The move to ‘Southernise’ International development and the capacity/corruption challenge – surprise solution!
Every time I come across writing like: lack of authentic market principles; revenue-vulnerability, the tendency to appease the powerful in the industry sector and not always defending what is correct; ongoing mid-life and identity crisis; failure of the very good effort thus far at poverty eradication and the need to do things different, I know the discussion is about ‘international… Continue reading
Doomsday for the INGO expatriate staff?
The emerging global trend is for organisations to invest in Global Leadership Development (GLD). The latter recognises an increasingly global marketplace that demands global leadership skills of most leaders. It is common for expatriates (expats) to occupy the first and second tier of leadership at the International Non Governmental Organisation (INGO). Expats are INGO staff that have… Continue reading
The future of the INGO – a comparative analysis
There is a lot of writing about the future of the INGO. An INGO leader myself, I understand well how even the best visionary in the industry can quickly get mired in the oversupply of ‘opinion’ and the dithering that accompanies defining a future role for the INGO. Orthodox strategic management practice no longer guarantees… Continue reading
Leaders in the development industry & the temptation to ‘appease’
Leaders in the development industry face leadership-compromising situations based on the fact that the market in the development industry is not always run on rational demand/supply principles. I have blogged before about the fallacy of the development market. A market where the ‘purse-holders’ i.e. donors and not the ‘authentic client’ i.e. the poor people, mostly… Continue reading
Apollo B. Gabazira is an Ugandan OD. junkie fascinated by matters that render organisations/individuals effective or not. He blogs on effective leadership and management. He is a devoted green-farmer and breeds the Ayrshire cow at Nakabugu, Luuka district, Uganda. Apollo is quite effective at what he chooses to do.