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  • Bellows, Scott (Business Daily, 2018-02-21)
    Why do some teams thrive while others flounder? Google famously empowers teams that in turn perform and exceed targets. The firm even allows employees to spend 20 per cent of their time working on their own initiatives and ...
  • Bellows, Scott (2016-02-14)
    Mumuli enjoyed leading teams. She worked for a consulting firm for several years before landing her dream job in the technology sector. One of her favourite leadership activities entailed brainstorming sessions with the ...
  • Bellows, Scott (Business Daily, 2018-02-07)
    Ochola works in a posh private secondary school in Nairobi as a deputy principal. He faithfully attends to his duties and strives to meet regularly with the teaching staff. However, according to the organisational standard ...
  • Bellows, Scott (Business Daily, 2018-01-31)
    Mammals crave power to dominate over others in their species. Fierce rivalries breakout between males in social groups amongst great apes, antelopes, lions or among females in elephant herds as salient examples. Power comes ...
  • 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 (Business Daily, 2018-01-03)
    Ever feel like just a number? When we call our banks, we must provide our account number. Call a supplier, we must verify our phone number. Go to a Government of Kenya office and we must produce our ID number. Humans are ...
  • Bellows, Scott (Business Daily, 2017-12-27)
    As we gather with family to celebrate the end of a turbulent 2017 and usher in optimism for 2018, many of us will ponder New Year’s resolutions in hopes of changing to become better people. Thousands of us may decide ...
  • Bellows, Scott (Business Daily, 2017-12-20)
    As more than 500,000 candidates anxiously await their Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examination results released yesterday, what is the meaning of true intelligence? Can we capture intelligence in ...
  • Bellows, Scott; Bellows, Scott (Business Daily, 2017-12-13)
    Kenyan social media users keenly noticed an intense war of words over the status of the boy child and feminism in the public space this week. All members of our society deserve respect and compassion. However, when ...
  • Bellows, Scott (Business Daily, 2017-12-06)
    What do Mariah Carey, Kanye West, Kim Kardashian, Simon Cowell, Madonna, Oprah Winfrey, ousted Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe, Turkey president Recep Erdogan, and US president Donald Trump all hold in common? Each shows ...
  • Bellows, Scott (Business Daily, 2017-11-29)
    Governments around the world set workplace rules that employers must follow to protect workers’ rights. However, despite the clarity shown in labour regulations, many employers fail to comply with even the most minimum ...
  • Bellows, Scott (Business Daily, 2017-11-22)
    How many faces do you show in public? When visiting our children’s school open days we might show our humble and encouraging face yet while stuck driving in traffic we may show our impatient and agitated face and yet still ...
  • Bellows, Scott (Business Daily, 2017-11-15)
    Imagine a country where vote rigging and buying persisted in urban areas. A wealthy businessman strip-mined large tracks of land in several counties while giving only minimal compensation to the government or communities. ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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, 2017-10-25)
    Political machinations often involve collaboration and bargaining. European diplomats in the middle ages used the French word for speaking, parlez, that transformed into the English term “parley” to specifically mean ...
  • 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, 2017-10-11)
    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, 2017-10-04)
    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, 2017-09-27)
    The concept of transformational leadership and its different components has dominated leadership research and practical training ever since James Burns in the 1970s and later Bernard Bass in the 1980s popularised the ...

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