Tag Archives: Cultures

Last impressions

Anyone who does business in our region understands how important Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport is as a travel hub. Friends in Kampala and Dar talk ruefully about ‘having to go through Nairobi’ to make connections East and West. But … Continue reading

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Meetings medicine

Researchers in the UK have recently put a figure to the time senior managers spend in meetings every year. 550 hours they reckon. That’s four working months. I’ve no reason to suppose the figure is any less in Africa. Indeed … Continue reading

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Rethink your employee handbook

As many of you know, after years of building brands for external audiences, I have now turned my attention to what happens inside companies. To re-engineer company cultures so that employees are able to help to deliver the brand promise. … Continue reading

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Foresight

Marketers need it Hindsight is a wonderful thing – so goes the old saying. In Marketing it’s the last thing we need, but too often it’s what our Market Research gives us.   That’s really not the fault of Market … Continue reading

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Let them go

Strong cultures can cope with resignations Last week, I talked about personal branding. And specifically how important it is to be a good leaver: to resign professionally when you decide on a job change.I shared some advice from leading executive … Continue reading

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How do you solve a problem like…Marketing

A recruitment primer I’m in the business of building stronger company cultures, by focusing on the brand promise. Sometimes, when I engage a business, I find there’s not as much clarity about the brand as there should be. Not at … Continue reading

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