September 01, 2016   by

“Leadership is the ability of a superior to induce subordinates to work with confidence and I zeal” — Koontz and ‘Donnell. Leadership may be defined as a position of power held by an individual in a group, which provides him... View Article

July 29, 2015   by

Have a large Chama? Here’s how to manage the meetings Sometimes your Chama may grow into something very big.  That’s a good thing right?The answer is yes and no.  Sometimes when the group is too big, it can bring with... View Article

March 15, 2015   by

Use tact when communicating in the Chama We all have to communicate painful or sensitive information at some point.  And, while it’s important to tell the truth, we need to think about how we do it. Tact allows us to... View Article

March 14, 2015   by

Actions after the Chama meeting play a big role in helping you achieve expected, positive, and constructive outcomes. Your actions following the meeting are very crucial. Often people need a gentle nudge to remind them about completing action items.  Leaders... View Article

March 13, 2015   by

Some Chamas have it rough. They’re particularly vulnerable to fraud because they lack the resources or knowledge to put in systems of controls and properly delegate chama accounting duties among their members or to a chama management system. However, Chamas... View Article

February 02, 2014   by

Imagine that you’ve recruited the best people into your Chama. You had high hopes for the Chama, so you feel frustrated when people can’t seem to work together. When analyzing what is ailing your Chama, several factors come into play.... View Article

January 27, 2014   by

Most successful investment groups use a good plan to achieve their goals.  Without a plan, you are likely to lose the plot at some point.  Thus, planning is one of the most important project management and time management techniques. Planning... View Article

January 25, 2014   by

Besides buying stocks, one of the most popular investments with Chamas is property.  Whilst this is a relatively straight forward sort of investment unlike stocks; you still need some know-how on how to invest the smart way.  Here are some... View Article

January 24, 2014   by

Team building and teamwork skills are critical for your effectiveness as a Chama leader. Team building success is when your Chama can accomplish something bigger and investment goals more effectively than a group of the same individuals investing on their... View Article

January 23, 2014   by

How to manage them  One of the biggest headaches any Chama leader faces is dealing with people problems. Whether it is telling someone they must improve their meeting attendance, or they cannot continue to come in late for meetings, sticky... View Article

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