Category: Leadership

Change leadership: How to make it work
Change … requires creating a new system, which in turn always demands leadership. Kotter, 1995 In today’s workplace change is almost unavoidable and certain, and achieving successful change is one of the biggest problems that modern organizations face. Change has become a major strategic obligating and it is clear that without doing things differently, companies […]
Which Professions Provide the Best CEOs
There has been raging debate on which professions provide the best CEOs. I think to some extent this argument is based on a misunderstanding of what the role of the CEO should be.  The CEO as the head of the organisation is a leader who must drive the organisation towards its vision and mission. Therefore […]
Traits you should look for when hiring leaders
The reason why organisations fail can be traced to the leadership within the organisation. In Africa, for example, most institutions struggle to bring in leadership based on merit. Patronage is a key factor when hiring in most African businesses.  In this article, I will highlight some of the processes you need to hire the best […]
The State of Zimbabwean Corporate Leadership Survey
Introduction Industrial Psychology Consultants (IPC) has carried out a survey to evaluate the state of corporate leadership in Zimbabwe. The aim of the survey was to gauge how employees generally evaluate the quality of leadership in organisations. Two hundred and twenty-seven (227) participants across all sectors responded to this survey. Key Findings 68.3% of the […]
How to select the right CEO to upscale your business
One of the most important assignments for any Board of Directors is to hire the right CEO and the right supporting executives. This is not an easy job. Most boards are left frustrated after completing the processing of hiring the CEO. The frustration stems from the fact that the person fails to deliver as expected. […]
Profiles of Top-Performing CEOs: Rising above the rest
The Harvard Business Review has released its annual list of the world’s top Chief Executive Officers for 2019. Topping this year’s list is 56 years old Huang, the CEO of NVIDIA an American technology company. In the words of Robin Sharma “Leadership is not about a title or designation. It’s about impact, influence, and inspiration.” […]
The State of Zimbabwean Corporate Leadership Survey
Every person charged with running an organsiation carries an enormous task on half of the key stakeholders. Others take this role as a way to enrich themselves personally while others take this role as an opportunity to do well for the benefit of society. At the core of leading an organsiation are the people. Without […]
What the Best Company Boards Focus On
Non-Executive Directors are faced with several challenges as they do their work. The quality of the Board members significantly impacts the performance of the organisation.  The quality of Board members is largely dependent on the selection criteria and process.  In some instances, the quality of the NEDs is influenced by the remuneration on offer. Organisations […]
Why Every Manager Should Have Human Resources Management Skills & Training
I have heard line mangers referring most if not all of the people issues to the person designated as the Human Resources Manager. If this is how your people are managed in your organisation you have a long way to go. If your organisation is in the situation highlighted above you have probably experienced an […]
Aligning employees goals to your business strategy
Goal alignment in organisations is a precondition for a successful performance measurement system. Individual goals need to be aligned with higher goals in the organisation both vertically and horizontally. Lack of goal alignment is one of the reasons why performance management systems do not produce the desired positive impact on organisational productivity. Very few managers […]