5 Tricky Pitfalls Every Leader Should Avoid: Lessons from King Darius

At sixty-two, Darius became the only king recorded in the bible to ascend the throne as a senior citizen. Oftentimes, wisdom is associated with the elderly but it didn’t quite turn out so, as Darius slipped into certain errors that every leader needs to watch out for. It all started when, in a move towards …

The Danger of Self-Deception: A Lesson Failure Taught Me

Socrates’ well known nugget, ‘Man know thyself’, is apt for self-discovery and self-assessment. Tacitly, it says, ‘evaluate yourself sincerely, then act on that knowledge’. As a naive 12-year old, in his third (and final) year of junior school, I fell short of this timeless advice as I prepared for the qualifying exams into senior school. …

Personal Editing: You Need More than a Pair of Eyes to Write Well

The art and practice of writing has gone through different transformations over the years. Truth is, as generations unfold, there would be more changes. But regardless of how the writing process evolves, one thing that will forever be germane to brilliant writing is editing. According to Isaac D’Israeli, ‘there is an art of reading, as …