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Browsing USIU-Africa Writers & Columnists by Subject "Personal finance"

Browsing USIU-Africa Writers & Columnists by Subject "Personal finance"

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  • Bellows, Scott (Business Daily, 2017-08-09)
    Let us be steadfast against stereotyping those different from ourselves especially after the General Election. From board rooms to office cubicles, sitting rooms to local schools, and politicians to civil society, we ...
  • Bellows, Scott (Business Daily, 2017-09-20)
    Muriithi and Omar work in the energy sector with undergraduate degrees from JKUAT and Kenyatta University respectively earned in 2007. Mr Muriithi enjoys his career in the sector while Mr Omar dreams of escaping into ...
  • Bellows, Scott (Business Daily, 2017-07-05)
    Enter into any management seminar or leadership forum and invariably the term organisational culture likely pops up. Organisational culture stands as an often amorphous misunderstood buzzword upon which to heap blame or ...
  • Bellows, Scott (Business Daily, 2017-05-31)
    In the 1990s, a thread of research emerged showing that organisations pass through three phases on their way to large dominant status. First, a firm or NGO starts as a grassroots effort.Perhaps a group of women in a village ...
  • Bellows, Scott (Business Daily, 2017-10-04)
    Wafula trudged into the office one morning over an hour late and tried to sneak over to his desk. Over the previous 24 hours, he had not slept. His uncle tragically got hit by a matatu (public service vehicle) and was ...
  • Bellows, Scott (Business Daily, 2017-03-15)
    We learn from a very early age to value fairness. Researchers Jing Li, Leann Birch, Jane Billman and numerous others note that by the end of the toddler period at three years old, a child can notice and react aversely to ...
  • Bellows, Scott (Business Daily, 2017-04-19)
    Since the beginning of 2017, many commentators lament the steady decline in the Kenyan shilling’s value against the US dollar. Let us rationally examine what makes currencies ebb and flow against each other on global ...
  • Bellows, Scott (Business Daily, 2017-09-07)
    Over the past four decades, social science research firmly established that internal workplace communication stands as a pillar of corporate success. Unfortunately, a disconnect exists between what science knows and what ...
  • Bellows, Scott (Business Daily, 2017-09-14)
    Employees care ferociously about fairness. If a workplace hires more of one ethnicity than another, the unfavoured tribes will feel slighted. If men get promoted more often, the women in an office will harbour disdain for ...
  • Bellows, Scott (Business Daily, 2017-03-01)
    When sifting through the product offerings of multiple Kenya-based training and consulting firms, one may notice that invariably many human resources related topics available for delivery include sessions on how to trust ...
  • Bellows, Scott (Business Daily, 2017-10-11)
    An employee’s ability to build workplace relationships stands as a critical predictor of career success often more than even office competency. Inasmuch, following last week’s Business Talk article in the Business Daily ...
  • Bellows, Scott (Business Daily, 2017-02-15)
    Strikes, walkouts, negotiating meetings, collective bargaining, and intentions to quit….. One can barely turn on a news outlet without ingesting the punctuated acerbic dialogue of contentious opinions swirling around labour ...
  • Bellows, Scott (Business Daily, 2018-01-10)
    Innovation….innovation….innovation….innovation. Companies crave it. Customers demand it. Managers push it. All the while employees must deliver it. The term represents the business buzzword of the era. While innovation ...
  • Bellows, Scott (2017-05-03)
    Kenya sends a sizeable number of professionals overseas to work as expatriate labour. We call them the “Kenyan diaspora” and the Foreign Affairs ministry estimates they send back home over Sh113bn annually. The Kenyan Task ...
  • Bellows, Scott (Business Daily, 2017-11-01)
    Any upwardly mobile career-minded individual needs to master the art of negotiations in professional life. Last week in Business Talk, we delved into different conflict negotiating positions and how to follow the Japanese ...
  • Bellows, Scott (Business Daily, 2017-07-26)
    As Kenya celebrated the 2017 presidential debates this week where four candidates came together in two different sessions to deliberate on the future of our great nation, many also pondered the immediate aftermath of the ...
  • Bellows, Scott (Business Daily, 2017-10-18)
    Sit quietly in a restaurant and take notice when managers who work together in the same firm come in and eat lunch. Invariably, discussion will shift to stories about the office and complaints about employees. Supervisors ...
  • Bellows, Scott (Business Daily, 2017-04-26)
    Nairobi stands proudly as the envy of many nations in the global south. We host a thriving metropolis of foreign workers, investors, and visitors desirous of our melting pot of ideas across hundreds of cultures. Our welcoming ...
  • Bellows, Scott (Business Daily, 2017-03-08)
    The recently reported episodes of secondary school bullying, torture and hazing shocked the nation in the past week. In its wake, Kenya ponders what sick institutional cultures must exist in order to promulgate regularised ...
  • Bellows, Scott (Business Daily, 2017-11-08)
    Following millennia of hyper-defined gender roles and painful explicit bias against women in the official and public space, women since World War II count numerous cultural and professional successes towards breaking down ...

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