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Tuesday, November 06, 2007

“I once successfully recommended to my boss’s boss to relieve him of his job and give it to me. I got it without undermining anyone!”

I have never met this Kenyan, but he makes a lot of sense to me.

I like to think of my readers as friends and anything of interest that they should know, I will gladly pass on.

I hope that it has dawned on you guys that the world and especially the workplace is changing too fast for most people to understand and grasp the meaning of the changes. Least of all our Njenga-Karume-type-cabinet Ministers. That’s why I was talking about Kenyans making the effort to seek a younger generation eladership in our beloved country.

Anyway let’s forget siasa for a minute.

A Kenyan motivational speaker gave a fascinating talk in Nairobi the other day that every Kumekucha reader should take a very careful look at. I guarantee that you will NOT regret it.

A talk by Eric Kimani to the British Council Leadership Forum in Nairobi, Kenya on 19th September 2007.

Distinguished guests ladies & gentlemen,

I am delighted to have been invited to come and share some thoughts with you.

Tonight I have chosen to address one of the topics you asked me to speak on-target setting or planning for success. This is a wide topic and I have chosen to provoke our thoughts on Personal Branding.

To answer the question why brand yourself I will narrate in short a chapter by Tom Peters the management guru in one of his books – “The Circle of innovation”.

He tells the story how in 1980 Percy Bernevik left his job in the US to take up the leadership of the giant Swedish engineering firm ASEA.

There he inherited a 2,000 –person headquarters. He pruned it quickly to 200 people!

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Sue said...

Funny Chris am also working on a post about jobs, just when am thinking of whether to post or not, I decided to read your blog first and surprised you also have a post related to this.

Anonymous said...

Refereshing, powerful, motivating. I loved the post!

Proud Kikuyu Woman said...
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Proud Kikuyu Woman said...

Jirongo had to decamp from ODM before he could be declared a villain.

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