We fundamentally believe that the most important asset for any organisation (including family) is its people (staff). Organisations that get the best out of its people, shall get ahead of the others in the race for productivity and effectiveness.
Agility and not Efficiency brings excellence to your work
About six years ago, I identified a young man called Jeff, who was in his penultimate year of an undergraduate IT degree at Makerere University in Uganda. Jeff took time off from the university to do various IT jobs for my employer Build-Africa Uganda. My gut-factor told me there was something unique in Jeff and… Continue reading
Email – the ‘task-courier’ & devil
My last two blogs focused on a subject very close to my heart: personal effectiveness, especially at our professional workplace. The blogs explored the twin themes of managing meetings and the personal task list. This blog delves into another topic that affects personal effectiveness, especially of the modern white-collar worker: the dreaded ‘task-courier’, Email. It… Continue reading
Are you an effective and efficient task manager?
Talk to any white-collar worker and their gripe list will read like: workload, chronically full email inbox, thin and stretched teams in departments, ‘monster’ bosses that never think about the welfare of their staff, working late and on weekends. It is true that the modern organisation will not stop churning out work to its employees. This… Continue reading
It is not bad to fail!
People hate ‘failing’ and will do everything not to associate with perceived failure. I suppose, failure takes something away from people and as such we hate it. The usual human response to failure is: to deny, hide, repackage, massage, or simply disregard failure. Failure management or avoidance gets more pertinent when it comes to organisations.… Continue reading
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
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.