Category Archives: The Rat Race

How to Accelerate Your Team

How to Accelerate Your Team

It was a busy day in the office and truth be told I didn’t even have time to stop for lunch, yeah we all have one of these days, some of us maybe have more of such days than the average person! What ticked me off was that this colleague of mine seemed to be taking a rather laxed approach to everything, considering that everything that we were working on was urgent. My boss is one of those who believe everything is urgent or else we wouldn’t be doing it so you have to move… Continue reading →

HOW TO: Perfect your presentations

HOW TO: Perfect your presentations

The other day I happened to be invited for workshop by one of my superiors. I was called as a “last minute by the way you are also meant to attend this one,” and I hurriedly picked my stuff and made it to the lift in time. The workshop was interesting and I got to learn a lot of operational stuff that I had no clue about, yes I stayed awake and it paid off. While at the workshop, the two day session entailed a part of working in groups and thereafter the group makes… Continue reading →

When I grow up, I want to be a…

When I grow up, I want to be a…

The other day I was part of a group that travelled to the Aberdares for a retreat, granted we did some work but mostly enjoyed the full board luxury and decadent desserts to match. The views were amazing and everything else, which truly goes to show what a wondrous awesome country we have. As I looked over the Aberdares, all that flashed through my mind were visions of travelling across the world and getting to tell everyone I could all about it. So where did some of us go wrong with our careers considering 90%… Continue reading →

It’s nothing personal, just business

It’s nothing personal, just business

So this morning, I got a stern reprimanding from one of my bosses, and I was not too sure what the exact problem was. Ok I lie; I knew what it was, it was that I had forgotten to relay some information to a key person involved in the project. But allow me to explain, there are two key people who work more or less in the same office and I simply forgot to cc one of them. Clearly this was a bigger deal than I had ever dreamed by the volume intensity of the… Continue reading →

The Side Hustle

The Side Hustle

I have formed a real interest in side hustles and budding entrepreneurial/start up stories. Are you one of those people who feel unfulfilled in their jobs? Well, here is some food for thought. Many people are in jobs that they would rather not be doing. They had dreams that somehow faded away by day, the shade of the dream became lighter and lighter to a rather pale shade. But who’s to say that the dream is completely gone? Key word was “faded” so there is always time to brighten up that dream again, even if… Continue reading →

Need a Life Makeover?

Need a Life Makeover?

The reason I write this post is because a cousin of mine called recently claiming he felt bored by everything. He felt eeuuuugrrrh! Whatever that means he couldn’t describe it further than that but I knew what he meant. We all at one time or another burn out from work, from our careers, literally burn out from life. It’s about not making your life your job, make you life more interesting and see where that can lead you instead. What can we do about it apart from get into a depression mode? Mmh… 1. Get… Continue reading →

5 tips for more effective time management at work

5 tips for more effective time management at work

I used to be fairly unprepared for meetings, I would stay late back at the office to meet deadlines very often always, I never used to have time for lunch, I was living on caffeine like a junky, I would constantly have work thoughts in my head when I slept and the blackberry drove me mad until I smashed it against my bedroom wall straight across from my bed with the rage and anger that I felt inside. But the truth was, I needed to plan my time better. Surely the reason for a lunch… Continue reading →

Office Goss Demystified

Office Goss Demystified

The other day I happened to walk passed the kitchenette in our office building, this being where all the tea girls normally congregate to give and get the best goss of the day, coupled with the update of previous goss a.k.a dishing the dirt. If there’s one thing women love to do is to chit chat and what they love even more is to chichat about other people, and then share this information along the grapevine. This time round however, I noticed a male voice amongst the usual commotion of a running tap and kettle… Continue reading →

5 Ways To Work Your Way Up!

5 Ways To Work Your Way Up!

We all try to impress our bosses daily. And we do it with the intention that they should in return consider us for upcoming promotions, give us great appraisals and approve a fat pay rise. It’s always a challenge trying to come up with interesting ways to make the bosses notice you more than other people. So I have a couple of ideas which I have personally tried and tested that can help you get ahead of the pack. 1. Work Smart Ok you may think this is so straight forward that you don’t need… Continue reading →

Cell phone Decorum @Work

Cell phone Decorum @Work

This particular post is brought on because of a fellow colleague here in my office. We were all rather busy into our work, hitting keyboards  and there it goes. The loudest ringtone I had ever heard in our open plan office space. Rule No. 1: When at work there’s really no need to have your ring tone at volume 5 with a tone from some bump and grind hit song from last year. The single beep or vibrate works just as good. Loud crazy ring tones serves no good for anyone because we as your… Continue reading →

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