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Monthly Archives: June 2012


Balancing Employee Stress Levels is no longer Personal, but Rather a Holistic Concern for All Future Oriented Organizations.

By Mwangi Wanjumbi – Newtimes B. S. CEO & Chief Consultant/Trainer A few weeks ago, I was on a late Monday afternoon, making a short presentation to a senior organizational team of about 10, which included the CEO. As we settled into the session, I noticed some persistent yawning from one of them. This was distracting and I sincerely empathized with Mweni, the unfortunate victim. I could not help but extend pole sana kwa kuchoka na kazi to him. “Or could it be stress of

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Why Complacent Organizational CEOs May Have Reason to be Worried

By Mwangi Wanjumbi – Newtimes B. S. CEO & Chief Consultant/Trainer Corporate CEO s and Parastatal heads may now need to be very worried. Indeed, worried more than ever before. It is no longer about acquiring or being rewarded with lucrative jobs anymore. This is so because  two noteworthy precedents have recently been set. The board of an organization has given matching orders, to a renowned Chief Executive for reasons of under performance. Never mind that the executive was well connected with the famous and

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Those who Focus Towards Helping the Society, End up Remaining Continually Relevant over Whole Lifetimes

By Mwangi Wanjumbi – Newtimes B. S. CEO & Chief Consultant/Trainer Recently, I attended a family gathering, which was celebrating the graduation ceremony of one of their daughters. When invited to give a short speech, I obviously did not forget to extol the virtues of continually acquiring new knowledge. Above all, I praised the graduate for obtaining some unique form of training, which will certainly add value and therefore greatly help the society. I also praised the lady for gaining American oriented education, which I

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How a Non-Medic is Surprisingly ‘Firing Up’ Kenyatta National Hospital from the Earlier Sick Bay.

By Mwangi Wanjumbi – Newtimes B. S. CEO & Chief Consultant/Trainer Some good news is continuously emanating from KNH every now and then. Remember the unusually quick emergency responses during the Sinai oil fires of last year and the recent Assanads building tragedy. The same bring to mind a 2009 visit, I made to the same hospital but for a unique purpose. It was different from the usual routines of consoling sick friends and relatives. Rather, I was this time on a call of duty

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If Genuinely Passionate in Whatever you do, you could be On the Pathway to Greatness.

By Mwangi Wanjumbi – Newtimes B. S. CEO & Chief Consultant/Trainer One of the most commonly watched episodes in our house, is the annual talent search EABL  program branded as Tusker Project Fame. Nobody can dare watch anything else in the sitting room as long as the TPF is being televised. Right now, the 5th edition is on course. Interestingly, the project has now included Burundi after having successively expanded to Southern Sudan last year. So, it is time for fans to continue enjoying the

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Adopting Quality Standards and Professionalism Could Invalidate the Need for Expensive Inspectorate Interventions

By Mwangi Wanjumbi – Newtimes B. S. CEO & Chief Consultant/Trainer At least Mother Nature’s anger has now subsided.  She was indeed very angry with mankind, especially in our part of the world. That is the only way we can explain the recent and very devastating loss of lives through the impact of floods and landslides.  Sadly, the infrequent torrents also contributed more to the mayhem by washing away vehicles and lives even within the proximity of the city of Nairobi. However, my attention has

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