Emotional and Inter-Cultural Intelligence

Dr. Gustav Gous is a Namibian born International Speaker and trainer. He is the Managing Director of a company which specialises in creating Inter-Cultural Intelligence in organisations. Recently back in Namibia to speak at the Professional Speakers Association of Namibia’s Summer Conference, 99FM’s MYD Smart spoke to Gustav about some of his areas of expertise; emotional intelligence at the workplace …

The Namibian Creativity Advantage

“All ideas arise when someone combines the knowledge and information they already have to come up with something new” according to Fredrik Härén, author and speaker on Business Creativity. Fredrik is the author of nine books, including The Idea Book that was included in The 100 Best Business Books of All Time. Recently in Namibia to speak about Creativity and …

Tools For Making Informed Career Choices

“I think an individual at any point in their careers should come in for testing as it may point to strengths which can boost confidence both in and out the workplace as well as shine light on potential weaknesses which an individual can then become aware of and make the right changes, if necessary.” Analysing where you are in your …

Franklin’s Four Tips For Entrepreneurs In The New Year

A new year brings opportunities to reflect on our growth and identify areas that need to be improved on. This is especially important for small business owners and entrepreneurs, considering the most common cited reasons small businesses fail are a lack of capital, a lack of management skills or both. Yet management skills can be developed and grown, and so 99FM’s MYD …

Coach Herbert On Setting Goals To Score Big

“I see of people is that they have no goals, they lack ambition and they are people not really living up to their full potential. I urge you to be different, be bold, and dream big. Set goals that will force you to push the boundaries. The attainment of our goals helps us develop into the person we want to …

Lessons from 2016 by Sam Shivute

Sam Shivute is the Director of the Banking Services Department at Bank of Namibia, the Chairman of the National Housing Enterprise Board, a professional speaker and motivational speaker as well as a transformational coach. A dynamic and inspirational Namibian, Sam shares here, his learning and lessons from 2016 as well as his advice for 2017. Lessons from 2016 by Sam …

Benefits of Taking Regular Breaks

While we may feel as though we cannot afford to take a break from work, experts agree that we cannot afford not too. Behavioural Scientist, Tony Muganza wrote last year in the 99FM MYD Smart article, Why I Should Take a Break, “Human brains do not have a reserve power and energy pool. For this reason one soon feels burnout! …

Afra’s Taking Stock of 2016

Afra Schimming-Chase is a certified Financial Planner with an academic legal background. She is also a Partner at FranklinCovey Namibia, a motivational speaker and a passionate Namibian who has shared on MYD, her wisdom around life and money. Here Afra has prepared for us a guide, and shared with us a tool, that will help bring clarity to our relationship …

Smart Finance Tips for the Festive Season

To have a memorable holiday season, shouldn’t mean you need to go into debt, and by keeping your finances under control you can keep the other challenging aspects of the holiday in check as well. What’s been called a holiday spending hangover, can be avoided by using a little restraint right now and many Namibians are looking at smart ways …

It’s Never Too Early or Too Late for Passion

“Our interests and tastes are as varied and unique as we are and the only way to discover them is by actually doing and trying.” Passion is a driver. It helps remove monotony from the workplace and what’s more, it’s a choice to work with passion. Yet, while studies show that a very small percentage of employees around the world …