahead. That's when the market starts cheering. They know a good product when they see one. It is way ahead of the pack. By the time the leader takes command, it's hard to believe that he was there from the beginning. They have all been running on the same track but the tape only appears for the one who finishes first. The rest have to cross the line. Leadership at 1500 meters is not about the beginning, middle or the end. It's about winning!

Allan

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