Hi Ingrid Lashley … You made me proud. You are a champion black woman with the confidence and competence to continue making a difference.
Here’s what I learned from your experience and let me share these learnings with Corporation Sole and his Designates!
- Appoint competent subject matter experts to lead organisations?
- Hire someone who is a team leader.
- Communicate your expectations as clearly as possible?
- Appoint a Board which understands their role?
- Give the CEO the space to develop the systems and procedures to manage the organization.
- Allow the CEO to hire best in class.
- Schedule your check in periods.
- Demonstrate your respect for CEO.
- Leave the CEO ALONE to do what he/she is hired to do.
- Go back to Parliament and do what you do best.
The Economist of May 28, 2016 carried an interesting article on the President of Tanzania. Here’s a quote:
“The president, nicknamed “the Bulldozer”, has delighted Tanzanians with an anti-corruption drive and public displays of austerity. Within weeks of taking office last November he had banned all but the most urgent foreign travel for government officials. He spent Tanzania’s Independence Day picking up litter by hand. He has fired officials suspected of incompetence or dishonesty and purged 10,000 “ghost workers” from the public payroll. However, he has a worrying tendency not to think things through.
Here’s the full article: http://www.economist.com/news/middle-east-and-africa/21699470-president-who-looks-good-governs-impulsively-government-gesture?frsc=dg%7Cd