Thursday, November 06, 2008

Should Kenya advertise for a CEO?

We have the resources, the manpower, the plans, the knowhow, but we still can't deliver. Without waiting to reach 2030, its obvious that we won't hit the targets set for this date in the same way we missed the 1980, 2000, 2020 etc targets. Why? Like Obama has shown, to turn the unlikely to the likely, you need
  1. Focus: So breakdown the 10% GDP pa target into SMART objectives that everybody can focus on every yr and motivate the people
  2. Planning: So that resources are directed to the appropriate areas and bringing together different strands of development so for example no increases in energy prices that impact manufacturing industry.
  3. Compelling leadership: That says this what and why we need to do it, this is how we are going to do it, this who is going to do it.

Can you imagine Kibz, RAO, UK, Ruto, Ababu getting us there?

If not, why not hire PWC or some of other executive search companies to get us a CEO who can do the job for 5 years...

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