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  • Teachers burn effigies outside the Nakuru Knut offices during the recent strike. Workers’ unions have lately staged strikes to agitate for pay increments. FOTOSEARCH
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    Successful labour relations are more like a marriage and not a boxing match

29 07, 2013

Successful labour relations are more like a marriage and not a boxing match

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When World War II broke out, the war ministry in London dispatched a coded message to one of the British outposts in an inaccessible area in Africa reading: “War declared, arrest all enemy aliens in your district.”

The war ministry received this prompt reply: “Have arrested ten Germans, six Belgians, four Frenchmen, two Italians, three […]

  • Change, though often perceived as a business threat, can bring unexpected good if one anticipates and prepares for it. FOTOSEARCH
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    Identifying potential threats to business early essential for crisis management

22 07, 2013

Identifying potential threats to business early essential for crisis management

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The Baganda have a saying that goes: It is survival, not bravery, that makes a man climb a thorny tree.

This is the situation that farmers of miraa (khat), the green gold of Meru, are facing. There is a stark possibility that they may lose the source of their livelihood all because the UK government […]

  • In business, you have to continue anticipating where the right places are, and when the ideal time to be there will be and successful strategies leave nothing to chance. Photo/Fotosearch
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    Entrepreneurs should always be ready with strategies to seize opportunities

15 07, 2013

Entrepreneurs should always be ready with strategies to seize opportunities

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‘‘Fortuna est momentum quo occasionem convenit talentum’’ (Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity).

The quote by Seneca means that when you prepare well, you are likely to succeed.

This quote came to my mind last week when I became aware that the government has revamped the national procurement law. The move is aimed at […]

  • National seven- a-side players at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport last week when they arrived from the Rugby World Cup in Moscow. Photo/CHRIS OMOLLO
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    Business lessons from Kenya Sevens rugby team’s performance

8 07, 2013

Business lessons from Kenya Sevens rugby team’s performance

July 8th, 2013|0 Comments|

To reach the semi-final spot of the World Cup by a mere semi-professional side is a great achievement both locally and internationally.

That is the reason work almost came to a standstill at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport’s arrivals lobby last week when the Kenya Sevens team jetted back home from Moscow.

If you are as […]

1 07, 2013

Learn how intrinsic motivators influence staff performance

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Richard Biwott and Hezbon Kiplagat will probably not ring a bell in your mind. Neither will Kimogoch Secondary school.

Yet this pair of schoolboy athletes from Kenya have become unlikely Internet stars after a video of their school sports day high jump competition hit the Internet. The unbelievable footage was shot at the local school […]