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?
CEO – decisions to make and not
If you are a CEO or those of you that have good visibility of your CEOs work, do you pay attention to the types of decision you make/your honcho makes? The kind of decision the CEO makes is indicative of leadership pedigree and organisational health Yes, organisational decisions have to be made – and as… Continue reading
Brexit fallout – fiefdoms and lessons for leaders Series 1 of 2
We are primarily an OD. blog and apolitical in every sense of the word. However, on some occasions, we infer lessons from the political sphere, without necessarily becoming political ourselves. There are extremely good lessons for OD. practitioners like leaders and other company honchos in the unraveling UK Brexit. We, Ugandans, have a ‘Master’ in Great… Continue reading
What CEOs can learn from film producers
We are currently reading an interesting book – Design thinking for school leaders by A.Gallagher and K.Thordarson. The book explores how sustainable change happens in traditionally unchangeable education industry in the USA. Apparently – there is much that contemporary change agents can learn from ‘film producers’. Producers get stuff done effectively and efficiently. A film… Continue reading
Diversity not a mere tick-box exercise – corporate optics 1 of 2
There may be no other country on earth, where diversity and inclusion – at every level, but more so the corporate and political spheres where power and influence are vested in the hands of a privileged and powerful class, are as contentious as the USA. The white vs. colored and diversity-at-the-workplace debates continue unabated in the… Continue reading
Do you waste time in valueless meetings?
Are meetings the inevitable corporate scourge? Meetings cause anxiety, pain, and frustration for many in the corporate world. How long are the meetings that you are asked to attend? Do meetings add value to your work or are they merely time wasters, taking away valuable chunks of time from your busy schedule? Do you at… Continue reading
The Yin and Yang of decision making
Do you know where your organization’s or even government decisions get made and how effective all this is? It’s apparent that companies and governments have functions as well as products/services. The two exhibit a yin and yang affair when it comes to where decisions are made at these entities. The function enables the delivery of… Continue reading
Modesty and humility aren’t equal to weak leadership
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 when Koffi Annan was in charge of UN peacekeeping. Then an undergraduate at Makerere University,… Continue reading
Are you the ‘management-forensics’ leader type?
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 not, to your bottom line or the impact of your work for the not for… Continue reading
Effective managers are ever keen to ‘right’ a wrong
Even those people that believe are perfect, fail. We all do wrong – only that to some people, accepting wrongdoing is wrong. Not accepting one’s wrongs equates to not learning from our actions. At the effectiveness lab, we call such people professional-dwarfs. Those of you with access to the youth, especially the Z-generation, please teach… Continue reading
The Harry and Meghan KISSTORY – Management hygiene lessons
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: KISSTORY There is something exquisite about the pairing of these two and the implications for:… 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.