While people often speak about Ubuntu, we don’t always understand what it truly entails. This book illustrates how leaders and managers can improve using this ancient African philosophy, sometimes loosely referred to as African humanism. Communities or villages (represented by organisations in this book) will not thrive unless the king, queen or chief at the helm has a vision for the people. We are living in a time when an organisation needs a wise leader or it will falter.
Professor Msila presents the five P’s of Ubuntu, which empowers organisations to improve, with regards to: People-centeredness, permeable walls, partisanship, progeny and production. Effective leaders can change (even ingrained cultures) with internalised beliefs that are often detrimental to an organisation’s development. Alternatively, matured, professional and effective leaders can change organisations for the better. Ubuntu-driven approaches can make a big difference to your organisation.
By Prof Vuyisile Msila