LEADERSHIP IS NOT A POSITION

IT’S A PRACTICE

We believe leadership is what people do in practice, not in title.

But this is not reflected in the current model of identifying and promoting leaders. Decisions skewed with unconscious biases and lack of diligence, has resulted in leadership roles being occupied by people in positions of power – not leaders.

A better process is necessary to identify, develop and promote future leaders, one anchored in competence, character and commitment.

Welcome to AMANI™ – enabling people and companies to lead in deed not just in title.

THE STORY BEHIND AMANI™

Before I left Executive Search, someone sent me a link to water poverty. This wasn’t about water caused by a drought. It was about a water privatisation deal where the tariffs set were too high for the poorer members of the community to afford. The result was access to water being cut off. One of the consequences that captured my attention was little girls being bullied and teased at school for being dirty. 

The company leading the transaction had a link on their website to CSR (corporate social responsibility). Now I ask you, how can a company’s business practice cause harm but they have some department ‘to do good’? It also got me to think about the people doing the deal. Having interviewed many Investment Bankers, I knew that none of the ones I helped my clients hire would ever have been so short-sighted, so irresponsible.

This led me to research companies and the people in them, exploring what brings out their best and their worst. I discovered a pattern amongst people and companies that gel and excel. The findings are  the basis of the AMANI™ protocol.

Learn more about AMANI™ and how it can help you be your best – in your life, in your business and in the world at large.

CASE STUDIES

TOXIC TEAMS

  Growth is great. But growth can also be challenging. A start-up was acquired by a private equity firm. The people involved from the inception of the company were still with the organisation and were experiencing a change in culture, direction and method of working....

CORPORATE CULTURE & LOCAL CUSTOMS

A board member of a multinational company operating in emerging markets needed to address a situation. They discovered an individual who had access to the company float was taking money out of the company but replacing it before the new accounting cycle. With strong...

SPOTTING ROGUES & IMPOSTORS

As human beings, when someone is recommended to us by someone we trust, a part of our radar can be dampened. Furthermore, when under time pressure and with an urgent need to deliver, some could be tempted to just get the job done. Thankfully, we don’t operate in this...

THE PRACTICE OF LEADERSHIP

Patient and steady with all they must bear, Ready to meet every challenge with care. Easy in manner, yet solid as steel, Strong in their faith, refreshingly real. Eyes that have foresight, for hindsight won’t do, Tells it all straight, and means it all too. Growing in strength, they won’t be unnerved, Ever assuring they’ll stand by their word. This is a leader who is worthy of trust, Here stand the people who will do what they must.

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CONTACT AND CONNECT

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