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Picture Of Success

I am back after a short break. I had to deal with matters that needed my undivided attention. In my last blog I had promised to do a series on personal branding.¬† I will continue on that in the next few days. Today I would like to talking about success. The name of this blog…

Borrow with pride

In my second year of employment as a brand manager, I was asked to submit my ten year plan for my brand. This included the way I saw the brand evolving, what renovations I was proposing in order for it to remain relevant to the target market, the evolution of sales in value and volume…

Go Far With Others

There is an African proverb that says if you want to go fast, go alone but if you want to go far, go with others. In the corporate world, far is better than fast. We could rephrase this to say if you want to get to the top, go with others. Why? Because it is…

Deepening Versus Widening

Marketing is my passion. I have an Honours degree in marketing. It’s something I love to do. I have a lot of accolades to show for my marketing expertise. Before I realised it I had been in the same position in the same company¬† for seven years! This is a problem common with many women.…

Speak Out

I have seen many well qualified women being passed for promotions they deserved. The main reason being they are waiting for someone usually their boss to offer them the position. It is very important for women especially to manage their career development actively not passively. Speaking out and expressing our career goals is very important.…

Feel the fear and do it anyway

Susan Jeffers wrote a book titled “Feel the fear and do it anyway”. This I must say is the inspiration behind this blog. This is something I have always wanted to do but was too afraid to start. It has taken me two years from the time I had planned to start. I am still…