Thursday, February 27, 2014

Monday, February 24, 2014

The difference between Managers and Leaders.

All have a place in our society but Managers change things, leaders change the world!

1.  People
  •    Managers, manage people and things (position equity)
  •    Leaders develops followers (creates teamwork and develops new leaders)
2. Essence
  •     Managers focus on stability
  •     Leader focus on change
3. Rule
  •  Managers make the rules
  • Leaders break the rules
4. Approach
  • Manager plans the details
  • Leaders sets the direction
5. Cultures
  • Managers executes
  • Leaders shapes the culture
6. Conflict
  • Managers avoids conflicts
  • Leaders use the conflict as an asset
7. Direction
  • Manager use the existing road
  • Leaders creates new roads

8. Decision
  • Managers make decisions
  • Leaders facilitates the decision

9. Credits
  • Managers take credits
  • Leaders give credits
10. Vision
  • Managers tells the vision
  • Leaders shapes the vision

11. Style
  • Managers are transaction
  • Leaders are transformational
Are you a manager or a leader?  Be a lead, Be the change!

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Inspirational Life Quotes

“Just know, when you truly want success, you’ll never give up on it. No matter how bad the situation may get.” - Unknown

“Accept responsibility for your life. Know that it is you who will get you where you want to go, no one else.” – Les Brown

“I don’t regret the things I’ve done, I regret the things I didn’t do when I had the chance.” – Unknown

“Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.” - Joshua J. Marine

“Its hard to wait around for something you know might never happen; but its harder to give up when you know its everything you want.” – Unknown

“One of the most important keys to Success is having the discipline to do what you know you should do, even when you dont feel like doing it.” - Unknown

“Good things come to those who wait… greater things come to those who get off their ass and do anything to make it happen.” - Unknown

“Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, or worn. It is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace & gratitude.” - Denis Waitley

“In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure.” – Bill Cosby

“Go where you are celebrated – not tolerated. If they can’t see the real value of you, it’s time for a new start.” – Unknown

Dont be afraid to stand for what you believe in, even if that means standing alone.. - Unknown

“The best revenge is massive success.” – Frank Sinatra

“Forget all the reasons it won’t work and believe the one reason that it will.” - Unknown

“I am thankful for all of those who said NO to me. Its because of them I’m doing it myself.” – Albert Einstein

“The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle.” – Steve Jobs

“Life is short, live it. Love is rare, grab it. Anger is bad, dump it. Fear is awful, face it. Memories are sweet, cherish it.” – Unknown

“When you say “It’s hard”, it actually means “I’m not strong enough to fight for it”. Stop saying its hard. Think positive!” - Unknown

“Life is like photography. You need the negatives to develop.” - Unknown

“Don’t worry about failures, worry about the chances you miss when you don’t even try.” – Jack Canfield

“The pain you feel today is the strength you feel tomorrow. For every challenge encountered there is opportunity for growth.” - Unknown

“Build your own dreams, or someone else will hire you to build theirs.” – Farrah Gray

“The only thing that stands between you and your dream is the will to try and the belief that it is actually possible.” – Joel Brown

“Self confidence is the most attractive quality a person can have. how can anyone see how awesome you are if you can’t see it yourself?” – Unknown

“We learn something from everyone who passes through our lives.. Some lessons are painful, some are painless.. but, all are priceless.” - Unknown

“Being happy doesn’t mean that everything is perfect. it means that you’ve decided to look beyond the imperfections.” - Unknown

“Nobody ever wrote down a plan to be broke, fat, lazy, or stupid. Those things are what happen when you don’t have a plan.” – Larry Winget

“Three things you cannot recover in life: the WORD after it’s said, the MOMENT after it’s missed and the TIME after it’s gone. Be Careful!” – Unknown

“Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.” – Carl Bard

“When the past calls, let it go to voicemail, believe me, it has nothing new to say.” - Unknown

“Rule #1 of life. Do what makes YOU happy.” - Unknown

“Walk away from anything or anyone who takes away from your joy. Life is too short to put up with fools.” – Unknown

“Love what you have. Need what you want. Accept what you receive. Give what you can. Always remember, what goes around, comes around…” – Unknwon

“Just remember there is someone out there that is more than happy with less than what you have.” – Unknown

“The biggest failure you can have in life is making the mistake of never trying at all.” – Unknown

“Life has two rules: #1 Never quit #2 Always remember rule # 1.” - Unknown

“No one is going to hand me success. I must go out & get it myself. That’s why I’m here. To dominate. To conquer. Both the world, and myself.” - Unknown


Thursday, February 13, 2014

Tusker Pre-season Tournament 2014.

Our team Mathare North Rangers F.C was honored to play in the Tusker pre-season tournament organized by Tusker F.C management. This was an opportunity for exposure  and we thank Francis Kimanzi ( Head coach – Tusker FC), Willis Wafula ( Tusker FC Team Manager) and Leonard Odipo ( Assistant Coach Tusker F.C) for creatively engaging  and preparing teams from the National Wide League, Kenya Premier League (KPL) and the community clubs  in a one week competitive tournament before the start of the league.

Mathare North Rangers F.C Vs. Tusker FC

Many are the times small club like ours are locked out from playing friendly matches with the established clubs,  especially those  that play in the Nationwide and Kenyan Premier League. The question that we always ask ourselves is, how do you maintain the generational change in these clubs if playing friendly matches with the small community clubs  isn’t encouraged? And how do top clubs ensure that they promote new talents without recycling a big percentage of players from the same league? This is why in a special way we thank Tusker F.C management for taking the lead in surfing the uncharted waters of exposing talents and connecting clubs through this tournament hosted at their stadium in Ruaraka, Nairobi County.

The Objectives Of The Tournament
As much as there was no  prize money it was indeed a worthwhile experience for coaches, referees, clubs and players before the start of official league matches.  In a nutshell, these were the objectives;

  • Connect clubs and players through a competitive environment.
  • Give the players  exposure to playing in the top league environment.
  • The coaches to sharpen their teams before the start of the league.

The tournament featured the following teams: Posta (National Wide), Nakumatt (National Wide),  Inter City(National Wide), Tusker F.c(Kenya Premier League), Mathare North Rangers (Community football), K.Sharks (National Wide), Stima (Nation Wide) and Talanta (National Wide).
Inspiring and nurturing young talent through football is our agenda, and we will continue pursuing the same vision despite the challenges that we encounter. It is unfortunate young talent in football has been  mismanaged for many years and at Wilsen Initiative (Wi) through our football club Mathare North Rangers F.C, we would like to help the youth reach their desired peak in playing football by providing good coaching and mentorship using football while encouraging the soccer players to attend extra education which will help secure their future when their playing time is over.
Lastly, we thank all the well wishers that helped our team commute daily to Ruaraka sports grounds and also organized  two day's of lunch for the players.

In a special way we thank our councilor Oscar Lore,  Wilson Masaka (Wilsen Founder), Thomas Abungu (Wilsen Coordinator), Sammy Okinda (KCB goal keeper), Samwel Baraza ( Wilsen Co-founder) Jeff ( Mathare North Rangers senior captain) Patrick Olouch ( Metro Sports) Ochola ( 11 brothers) Edwin Kipkoech ( Mathare North Rangers Captain) Kennedy Onyango ( Team Coordinator), Jirus ( F.c Santos Coach), Kimesh ( Secretary Mathare North Rangers), Kamuzi Banda ( Player Mathare North Rangers), Male ( Mathare North Rangers F.C) just to mention but a few.
“While you build bridges for yourself always remember to create extra bridges for others to cross into successful land. Always remember success is a marathon and not a  sprint and one day will reach the finish line”. Wilsen Initiative founder (Wilson Masaka)

Written by Evaline Akida
Wilsen Initiative girls project

Monday, February 3, 2014

48 Laws of Powers

Law 1: Never Outshine The Master
Law 2: Never put too Much Trust in Friends
Law 3: Conceal Your Intentions
Law 4: Always Say Less than Necessary
Law 5: So Much Depends on Reputation
Law 6: Court Attention at all Cost
Law 7: Get Others to Do the Work for You
Law 8: Make Other People Come To You Use Bait
Law 9: Win Through Your Actions - Not Argument
Law 10: Infection: Avoid the Unhappy and Unlucky
Law 11: Learn To Keep People Dependent on You
Law 12: Use Selective Honesty to Disarm Your Victim
Law 13: Asking for Help Appeal to People's Self Interest
Law 14: Pose as a Friend, Work as a Spy
Law 15: Crush Your Enemy Totally
Law 16: Use Absence to Increase Respect and Honor
Law 17: Cultivate an air of Unpredictability
Law 18: Isolation is Dangerous
Law 19: Do Not Offend the Wrong Person
Law 20: Do Not Commit to Anyone
Law 21: Play a Sucker to Catch a Sucker
Law 22: Surrender Tactic: Transform Weakness into Power
Law 23: Concentrate Your Forces
Law 24: Play the Perfect Courtier
Law 25: Recreate Yourself
Law 26: Keep Your Hands Clean
Law 27: Create a Cult: Play on People’s Need to Believe
Law 28: Enter Action with Boldness
Law 29: Plan all the way to the End
Law 30: Make Your Accomplishments Seem Effortless
Law 31: Get others to Play with the Cards you Deal
Law 32: Play to People’s Fantasies
Law 33: Discover Each Man’s Thumbscrew
Law 34: Be Royal in Your Own Fashion – Act Like a King.
Law 35: Master the Art of Timing
Law 36: Disdain things you cannot have
Law 37: Create Compelling Spectacles
Law 38: Think as you like, but behave like others
Law 39: Stir Up Waters to Catch Fish
Law 40: Despise the Free Lunch
Law 41: Avoid Stepping into a Great Man’s Shoes
Law 42: Strike the Shepherd and the Sheep Will Scatter
Law 43: Work on the Heart and Mind of Others
Law 44: Disarm and Infuriate with the Mirror Effect
Law 45: Preach Change But Never Reform Quickly.
Law 46 Never Appear Too Perfect
Law 47: In Victory Learn When To Stop
Law 48: Assume Formlessness

 Author Robert Greene