At Emkay East Africa, we are intrigued at the purpose and impact of good leadership. From time to time we shall post articles that we found of interest to share with you.
By Micah Amukobole, June 2009.
This one page article explores the mothers role in developing leaders with a mention of our friend Dr. Musimbi Kanyoro who states that "the invisible women leaders should be made visible through finding, and affirming them. Use the learning and experience that the women have as managers of families and communities to the management of nations,businesses, and religious institutions.
The millennial generation does not look like any other previous generation. What makes them so different? Three things: technology, upbringing and diversity. This paper explores the learning organizational as well as diversity implementation in organizations with the suggestion of both concepts as meaningful transitional approaches to integrating the millennial generation into the workforce. The buzz and apprehension around millennials in the workplace brings to mind the anxiety just before Y2K. Just like the case of Y2K, there is not a thing a miss with millennials getting into the workplace. While this generation is different from the incumbent one, it is still human - the point being that, essential employee needs are still the same. The difference in this generation is their perspectives on work, values, skills, ability and expectations. While they have been called naive, their optimism is not dumbfounded. They truly have the potential to turn on the switch to take us into the next decade in an effective and efficient manner, fitting for the 21st century.