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Opportunities & Insights from Across Our Community
Hi everyone, here’s what we have for you this week:
We’ve almost reached 50 episodes of The Everyday Leader podcast! We highlight the top 10 episodes by number of plays so far.
Don’t miss our panel discussion on “Fast-Tracking High-Potential Leaders”. This Wednesday, CoffeeChat will host a discussion panel featuring Talent leaders from Wasoko, Jibu, Fuzu, SeamlessHR and World Vision Zambia. RSVP here.
Are you a manager working in Africa? Participate in our 12-question survey on how you feel about the leadership development opportunities and resources available to you.
Read on for more details…
The Everyday Leader Podcast’s Top 10 Episodes By Plays
Luizer Makena from SeamlessHR: Finding what you can be the best at, making time to pause during transitions, and the power of working with a professional coach.
Krista Davidson from Injini: Aligning on working styles with new teams, leaning on your strengths during challenges, and being intentional about making the most of hybrid work.
Joseph Rutakangwa from Rwazi: Managing a network of freelancers, keeping your startup team focused, and identifying self-limiting beliefs with an executive coach to unlock business growth.
Catherine Njeri from Cellulant: Shaping your story to mobilize, finding ways to identify blindspots, and future-proofing your career by developing a mix of soft skills and industry expertise.
Asha Mweru from African Management Institute: Combining creator and operator roles, seeing your own leadership challenges in others, and selecting a team-wide OKR tool.
Rushika Pattni: Selecting leaders to work for, learning when to step up and step down, and developing a leadership style as an introvert.
Wiza Jalakasi of Chipper Cash: Getting the timing right during career transitions, managing pan-African scale-ups, and building a personal brand online.
Chipo Phiri from UpEnergy: Screening your potential new employers for values fit, understanding the demographics of your team and how leaders have been emboldened to become more creative.
Neha Kumar from Stitch: Building authentic relationships with business partners, the shift from time-based to outcome-based work, and how the process of hiring a team can lead to valuable reflection.
Timi Omotoso from Dojah: Building alongside founders as a Product Manager, using Twitter to learn on the job and conduct market research, and building in public to establish trust and confidence with early adopters.
Panel Discussion: Fast-Tracking High-Potential Leaders
CoffeeChat's panel discussion series hosts Talent and Learning & Development leaders from companies and organizations across Africa. Each panel discusses and shares insights on important topics around leadership development and supporting managers. Our first panel’s topic will be "Fast-Tracking High-Potential Leaders" with a focus on these discussion questions:
In what ways does your organization identify high-potential and under-represented leaders and accelerate their growth?
How can junior and middle managers proactively seek out opportunities and take self-ownership of their leadership development plan?
Our all-star panel will feature leaders from across the continent:
Cecilia Gitahi, Head of Learning & Development at Wasoko
Nelly Mutula, Head of People Ops at Fuzu
Grace Ayibowu, Head of Human Resources at SeamlessHR
Queen Kaze, Global Human Resources Manager at Jibu
Tionelepo Ndhlovu, Learning and Development Manager at World Vision Zambia
Disclaimer: The views and opinions shared by each panelist are their own and not that of their respective companies.
2022 Manager Growth Survey
Earlier this year we experienced a fantastic turnout for our second annual Manager Support Survey. While that survey captured trends from Talent and L&D leaders about their perspectives towards leadership development strategies and realities, we are now gathering views directly from managers themselves.
We’re now excited to launch our inaugural 2022 Manager Growth Survey, a 12-question pulse check of how managers at companies across Africa feel about the leadership development opportunities and resources available to them. If you’re a manager working in Africa, we encourage you to participate!