June 19, 2018   by

Every social setup is bound to experience some form of friction from time to time. For chamas and other investment groups, even with a vigorous vetting process and careful selection of new members in a quest to avoid internal squabbles,... View Article

November 07, 2016   by

Most of us are members of many different social groups, and several of those groups have leaders. there are different types of leadership styles that a group leader can adopt and manage a group effectively. Instrumental vs. Expressive Leadership Many... View Article

November 01, 2016   by

Interventions Interventions are techniques to use when you are confronted with disruption or problems during the meetings. They can be used separately, but are usually more effective when used in combination. Interventions attempt to be low on the confrontation scale... View Article

October 19, 2016   by

The strongest and most successful Chama of this age are the ones that promote diversity. People from diverse age groups who work together will help to build a stronger Chama that has more innovative and creative ideas and results. However,... View Article

September 29, 2016   by

 Difficult group members How do you deal with difficult group members? Individuals who create turmoil in the group by engaging in chronically disruptive behavior, or whose communication behavior is chronically inappropriate offer a challenge. Since groups are systems composed of... View Article

September 14, 2016   by

 What makes a Chama stick together? In Chama’s’, several factors contribute to the members staying together. Cohesion can be considered as the glue that binds a group. Individualistically each one of us is self-directed, seeking different objectives, and yet we... View Article

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

August 18, 2016   by

Leaders need to show more composed in any Chama when there is a meeting or a problem to be handled.Leaders must have greater poise, agility and patience to lower the impact of uncertainty. How leaders respond to growing pressure in... View Article

July 15, 2016   by

How to Negotiate: The Art of negotiating for property your Chama should know. Do you know how to negotiate? As a Chama it is important for members to realize that old-school haggling can work wonders when it comes to getting... View Article

July 14, 2016   by

Planning an offsite meeting Are you thinking of having an offline meeting for your group? Let’s face it. Chama meetings can become boring if we keep doing the same things all the time. You know the routine. The Chama ladies... View Article

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