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Monthly Archives: February 2013


Why We Need To Soberly Vote For Deserving Gubernatorial Leadership on 4th March 2013

By Mwangi Wanjumbi – Newtimes B. S. Chief Consultant/Trainer In June 2007, I wrote an article which was published in the management journal of KIM. In this piece, I was mournful of the challenges our nation and organizations were going through, courtesy of deteriorated value systems. I elaborated on the moral decadence and impunity experienced in the early Egyptian civilization, until finally collapsing. Our own nation was seemingly going through turbulent times as well. About 6 months thereafter, we experienced elections whose results and aftermath

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Still Pondering on the Best Choice of President, As We March Towards March 4th 2013?

By Mwangi Wanjumbi – Newtimes B. S. Chief Consultant/Trainer Immediately the American nation concluded its Presidential elections in November 2012, I penned an article on electioneering lessons. The same may now be an inevitable read for every forward looking Kenyan. The piece titled “Great lessons on co-existence between electioneering and economic progress from the American experience,” is particularly important as we march to the March 4th national elections. This piece outlines the American experiences and how they relate or could be replicated to our own

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The Future May Be More Splendid For Organizations That Integrate CSR Into Their DNA and Strategy

By Mwangi Wanjumbi Newtimes B.S. Chief Trainer/Consultant On numerous occasions, readers have requested for elaboration on Corporate Social Responsibility. However, I have not felt compelled to do so, until listening to interesting presentations by Mr. Michael Odera, Managing Director of Tata Chemicals Magadi. This is the company earlier known as Magadi Soda. In a recent Management Forum, this CEO was, at ease explaining their involvement with CSR just like it is one of the core activities of the company. Simply put however, Corporate Social Responsibility

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Why Carrot and Stick Motivation Philosophies Are Now Out of Tune with Modern Organizational Cultures

By Mwangi Wanjumbi, Newtimes B. S. Chief Trainer/Consultant Everyday of our lives presents evolving challenges and learning experiences. But, some recent news caption portraying striking senior management team of a quasi government body seemed rather unusual. In fact, the news item paints a brink picture of organizational management.  Ideally, management teams are largely perceived to be part owners of organizations. Do they not drive organizational strategy and implement policy decisions on behalf of the investors, who act through the board of directors? Further, we have

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