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05/10/2010

DROGBA'S LEADERSHIP

 

 

I have realized that Leadership works. Leadership is powerful to change lives; leadership is powerful to change circumstances.

 

How did my Country take the harsh path of peace? - Leadership

How did the population believe in a better tomorrow after long years of pain? - Leadership

What focused the international attention on a possible peace in our Country? -Leadership

 

In the midst of murders, pain and tears, where families were torn away, dad slaughtered and mother raped before her kids’ very eyes, there was no hope for a singing tomorrow. My country was divided into two separate parts by a horizontal line. Up side was the base camp of the rebellion. And down side, the headquarter of the regular authorities.

 

No peaceful solution in the offing. The reconciliation process was one step forward, two steps backward. In our eyes, the process seemed to be doomed. Sicknesses, joblessness, scandals, crimes, robberies, our country was becoming an aggregate of woe and sorrow.

 

The international media were no longer talking about Ivory Coast as the first Cocoa producer, third coffee producer, major rubber, cashew, palm oil, etc. producer. It had just become a land of affliction

 

MEANWHILE,

 

an unknown African Leader was growing on another continent. The Ivorian football player Didier Drogba. Shaken on every side, he was morally and mentally pressed to accept to become a leader in his team. He did not understand yet the price of his responsibilities in his team and how he could become the one who would make the difference.

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Leadership is an exercise. Didier Drogba built up his mind all through his different european clubs. He took responsibilities, he built a vision, he becomes an example of hard work, success, commitment and determination. He becomes an icon for his qualities and his value. He made the day of the club's owners, executives and obviously, aficionados.

 

To be continued

 

TS

01/10/2010

YEB: NO KIDDING

 

NO KiDDING !

 

Malheur à ceux (woe to those) qui veulent se marier sans regarder de plus près (scrutinize) toutes les conditions.

J’ai une amie qui m’a rapporté que lors de sa dot (dowry), son fiancé a subi toutes les épreuves possibles.

Suivez bien :

1- Fournir des pagnes, de la boisson, de l’argent – bon ça ce n’est pas le plus grave, ils y étaient préparés


2- Ensuite, il devait prouver qu’il connaissait parfaitement sa promise.

Pour le vérifier : 5 filles ont été totalement recouvertes d’un drap.

Le prétendant doit découvrir seulement en regardant, laquelle était sa fiancée (his fiancée_ c’est de l’anglais et non une erreur). Un plus pour pimenter l’épreuve : on a interchangé les sandales des filles pour tromper la vigilance du prétendant.

Il a formulé toutes les prières, mais à la fin (eventually) il a pu la retrouver.


3- Tout à coup, après avoir tout réussi et sur le point du départ (upon departure), un parent de la mariée exige une autre preuve d’amour : il fallait fournir 3000 francs cfa en pièces de 5 fcfa,

No kidding !

(sans blague !)

Ça fait des siècles qu’il ne voit plus de pièces de 10 f, pour parler de la pièce de 5f.

J’espère que le mariage de MTN et Telecel en 2005 n’ a pas été aussi pénible.

 

 

TS

THE WORLD NEEDS LEADERS

I have been focusing on how people get happier in their lives.

And I saw that, definitely leaders, icons, idols, stars play a major role in getting people happier. The only critical point is that leaders then, have to become better leaders, provide positive visions, desire the real good of their followers, be up for losing something for the others's sake, accept to pay the price of sacrifice. They must evaluate the weight of their responsibilities and figure out that they the people giving flavour to the world.

But Note: Your mom is also one of those leaders; so is your teacher.

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I am sorry about that, but we all depend on leaders greater than us. May you be aware or not. Because doubtlessly, your father influenced the man that you are today. We get gradually free as we climb up the ladder of leadership and leadership aptitude.

 

TS