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My thoughts about life and about my dreams and visions.

I would like to see the world moving to a better place

Committing to Peace

MKEYNYA DAIMAPosted by True North Leadership, Martine Sat, June 23, 2012 11:26AM

True North Leadership is proud to announce that we are supporting MKENYA DAIMA.

The primary purpose of the MKENYA DAIMA campaign is to inspire all Kenyans towards peaceful elections and a better Kenya for all.

By elections coming closer the image of the post election violence of 2007/08 seems to be waking up – and it is core that each one of us takes up our responsibility to keep the peace and by this also ensuring that Kenya can continue its development and growth.

The human potential here is amazing!
Just imagine where this nation can be in 2020 already if even 20% of the youth is passionate about growth and transformation towards a greater nation.

We are already seeing the viral effects of the Hubs of entrepreneurship and IT. The creativity and the skills!! and I wonder what the percentage is now of youth having access to unleashing their potential. Our Human Potential is the pillar in this nation.

Unleashing this potential even partly will by far allowing us to reach Vision 2030J

“mwana-nchi sio mweny-nchi”
(The ordinary citizens are not children of the nation but owners of the nation)

What if the time and energy used on revenge, jealousy, taking others down, and fighting would be used towards building a better quality of life? I am wondering what changes this could make for you? For your neighbour? For your family? For the community?

True North Leadership will participate with our competencies in Self Leadership and as I commit myself as an individual Human Being and the organization as such including True North Leadership College, I also know that many of our students have already committed themselves at working towards this.

I am asking you, our students, can I get a commitment from you to

1. Participate in MKENYA DAIMA by being inspirational pillars towards peaceful elections?

2. To assisting in bringing awareness and training to youth leaders in Nairobi as well as up country?

3. To being part of bringing out the message of high values such as peace, integrity, focus on purpose, impartiality, awareness, care, unity?

I know that already now you do it. This is through a structure where an amazing team of highly professional people have come together – mobilizing strengths in many different areas – areas such as

· Presidential debates on TV and Radio

· Music

· Meetings at high level

· Media

· Conflict management

· Leadership

· Workplace programmes


True North Leadership provides Transformational Education and Training that changes people’s lives.


True North Leadership is leading in Actualizing Leadership and in Creative Social Entrepreneurship for Socio-economic Growth.

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Greener pastures

EventsPosted by True North Leadership, Martine Wed, May 09, 2012 09:36PM

True North Leading towards a greater environment

I study her face as it changes into one big smile, Charity (Kenya Forest Service), certainly passionate about what she does, as is Betty (NEMA) who is sharing the story of the tent blowing away at “Corner Baridi” while they were doing a tree planting .... “I know now why it is called Corner Baridi”.

My thoughts go to the cold, windy place with the little church at the top, and while Betty’s hands demonstrate how the tent disappeared and flew somewhere all on its own, I am visualizing the tree planting session that we are now arranging in Ngong Hills.

250 people, and if it does not rain, it could easily be more, 30 of them preferably in our T-shirts, being students at True North Leadership College. A healthy environment is also True North, and we do believe that this should be part of us in many different ways. Most likely all will be with soil up to their elbows, and big smile on their faces as they make new life grow in the Ngongs, as a pre event leading up to World Environment Day in June. This is arranged by KIM and NEMA with many other stakeholders onboard, KFS being lead in the preparations of the ground and seedlings.

5000 seedlings are to be planted on the 5 hectares of land on 19th May, mainly coming from the community, the local Masai community will be participating in this event of planting sustainable seedlings in the hills, seedlings of trees that are indigenous to the area, and which should have a chance of surviving the harsh climate in the windy hills.

I ask Barnabas what made him choose his job, and he tells me that already his grandfather was into forestry and gave him the passion for planting and growing trees when he was just a young child. I can see in his eyes that he is truly passionate about what he does through his work in Kenya Forest Service, and that passion must have been passed on to all others working with him.

I can’t wait to see this passion for a greener Kenya being passed on to all of us at True North! How wonderful it would be if we can make some green social entrepreneurship projects.

Who is up for that????


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Neuro Semantics

Self Leadership ClassesPosted by True North Leadership, Martine Sat, May 05, 2012 12:01PM

Leadership ... is it possible to lead others if you cannot lead yourself?
I am wondering what I was taught in management classes ... It used to be so clear, that I would easily teach it to my students ...

Now it is clear in a very, very different way.

Leadership and management used to be connected, yet Leadership is about holding the Vision and Leading the way where management is about Performance and Actualizing the Visions.

During Business School I think it was one mix, and more about what you can do to lead others, I actually cannot recall a single lesson of SELF LEADERSHIP.

Now, as I lead myself, it is a completely different stream of consciousness leading others, because they either come, or they don’t, and this is defined by what I offer them in my self leadership.

People who walk together in leadership will share the similar values, have shared visions, and part of these visions can be to learn and understand more.... also understand from our differences.

I am wondering how the old models of leadership apply in today’s shifting world. In Kenya we are on a highway, and it is moving fast. Development in terms of communication and logistics is enormous, and I seem to be re-evaluating my strategies for following my vision every 6 months. There is no holding on to the original plan, it is change, and to be in this world, I must be in readiness to change with it and possibly before it.

This is why Self Actualizing in a business is essential. And Self Actualizing can only happen if the people involved in the process are ready to lead themselves – so Self Leadership.

The question is how to reach Self Actualization and how to teach and train Self Leadership and how to keep it upJ This is where Neuro Semantics comes in as an amazing tool. More about that.

Below examples of Self LEadership where students are cleaning the school, or making jokes on getting classrooms ready for training:-)

We have trainings 2 days a month in Self LEadership, which is mainly based on training in Neuro Semantics

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Politics and Social Media

EventsPosted by True North Leadership Fri, May 04, 2012 08:59PM
I am curious to know your point on the influence social media can have on politics.

Sunny Bindra (from his talk at KIM April Forum) is certain that social media will be cleaning up politics, as it is holding politicians accountable, and as comments can travel incredibly fast on twitter.

It is no longer a world of command and control, and we can use social media as a force for good.

What is your point of view on this? Have a look at

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KIM Social Media

EventsPosted by True North Leadership Fri, May 04, 2012 08:41PM

Mindblowingly great to be overgifted by Sunny Bindra, Joe Muchero, and Al Kags spreading their words from the front of the room.

The possibilities of Google nowadays are just overwhelming, and I am still wondering what the next big thing will be, as we are moving on to the coming months of this year.

2 years ago I was still wondering what twitter is

5 years ago I was trying to get my head around the concept of blogging, and I remember the constant refusal of understanding the visuals of it

The same time I think I entered the world of Facebook, while wondering how that could absorb people's focus and time as was it a play station game.

1994 I was introduced to this New Big Thing called Internet.... before the search engines such as yahoo and google were around, or perhaps they were, but I did not have a clue, so my first teacher in Internet showed me how I could type a word in the head and if nothing came up, then it was not on the internet.

Hmm, today it is all done differently, and Apple has showed us how to float on a screen while working on serious stuff, perhaps even seated in a read lounge sofa, or with the feet in the water at Sankara:-)

The world is coming closer, at least in the way we perceive it, and with that time is changing with a speed that makes us throw away our strategic 10 year plans after a year. Al Kags nailed it beautifully; We can't make a 5 year strategic plan! In marketing we can only thing 1 year ahead. NAkumat is not going to be the same in 2 years.....

It gives new meaning to planning, and to the requirements of strategic thinking.

As I combine this with Sunny Bindra views on the necessity of keeping your laundry clean, as social media today will wash the dirty laundry in public. We are in need of a strong focus on VALUES!!!!!

Lets keep the spirits high, and the values even higher, and let us look at what is actually needed and what makes people happy:-) Lets use social media to take us to the next level

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Open Forum

ExamsPosted by True North Leadership Wed, April 18, 2012 10:46AM
Dear Friends

Knowing that you also have interesting thoughts that others can learn from, let us share there, discuss responsibility, values, dreams, visions, challenges.

Let us explore life.

To the Highest and Best


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