David Gatende has worked with water and energy solutions company Davis & Shirtliff for the last 31 years, growing through the ranks from a field engineer to Group CEO. He talks about the importance of company culture in retaining staff and value-based leadership.
By KAGENI MUSE
At the reception of Davis & Shirtliff’s Industrial Area office is a conspicuous board with 91 names on it. The first two belong to E.C. Davis and F.R Shirtliff, 1946, the founder members of the water and energy solutions company, followed by other names, each matched with the year each staff member joined the company. The board celebrates employees who have served with the organisation for 25 years.
Leading with values and purpose full post Read More
(2039 words, 1 image, estimated 8:09 mins reading time)
By KRIS SENANU
Last week, I had to re-new my insurance premiums and the journey begun from a call with the broker who asked that I take the car for valuation, after which he would send me the report. I would then be required to fill in some new forms, send the payment and wait another 48 hours to get my new sticker! This got me thinking about how very little has changed about insurance since I bought my first car 22 years ago. Actually, the only difference in the process is that my assistant is now able to pay using mobile money as opposed to queuing at the bank. If anything, the certificate was actually processed on the same day but the paper work seems to be a constant, or even more.
Towards a hallmark of innovation full post Read More
(1222 words, 1 image, estimated 4:53 mins reading time)
By JOYCE KADUKI
Every once in a while, we get to a point where we feel as if we are losing control of demands in our lives. Sometimes, it seems someone has taken over the driver’s seat, and we are right at the back, looking on helplessly at the speed and direction our lives are taking, yet being unable to do anything about it. It is a moment of powerlessness where we operate in reactive mode.
A situation like that is not sustainable. The question is, how does one end up there? Even more important, what should one do to retain or regain control of their life?
Five ways to take charge of your life full post Read More
(1028 words, 1 image, estimated 4:07 mins reading time)
Death and disability from severe injuries can be avoided if the right care is provided quickly.
By TABITHA AREBA
World War II gave birth to the concept of emergency air evacuation, a mission that lowers morbidity and mortality rates due to the speedy movement of patients to hospitals coupled with timely management and proper handling of patients.Since then, air ambulance service has become an essential component of the health care system which when utilised appropriately saves lives and reduces the cost of health care.
Off to save lives full post Read More
(1894 words, 1 image, estimated 7:35 mins reading time)
Erick Okeyo, CEO of Bedrock Security Services Limited believes in the words of author Anatole France, who said that “to accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.” He shares with SAMMI NDERITU his story of rising from a night club bouncer to becoming a CEO.
Quote: “Rising from a club bouncer to CEO was a long journey mixed with hope, self-belief, challenging moments and a strong desire to excel.”
By SAMMI NDERITU
The power of self-belief full post Read More
(1749 words, 1 image, estimated 7:0 mins reading time)
When First Lady Margaret Kenyatta shared her vision about plans to use mobile trucks in the Beyond Zero campaign, Rita Kavashe, Managing Director General Motors EA Ltd quickly conceptualised the idea and delivered in three weeks.
By MURUGI NDWIGA
Leader with an eye for entrepreneurship full post Read More
(1111 words, 1 image, estimated 4:27 mins reading time)
Since love and fear can hardly exist together, if we must choose between them, it is far safer to be feared than loved, wrote Niccolò Machiavelli in The Prince. CAROLE KIMUTAIinterviewed a public officer who is ruffling many feathers in Government.
Sarah Jepkemoi Chumo Serem, the chairperson of Kenya’s Salaries and Remuneration Commission (SRC) elicits love, joy, fear and hate in equal measure. Ordinary citizens love her. They see her as a brave voice speaking on behalf of tax payers. On the other hand, elected leaders see her as a permanent enemy out to curtail their demands for pay increase. They accuse her of fighting devolution, lacking etiquette and abusing constitutional powers.
Sarah Serem: She is taking no prisoners full post Read More
(2043 words, 1 image, estimated 8:10 mins reading time)