Tag Archives: Leadership

Fit for work

The other day, a very senior PR practitioner in Uganda asked me a very good question. Why was it, he asked, that in a column about Marketing, I frequently strayed away from hardcore issues like branding. Why talk about HR … Continue reading

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Millennial Matters

Goodness, there’s a lot of talk about the Millennial generation (18-35’s) in the workplace. And arguably too much credence being given to management needing to change its style in response. I’m giving the matter some thought over the next few … Continue reading

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Inhuman relations

Human Relations professionals in East Africa are facing new challenges. It’s rarely enough these days for an HR Manager to be a good administrator. Maintaining personnel files, redrafting the HR Manual, and handling disciplinary procedures are simply hygiene factors. Recruitment … Continue reading

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How not to engage staff

Leadership teams in Africa would be the first to admit that employee engagement is still a relatively new area of competence. Great strides are being made, but from a very low base. One might say this is inevitable on a … Continue reading

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Corruption culture

Whenever we read headlines like this in Africa, we are conditioned to anticipate another depressing account of local corruption. So let me break the mould by telling you straight off that today’s tale comes from the Nordics: from Norway to … Continue reading

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The trouble with corporate brand values

One of the many challenging tasks leadership teams set themselves is the definition of corporate values. In the evolution of business in Africa, this is now seen as a mandatory component in professionalising an organisation. Setting the ‘core values’ often … Continue reading

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Botswana, Cape Verde ranked least corrupt in Africa but new report makes uncomfortable reading for continent

The 2014 Transparency International graft index has been released, and surprises in both the winners and laggards categories. BOTSWANA is seen as the least corrupt country in sub-Saharan Africa, while conflict-wracked Somalia and South Sudan have their work cut out … Continue reading

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Leadership ability

Make it part of your personal brand East African media does a good job of highlighting the achievements of our current business leaders. There are contests for SME’s; there’s recognition for ladies who lead; there are entrepreneurial rankings. Fifteen years … Continue reading

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