Indeed ignore SKC at your peril: Chilima the incoming Malawi President

 We tend to trivialise success of those we see or interact with everyday, opting to struggle looking for lessons elsewhere – perhaps the Biblical prophets are not respected at home describes it best.

Chilima at Likoma Anglican Church
Chilima on campaign trail
 We read books and watch videos on success, spend precious time on google reading “how to manage time” or burn nights reading “The 4am Club”, “Seven Habits of Highly Effective People”… essentially, reading articles and books chronicling how political and business leaders or any such leaders, elsewhere, effectively use or used their time, in order to deliver and succeed in life.
But folks, in all honesty, if you’re aspiring to break the world, Hon Saulos Chilima’s work ethic, confidence and determination, are worth reading carefully and emulating, if you can.
 Beyond that, his style in leading from the front, particularly in regard to style, quality, detail, time and stress management, keeping to his spiritual life and himself fit by sticking to a body-exercise regime, are not just inspiring, but attributes that are essential for change management anywhere – for building an organisational culture – for radical reconfiguration and recalibration of systems and institutions.
You can’t help it but give it to him.
Last year when I reflected on his huge leadership potential, through “Ignore VP at your peril” I, mostly, considered how at a young age he had risen to the post of CEO of, then, arguably, Malawi’s biggest Telecommunication company, and the growth/presence of that company across the country – with innovative products that included yabooka, and all the K20 scratch cards – of course it earned him a nickname, Mr…Money, and how, eventually, he was noticed and became Vice President of Malawi.
 These are in no way mean achievements.
 Looking back at the quality of his campaign, how he has actively and carefully used the “first-mover advantage” card, and influenced adoption of branding and online live coverage across the board, each time letting his competition follow, well, I have no more to add, except to imagine the difference he would make to mother Malawi from day one.
 For those of us who aspire for political office, business leadership, civic space and activisms, regardless the party you support, there’s a lot to learn from Saulos Klaus Chilima.
 The now and the future belong to you and me; with his style, I believe, you can succeed at anything.
 I wish SKC the very best!
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Yakunowa
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Yakunowa

Koma Mr Nchalo Yourth tili limodzi apa? I can see that your comments are almost off target!! Kkk. On what the author has presented, I would like to say that is his wishful thinking. Much as Chilima has all the good qualities that the author has passionately presented, something tells me that he lacks the necessary skills to lead Malawi. He is driven by passionate anger and is too much of himself. I see a very dangeros dictator in him because even now, his party executive members fail to reason with him on certain crucial party issues. I do not… Read more »

Ajofia
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Ajofia

Good analysis. Every objective Malawian would agree that building a strong political party worth to point at in just 8 months is not a mean achievement. It takes someone who is visionary, strategic and risk taker to do that. What Chilima has achieved is historical and worth to emulate. If this young man can be given the mandate by Malawians to rule this country, we can witness huge positive change as far as development is concerned. However, experience has shown that people who has ideas or concepts have no following while those who are scopeless or clueless how to run… Read more »

Gas Machine Head
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Gas Machine Head

The coming in of UTM has been a blessing in disguise for the MCP. The DPP is disintegrated as we speak. UTM has eroded the DPP areas such as Ntcheu. But they (the UTM) will not get anything from Thyolo, Mulanje or CZ. The north is not predictable but we have to take note of the demographics. Mzimba is the most populated district there but the rest have few voters. Mzuzu and Blantyre cities will likely be split between SKC and the DPP, Am talking about the cities not rural. Lilongwe rural is the most populous in the country. All… Read more »

Khumbuka wa Chiwengo
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Khumbuka wa Chiwengo

Your analysis is good but some what biased, even in the areas that you think MCP has as having voter not all people will go for MCP. Dont think that these strong holds per say have not been shaken with the coming of UTM.and this is the strength that UTM has. I would say UTM would even gain voters from such areas giving a chance to win.

phillips wanga
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phillips wanga

Guys, koma ngati zili ndalama za Saulosizo ndiye mwazitafunadi mungolemba manyaka aliwonse okhudza Chilima.Kampeni yatha tifinyikira limodzi,mimba zafufumazo zichita kufota ngati mbatata za dzana.

shyman
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shyman

SKC machine amphepooooooo!!!

Nchalo yourth
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woyee

Damiano hara
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Damiano hara

well articulated comrade, all the best

Necessary Noiz
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Necessary Noiz

Thanks Steve for being honest. Eight months ago, many said one can never establish a party and run for the presidency. Guess who has been the political shaker. Without UTM, the choice could have been so obvious, we could have settled for much less. SKC is daring our scope. It is time for real change with SKC and UTM. God Bless Malawi

Make Malawi Great
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Make Malawi Great

May he be our next president!!

McMillan Alex L. Manda
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McMillan Alex L. Manda

Yes, i also second the views of the author, the capabilities of Mr Saulos Klaus Chilima is really a must to be emulated. He is a leader with strong principles and the way he delivers his speeches gives alot of hope to all the listeners because he shows strong determination.

Sillica Gell
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Sillica Gell

Oastivutisa ndi ma essay