Are you the type to always have an exit plan?
Should you consider exit-plans beyond the confines of your brick and mortar office, house, short spans of time spent on aircrafts? Indeed, the above are good examples where exit planning and strategy are integrated into the body fabric of processes. For instance, well-executed building plans have got fire exit points. If you face a situation… Continue reading
Brexit Management lessons – negotiating the D.Trump way — Gabazira’s blog
The Effectiveness lab has chosen to forego its traditional Dec./New-year series, for the “We told you!” post-Brexit series – a reflection on leadership and management lessons for practitioners that want to analyse and learn from the Brexit dynamics – going back to the lab’s deep interest in Brexit leadership and management lessons How did Boris… 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
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
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
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
Servant leadership and its place at the bionically-balanced entity
Leadership is power’s twin. Leadership grants leaders a lot of power, and such power can be used in several ways. Some leaders have used power to coerce others into involuntary submission, others have used power to get consensus in teams, or to only define the direction and let the led get on with the journey. Clearly,… Continue reading
Leaders are always out of their comfort zone – the answer
The bionically-balanced and smart organization operates in extreme environments where turbulence, short product, and service cycles, as well as unpredictability, are a given. CEO’s and other leaders are permanently out of their comfort zones. Those at the helm of organizations have only one choice: accepting the permanence of discomfort or quit. CEO pressure is not… Continue reading
The four (4) leader archetypes – situate your individual leader brand
Leaders provide direction, implement plans, and get the best out of people. Indeed those that succeed at leadership have the brains to not only define the right agenda and lead the people but also think hard and different. Leadership is a complex cognition process that takes place at various stages of the leadership journey. Leading… 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.