Dismiss Notice
You are browsing this site as a guest. It takes 2 minutes to CREATE AN ACCOUNT and less than 1 minute to LOGIN

Bogus CEOs, HODs, whatever is in a title!

Discussion in 'Biashara, Uchumi na Ujasiriamali' started by Informer, Oct 14, 2012.

  1. Informer

    Informer JF-Expert Member

    #1
    Oct 14, 2012
    Joined: Jul 29, 2006
    Messages: 1,002
    Likes Received: 725
    Trophy Points: 280
    Written by AMBY LUSEKELO | Daily News | October 14, 2012

    I am the Owner, Founder, CEO, Partner and Managing Director. I am also the Head of Department (HOD) handling everything that this company is doing.

    Additionally, I am the Director and General Manager and Officer In Charge as a whole. I was bedazzled with this introduction last week when I met a few people in the hope of doing something. Titles, and not just small titles that we are all used to and can safely guess the job description behind them, but the big ones that you only associate with dollars, designer clothes, cigars and private lounges.

    In the international corporate arena, a CEO and HOD will enter a meeting dressed in an expensive designer suit and smell so good, you will leave smelling like them. A partner will offer breakfast or lunch depending on the circumstance of the meeting. He or she will also tell you about his or her recent trip to Europe to visit his or her children in their school in Switzerland.

    A HOD will charm you for a while, tell you about the number of times he or she has been on TV this week. Then he or she will leave the meeting quickly to rush for the radio interview after telling you about the meeting with other HODs over discussions to introduce a revolutionary new service across Tanzania. However, these are not the chaps I met.

    Yes one was a ‘Founder’ and the other was a ‘CEO’ but really nothing about them said this. First, I could have bet all the cash I had in my wallet that neither of them could tell me the long form of CEO. nor explain to me in simple terms what qualifies a person to hold the title of ‘founder’.

    Yet they spoke and I listened attentively, trying to not let what I saw dictate whatever potential this meeting could hold. The meeting ended and promise of further communication followed. The first email was from the ‘CEO’ and I can say that for certain. The sender ID confirmed it was his name but that is all I can confirm.

    The content of the email gave me a headache trying to interpret. I opted to move the communication to verbal. Words and expressing yourself through sentences is not for everyone, even for this CEO. He handed me over to the HOD who was now to tell me about my role. He called for a meeting at a local joint and when I found him, he had gone a few brown bottles too many.

    This is when I knew this wasn’t for me. I went home saying the word magumashi over and over again. It is not just these two that I have encountered who hold big titles but in fact have nothing to show for it. It is only when you undertake work with them that you realize that the ‘emptiest tins make the most noise.’

    And the worst is that 9 out of 10 times, the guys who give themselves these titles do not know what comes with the title. Yes, they wake up on a weekday and give themselves these titles. The biggest comedy show ever would be to place these would be magumashi CEOs, Founders and Partners with the CEOs, Founders and Partners of the international arena.

    Let’s say there was a worldwide meeting of CEOs and if by any chance you called yourself a CEO, then you had to attend. So you’d have Google CEO Larry Page, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, and this chap who can’t even compose a simple email. And while the other CEOs would be suave in their tailor-made suits, this magumashi CEO would be fighting his oversize Magomeni-kwa-Mzee-Ali purchased jacket.

    He would also have a face towel fitted on the back of his neck to catch any sweat. The meeting would be called off and the CEOs would quickly disperse once they got a whiff of his body odor. It wouldn’t end well. But I asked myself why the big titles? Does a ‘Founder’ or CEO before your name make you more important?

    Perhaps, more relevant? Are we to believe what you say more because of the title? Does a title make the man or woman? The long awaited report was released early this week. Yes, THAT REPORT detailing what happened on that fateful day in Iringa. I can bet THAT REPORT was written by someone who is a CEO in one company, a partner in another and a Managing Director in his spare time.
     
  2. Brooklyn

    Brooklyn JF-Expert Member

    #2
    Oct 14, 2012
    Joined: Mar 17, 2009
    Messages: 1,452
    Likes Received: 23
    Trophy Points: 135
    I concur with the writer 100%.
     
  3. Shark

    Shark JF-Expert Member

    #3
    Oct 14, 2012
    Joined: Jan 25, 2010
    Messages: 15,696
    Likes Received: 1,832
    Trophy Points: 280
    I am the Owner, Founder, CEO, Partner and Managing Director.

    I am also the Head of Department (HOD) handling everything that my family is doing.

    Additionally, I am the Director and General Manager and Officer In Charge as a whole.

    All of these titles is to my little family of Shark, His Wife, Daughter and Beki Tatu!!!
     
  4. akohi

    akohi JF-Expert Member

    #4
    Oct 14, 2012
    Joined: Jul 13, 2012
    Messages: 721
    Likes Received: 49
    Trophy Points: 45
    Hahahaha nimecheka sana.

    Nilijojifunza kwako ni kwanza huna knowledge na terminology za marketing, pili lazima utakuwa umeajiriwa, Tatu hujui unachokiongea.

    HOD ni mkuu WA idara

    Founder ni mwanzilishi

    CEO ni mkuu WA kampuni au makampuni na kwa maana hiyo yeye ndo final say.

    Tatizo wewe una changanya finincial capabilities na positions, these are two diff things na ndo maana ukatolea Mf WA wewe walet yako inashilingi ngapi...come-on brother!!

    By the way I'm one of Magumashi founder and CEO's hahaha

    Ina maana hujawahi kuona CEO ambaye ndo mumili? au CEO ambaye ame ajiliwa? Japo kima sirahi hawafanani lakin ni CEO.

    Na sio kweli kwamba CEO lazima anukie pafyumu, hahaha mind set tu....

    Duh...nashindwa hata nisemeje mkuu!
     
  5. The Boss

    The Boss JF-Expert Member

    #5
    Oct 14, 2012
    Joined: Aug 18, 2009
    Messages: 36,065
    Likes Received: 14,293
    Trophy Points: 280
    Last edited by a moderator: Jan 4, 2016
  6. snowhite

    snowhite JF-Expert Member

    #6
    Oct 14, 2012
    Joined: Aug 2, 2012
    Messages: 13,125
    Likes Received: 396
    Trophy Points: 180
    umkosea The Boss mimi ni
    CEO HOD MANAGER REV MWL snowhite lara 1 ni THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE SECRETARY HOD PERSONELL ,wakati Kaunga ni CEO QUALITY CONTROL MANAGER REV.
    katika mavitu sipendi ni haya macerdentials kha!sasa na mapafyumu tena ni sifa za CEO ,mboni kaaazi!
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Jan 4, 2016
  7. The Boss

    The Boss JF-Expert Member

    #7
    Oct 14, 2012
    Joined: Aug 18, 2009
    Messages: 36,065
    Likes Received: 14,293
    Trophy Points: 280

    Umesahau na 'mjumbe wa halmashauri kuu CCM,na NEC'
    lol....
     
  8. snowhite

    snowhite JF-Expert Member

    #8
    Oct 14, 2012
    Joined: Aug 2, 2012
    Messages: 13,125
    Likes Received: 396
    Trophy Points: 180
    ahahahahhahahahhahhha unaona sasa nilivyo na vyeo vingi!
     
  9. The Boss

    The Boss JF-Expert Member

    #9
    Oct 14, 2012
    Joined: Aug 18, 2009
    Messages: 36,065
    Likes Received: 14,293
    Trophy Points: 280
    Na 'Senior expert member jamiiforums' lol

    i am sure kuna business card zitatoka na hiyo lol
     
  10. snowhite

    snowhite JF-Expert Member

    #10
    Oct 14, 2012
    Joined: Aug 2, 2012
    Messages: 13,125
    Likes Received: 396
    Trophy Points: 180
    ahahahaahahhahaaha ngoja mi niianzishe walahi ntapata wafuasi!ila watu tunapenda kiutambuliswha sana na vitu lol!
    eti JF SENIOR EXPERT MEMBER
    mtu una mawazo ya ajabu wewe !lol!
     
  11. The Boss

    The Boss JF-Expert Member

    #11
    Oct 14, 2012
    Joined: Aug 18, 2009
    Messages: 36,065
    Likes Received: 14,293
    Trophy Points: 280

    Kuna watu anazaliwa hadi kuzeeka
    hajawi onja 'title'
    sasa mje mumpe 'ujumbe wa kamati ya harusi'
    mtaona vurugu zake lol
     
  12. snowhite

    snowhite JF-Expert Member

    #12
    Oct 14, 2012
    Joined: Aug 2, 2012
    Messages: 13,125
    Likes Received: 396
    Trophy Points: 180
    atataka kuchangia mawazo mpka kwenye color of the wedding na yenyewe atasema ''kila mjumbe alichukue hili kama wazo kikao kijacho kwenye yatokanayo kila mjumbe atatoa wazo lake kisha tutaunda kakamati kadogo ka watu watano kakiongozwa na mimi mwnywe maana ndiye mtoa hoja ili kwa pamoja tushauriane kuhusu hizzo rangi yani tunaomba kamati itupe muda kama wa wiki mbili hii kisha tutaleta rangi tano tuakazoona zifaa kisha kamati kwa mamlaka yake iamue!''
     
  13. akohi

    akohi JF-Expert Member

    #13
    Oct 15, 2012
    Joined: Jul 13, 2012
    Messages: 721
    Likes Received: 49
    Trophy Points: 45
    Oops, forgot to include my signature ....lol

    founder and CEO of www.oric.co.tz, skype: alfred.kohi, 0784800989
     
  14. Njowepo

    Njowepo JF-Expert Member

    #14
    Oct 15, 2012
    Joined: Feb 26, 2008
    Messages: 9,171
    Likes Received: 292
    Trophy Points: 180
    Sasa ukija kuambiwa jamaa ni COO si utachoka!
     
  15. F

    Fatherbullet Member

    #15
    Oct 15, 2012
    Joined: Apr 20, 2012
    Messages: 14
    Likes Received: 0
    Trophy Points: 0
    Nice piece! Its unfortunate though that you are comparing the big guys of facebook and google with "Kwetu Shop". Literally, CEO's, Partners, MD's etc are the highest ranked officers in that organization. If I open a shop and tend to get a contract to supply Cereals in one of the local schools what titles should I put on my business card - "Founder" otherwise who founded the shop if not me? Since its a shop I have one shop attendant hence I triple as the Founder, CEO & Chairman of "Kwetu Shop".

    Well, it requires a tough call. Perfums, good looking clothes (not necessarily designer fits) etc should come with everyone, not necessarily a CEO. Those guys you mate dont even care about themselves - I am trying to understand what happened that you cam in touch. If someone stills your clothes as you take shower and you start chasing after the person while you are naked then you know what people will think of you!!!! They are CEO's....get it straight first! Then we look into equity of their companies to make them fit into a certain business unit otherwise the owner of a one room nursery school is honestly the founder and chairman of "Kitaani Nursery School" the rest lives around our own perception of what we think about the titles.
     
  16. Lyamber

    Lyamber JF-Expert Member

    #16
    Oct 31, 2012
    Joined: Jul 24, 2012
    Messages: 2,930
    Likes Received: 683
    Trophy Points: 280
    bila shaka huyu jamaa atakua mkenya tuu..na huyu wa kwetu shop ni mkenya tu..
     
  17. echuma

    echuma JF-Expert Member

    #17
    Oct 31, 2012
    Joined: May 20, 2010
    Messages: 325
    Likes Received: 2
    Trophy Points: 35
    Haya mimi nimefungua kampuni yangu ni private na nnaofisi imeniajiri, kazi ofisi yangu inazozifanya mm ndio nnauzoefu nazo ni marketing by professional na graphic designer by skills na ni operation manager by experience haya nipe ma vyeo utaniitaje?

    Sent from my BlackBerry 9300 using JamiiForums
     
Loading...