Category Inspirational

My Kind of Practice

Today is the HR Professionals day and I didn’t even know that we had a day that dedicated to HR. So let me tell you what I do on a day to day for job and career Many a time, the human resources practitioners job is thankless but my kind of practice is full of gratitude. With Healthcare HR, I support, lead and groom a community of the most inventive teams the world has witnessed so far. We recognize that they offer care for a whole person which usually means sitting with families and listening to their heart breaking stories as they monitor heartbeats, diagnose and treat. These dedicated men and women potentially impact lives in ways that make families remember them for years to come. While it is easy to get bogged down by the craziness of the Hospital HR operations, I don’t do it at the expense of truly appreciating the incredible privilege I have been given to serve. As maddening as it may be to frame human resources for healthcare as a practice that is exceptional from all others, there are many dynamics that make this valid. Don’t get me wrong, best HR practices from other industries can provide inspiration for healthcare HR leaders, especially as they look for ways to optimize value-based care. Healthcare is essentially the one service industry in which consumers don’t make normal consumption choices and when withheld or denied, could potentially result in death. That may be the largest differentiator of any and it makes my contribution to this chain so important. Arguably, the most important of the health system inputs, the performance and the benefits the system can deliver depend largely upon the knowledge, skills and motivation of those individuals responsible for delivering health services.  My every day job is managing […]

Sting of Mediocrity

Anytime you place yourself out of your comfort zone, is when you truly start to live and experience life for what it is. If you’re having thoughts about leaving your corporate job I suggest you just do it, chances are you’re probably not fully content if you’re thinking your options. Leaving a job before getting another can be such a stressful decision and finding the courage within to break through that barrier is even harder. Leaving the comfort, the opportunities, the money and the recognition is not an easy task at all but you know that you’re ready to walk when resentment becomes part of the job. Unsurprisingly, like most of us, I have always wanted to do the responsible thing, which is strength for hard times, thick skin for office politics and job security. I am in the field of Human Resources and that means that in many ways I am responsible for making everyone’s experience at the work place positive and enjoyable. Asking for who would be responsible for mine is a paradox! Nonetheless, I liked my job, my bosses, most of my co-workers and the money. I liked the challenges and liked learning. Deeper still, I believed in the vision. All this was not enough, each passing day, year after year, I continued to numb my mind and my heart with a work environment that did not fulfill me.  At this workplace bullies ruled the roost, there was evident loss of human touch, fixed minds and creeping beauracy but for my age, I had achieved so much, in so little time and I felt indebted. I was your GIRL ON TOP, I loved the hell I was in and earned every promotion. Ignorance is bliss, or so we are told which is true for my case because up […]


Urges always deplete you and temporary impulses always make us go wrong. I was young, had a job, good friends and time. At this point in my life I was majorly being led by urges and my spiritual life had taken the shelf in the corner. If you don’t have the courage to evaluate yourself and see how far you have fallen because of urges, just look at your body-it says it all. There were many changes going on in my body I couldn’t understand or even control. Still living with my mother and siblings allowed me not know grown up things like pay rent and replace the broken blender. Urges make withdraws while instinct makes deposits. God calls us according to his purpose only but still created us with our own will which he really respects. We always make our own choice. And I mostly made wrong the choices. There is a story in the bible, about disciples who had gone fishing but were not lucky enough to catch fish that night. The whole night they tried but still failed. God knew all along that they were not ready for the fish they wanted to so badly to catch, because their nets were old. They didn’t know because we are only human and can never really see what’s about to happen. So, God prolonged the process and they were losing hope. But they decide to sew their nets while they keep trying. When the time was right they caught enough fish because the nets were strong enough to hold the fish. Most times we want something so bad and we do anything in our power to have it. I learnt a lesson from the disciples. Gods timing is always right. Just like the disciples, I was a young 20-something- […]