‘The fish rots from the head’ is a phrase widely used to depict organisational failure as the failure of top echelon leadership. While its origin has been a subject of dispute, there is no controversy about its essence. Hence, it forms the basis for the title of Bob Garratt’s bestselling book: The Fish Rots from … Continue reading Bob Garratt’s ‘The fish rots from the head’, justly ties organizational performance to the board’s, but the c-suite equally counts for corporate sustainability performance
Foreword: It seems nearly everyone wants to advance sustainability principles. The problem is, no one really knows what they are. Real sustainability means responsible conservation and stewardship of natural resources. The public relations variety is mostly image-enhancing fluff. Politicized sustainability – the version that’s all the rage on college campuses and among government regulators – […] … Continue reading Politicized sustainability threatens planet and people — Watts Up With That?
My conviction to do doctoral research work with C-suite executives, especially in Nigeria, on advancement of corporate sustainability performance (CSP) is getting firmer with each passing day. The more I reflect on the breadth and depth of problems plaguing humanity, for which business must take the lead in tackling, the clearer I see several reasons … Continue reading Why I Chose to Work With C-suite Executives
Prolific Management expert, Peter Drucker, argued as far back as 1974 that organizations, especially business, are as essential to society as management is to organizations. Likewise, Howard Bowen, one of the earliest advocates of the business of business being beyond business, contended that organizations should go beyond economic pursuits to engage in broader social goals. … Continue reading Why I Propagate Abotu
An elderly neighbour said to me yesterday, that his people have a saying; in every endeavour, two things are paramount. One is getting started. The other is finishing the endeavour. I have been reflecting on this and somehow, agree. Beginning an endeavour requires enormous courage. But then, seeing the endeavour through to the end is … Continue reading On Starting and Finishing
Learning to serve humanity better.
Why would a man getting close to 50 years still bother about going to school? Why would a man want to keep learning, by pursuing an MBA in Leadership and Sustainability, after earning a Master of Arts in Leading Innovation and Change? Why would a man think of undertaking further studies while working on an … Continue reading Learning to serve humanity better