LEADERSHIP IS NOT A POSITION

IT’S A PRACTICE

Leadership is what people do in practice, not in title. But how do you identify true leaders vs. people in positions of power?

AMANI™ is a proven protocol that enables people and companies to lead in deed not just in title.

Developed after studying the dynamics behind people and companies that gel and excel, AMANI™ identifies the right people to lead and the circumstances needed to succeed.

Leadership is what people do in practice, not in title. But how do you identify true leaders vs. people in positions of power?

AMANI™ is a proven protocol that enables people and companies to lead in deed not just in title.

Developed after studying the dynamics behind people and companies that gel and excel, AMANI™ identifies the right people to lead and the circumstances needed to succeed.

THE STORY BEHIND AMANI™

Previously in Executive Search, I had the privilege of meeting and interviewing brilliant people every day. My challenge wasn't finding talent - it was finding great companies I wanted to find talent for. I didn't appreciate the urgent need to address this until I received a link to water poverty. This wasn’t water poverty caused by a drought. It was due to a water privatisation deal where the tariffs set were too high for the poorer members of the community to afford. The result? The water supply was cut off. One of the consequences? Little girls being bullied and teased at school for being dirty. What confounded me? The company leading the transaction had a link on their website to CSR (corporate social responsibility). I ask you, how can a company’s business practices cause harm but they have a department ‘to do good’?

It got me thinking about the people leading the transaction and the company’s strategy and modus operandi. 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. Moreover, my clients would never have accepted them.

So what was creating this? What impact was business having on society? How can we improve things?

I explored water poverty – what’s causing it, who’s impacted by it and what needs to be done to solve it. I was saddened by what I found, from questionable policies and poor principles to bad practices, misaligned performance metrics and poor decisions. The crux of it all? People and organisations – their collective mindset and motivations, their actions and inactions.

But I also found some great companies with incredible people doing a lot of good. These weren’t charities. They were profitable commercial entities (including banks). I studied these companies and profiled their people. The findings were extraordinary. These companies and their people gelled and excelled. They were principled and profitable. They were companies worth emulating. The findings were translated into 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.

THE STORY BEHIND AMANI™

Previously in Executive Search, I had the privilege of meeting and interviewing brilliant people every day. My challenge wasn’t finding talent – it was finding great companies I wanted to find talent for. I didn’t appreciate the urgent need to address this until I received a link to water poverty.

This wasn’t water poverty caused by a drought. It was due to a water privatisation deal where the tariffs set were too high for the poorer members of the community to afford.

The result? The water supply was cut off.

One of the consequences? Little girls being bullied and teased at school for being dirty.

What confounded me? The company leading the transaction had a link on their website to CSR (corporate social responsibility).

I ask you, how can a company’s business practices cause harm but they have a department ‘to do good’? …READ MORE

CASE STUDIES

ALIGNING CORPORATE PRACTICES & 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...

IDENTIFYING HIDDEN STRENGTHS

  As part of a team transformation process, we worked with a number of people of various backgrounds and ages. This case is about a millennial. Perceived as difficult to manage, interactions were causing friction and frustration. We set about to see if we could fix...

DETOXIFYING 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....

MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS

A global financial institution was in trouble. Bankrupty was inevitable. Wanting to get ahead of it, a member of the regional team approached us to explore options. We profiled every team member, identifying their skills, aspirations and team fit We explored their...

LEADERS THAT LAST

  A family business with a franchise partner had a challenge – they had to replace the Managing Director with immediate effect. Failure to do so could result in them losing their business relationship with the franchise partner, which would have a big impact on their...

DEVELOP 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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