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Zimbabwe’s President Takes Oath As U.S Censure Hangs Over Vote

Zimbabwe’s President Takes Oath As U.S Censure Hangs Over Vote

Emmerson Mnangagwa urged Zimbabwe to unite behind his presidency on Sunday, as he took the oath of office following a divisive election that U.S. observers said had called the country’s democratic credentials into question. The Constitutional Court confirmed Mnangagwa as president on Friday, dismissing a challenge by the man he beat in the July 30 […]

Heroes and Villains of Nigeria’s Parliament Siege

Nigerians still can’t say for sure why armed, masked men held our country’s parliament under siege last week. But the alarming incident had a most joyous ending. They blocked all entrances to the building, denying lawmakers, civil servants and journalists access. It turned out they were operatives of the state’s spy agency, the Department of […]

What Happens After The Job?

What Happens After The Job?

When I was a kid learning to read, I always knew meatballs didn’t come from the sky. I knew a frog and a toad couldn’t talk to me about life (because, as we all know, frogs and toads cannot talk.) But, at the same time, some books could be so captivating that they became a staple in our […]

Merging Women And Engineering Leadership Skills

Merging Women And Engineering Leadership Skills

The four soft skills you need to have to lead in a knowledge economy Based on this research with senior executives, engineering leadership does not require additional skills derived from deeper technical knowledge, but rather from the liberal arts –  from the study of subjects such as sociology, anthropology, economics and literature. In a world […]

Indra Nooyi The First Woman To Lead The International Cricket Council

Indra Nooyi The First Woman To Lead The International Cricket Council

Strength doesn’t come with titles. It comes from a sense of purpose, and Indra Nooyi’s career is one of my favorite examples of this truth. Now chairwoman and CEO of PepsiCo (and the first woman to lead of the International Cricket Council), the Indian-born Nooyi boasts two master’s degrees — including one from the Yale […]

Ethiopia’s New PM Meets Opposition Leaders

Ethiopia’s New PM Meets Opposition Leaders

Ethiopia’s new prime minister, Abiy Ahmed, has held talks with officials from opposition groups and civil society, state-affiliated media said, in the latest sign he is willing to push through political reforms announced in the wake of protests. The 42-year-old former army officer was sworn in as premier on April 2 after his predecessor Hailemariam […]

Hire And Empower Women

Hire And Empower Women

1. Hire and empower women.  Both men and women drove this point home throughout the week in Davos, from activist Malala Yousafzai to Alibaba founder and chairman Jack Ma.Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau explained that women face a variety of barriers to career success, and that providing the same pay to men and women is just one […]

How to Be a Leader Without Having to Act Like One

How to Be a Leader Without Having to Act Like One

It’s been largely assumed that to run a successful business today, good leadership is required. But it’s not the end of the world for leaders who worry that they’re low on charisma or can’t stir employees’ hearts and minds. Maybe they don’t particularly want to, and that’s OK too. Sometimes, it’s more effective for employees to be […]

Zuma Retains Office as Ramaphosa Bides His Time

Zuma Retains Office as Ramaphosa Bides His Time

Jacob Zuma remains South Africa’s president for the time being as the new leader of the African National Congress, Cyril Ramaphosa, plans how to bring an end to his scandal-ridden administration without unleashing a major split in the ruling party. The ANC’s National Executive Committee didn’t discuss the option of forcing Zuma from office at […]

Be An Exceptional Leader With These Tips

Be An Exceptional Leader With These Tips

Life has a way of getting away from everyone from time to time. But, leaders have to be proactive about not just letting life happen — leaders need to make things happen. As your business grows, higher expectations and more responsibilities compete for your time and attention can make it challenging to stay out front. What are […]

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