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Outdoors Africa combines consultancy and professional training expertise to deliver tangible improvements for personal and organizational performance and transformation. The team at Outdoors Africa draws on a wealth of experience, from bespoke consultancy through to experiential training, coaching, management and leadership programs to create the right solutions for you.

Motivate your team with small gestures that speak volumes

Sometimes we need a moment to step away from the “big picture” and focus on the little things, the important things, and those seemingly trivial things that need our attention. Today those important things will take us to Kiambu.

More than 300 students at a secondary school in Limuru have for the last three months […]

Little bad habits that later become big problems

Paul Alfayo Wawire earns a living cutting and loading cane in Kakamega. Two weeks ago, he received what is arguably the sweetest news in his life after he won Sh5 million in a promotion.

Alfayo, who is a class six dropout lives with his grandparents. For the first time in his life, he took a […]

Why talent hunt goes beyond employee hiring

 

 

The Federation of Kenya Employers estimates that at least a third of business failure is due to poor hiring decisions and inability to attract and retain the right talent.

A 2010 survey by McKinsey concluded that the average cost of replacing a manager or professional is 1.5 to three times their salary. And the PwC […]

Enterprises and sports have a lot in common

 

 

It is two weekends ago that Manchester United manager David Moyes conceded that he was finding his job harder than he could have ever envisaged after a chastening 3-0 home defeat by bitter rivals Liverpool.

The loss was United’s ninth of the English Premier League campaign — five of which have come at home- and […]

Money not main motivator for top performers

 

Last week was a mixed bag of applause and cat calls. First, President Uhuru Kenyatta ordered parastatal executives to take a 20 per cent pay cut to reduce the country’s wage bill on Monday. He said the directive was a must and any executive not ready to take the cut will be sacked.

The reaction […]

Valuable lessons for start-ups from Lupita’s triumph

Two events occurred last week. They were literally world apart. The first was Lupita Nyong’o winning the best supporting actress Oscar at the 86th Academy Awards for her role in 12 Years a Slave.
She defeated a field that included Sally Hawkins for Blue Jasmine and American Hustle’s Jennifer Lawrence.
The film was directed by […]