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Democracy - is it right for Africa? What can we learn from the recent ANC elective conference?

Democracy – is it right for Africa?A few years ago there was serious debate over breakfast with some of my Mandela-Rhodes colleagues about politics. I can’t remember the details of the conversation-but I made a comment that ‘democracy is hardly perfect, it doesn’t originate in Africa and may not be the best thing for Africa’ – the response was astounding. 1,297 more words

A Year In Recap: 2017 At NX Direct 🏆

2017 was a big year for us here at NX Direct. Like HUGE! We’re talking promotions, travel, team bonding, awards, growth – it was an amazing year all around. 548 more words


The Jones Approach To: Leading Differently

It has been ages since I last posted (which may go some way to telling you just how busy things have been!), but given that this week is the week we break up for Christmas (thank God), I thought it would be great time to reflect. 1,078 more words


New rule...

Ok, so I’m going to use today as a learning experience and opportunity for growth and professional development by implementing a new rule. Effective immediately you don’t get to spend two weeks wringing your hands wondering why morale is in the shitter and then start scheduling meetings that don’t start until 6PM. 80 more words


Kanban's First Change-Management Principle and Chesterton's Gate

At a recent Lean Kanban St. Louis meetup, I shared that, while the Manifesto for Agile Software Development has been amazingly enduring, it was silent on the issue of change management, which, in my experience, is the area that most commonly inhibits the ability for the Manifesto’s values and principles from taking root. 365 more words



“I’d like to be a forest ranger or something like that in the future. I know it doesn’t pay a lot, but it’d be fun and I’d really enjoy it. 78 more words

Civic Leaders Center

Everything is everything...

So I’ve been a bit quiet of late on the blog front.  My head has been rammed with all things work related specifically the medical rota. 557 more words