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28 04, 2014

Lessons from Man-U on succession planning

April 28th, 2014|0 Comments|



For the record, I only support two teams — Gor Mahia and Harambee Stars. However, having an accountant who is an ardent Manchester United fan means that I have to put up with the entire goings-on of the English Premier League.

I guess we wouldn’t normally take lessons in leadership and particularly succession planning from […]

21 04, 2014

Vital business lessons from marathon running

April 21st, 2014|0 Comments|

I was among those who were cheering Margaret Kenyatta during the London Marathon. Now, for the record, less than one per cent of people in Kenya have attempted to run 42km. Yet there are many proven plans that result in the success of completing a marathon.

Sixteen weeks of hard work, and a whole lot […]

14 04, 2014

Motivate your team with small gestures that speak volumes

April 14th, 2014|0 Comments|

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 […]

13 04, 2014

Little bad habits that later become big problems

April 13th, 2014|0 Comments|

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 […]

31 03, 2014

Why talent hunt goes beyond employee hiring

March 31st, 2014|0 Comments|



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 […]

24 03, 2014

Enterprises and sports have a lot in common

March 24th, 2014|0 Comments|



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 […]

17 03, 2014

Money not main motivator for top performers

March 17th, 2014|0 Comments|


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 […]

13 03, 2014

Valuable lessons for start-ups from Lupita’s triumph

March 13th, 2014|0 Comments|

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 […]

3 03, 2014

Use rejection as stepping stone to success and joy

March 3rd, 2014|0 Comments|


There are few experiences more painful than rejection. Four years ago, Brian Acton was looking for a job after 11 years at Yahoo.

After Facebook said no to Acton, he and a colleague from Yahoo, Jan Koum, decided to work on their own start-up. WhatsApp, an instant messaging company, was born. On Wednesday last week, Facebook […]

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24 02, 2014

Turn difficulties into opportunities for next level of business growth

February 24th, 2014|0 Comments|


Opportunity is indeed the true mother of success. You can have great experience, but if you don’t know how to find opportunities within problems, you quickly become extinct. Here is a case in point.

When the breathalyser was reintroduced in December to curb drunk driving, a bar owner in Nairobi’s Ngong Road knew he had […]