Addressing Talent Retention with Nancy Matimu

March 1, 2024

In the bustling hall of a prestigious breakfast meeting, Nancy Matimu, a seasoned CEO, takes the stage. With a commanding presence, she poses a question to the audience: “What keeps CEOs awake?” The room falls silent, pondering the weight of her inquiry. Then, as if in a synchronized response, the crowd stirs with murmurs and contemplative nods. Nancy breaks the silence with a simple yet profound answer: “People.”

“Please don’t let my favorite person leave,” she adds, her words resonating with every leader who understands the critical importance of talent retention.

Indeed, acquiring and retaining talent is no easy feat, as Nancy emphasizes. It’s a perpetual challenge faced by CEOs and business leaders across industries. So, how can organizations ensure they attract and retain the best talent?

Nancy advocates for a multifaceted approach that revolves around engagement and the continuous development of critical thinking and creativity skills among employees. In her view, the key lies in fostering an environment where staff feel valued, empowered, and inspired to contribute their best.

But what does this engagement look like in practice?

It starts with acknowledging the complexity of the challenges that companies face and encouraging employees to actively participate in finding solutions. In today’s fast-paced and ever-changing business landscape, the ability to think critically and creatively is more valuable than ever. By providing opportunities for ongoing learning and skill development, organizations can equip their employees with the tools they need to thrive in an increasingly competitive environment.

Join our 2025 fellowship HERE

Subscribe For Our Event Updates and Weekly 10X Newsletter