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“There are “serious and widespread doubts about human resources (HR) contribution to organisational performance.”  “The activities of HR appear to be – and often are – disconnected from the real work of the organisation” wrote Dave Ulrich of the University Of Michigan in the Harvard Business Review in 1998. “Indeed if HR were to remain configured as it is today in many companies, I would have to answer the question with a resounding “Yes – abolish the thing!” says the professor of business.”

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By David J. Abbott

Business books and the management press are filled with jargon. Everyone is searching for the next mind boggling bright business idea. Ever sit in a meeting and listen to a presentation, filled with all the right corporately correct words, nodding one’s head politely, yet it was totally incomprehensible?

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By David J. Abbott

Do you feel that you are working extremely hard and yet it does not seem to be hitting the bottom line ? Are you very busy and almost could not take on any new work, yet the firm’s profitability seems to be stagnant ? You might be surprised how common a problem this is.

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What are some of the key factors that shape doing business in Kenya and East Africa ? And, how can one can compete to be up there with the market leaders ?

Get in 10,000 of hours of focussed practice in your area and you will become a master.  Strange thing is you will find that once you reached a threshold, as in IQ,  anything additional can at times not make a difference.  And, it might be good to learn Chinese.

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