Directors must learn to inspire next generation

first_img Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. Directors must learn to inspire next generationOn 11 Dec 2001 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. The UK’s business leaders are failing to inspire the next generation ofdirectors and chief executives. Research by the Institute of Management reveals that more than a third ofall executives and half of junior managers think the quality of leadership intheir organisation is poor. Few junior managers rate their leaders highly, according to the institute’sreport, Leadership: the Challenge for All, which includes responses from 1,500managers. More than 50 per cent of managers say the ability to inspire is vital, butonly 11 per cent of respondents think their leaders provide this. Sir John Egan, chairman of the advisory panel for the research project,believes employers must become more proactive in developing their leaders. He said, “Today’s senior people have a new accountability to the peoplethey lead. Good leadership is not elusive, but many companies have yet to riseto the challenge of creating programmes of leadership for their managers.”Almost half of executives surveyed say flatter organisational structures andthe resulting lack of career opportunities are the main career barriers. In organisations where managers believe leadership potential is developedeffectively, nearly 60 per cent of managers rate leadership highly, compared toonly 21 per cent in other firms. The other most important attributes that executives believe are oftenlacking among their leaders are the abilities to provide a vision, look to thefuture and handle change. Mary Chapman, director general of the Institute of Management, said,”This research reveals a strong consensus about what constitutes goodleadership and gives clear recommendations on how organisations can bring outthe potential of their leaders. “A significant minority already have an excellent approach toleadership development, but the challenge is for the majority to recognise andadopt these good practices.” www.inst-mgt.org.ukBy Ben Willmott last_img read more

StarTimes Splashes More Millions on Subscribers

first_imgLagos-based Vulcaniser and 43-year-old father of five, Oyegoke Sunday, who won one million Naira expressed his joy at his emergence as a winner. According to him, he had no dreams of ever winning such an amount from any company. While speaking emotionally to newsmen, he thanked the company for coming through for him and other Nigerians in such difficult times and promised to stay loyal as a customer.According to the company’s Public Relations Manager, Mr. Kunmi Balogun, “The promo will run for a total of 14 weeks. With nine weeks down, five more lucky subscribers will take home N1,000,000 weekly until July 31, while 20 customers will get a brand new 43inch StarTimes TV set.”He added that “to qualify, existing subscribers are required to pay for one month subscription on any of our bouquet while new subscribers who buy and activate new decoder are automatically entered for the draw.”So far, 180 subscribers have also been awarded one year free subscription with a total of 100 more to be picked to enjoy the free subscription in a weekly draw conducted under the supervision of the National Lottery Commission of Nigeria.StarTimes have continued to deepen its dominance in the Nigerian market with innovative moves while constantly adding engaging content in entertainment and sports, towards expanding its market share which have seen it grow its subscriber base exponentially.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram More Nigerians have continued to benefit from the ongoing StarTimes millionaire promo, with nine million Naira already given out to subscribers in the last two months.This is coming amid angry reactions to a recent price increment by other Pay TV providers in the country.So far, nine million Naira in cash have been given out to nine lucky subscribers, 45 people have won 43-inch TV sets and one year free subscription dished out to 180 subscribers.last_img read more