What they say about you when you aren’t there…
Human beings worry about other people’s perceptions of us. And there is good reason to worry since we don’t live as islands. We socialise and work with others. Others have power and influence over our access to: resources, jobs, acceptance and inclusion in social groups, etc. Therefore, it is not wise to disregard what perceptions… Continue reading
COVID19 casualties: labour and the great-resignation – Series 1 of 2
Are we witnessing one of the more significant shifts at the modern workplace post-world-war 2? Amongst the many consequences of the COVID19 pandemic is employees quitting en masse. The pandemic situation has had an unintended consequence, and there is questioning by the white-collar workers of the status quo at the workplace. A status quo that was considered… Continue reading
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
Should we work for organisations whose culture orientation is the same as ours?
This week we discuss organisation vs. individual culture dilemma. Should we work for organisations that share the same culture orientation as us? And, what is on offer for organisation culture? Mono or poly culture? Traditionally, culture at organisations tends to go one way or the other. It’s perceived as a black or white affair. It’s… Continue reading
Race and Inclusion – the unconscious habit – Series 2 of 2
Oooh, Uganda! May God Uphold Thee…!! We ended series one of this blog, wailing to God our Lord, to uphold Uganda, laying our future in thy hand and hoping that as a people we remain free and united. Indeed – the latter are words from Uganda’s national anthem. But things aren’t always what we wish… Continue reading
Sunglass leaders – the filter effect that casts everything in one colour
This week – our focus is on what we call, for purposes of this blog, the ‘sunglass’ leader. A leader whose manners demand of those they lead, to see the world through one lens and colour – their lens. It’s akin to wearing sunglasses, that we know place a filter between the eye and what… Continue reading
Can CLASS be ascribed to organisations as it’s to humans? Series 2 of 2
At the end of series one, we promised to outline research and evidence regarding the manifestations of classic organisations. And other than pretend that we can teach organisation class, we opined that working backwards from manifestations of class at organisations, leaders can use indicators of class, to streamline management approaches and again the elusive class… Continue reading
Are organizations emphasizing the right critical success-factor?
If you are like most people, you attribute an organization’s success to many factors: a perfectly crafted strategy, the right structure, appropriate culture and accompanying climate, the right operating environment, the vision of the founder/s, good brains, brand perception and power, the right macro-economic conditions and in some instances – sheer luck. It’s true that… Continue reading
A word that has so much meaning in management – whether it’s in the day-to-day running of a company, doing a turn-around job at a company and taking it in a new direction, or times of crisis. Leaders and Managers need both self-belief and believers Yes, the word is believe, and it means: “accept that… Continue reading
You are simply a statistic at work – right?
While standing in the queue for my visa interview at the American Embassy in Nairobi, on a chilly July 1st morning, I read from the embassy public TV that the quintessential CEO of Safaricom Kenya, Bob Collymore, was dead. I had never met the gentleman, professionally or socially, he didn’t know me, and I didn’t… 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.