Congratulations to Lukhanyo Maneli and Terence Molepo for winning copies of the Nuts and Bolts book written by Dr. McLean Sibanda! We cannot wait for you to dig in and join us in the book review episode with Dr. McLean Sibanda!
Entrepreneurs are often building the plane, cleaning it, and flying it all at once. They must plan and execute their strategies all at the same time. How do they become excellent at leading themselves and their teams without losing sight of their vision?
I am joined by Dr. Alex Granger – a global speaker and leadership coach. Dr. Alex has been coaching leadership teams of companies for over 19 years and has worked with companies like Tsogo Sun, Standard Bank, governments, and other institutions.
We talk about how entrepreneurs can become conscious, dynamic, and visionary leaders while executing their plans. We also talk about practical tools that can help them do this.
This episode is brought to you in collaboration with Eagle Wings Consultancy – a pan-African partnerships and networking consultancy.
We are doing a book review and you could be a winner!
Dr. McLean Sibanda is the author of Nuts and Bolts – a book about strengthening the innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystems of Africa. It is about lessons from his journey in innovation including as CEO of The Innovation Hub – one of Africa’s largest Technology, Innovation, and Science Parks.
Dr. McLean is currently the Managing Director of Bigen Group Limited – Africa’s largest infrastructure investment and advisory group.
Please watch the video below for more information on how you can join us in the book review and win.
We are looking for a listener to join us in the book review – we will purchase the book for you and deliver it to you for free!
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The winner will be announced on our website and Social Media Pages.
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Entrepreneurs discover or create opportunities that ultimately lead to some of our favourite products and solutions to real pressing problems. But how exactly do they spot these opportunities in the first place? What is the mental alertness and type of thinking that allows entrepreneurs to continuously move the world forward? In this episode, I spoke to Kwame Bekoe who is an aviation professional, engineer, and the founder of a popular restaurant in Accra, Ghana – N8tive Food & Beverage Bar. Having been a former sales director at Airbus and travelled all over the world, Kwame decided to pursue multiple businesses in agriculture on the African continent.
Kwame has been recently recognised by the United Nations as one of Africa’s Most Influential People of African Descent in entrepreneurship and business. He was also named Ghana’s Top 40 under 40 most influential leaders in 2018.
Our conversation covers a wide range of elements regarding the mindset required to continuously see opportunity where others see calamity. We also discuss ways in which you can constantly switch your brain on, so you are continuously improving your value propositions.
Do you have a high growth mindset? High growth enterprises are rare and their founders have a unique way of thinking.
I spoke to Jito Kayumba, a Private Equity investor and partner at Kukula Capital in Zambia. We spoke about the unique ways in which the entrepreneurs of high growth businesses think and how you too can adopt this thinking and apply it to your own business.
Jito sits on many private and public boards in Zambia, Kenya, South Africa, and the UK including Airtel Zambia and Zambian Breweries.
This episode is brought to you in collaboration with Eagle Wings Consultancy, a Pan-African networking and events management firm founded by Candy Kasonkomona.
There is an old saying that goes champions eat “no” for breakfast. It is true for entrepreneurs. I recently spoke at an incubator – Women Enabled Enterprises – celebrating the entrepreneurs who had graduated from that incubator.
I was encouraged by these entrepreneurs that despite having so much on their plate, they had put in 3 months to work on their businesses. And yet, after all their hard work, they will still encounter much rejection in business. So, this episode is about 3 things to do when you hear “no”. I hope you feel motivated.
As the world continues to experience change, leadership becomes more important now more than ever. A certain type of leader – an entrepreneurial leader is needed to navigate change and find new opportunities in a new world.
I spoke to Charles Washoma, a seasoned board director, entrepreneur, and former CEO of Sanlam Life Insurance in Tanzania about the length and breadth of entrepreneurial leadership.
Entrepreneurial leadership is about infusing innovation into your business while managing risk. It is a type of leadership that motivates people to spot new opportunities in achieving the business’s purpose. I spoke to Charles Washoma, a seasoned board director and CEO on how entrepreneurs can lead their businesses and how large organizations should be thinking about culture and entrepreneurial leadership.
Entrepreneurial leaders guide their organisations to be creative, constantly spot new opportunities, remain true to their values, while being ethical.
Entrepreneurs are constantly re-inventing things and other entrepreneurs start businesses that solve complex social problems. The path in entrepreneurship is hardly ever linear – it is more of a zig-zag. Motivating yourself on this journey is one of your most important resource.
Zukiswa Mqolomba who is been effecting both social and economic change in places like the World Bank and the African Development Bank joined us on this episode to talk about how entrepreneurs dealing with complex problems can motivate them selves.
Our conversation covers everything from digging deep into your intrinsic motivation to developing skills that help you stay open to learning and growing as you deal with ever complex and evolving issues.
I am so excited to bring you a new season of Wellness for Entrepreneurs! I am encouraged by everyone who has found this space useful and chose to spend time listening to this podcast.
Season 2 is definitely going to be about cultivating conscious thought in entrepreneurship. We are going to explore everything from entrepreneurial leadership and all areas concerned with how the best entrepreneurs think.
Watch the trailer in the link below to find out more!
It’s the start of a new year and it’s time to ignite your entrepreneurial drive and get ready to accomplish all that you have set for yourself. If you are like me, you had to convince your brain to switch on.
I looked for inspiration from an entrepreneur who founded what is now a $30 billion US Dollar Market Cap business. This entrepreneur found himself in similar circumstances to ours this year. I was surprised to see that very few people talk about this Japanese entrepreneur. Listen to his story and be inspired!
You may watch our interview by following this link: