Lord Herman Ouseley

René Carayol, u|Chief’s leadership guru, goes head-to-head with an African leader every month.   Lord Ouseley was born in Guyana in 1945 and came to England when he was 11. He became chief executive of […]

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Coding’s call to arms

With Africa Code Week coming up in October, we dug deep into the world of coding with Claire Gillissen-Duval, the Co-Founder and Global Lead of Africa Code Week.   What is coding and why is […]

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Travel Debrief: Democratic Republic of the Congo

Jonathan Robinson, founder of the Bean There Coffee Company, debriefs u|Chief on his recent trip to the DRC.   Tell us about your recent business trip? Most recently I visited the small holder farmers we […]

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My way: Long showers and going barefoot

Arjun Khoosal is the CEO and Co-Founder of Kandua “When I’m feeling stuck, my secret move is to take a long shower. It’s some combination of the solitude, the humidity, the grey noise of falling […]

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Grace, grit and gratitude

Ten years ago 16-year-old Karmen Leung moved on her own to the USA to create a new life for herself. She is now a global sales executive for IBM and is a co-founder of Women […]

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10 leadership lessons from Machiavelli

Call someone a ‘Machiavellian’ and they might take offence. But there’s a lot more to the great Italian’s teachings than being cut-throat, writes Eugene Yiga.   “I’m not interested in preserving the status quo; I […]

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Why mothers are today’s best leaders

René Carayol reminds us about the leadership power of women… and mothers in particular.   Extraordinary times demands extraordinary leadership, this must become the era where we universally accept and look for women as leaders. […]

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