We all use the word STRUCTURE to mean many things both in our private and workplace environments. Structure to many is hardware i.e. it is tangible, visible, and not often related to the invisible. Structure in a formal sense is… Read More ›
We fundamentally believe that the most important asset for any organisation (including family) is its people (staff). Organisations that get the best out of its people, shall get ahead of the others in the race for productivity and effectiveness.
Whenever I read curriculum vitae’s of applicants for top management jobs, it is apparent that many pitch their case around exquisite change-management skills. These senior and well-tested cadres are teaching their potential employer that: change-management is a critical capability and… Read More ›
I recently read a very good article from WWW.DEVEX.COM predicting doom for International development consultants. According to DEVEX.COM, it is apparent that so-called national and regional consultants are giving their International peers hard time. The International consultants no longer command… Read More ›
About six years ago, I identified a young man called Jeff, who was in his penultimate year of an undergraduate IT degree at Makerere University in Uganda. Jeff took time off from the university to do various IT jobs for… Read More ›
Talk to any white-collar worker and their gripe list will read like: workload, chronically full email inbox, thin and stretched teams in departments, ‘monster’ bosses that never think about the welfare of their staff, working late and on weekends. It is… Read More ›
The move to ‘Southernise’ International development and the capacity/corruption challenge – surprise solution!
Every time I come across writing like: lack of authentic market principles; revenue-vulnerability, the tendency to appease the powerful in the industry sector and not always defending what is correct; ongoing mid-life and identity crisis; failure of the very good effort thus far at poverty… Read More ›
The emerging global trend is for organisations to invest in Global Leadership Development (GLD). The latter recognises an increasingly global marketplace that demands global leadership skills of most leaders. It is common for expatriates (expats) to occupy the first and second tier… Read More ›