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Broken teams

Building branded businesses takes true collaboration over time. Teamwork is hard to build and easy to lose. Years ago the management guru Tom Peters warned leaders to watch for three warning signs of a broken team: Constant firefighting in your … Continue reading

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Stress – the office bug that undermines your brand culture.

I’m delighted to welcome regular contributions to this blog from Dr.Yolande Coombes, one of the very few Rapid Transformational Therapists in Africa and a trusted colleague at The Brand Inside. I expect you’ve noticed the colds and stomach bugs that … Continue reading

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Inhuman relations

Human Relations professionals in East Africa are facing new challenges. It’s rarely enough these days for an HR Manager to be a good administrator. Maintaining personnel files, redrafting the HR Manual, and handling disciplinary procedures are simply hygiene factors. Recruitment … Continue reading

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Invest in employee education

Here in East Africa there’s never been a lack of interest in training. Twenty years ago diners seeing the Training Levy added to their restaurant bill used to joke:  ‘Good heavens, we’re not still training him are we?’ A substantial … Continue reading

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Engagement envy

A colleague shared a great chart with me yesterday. It’s nice when people do that: collaborate. Sharing helpful material is the mark of an organisation with an engaged culture. In a business like ours (built upon IP) it signals intellectual … Continue reading

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The Brave New World of work

Business owners and senior management teams often ask me ‘what’s wrong with our people?’ They cite poor timekeeping, growing complaints about terms of service, and a lack of company loyalty. Not surprisingly, the leaders who make the most effort feel … 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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Building your own Employer Brand

Advertising no longer has the impact it once did. We are now firmly in the age of the well-informed and critical customer. Aligning employee behaviour to deliver the Brand Promise is now a strategic imperative for businesses that expect success. … Continue reading

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The new 4P’s of marketing

People, people, people and …people Much of my time, and much of what I enjoy doing, is helping enterprises to define their brand promise. I used to do it specifically to inform advertising campaigns, but now my interest is more … Continue reading

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Chris prescribes the following answers from readers of his weekly column in Kenya’s Daily Star

HG asks: I have been a Brand Manager in two different companies. I find it sometimes hard to make progress because of internal issues. Many senior people do not understand the value of marketing. Chris replies:  A management employee, in … Continue reading

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