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Can you own your success?

Sometime last year I graduated from our company’s in-house leadership programme. Each graduate was asked to provide a citation of their achievements during the two year program and their career goals going forward. I had some really good achievements of projects I had led successfully. My problem was writing about it and having it read…

Fit your own mask first….

Pre flight, aviation operators always announce that in case of emergency, you should fit your own oxygen masks first before assisting children or anyone else who might need help. You know why? Because without your own mask fitted, you cannot assist anyone else. As a mother it comes naturally for me to put the needs…

Finding my rhythm. ..

I had to make my come back with this topic. One of my previous posts was on finding my balance.  A lot has changed since then and I will share. On the 30th of July 2014, my husband and I were blessed with twins, a beautiful girl and the most handsome boy i had ever…

Who makes a better sales person?

Every now and again one needs to look at their life vision and ensure they are still on track to achieving it. Today we are revisiting the vision of this blog. Journeying to the top as women. Today I had a really interesting discussion with a colleague at work. Before I go into what we…

Career loving mother

My daughter turns two years in the next few months. Our lives are definitely better because of her.(Ask those who know her. I think its got something to do with her names) . Today I would like to share a few tips on how I manage my time as a career loving mother. 1. With…

My career metaphor

The way you  define or see your career shapes your career outcomes. The common metaphor for careers is that they are ladders. With a ladder there is only one way to get to the top and it’s either you are going up or down the ladder. The other big problem with ladders is that you…

…of achievements and connections

We had a brief discussion with collegues a few days ago. The question that was asked was how do people in your organisation get promoted? Is it based on achievements or on connections?  Anyone keen on progressing their career needs to have an answer to this question. Have an honest analysis of the various people that…