Africa's New Leaders
At LEAD GHANA, we work with emerging leaders and teams to build an understanding of African culture, African identity and continental leadership opportunities and challenges. We believe that any project in Africa that does not take cultural factors into consideration, will have limited, long-term success.
As Africa modernizes, the individualistic mindset required for free enterprise and participatory governance is often in direct conflict with the way we Africans traditionally favour a collective approach to life. A new type of leader, the authentic African leader, is required to understand this ‘identity crisis’ and guide us to retain the best of our African-ness as we engage in the world economy.
Training such leaders is the mission of LEAD GHANA.
A leader is a bridge between people and their greatness.
The Services We Offer:
Using practical, interactive training with role play and observation of clients in their work-space, we help leaders understand the realities of how African culture encourages or discourages organisational productivity. Clients can then factor these realities into the day-to-day running of their organisations.
The smart African leader needs to help those in his or her care to understand why certain mindsets need to be changed, how they can be changed and how change will work for, rather than against, them. These individuals then become the building blocks for great African teams.
Leaders in Africa need to distinguish between cultural practices that encourage us to fall in line with the collective, and true teamwork which involves specialists working together towards a specific, predefined goal. Great teams are made up of great individuals led by great leaders.
‘I found the feedback from our session very thorough and extremely helpful – I wish I had engaged you much earlier to observe me at work but better late than never!’
Senior Executive, Ghana-Based International Law Firm
There are MANY positive aspects of our culture to treasure and promote. However, some aspects of the social systems we have in Ghana, principally our upbringing and education, seem designed to dumb down the individual’s intelligence – intelligence we know exists because when the same Ghanaian is taken to another society/culture, he or she often excels.
Seth Tandoh highlights 5 key soft issues (beliefs, attitudes and behaviours) we value that often suppress our potential. MORE