April 2013

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Steps to Building Collaboration within the Organization

20 April 2013 - 11:24am -- gisella

CollaborationCollaboration within any company is of crucial importance, as it means everyone is working in the same direction and has a shared understanding of the aims and targets. With everyone working together and not tugging in different directions, the speed and quality of work will increase, as will team morale.

  1. Build a Shared Vision - Develop a common vision and goals for your team. In order to have complete buy-in and commitment it’s important to involve different stakeholders in the process. Give everyone a chance to contribute their ideas and thoughts. Involve team members in determining goals and objectives.

Reasons and Benefits of Seeking Advice and Counsel

20 April 2013 - 11:02am -- gisella
Advice and Counsel

Good Advice“Plans fail for lack of counsel, but with many advisers they succeed.” Proverbs 15:22

There are often times in life when we either do not know what to do in order to handle a situation or in making important life decisions. This may include scenarios where we find it difficult to choose between numerous options available to us. We can often times fail to seek advice or help feeling scared or embarrassed to express ignorance or helplessness. This can happen to people in positions of authority or experts in a given area.

5 Ways of Promoting Creativity within the Organization

20 April 2013 - 10:51am -- gisella
Promoting Creativity within the Organization

Promoting CreativityCreativity is one of the most important parts of any organization. It is what gives a company its uniqueness, as well as something for others to relate to. Therefore, it’s important that all members of an organization are aware that creativity is not only allowed, but encouraged.

  1. Question How Things have been done - Challenge the status-quo and review alternative solutions. Remove any barriers that prohibit people from doing things differently and develop an environment of innovation.

The role and importance of personal values across society

13 April 2013 - 11:07am -- gisella
The role and importance of personal values across society

“To thine own self be true. Though canst not then be false to any man!”

ValuesOur behavior and general conduct reflect the values and principles that we consider to be important. It is therefore important to be clear on what our values are, maintaining transparency when communicating and honoring those values when interacting with others in both our personal and professional lives.

Secrets to Successful Dating

13 April 2013 - 10:45am -- gisella
Secrets to Successful Dating

“Who ever loved that loved not at first sight?”
As You Like It (3.5.84) William Shakespeare

DatingBe warned: If you see dating as a chance to fool around and rack up numbers on a list of conquests then these tips are not for you!

While in high school I took a considerable interest in literature and loved to read books such as The Mayor of Casterbridge (Thomas Hardy), Great Expectations (Charles Dickens), and Twelfth Night (William Shakespeare). It happened quite accidentally as these were prescribed by our syllabus under the Cambridge curricula for learning which Zimbabwe prescribed to at the time.

The Purpose and Benefits of Prayer

13 April 2013 - 10:21am -- gisella
The Purpose and Benefits of Prayer

"Prayer is not monologue, but dialogue.
God’s voice in response to mine is its most essential part"
Andrew Murray

PrayersIt is commonly understood and held that, in addition to the mind and body, we are also spiritual beings. This is sometimes referred to as the ‘inner man’. We understand the need to enter into silence through meditation and reflection. This is a time when we experience peace, harmony, and renewal of the soul. Prayer is a time when we can communicate with God and it is the ultimate form of spiritual expression and interaction.

Three Important Keys to Life’s Outcomes

13 April 2013 - 10:03am -- gisella
Three Important Keys to Life’s Outcomes

LifePeople are often frustrated and confused that their lives have taken directions they are not happy with. These circumstances may include negative outcomes in the areas of relationships, work, financial affairs, and personal health. Much of the frustration stems from people feeling hapless, mistakenly assuming that they have no influence or control on these outcomes. The fact remains that we determine what happens in our lives by the habits we form in our day-to-day lives and how we choose to respond to events around us.

Three of the key drivers that determine the direction our lives take are our thoughts, words, and actions. Let’s take a look at just how important these are in influencing the results we get out of life and, ultimately, our happiness and success:

Important Career Success Factors

13 April 2013 - 9:36am -- gisella
Important Career Success Factors

“Success is the progressive realization of a worthwhile, predetermined, personal goal”
Paul J. Meyer


Whilst we know that some people clearly lack ambition, most do in fact have dreams and ideas around what they want or wish for. These include, of course, the ideal job, partner, possessions, and lifestyle to boot.  The difference is that many people fail to act on their dreams due to inertia, lack of planning, or confusion on the right course of action.