Boost your self-confidence

Boost your self-confidence

By MERCY MUENDO

We are all born with self-confidence but it often seems to dwindle as we grow older. The people we mingle with on a day-to-day basis, our surroundings, the workplace environment or even everyday situations can break or make one’s self-confidence. One’s job and role at the workplace may present a boost in self-confidence but with work pressure and high demands to meet deadlines and targets, commendable performance may not be acknowledged. Having just graduated and fortunately in my first job, sometimes the workload may be overwhelming and one ends up feeling insufficient, which may affect one’s psyche.

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Redefining leadership

Redefining leadership

Leadership is not about the size of your office or having formal authority. Leadership 2.0 is a mindset, a way of being – the way we operate through the days.

By PAULINE MACHARIA

I once had a boss who reminded me he was the CEO 17 times over in a letter he wrote to me. I recall how that capitalised abbreviation stood out against all other small letters in the two-page letter, which left me wondering why he needed to emphasis that he was the CEO.

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Terry, the super multi-tasker

Terry, the super multi-tasker

Terry McKenzie works as an international claims manager with a global health insurance firm, runs an online business called TMHoodies and has a consultancy involved in customer service.

By MERCY KAMANA

If you meet Terry Mckenzie and ask her, “What do you do?” expect a very long answer.

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Reading requires discipline

Reading requires discipline

Loic Amado is the Uber General Manager, East Africa and loves a book that will challenge his views and give him inspiration.

COMPILED BY: MURUGI NDWIGA

1.How has reading been instrumental to your career, personal life and contributed to your leadership roles?

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The cost of broken promises

The cost of broken promises

Purpose to change the future by keeping your word.

By SAMMI NDERITU

It is a new year and like every beginning of the year, we all look forward to having a wonderful and more exciting year than past one. Promises and resolutions are made to others and to self; after all, optimism is in the air. However, as is typical of human beings, “laws are made to be broken.”

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Interdependence is the way forward

Interdependence is the way forward

Great achievements are projects of huge teams, with each individual working to deliver the final product.

By Antony Kairu

Ihave a problem with how success stories are told. Narratives about companies like Facebook, Google, Safaricom or Tesla hang on the leaders who are celebrated for their inventions and theories. Most of these stories are told as a one-man show, many times honouring the CEO or chairperson of the company. But, a closer look at things shows that these achievements are projects of huge teams, with each individual working to deliver the final product.

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How to make devolution count

How to make devolution count

Former Presidential candidate Prof James Ole Kiyiapi talks about the issues that are undermining devolution and what we can do differently.

By KAGENI MUSE

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The six common leadership myths

The six common leadership myths

Leadership comes in many forms and so does myths associated with it.

By SAMMI NDERITU

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Tourism must adapt to climate change

Tourism must adapt to climate change

Sustainable tourism development aims at promoting the nexus between societal wellbeing, economic prosperity and environmental integrity protection. 

By Dr JOSEPH NJOROGE

Early in November, I came across an article in a local daily of a family that woke up one morning after camping in one of the national parks to find water at their doorstep. They called the hotel, which advised them to pack up their lugage and move to higher grounds. No sooner were they evacuated than the whole campsite was enveloped in flood water. Some campers were not too lucky as their luggage got wet and muddy.

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Let’s cut on plastic waste

Let’s cut on plastic waste

If current trends continue, roughly 12 billion metric tonnes of plastic waste will be in landfills or the natural environment by 2050 hence the urgent need to rethink our addiction to plastic.

By WANJIRU KANG’ARA

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