AMI is an entrepreneurial African social business that is pioneering a scalable approach to developing Africa’s management and business skills. We work with organizations to drive performance and empower their people through practical and accessible learning and coaching tools, delivered on web, mobile and in person.
AMI combines cutting-edge technology, world-class content, offline workshops and an innovative peer accountability process, helping groups of managers, professionals and entrepreneurs apply what they learn on the job to build their organisations. AMI is expanding rapidly. We have successfully raised impact investment, generated international press coverage with CNN, Euronews and the Financial Times among others, and already reached over 10,000 individuals in over 25 countries. We are looking for an exceptional entrepreneurial leader to help us move to the next level of scale as we target organisations in Kenya and the rest of East Africa. The General Manager East Africa will leading AMI’s operations on the ground in East Africa and play a key role in driving business development. The position is based at AMI’s head office in Nairobi.
This is a chance for an outstanding entrepreneurial leader to be part of Africa’s transformation, and to help shape, build and scale one of the continent’s most innovative social impact businesses. Continue reading “AMI is Hiring: General Manager East Africa”
Successful people have great networks. Networking is one of the key differentiators between the most successful leaders and the rest of us.
In fact, as we grow in our careers, networking becomes more and more important. This is because as we climb the corporate ladder, we become more and more dependent on others to achieve our goals. So networking is not only important for outward success, as some cynics might suggest, but has been shown to correlate with effectiveness on the job as well. One reason for this is that professionals with active networks know whom to call on when they have a challenge they need help with.
When we think of networking today we think of electronic media, and this has become the most effective way of staying in touch. Particularly important are professional networks like LinkedIn and the African Management Initiative, but general social media like Facebook and Twitter are also important.
Of course the deepest networks arise from personal contact. People in our network need to meet us to keep the “chemistry” at work.
Seven steps to become an effective networker Continue reading “Seven Steps to grow an Effective Network”
Are you struggling to get a good job? Do you want to stand out from the crowd? Are you looking to get a foot on the career ladder?
The African Management Initiative is offering a short online business and management programme to help young people navigate the job market and develop skills they need in the work place.
Key topics that Launchpad covers are:
- Setting goals for success
- Personal Productivity
- Influencing Others
- Self-management: stress, work-life balance & integrity
- Communication skills
- CV writing, Interview preparation & Building ‘Brand Me’
Lecturers: Buyani Zwane & Jonathan Cook, Gordon Institute of Business Science, University of Pretoria, South Africa
Continue reading “Launchpad: Success@Work in 21st Century Africa Programme”