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Leading the Way - The Africa List
19 minutes | Nov 27, 2020
11: Success with the Press
Being properly prepared for media interviews can help protect and enhance the reputation of your organisation. It can enable you to make the most of a positive story and turn a negative story into an opportunity to present your work in a positive light. In this episode of Leading the Way, we speak to PR strategist and media training expert Aaron Mays, who provides some top tips on preparing for interviews, engaging with media and ensuring your best foot is always forward when it comes to working with journalists. For more from The Africa List, you can check out our blog, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.
16 minutes | Sep 23, 2020
10: The Future of Work in Africa
The pandemic has had a major impact on the way people work on the continent and it will likely to continue to do so. But how might those changes take effect and are employers in African countries ready for the new normal? In this episode, we explore the topic with two leading executives working in the HR, talent and recruitment industries: Miranda Naiman, Founder and Managing Director of Empower, a human capital consultancy based in Tanzania Dr Ellen Hagan, Founder of L'aine Services, a leading HR services company based in Ghana For more from The Africa List, you can check out our blog, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.
22 minutes | Jul 30, 2020
9: Networking in the New Normal
Given the realities and constraints of the pandemic, we all need to think creatively about how we connect, communicate and create community. Whether it's on Zoom, Microsoft Teams or LinkedIn, it's important we learn how to make the most of these platforms to build better connections online. So, in this episode, we hear from two experts who guide us through how to do just that. Neil Bearden is a storytelling coach and an Associate Professor at INSEAD, he begins by sharing some guidance on how we can stand out from the crowd when communicating online. Neil's interview is followed by a discussion with John Bowles, Co-Founder of Turn Left Media, LinkedIn's official partner in Sub-Saharan Africa - John has lots of practical tips to help you improve your own LinkedIn profile. For more from The Africa List, you can check out our blog, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.
23 minutes | Jul 3, 2020
8: Leadership Field Guide
In this episode we talk through the Leadership Field Guide designed to help CEOs and business leaders guide their companies through Covid-19 and beyond. The free online toolkit was developed by 10x Entrepreneur and its Co-Founder, Jason Goldberg. Listen to hear Jason guide us through each phase a business leader will need to go through to effectively manage the impact of coronavirus - from reacting and responding, to developing a new strategy and then advancing in the new world coronavirus leaves behind. You can access the Leadership Field Guide here. Though we recommend listening to Jason's advice here first. For more from The Africa List, you can check out our blog, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.
11 minutes | May 15, 2020
7: Five effective approaches to leadership in a crisis
In our previous episodes exploring the impact of coronavirus, we’ve looked at how it is affecting different sectors in different countries across the continent. Here, we take a slightly different approach and explore how you as a leader can take your team, company or organisation through the crisis. Our guest is Nabou Fall the CEO of Vizeo, a communications company based in Côte d'Ivoire. Nabou is also an executive coach and has been working with leaders across the continent to help them develop effective strategies for managing through coronavirus. In this episode, she shares with her five approaches for effective leadership during a crisis. We hope you find this guidance helpful as you navigate your way through this incredibly difficult period.For more from The Africa List, you can check out our blog, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.
20 minutes | Apr 24, 2020
6: How is the private healthcare sector adapting to COVID-19?
In our last episode, we looked at the impact coronavirus pandemic is having on different industries across the continent. However, we didn’t cover one crucial sector because we wanted to look at in more detail on its own here, and that sector is healthcare. All across the world COVID-19 is presenting challenges for how public and private healthcare providers work together to respond to the crisis. It’s a particularly big issue in Africa, where the private sector delivers around half of the continent’s health products and services. So, in this episode, we speak to two leaders delivering private healthcare on the continent, we get a perspective from a health investor and also hear from a CEO of a social finance business: Elikem Tamaklo, Managing Director, Nyaho Medical Centre (Ghana) Kawalya Kanyerezi, Executive Director, Kampala Hospital (Uganda) Maina Sahi, Director of Strategy, CDC Group (UK) Michael Anderson, CEO, MedAccess (UK) For more from The Africa List, you can check out our blog, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.
18 minutes | Apr 3, 2020
5: Leading in a Crisis
Business leaders across the continent - and indeed the world - are facing a huge challenge in how they tackle the coronavirus outbreak. In this episode, we hear from three CEOs on how they're approaching it within their teams, what they think the impact will be on their industries and how it might affect their countries in the longer term. Our guests for this episode are: Ron Kawamara, CEO, Jumia Uganda Yoadan Tilahun, Founder and Managing Director, Flawless Events (Ethiopia) Niels Bojsen, Managing Director, Kukula (Zambia) If you want to hear more from The Africa List, you can find us on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.
14 minutes | Mar 12, 2020
4: Spotlight on Rwanda
In this episode we're focusing on Rwanda, where we were for The Africa List's annual leadership retreat at the end of 2019. Since the 1994 genocide, the country has undergone an economic transformation, recording GDP growth of around seven per cent a year since the turn of the century. We speak to two leading executives who are centre stage in the country's economic development: Clare Akamanzi, CEO of the Rwanda Development Board; and Yvonne Manzi Makolo, CEO of RwandAir. If you want more from The Africa List, you can find us on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.
16 minutes | Jan 16, 2020
3: The Realities of Doing Business in Africa
In episode three of Leading the Way, we explore the realities of doing business on the continent through new research from The Africa List and the Wheeler Institute for Business and Development at the London Business School. The report - The Africa List Business Barometer - features insight from more than 350 senior executives working across DRC, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia. It looks at macroeconomic issues, including business confidence, and also under-explored subjects related to skills, leadership, and perceptions on how businesses do good. This episode unpacks some of the report's findings and includes interviews with: Charles Washoma, CEO and Founder, Amua Consulting (Tanzania) David Solomon, Strategy Director, Friendship Business Group (Ethiopia) Emma Wade-Smith, UK Trade Commissioner for Africa Professor Rajesh Chandy, Wheeler Institute for Business and Development, London Business School
11 minutes | Dec 13, 2019
2: Paths to Success (part two)
In the second of our two part look at the theme of "success", we look at the importance of learning from the challenges you face in order to reach the top. This episode features insight from leading executives working across Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia, including: Sipho Phiri, Executive Chairman, Western Power Company (Zambia) Catherine Phiri, Co-Founder, Media 365 (Zambia) John Ulanga, Country Director, TradeMark East Africa (Tanzania) Sarah Mhamilawa, Director, Lexsynergy (Tanzania) Allen Asiimwe, Chief Technical Officer, TradeMark East Africa (Uganda) Please feel free to check out our first episode on the theme of success too, if you haven't done so already.
12 minutes | Oct 16, 2019
1: Paths to Success (part one)
This is the first episode of Leading the Way, a new podcast series from The Africa List. In it, we ask four leading executives working across the continent what "success" means to them, how their definition has changed over time and anything they might have done differently if they were starting their careers again. It includes insight from: Susan Mulikita, CEO, Liquid Telecom (Zambia) Yasser Bagersh, Founder, Cactus Communications (Ethiopia) Miranda Naiman, Founder, Empower (Tanzania) Doris Akol, Commissioner General, Uganda Revenue Authority This is the first of two parts on the topic of "success". In our next episode, we'll look at the other side of the coin and ask leading executives how they've overcome the challenges they've faced on their journeys to the top. Additional reading: Susan Mulikita interview with The Africa List: https://www.theafricalistinsights.com/latest-news/2019/8/8/zambian-ceo-susan-mulikita-on-overcoming-the-challenges-on-her-path-to-success Doris Akol answers questions on leadership and management from members of The Africa List: https://www.theafricalistinsights.com/latest-news/2019/9/16/commissioner-general-of-ugandas-revenue-authority-discusses-leadership-and-management John Ulanga, Country Director for TradeMark East Africa (Tanzania), on what makes a good leader: https://www.theafricalistinsights.com/latest-news/2019/8/27/what-makes-a-good-leader-with-john-ulanga-trademark-east-africa The Africa List is a platform that brings together business leaders in Africa’s most exciting growth markets, acting as an accelerator to help stimulate growth in these countries. You can find out more at theafricalist.com.Follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.
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