Author: Mentor Africa Foundation

Let’s tell you a story. It’s about Jack Welch, an American business executive, a chemical engineer and the chairman and CEO of General Electric. He’s also known as the CEO who received the largest retirement severance payment in business history ($417M). However, amongst many great things, Jack Welch...

In marketing, there is a term, product-market-fit. This term describes a framework where a brand’s product appeals almost perfectly to its target audience, so well that they are buying, using and telling other potential customers about the product. This scenario works out so well, that through...

So you’ve got a new job? Congratulations. This indicates you’ve completed your job search, bested other top candidates and have transitioned into a new phase in your career. However, the work is not over. You’ve just crossed into a new exciting and nerve-wracking stage where all eyes are on...

90% of startups fail. 20% of small businesses fail in their first year, 30% of small business fail in their second year, and 50% of small businesses fail after five years in business. Finally, 70% of small business owners fail in their 10th year in business. - Fundera We...

In the previous post, we started our discussion on career transition and steps to a smooth transition. We will be concluding on it in this article. Read on! What Should You Do During The Period of Transitioning? There is a crucial period between switching jobs or careers. This period involves...

25 million jobs was the estimated number of jobs projected to be lost as a result of the COVID 19, according to the International Labour Organization. The assessment showed that there would be a projected rise in global unemployment between 5.3 million and 24.7 million making...

The widely populated theory that humans only use 10 percent of their brain’s capability has been debunked as a myth by scientists. The belief that large parts of the human brain remain unused and can be stimulated lives only in myths and legend; not in science. However,...

Teamwork makes the dream work; teamwork fosters creativity and learning, boosts productivity, builds trust and is a key pillar for organizational success. However, successful teamwork is one toxic hire away from being a distant memory. Organizations are always on the lookout for top-performing talents to improve productivity...

Layman’s definition of ‘mentoring’ is pretty straightforward. It’s a relationship where an older more experienced person takes a younger less experienced person under their wing to guide, counsel and encourage on their path to career success, effectively making the mentor’s hindsight, the foresight of the mentee. This...

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