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Thursday, October 30, 2014

You can lead no further than your values will permit.

You can lead no further than your values will permit.
Allan Bukusi
 
 

Three Boys & an Angel

Three boys were walking to school loudly discussing things that boys usually talk about on their way to school. Suddenly an Angel appeared from nowhere and stood in the middle of the path. The boys stood stock still. They were so scared they could not move, run or hide. The Angel looked down at them and with a stern discerning voice said, "This is your last day on earth, do what you must, for today at noon you shall surely die".
The first boy ran back home and turned on the TV and began to flip through all one the thousand channels to catch the last episodes of all the shows he hadn't watched.  The second boy ran home, took his father's wallet and ran down to the Fast Food store. He ordered the largest pizza, largest hamburger and all the largest foods in the restaurant. Then he sat down to eat and eat and eat. The third boy stood still for a long while and then slowly walked to school.
At noon, the Angel appeared again - in the classroom. The third boy bowed his head and waited for the end. Then the Angel said, "You have chosen well son. You have chosen the path to life. Unfortunately, your friends have also made their choice. Be careful what you chose to do in life it will always lead to the end.
Allan Bukusi

Monday, October 27, 2014

Multidimensional Strategy

There is something called a multilevel, multi-angled strategy with a single focus to achieve a specific outcome. While the focus can be worked out in a boardroom or better still management forum, the actual strategy must be worked out on implementation.
Allan Bukusi

Do you want more money...

Before you ask God for more money, collect what he has already given you.
Allan Bukusi

Never give up the chance to create something anew.

Never give up the chance to create something anew.
Allan Bukusi
 

To get the best, be the leader.

To get the best, be the leader.
Allan Bukusi

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Do you oppose leadership?

There will always be those opposed, against and resistant to leadership - no matter how good it is. Others just don't know how to respond to leadership. I don't know which of the two is better, but there are also those who believe they know what the leader should do.
Allan Bukusi

Knowledge that does not transform you is merely information

Knowledge that does not transform you is merely information
Allan Bukusi

What are your chances in business?

Statistics show that eight out of every ten businesses fail in the first 2 years. If you manage to get past three years, you are probably doing something right. All you may need is proper management.
Allan Bukusi

Congratulations PTAK!

Congratulations to the outgoing Professional Trainers Association of Kenya leadership team for the work they have done to launch the association, recruit nationwide membership and establish PTAK as a brand in the market today. Being an entrepreneur, I know that is no mean feat. We fully appreciate the sacrifice, initiative and commitment of those who have made efforts to bring PTAK to where it is today.
Statistics indicate that 80% of new organizations fail within the first two years. If a business is able to survive for three years it is doing something right and, with good management, has the potential to last forever. By the grace of God, PTAK in four years, has surpassed all these hurdles and is on a path to a bright future. However, the national context, in which PTAK was born, has changed significantly and offers dramatic new opportunities for the professional growth, engagement and impact of the association in national affairs.
As we put together a new visionary leadership team on the 20th of November 2014 to take PTAK to the next level, we will be standing on the shoulders and riding the tide of those who have labored hard and long to lay a strong foundation. Congratulations all PTAK members and congratulations once again Mr. Njoroge Kagwe (Chairman) and your entire outgoing team for the good work you have done.
Asante, God bless you and God Bless Kenya!
Allan Bukusi, is the author of Training for Transformation and will be standing for the position of Chairman in the upcoming PTAK elections.  


Thursday, October 23, 2014

Leaders, Managers & Supervisors

A supervisor's job is to ensure production. A manager's job is to solve problems. A leader's job is to give direction.
Allan Bukusi

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Business Ecosystems

Every business  exists in an ecosystem of customers, suppliers, cultures and weather patterns. It is a microcosm of systems, structures and synergy that need to work in harmony with the outside world if it is to succeed. To succeed in business, you must study the business and live in the environment in order to understand the relationships, interaction and innovation that are needed to make it successful.
Allan Bukusi

Friday, October 17, 2014

I have seen The New Africa!

Yesterday I had the unique opportunity to train a group 30 young people from Rwanda, Uganda and Kenya. I have seen The New Africa; it is bold, it is fresh, it is formidable.  We spoke about leadership and Teamwork. In the young people's language – "it was awesome!" They had the energy, the wit and the will to make a difference in a world of broken dreams. In those youthful faces, I saw the future of the region; no, I saw the future of Africa.  The future of Africa is in a determined new start, a great new beginning that promises nothing of the past. In that room, perhaps for the first time in a long time, I saw the hope of a generation - one people, one country – one Africa. That Africa resides in the hearts of people who know who they are, who harbor no bitterness and all they want is a chance to make a difference. That Africa lies in the innocent belief that, "if I work hard enough and be the best I can be, I will become all that I was meant to be and be a blessing to all the world". I could not see color or country in that room. Yet in that space was character, competence and courage to change Africa -indeed courage to change the world! It made me wish I was young again, but again I am thankful that God gave me a chance to see the future established by a great new team of managers at GT.
Allan Bukusi

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Enterprise

Enterprise; make something that will attract its own finance.
Allan Bukusi

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

When you get rich

When you get rich or get an education, you see things differently.

Allan Bukusi

Monday, October 13, 2014

LETS CHANGE THE MESSAGING OF AFRICA

I have begun reading yet another book about Africa and I am struck by the urgency of the need to change the messaging of the continent to one that is forward looking, empowering and God-full. We need to change the message from poverty to prosperity, from potential to productivity and from hope to harvest.

Indeed, we must be sensitive to the sufferings of our people in the past and to the present needs on continent, but at the same time, we must accept the responsibility to work out solutions to overcome the situations we face.  We must work out our own salvation to guarantee this nation a.future. If we do not do this, others will come and plague, pillage and plunder us again and again - even as we call for "help".

Rebrand your mind and let not the slavery, colonialism, despotism  and the poverty of the past define you. Rise up by the renewing of your mind, the salvation of the heart and redemption of your soul. In this condition you will raise up children who are born free and empower men and women to think well of themselves, do no evil to others and advance the nation of Africa. Then perhaps we will understand that Africa is not a God forsaken land, but a land that God will not forsake.

Allan Bukusi     

Feedback & vision

Feedback may damage your ego; but a vision affirms your soul.

Allan Bukusi

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Trees that bloom come from seeds. Seeds that grow into trees never move from place to place.

Trees that bloom come from seeds. Seeds that grow into trees never move from place to place.

Allan Bukusi

 

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

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