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Pulling Apart Leadership Competencies: Part 1 – Strategic Thinking

One of the key Behavioural Competencies we are asked to find when undertaking a Search for a critical leadership role based in Africa is ‘Strategic Thinking’.  However, what does this actually mean?   Next time you are in a Senior Management or Board Meeting, if you ask everyone to define what strategic thinking is, you will […]

Recruiting for Africa – From South Africa to the UK

Andrea Flint has recently joined the Executives in Africa team having relocated from South Africa earlier in 2018.  She never imagined she would land a job in the UK which would enable her to keep her links to the continent as well as stretch her professionally.  Here’s her story of how she made the journey […]

African Art Exhibition & PfA October Networking Event

Being a part of the PfA is exciting and arriving at any event combines eager anticipation with many questions usually starting with – have I got enough business cards to share with these impressive professionals, who, like me, are African but have made London their current home? Stepping out of the taxi on Holborn Viaduct […]

Chinese Influence in Africa – Fair or Foul?

In terms of sheer numbers, as the biggest global investor in the continent, the impact of China on Africa can only be seen as positive….mostly? So what is the scale? In two decades China has become Africa’s most important economic partner. In trade terms China is as big as the next three (almost four) countries […]

Is Now the Time to Invest in Top Technical Talent?

10 years ago we didn’t have the iPad, Alexa and WhatsApp and even Instagram wasn’t invented – we could just eat our food, without photographing it! The acceleration in technology over recent years is encouraging innovation and new working methods within many sectors, from medical treatment through to data management.  With this has come a […]

Why Your Leaders Are Your Ultimate Investment Risk

Protests and the significant disruption they caused in Addis Ababa didn’t keep delegates away from the Ethiopian leg of the ‘Investing in Africa Conference’ which took place on Thursday and Friday of last week at the Radisson Blu in the city centre. This was the final event of the East Africa Road Show and, like […]

Are your Managers playing Hiring Russian Roulette?

We all know that accessing High Potential candidates at Senior Management Level is critical for succession planning for your leaders of the future. But are your Hiring Managers effectively playing Hiring Russian Roulette in their most important job;  the recruitment, development and retention of your organisation’s most important asset, your people? When deciding on a […]

The Artificial Intelligence Invasion is Coming to Africa!

Did you, like me, use to think Artificial Intelligence (AI) was a trivial sci- fi concept?  Are you now hearing it being mentioned by serious people and you aren’t entirely sure what it is?  Well we are in the same position but I hope can give you a very layman’s guide to why it is […]

How can Football Educate on Sexual Health? Read about how EiA are supporting TackleAfrica to do just this

Since I was 6 years old I have been passionate about football and have been blessed to be able to afford the best boots on the market and the latest kit available. I fondly remember being gifted the newly released Southampton kit (the team I support) when I was a kid, and how brilliant that […]

If you are an expert in your field, does it really matter if you’re not a great presenter? by Maggie Lawrie, CEO Presentation & Executive Coach

CEO’s and Senior Leaders generally have pretty good communication skills, but standards vary considerably.  Not everyone needs to be able to wow their audiences in a powerful, presidential-type way, but I think we have gone past the point where being the best in your field is enough to hide behind.  Just look at the example […]