Category Archives: Culture change

The future of learning

Africa places huge value on formal education. Knowledge has created power and stimulated economic growth. We put a great deal of effort – and money – behind pushing the young population of this continent through as much education as they … Continue reading

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Talented Teams

Goodness, what lessons we’re all learning about teamwork these days. We may have heard some of them before, at Company teambuilding days. And then promptly forgotten them, -the moment we returned to work. Others – such as taking a personal … Continue reading

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Role Play

Many of us are using the current crisis to find ways to work better. Pinpointing the habitual actions we should drop. Learning to seize the day instead of procrastinating. Being more selective about the talent we hire, and more considered … Continue reading

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Embrace Change

While we’re all being as prudent as we can in our private lives (wearing masks, queuing responsibly, avoiding groups) many of us are also learning that we can take more risks in business. I don’t mean indulging silly enthusiasms or … Continue reading

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Remain productive

Most of us are now beginning the sixth week of disrupted working. In Kenya, the Government has prudently extended existing restrictions on social distancing for another three weeks. Most businesses are planning for until July. So, by any measure, this … Continue reading

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Remain Upbeat

As we soldier on through the current situation, it’s interesting to contrast the attitudes I see in the different businesses I engage in. You may be surprised to hear that overall they are positive, as good people and well-run companies … Continue reading

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Virtual meetings

While the current crisis restricts our movements, we can learn new business behaviours to help us now and in the future. First on my list is mastery of the video call: something many of us do poorly. Remember video calls … Continue reading

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Time to be kind

So, we are in the midst of a global pandemic. A health crisis that needs to be understood and requires new and disciplined behaviours from all. An economic crisis on an unprecedented scale. Most of all, a threat to the … Continue reading

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Tech transformation

Every month, when I meet our Amalgam Leadership Class, the hottest curriculum area is Digital Transformation. We learn how to revolutionise supply chain, reduce leakage and suck data from customer interactions. But the biggest lesson is that success in digital … Continue reading

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Rethinking workspace

Diligent Executives in Africa take an interest in the kind of workspaces they provide for employees. They wrangle about the pros and cons of open-plan offices. They challenge IT to make virtual meetings easier. They engage employee committees on areas … Continue reading

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