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RRS ~ Action meets insights...

Take off the mask

Have you ever wondered why some musicians who have written and produced happy songs have mental disturbances and even commit suicide? You owe it to yourself to be comfortable revealing who you truly are with all your flaws. Acceptance is an inside job.


While it is a worthy cause to be loyal to your employer, it is equally important to be deliberate about your non-negotiables. As a first step, it helps to intentionally remove oneself from settings or colleagues that promote negativity. Eagles fly with eagles and not with sparrows, ravens or other birds. Keep good company and look for great mentors who don’t only tell you what to do, but demonstrate to you how to get the job done.

The Winning Attitude

“Procrastination is the thief of time: Year after year it steals, till all are fled, and to the mercies of a moment leaves the vast concerns of an eternal scene” ~ Edward Young


It will be tough along the way. There will be many tests and trials, but, whatever you do, wherever you find yourself, make it a point not to lose your identity.

Psychological Safety of Academics in the New Normal: What Works?

What has worked for me? Well, it pays to have a predetermined vision, more like a list of possibilities, a realistic action plan if you like. One’s ability to be mindful of limits and acknowledge possibilities plays an important role in leading a healthy professional life. Today’s professionals need to develop new capabilities to address complex challenges in innovative and humanly possible ways. There is no better time to stay in your lane. What works for the Jones might not work for you, so stick it in.


The support provided by a vigilante group is synonymous with what a brobella offers in academia. The research journey in can be lonely. Don’t travel the journey alone, join community groups and professional associations, look for mentors, keep learning, get brobellas.

‘Vlogging’ your way through Online Classroom Engagement

The online learning space has transformed significantly, which has encouraged many educators to adapt and innovatively device new ways of teaching and learning. The new ways of teaching and learning have equally got me thinking about the future of work for the graduates in the post-COVID era. COVID has presented a testing ground for how aspiring professionals will work in the near future.

Carry on reading to explore the free online professional development resources provided in this post, to stay relevant.

Rethinking Employee Engagement

Having a large market share should not be an alibi for complacency. Businesses need to be resiliently flexible to change and engage in ongoing market intelligence to dive deeper into the mind of the consumer and leverage on changing target market needs.


There is an urgent need to assess vulnerability at school and/or community levels, which would serve as an impetus to scale up tailor-made educational and social development interventions, with implications for inclusivity.

Converting Innovation into Strategy: It takes Two to ‘Tango’

Overlooking simple ‘finishing touches’ such as intentionally slicing pizzas (remembering to use ‘magic words’, professional and diplomatic customer relations, transforming innovation/consumer insights into user-friendly strategic outcomes – fill in the blank) could ruin an image that has taken decades/’sweat and blood’ to build.