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  1. Ubuntu and LeadershipCreating a Humane Work Environment Presented by: Felicia Mabuza-Suttle, Ph.D. President Leadership Success International, LLC www.feliciainc.com felicia@feliciainc.com @feliciamabuza 1

  2. Teamwork Makes The Dream Team www.feliciainc.com felicia@feliciainc.com @feliciamabuza

  3. Overview • Bring Ubuntu into the work place. • Finding keys to your team. • Increase your understanding of your team. • Strengthen your relationships with your team members. • Increase your personal power with your team. www.feliciainc.com felicia@feliciainc.com @feliciamabuza

  4. “ I can’t imagine anyone being effective in business without having insight into people.” Mark McCormick Author “What They Don’t Teach You at Harvard School of Business” www.feliciainc.com felicia@feliciainc.com @feliciamabuza

  5. What do the most talented employees need from the work place? www.feliciainc.com felicia@feliciainc.com @feliciamabuza

  6. Definition of a Team “A group of highly Communicative Individuals from Different Backgrounds, Ideas, Talents and Skills Committed to Working Together for a Common Goal.” www.feliciainc.com felicia@feliciainc.com @feliciamabuza

  7. What is Ubuntu? It comes from the Zulu word that connotes “humanity”. (Ubuntu and the Corporate World) www.feliciainc.com felicia@feliciainc.com @feliciamabuza

  8. Ubuntu “You might have much of the world’s riches and you might hold a position of authority, but if you have no Ubuntu, you do not amount to much.” Archbishop Desmond Tutu Nobel Peace Prize Winner www.feliciainc.com felicia@feliciainc.com @feliciamabuza

  9. Ubuntu is about being: • Humane • Humble • Warm • Hospitable • Caring • Giving www.feliciainc.com felicia@feliciainc.com @feliciamabuza

  10. Ubuntu Leadership H – Head H – Heart H – Hand www.feliciainc.com felicia@feliciainc.com @feliciamabuza

  11. The 4 Principles of Ubuntu • Supportiveness • Cooperation • Solidarity • Communications www.feliciainc.com felicia@feliciainc.com @feliciamabuza

  12. Ubuntu stresses “WE” instead of “I” (We are who we are because of others.) www.feliciainc.com felicia@feliciainc.com @feliciamabuza

  13. What does Ubuntu have to do with the corporate world? www.feliciainc.com felicia@feliciainc.com @feliciamabuza

  14. Eurocentric (Centered on Western Institutions) • Authoritative. • Individual victories. • Concerned about bottom line profits. • Atmosphere is formal. • Management is unapproachable. • Management is perceived as aloof and detached. • Power is withholding information. • Based on us and them. www.feliciainc.com felicia@feliciainc.com @feliciamabuza

  15. Africentric (Centered on African Structures) • Consensus driven. • Team victories. • Concerned about people. • Atmosphere is informal. • Hierarchy, chief is approachable. • Management is empathetic. • Power is sharing information. • Collaborative relationships. www.feliciainc.com felicia@feliciainc.com @feliciamabuza

  16. UnderstandingYourTeam www.feliciainc.com felicia@feliciainc.com @feliciamabuza

  17. Great Leaders Read People Before They Lead People www.feliciainc.com felicia@feliciainc.com @feliciamabuza

  18. The Four Styles of Personalities In a Team • Directors (The let’s get it done type people) • Mediator Types (The let’s get along type people) • Communicator Types(The let’s get the big picture type people) • Monitor Types (The let’s get it right type people) www.feliciainc.com felicia@feliciainc.com @feliciamabuza

  19. Directors & Monitors are project focused. Communicators & Mediators are people focused. www.feliciainc.com felicia@feliciainc.com @feliciamabuza

  20. Compare to Birds Monitor The Wise Owl Mediator The Peaceful Dove Communicator The Creative Peacock Director The Daring Eagle www.feliciainc.com felicia@feliciainc.com @feliciamabuza

  21. DirectorsRealist Daring Eagle“Get It Done People” Solution Seeker. Love to make decisions. Love to take action. Love to start and complete projects. Doers. Energized by change. Value: Progress and productivity. www.feliciainc.com felicia@feliciainc.com @feliciamabuza

  22. MediatorsLoyalistPeaceful Dove“Get Along People” Peacemaker. Good Teachers and Counselors. Focus is on benefit to people. Great listeners and great team players. Like expressing feelings. Slow to change. Likes stability. Value: Relationships and cooperation. www.feliciainc.com felicia@feliciainc.com @feliciamabuza 22

  23. CommunicatorsPopulistCreative Peacock“Get the Big Picture People” • Great communicators. • Sociable, outgoing and flamboyant. • Optimistic and energetic. • Like to be center of things. • Have great ideas, innovative. • See change as a good challenge. Value: Innovation and creativity. www.feliciainc.com felicia@feliciainc.com @feliciamabuza

  24. MonitorsAnalystWise Owl“Get It Right People” • Love to be right and hate to be wrong. • Like to take time to get things done. • Wise and analytical. • Rely on logic to solve problems. • Cautious about change. Value: Problem solving, accuracy and quality. www.feliciainc.com felicia@feliciainc.com @feliciamabuza

  25. Conclusion “To lead people, walk behind them. When the best leader’s work is done, the people say,‘We did it ourselves’.” Chinese Philosopher www.feliciainc.com felicia@feliciainc.com @feliciamabuza

  26. Contact me on: felicia@feliciainc.com www.feliciainc.com 770-992-4433 (office) 770-992-9444 (fax) Follow me on: @feliciamabuza Felicia Mabuza-Suttle Felicia Mabuza-Suttle