Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Make your 2015 with unlimited success!

2015 is right here, do you know that this can still be 2014 only if you do not change your habit around your prospects? if you real want to mean that this is a new year you must be new also. You now need to sit down, reflect and evaluate your 2014, look back on the goals and objectives you had and what you have achieved so far. By doing this process expect to find some areas to improve from your last year's goals, make them your new year's goals and set up a strategy on how you are going to work on them in 2015.

As you think on the new year strategy keep evaluating your 2014 strategy, if in some ways it didn't work then rethink newly so that you come up with a new working strategy for 2015, I am saying this due to fact that using the same failed strategy assures you same results in 2015.

My emphasis again is that you do not need to come up with new brands of goals in 2015 just draw goals from 2014 goals so that you prolong the growth of those goals. It is not brilliant to come up with something very new which is not connected to what you started in 2014 if you didn't achieve fully. even though you managed to achieve it, still you need to treat it as a foundation for your 2015 goals.

With this advice of mine I have prepared few questions for you to ask as you make up your new year 2015.

·         What was the most fun I had this past year?
·         What did I lean this past year?
·         What did I change for good this past year?
·         What bad habits did I pick up this past year?
·         What books had the biggest impact on me this past year?

·         What important projects would I like to complete this next year?
·         What am I looking forward to in my personal life this next year?
·         What skills would I like to sharpen this next year?
·         What books will help me the most this next year?
·         How can I increase my service to others this next year?
·         How much would I like to earn this next year?

Succeeding to answer all these questions effectively you are going to realize a new personal vision and mission of your life and next year is going to be a year with full of success to you but only if you are going to work on your entire mission you have discovered through this exercise. Remember to write down each and every answer you are coming up with.

Please I hope to see you back and share your success with others through this blog next time and may be next year.

God bless you more.


Erick Chrispin.

Thursday, December 18, 2014


In realizing high productivity, good customer relationship and the decrease of operational costs in an organization or corporation you need high and smart performance of your human resources. For this to happen exactly, your staff members or your human resources need to be led and managed in an effective way. This is to say you need effective leadership and management process.

Leadership and management

These are two different processes of working with your staff members or working team that performs to realize result in your organization or company. Though they are different on their meaning and how they operate but they always need to work together.


It is simply a process of showing your followers (for this case your staff members or subordinates) where you are supposed to go or what you are supposed to achieve out of your work or organization, a way to follow and how to go about. This is to say a leader is a person who knows well the vision of the organization service or business and he/she spend most of his or her time sharing with his followers this vision while motivating them to follow it until they achieve as it was planned.

A leader is not a manager for his/her work is not to manage people instead to lead people through the right way to the destiny. (We shall see the difference in the next paragraph).
In an organization you will always have two types of leaders; first are top leaders and second are middle leaders. Top leaders are those whom carry the general vision of an organization for instance a Chief executive Officers or presidents from whom the middle leaders are reporting to. Middle leaders are leading people in different organization programs, or departments, their work is a bit heavier than top leaders because they serve people on top of them (top leaders), they serve their followers (subordinates) they serve customers on the other side and they serve external stakeholders like sponsors etc. These people are like country directors, team leaders etc.

However for effective and productive leadership in an organization, both types of leaders need some skill set around effective relationship management, visionary leadership and styles, their personality mastery, organizational behavior and culture plus management skills for sometime a leader will have to manage his/her followers depending on the circumstance or advice his/her managers.


This is a process of assuring the execution of planned objectives of an organization by your working team so as to realize expected results. A manager here will be a person who is supervising people or staff members to work on their roles in day to day schedule. A manager is following the vision as it has been directed to him by leaders through supervising a working team engagement in executing their provided tasks.

In 21st century a manager must also be a leader to some extent because dealing with people is not like dealing with machines. In today’s working world people have a lot of stressing situations in their personal life which may affect their working ability hence a manager must be concerned with people he/she is managing for him/her to help when they face personal or family challenges.

Employees always leave their job badly due to ineffective managers; bad mangers always decrease organization productivity plus destroying customer relationship and organization reputation. What they need is training on management skills which will enable them to be good at; building up their teams, work delegation, communication and presentation skills, managing people’s relation in an organization, project planning, time management, quality assurance of production process and end products plus participating his/her subordinates in planning their tasks etc.  


For a leader to be successful he/she need successful and smart managers who will put into practice all his ideas. This is to say a manager is brought in an organization by a leader and they work together in motivating their subordinates to put into practice all the planned ideas.

Leadership and management in the 21st century rejects dictatorship and being bosses instead it needs friendship and good relationship between all participants of these processes i.e. leaders and managers against followers (staff members). They also need maximum learning due to the fact that with rapid technology development, situations changes every day, so regardless your talent in leadership or management you need to lean more skills which will make you fit into recent situation of your organization behavior and external forces.

Erick Chrispin

Dar es Salaam Tanzania