UKZN Alumnus Publishes Books on Personal and Professional Development
UKZN alumnus Mr Sibusiso Mbhele has published four books on personal development and leadership to help prepare young people for the working world both professionally and personally.
The books are: A Rare Leader, The Make of a Champion, You’re Born to Excel, and Finding a Job is a Job.
Mbhele says the books are ideal for anyone wanting to improve their lives but are specifically aimed at students in tertiary institutions, people in the workplace, those in prison, the unemployed and folk employed in non-governmental organisations.
Mbhele gave a brief synopsis of each book:
* ‘The Make of a Champion deals with the attributes of winners in life, whether in sport, business, education or other fields. It is a personal development book.
* ‘A Rare Leader is about personal leadership - how to build a personal leadership brand that impacts on the space one occupies.
* ‘You're Born to Excel is about cultivating the character of excellence in everyday life. It is targeted at everyone – those in the workplace, business, church, and school etc.
* ‘Finding a Job is a Job provides insight into the challenge of looking for a job, especially in this time of unemployment among graduates.’
Mbhele graduated with an Honours degree in Community and Development in 2009. He believes his inspiration for writing the books has been ‘discovering my purpose in life and the clarity to pursue it’.
‘Challenges I have faced range from one place to another – from finding acceptance in the field of writing as a young writer to getting positive feedback from the people the books target.’
When he is not writing, Mbhele is involved with empowering young minds through his company, Innovative-Veins Development. ‘We deal with personal development, career development, leadership development and coaching and training. We work in high schools and tertiary institutions to empower young people to have informed careers.’
As a Community Development Practioner, Mbhele believes all forms of development begin with self-discovery and pursuing one’s purpose in an environment which supports and embraces one’s dreams.
‘My plan is to develop a Leadership and Management Institute that will form a strategic partnership with other institutions seeking to achieve the same mission in shaping the young people in institutions of higher learning and high schools to dream out aloud and influence the course of their destiny,’ said Mbhele.
The books cost between R130-R170 each and can be ordered directly from the author on 079 844 6080 or email: email@example.com