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Banking on internal talent

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The Global Leadership and Talent Index

<b>Focus</b><br>Monday, March 16, 2015<br>Top executives intuitively understand that they cannot win without the right people and the right skills. In surveys, they …

What Is Strategy?

This article has benefited greatly from the assistance of many individuals and companies. The author gives special thanks to Jan Rivkin, the coauthor of a related paper. Substantial research contributions have been made by Nicolaj Siggelkow, Dawn Sylvester, and Lucia Marshall. Tarun Khanna, Roger …

Management

9 secrets to project management success

Project management seems so straightforward. You set a deadline. You set a budget. You select the right people. The project gets done.<p>In reality, …

10 Best Task Management Apps for Google Chrome

Whether you run a small business or team up with friends to organize events or simply work as an individual juggling multiple tasks, you need tools …

How Organizations Assess Supply Chain Risk

<i>Spend Matters welcomes another guest post from Becky Partida, research specialist of supply chain management at APQC.</i><p>Natural disasters and political …

What Everyone Needs to Know About Running Productive Meetings

Raise your hand if you think the majority of meetings are a complete waste of your time — not to mention your organization’s time. You don’t need to look far for confirming evidence. Consider the data on how one company’s weekly executive committee meeting rippled through the organization in a …

Time Management

The Most Productive People Know Who to Ignore

A coaching client of mine is managing partner at a very large law firm, and one of the issues we’ve been working on is how to cope more effectively with the intense demands on his time—clients who expect him to be available, firm partners and other employees who want him to address their concerns …

CEOs Need Mentors Too

Matt Dorfman<p>In 2010, when David Nish was promoted from CFO to CEO at Standard Life, he knew the scale of the challenge his company faced. The 185-year-old giant had just embarked on a sweeping transformation from an insurer to a long-term savings and investment company. Nish also knew that as the …

Management

What is supply chain management (SCM)? Definition and FAQs

What is supply chain management?<p>Supply chain management (SCM) enables enterprises to source the raw materials or components needed to create a …

Procter & Gamble

How to Know If There Are Too Many People in Your Meeting

<i>When setting up a meeting, the people you invite are just as important as what you need to get done. Including too many people — or too few — can be a waste of time for everyone involved. The following excerpt from the book Running Meetings will help you decide who should be in the room to make</i> …

Management

How To Run a Meeting

Why have a meeting anyway? Why indeed? A great many important matters are quite satisfactorily conducted by a single individual who consults nobody. A great many more are resolved by a letter, a memo, a phone call, or a simple conversation between two people. Sometimes five minutes spent with six …

Management

Do You Really Need to Hold That Meeting?

“Let’s schedule a meeting” has become the universal default response to most business issues. Not sure what to do on a project? Let’s schedule a meeting. Have a few ideas to share? Let’s schedule a meeting. Struggling with taking action? Let’s schedule a meeting.<p>Although scheduling a meeting <i>can</i> be …

Management

Envisioning agriculture as a business for youth in Africa

Agriculture is the single-largest source of income for rural Africans and contributes to a quarter of the continent’s gross domestic product. The …

US evangelicals in Africa put faith into action but some accused of intolerance

Photograph: Antony Loewenstein for the Guardian<p>Students of the Reconcile Peace Institute, one of the largest leadership training centres in the …

Economic growth alone not enough to face Africa’s emerging challenges, UN Development Chief

<b>Mar 18, 2015</b><p>Some 30 African countries aim to reach “emerging” status in their national development strategies. Photo: UNDP in Ethiopia<p><b>Abidjan, Côte</b> …

World Economy

Christians Destroy Almost All Of The Mosques In Central Africa

By onMarch 18, 2015 in Featured, General<p><b>By Theodore Shoebat</b><p>Christians in the Central African Republic have destroyed almost all of the mosques in …

Islamist extremism rears its head across swath of Africa

<b>(CNN) —</b> The attack on Tunisia's famed Bardo Museum is just the latest evidence that parts of North and sub-Saharan Africa have become a magnet for Islamist extremism.<p>Tunisia -- lying just across the Mediterranean from Europe, but bordered on one side by Libya and on the other by Algeria -- has …

Why South Africa should keep Rhodes statue

<b>The old symbols of white colonialism are still keeping the University of Cape Town (UCT) campus restless more than two decades after the end of apartheid.</b><p>The Student Representative Council (SRC) has been agitating about the statue of old colonialist Cecil John Rhodes.<p>It all began when student …

Corruption threat to Kenya’s economic growth, UK warns

News<p>ADVERTISEMENT<p>20/3/2015<p>Corruption threat to Kenya’s economic growth, UK Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond warns<p>In …

People ask for decentralised power, they get it, but remain angry and unhappy: An African paradox

YOU can get depressed if you follow all the bad news going on in the continent: the relentless Boko Haram bloodiness, the ridiculousness of Salva …

Nile River Nations Agree to Cooperate, but Danger Lurks for One of Planet’s Great Wetlands

Wildlife<p>The beginning of the Blue Nile near its outlet from Lake Tana in the highlands of Ethiopia. Photo by Ondrej Zvácek/Creative Commons<p>Earlier this month, the foreign ministers of Sudan, Egypt and Ethiopia reached agreement on basic principles for managing what will be Africa’s largest …

Nigerian News, Nigeria Newspapers

Why Nigeria is turning to South African mercenaries to help fight Boko Haram

Nigeria has drafted “hundreds of mercenaries from South Africa” in its fight against Boko Haram. South Africans have a long-standing reputation as …

Africa

Why Foreign Aid Is Harmful

Last updated on June 7th, 2016 at 08:20 am<p>The other month Pakistan opposition politician Imran Khan warned that foreign aid from Britain never …

Mobile Connections In Sub-Saharan Africa Will Spur Development: World Bank Economist

The differences between high- and low-income countries are obvious when you compare access to electricity, financial services and infrastructure such …

Read Pope Francis’ Open Letter To Nigerians and Nigerian Priests

Ologunsua Tomi<p>Saturday, March 21, 2015<p>Labels: NEWS<p>Pope Francis sent out a warm letter to Nigerians & Nigerian Priest/Bishops yesterday March 17th …

Oil spills keep devastating Niger Delta | DW | 20.03.2015

It's David versus Goliath in the oil-rich Niger Delta. On one side are Royal Dutch Shell - the fourth largest company in the world - and ENI, Italy's …

Africa