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?
Can CLASS be ascribed to organisations as it’s to humans? Series 1 of 2
We are discussing class at organisations this and next week You have come across people that refer to others as a class apart. Yes, some women and men are a class act. They are referred to as class and in some instances, classic. It’s a unique group of people that display impressive and stylish excellence.… Continue reading
Corporate training shenanigans
Now, companies, and we suspect including yours, spend lots of money on training. The so-called corporate training. To not train staff at a company is equivalent to operating an archaic management paradigm whose place can only be found in the 20th-century management culture. Contemporary management calls for continuous staff skilling, on the job – and… Continue reading
Should accountability focus on the end-result or process?
The majority of the products and services we buy or are gifted, come from a system that, like the police force, monitor compliance to process by those that sale labour to employers. And just like we have different cultures in the police forces around the world, even companies differ when it comes to how employees… Continue reading
Innovation at companies: often touted but lacks the right toolbox – Series 2 of 2
So – in this series two, the Effectiveness lab addresses the questions: how do leaders, managers, and organizations achieve sustainable innovation? However, before delving into the answer/s to the latter questions, we share below an excerpt from McKinsey that makes clear the power of innovation and its signature value-addition within the organization’s business value chain:… Continue reading
Innovation at companies: often touted but lacks the right toolbox – Series 1 of 2
We recently stumbled upon a McKinsey article on innovation, leadership and organization culture – and couldn’t help but reminisce about the many attempts at innovation by ourselves as individuals, but also, other people that we interact with professionally For starters, innovation has many names and allusions: thinking out of the box, creativity, pushing boundaries, Blue Ocean thinking,… Continue reading
The one and obvious leadership lesson from the Brexit melodrama
On this final day of June 2019, we write our last blog, hopefully, on the Brexit melodrama and the lessons thereof. Learning From Brexit is aplenty for practitioners and students of management and leadership But rather than sharing more experiences in this final Brexit lessons writeup, we choose to reflect on all the lessons thus… Continue reading
Brexit and the choice of leader acrobatics
We told you – Boris is PM today and with the biggest majority since the 80’s! Continue reading
The Brexit cacophony – how to be heard
Last week – the Brexit melodrama continued unabated and with the Conservative party leadership race not lacking individuals that purport to be able future PM’s, things are getting noisier. Indeed, the leading contender has referred to the situation as cacophonous This week’s Brexit management lesson: Managers and leaders – daily, face a continuum of management… Continue reading
Brexit Management lessons – leading the TM way
We are back with the Brexit melodrama monologue, and this week, we delve into matters leadership. And whose leadership style is under the spotlight? Of course, that of the lady that has steered Brexit negotiations till now, Theresa May (TM for purposes of this blog). Leaders that have managed crises involving deep stakeholder polarisation understand… Continue reading
Leaders and organisations – into harms way or not, type?
Like many of you, we often read online content. Typically, we scan RSS feeds over a cup of millet porridge in the evening – we recently read content on Quora about Air Force One, the plane that moves the US President around the world: “Unlike a fighter jet that intentionally goes into harms way, Air… 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.