Saturday 18th August, 2018 while waiting for a haircut at a Nairobi city saloon, I read on the TV screen that Koffi Annan former UN Secretary-General was dead. My mind raced back to the period of the Genocide in Rwanda… Read More ›
You, the Leader!
You and me are called upon to lead everyday of our lives. However, leading, interesting as it is for many and at times a near addiction, comes with incredible challenges. The challenges make ‘leading-effectively’ difficult, but not impossible.
How can leaders be effective at their work?
This blog discusses management-forensics. We know that for many people, anything forensic equals crime. Well, at the Effectiveness lab, we define management-forensics as the deliberate practice to investigate value-addition enablers and killers at companies. Those things that significantly add or… Read More ›
Even those people that believe are perfect, fail. We all do wrong – only that to some people, accepting wrongdoing is wrong in itself. Not accepting one’s wrongs equates to not learning from our actions. At the effectiveness lab, we… Read More ›
Hello everyone, especially those of you that profess to best leadership and management practices. Do you, like us, acknowledge that Prince Harry and Meghan’s wedding yesterday, is a first-class lesson in management-hygiene? The UK media houses have termed the event:… Read More ›
We continue to observe a persistent pattern in the OD manifestations in organisations. Managers and those that work for them can’t always differentiate OD symptoms vs management problems. Signs are looked at as management problems and vice versa. A symptom… Read More ›
In Series 1, we referred to his Holiness Pope Francis as not only the ‘CEO’ of the Catholic church but also the organisational-culture circuit breaker. What is a circuit breaker after all? A circuit breaker is an automatically operated electrical… Read More ›
The connection between organisational-culture and the circuit-breaker may come as a surprise to many of you. Why should we even think of ‘breaking’ as opposed to ‘taming’ culture? After all, when it comes to matters change, contemporary change management theory… Read More ›
We conclude this leadership organisational-vital blog series by asking an obvious question. When should a leader quit? Leaders, good or bad, are professionally mortal. Leaders should know when the inevitable is starting to happen and leave voluntarily. The inevitable in… Read More ›
Leaders perceive themselves in different ways. Whatever they want to perceive themselves to be, leaders are people – persons – and if you like, individuals. There is something deep-seated about an individual and their behaviour. This is particularly the case… Read More ›