Managing Director of Unilever Ghana Limited Maidie Elizabeth Arkutu has challenged management members and team leaders to have a clear purpose in their pursuit of achieving their organizational goals.
According to Maidie Elizabeth Arkutu, improved performance by organizations can only be achieved with leaders who are self-aware with an intense work of self examination and individuation.
[contextly_sidebar id=”wVLUw7gqyLf2scOKPuzIHAqg7IyLuvwh”]She was speaking at the third in the series of lectures by the Chartered Institute of Marketing Ghana (CIMG) on the theme “Authentic Leader: The True Path of Being A great Leader”.
In an interview with Citi Business News, Madam Arkutu said the time has come for authentic leaders to help groom up and coming leaders by mentoring them to help shape a better economy which will not be bedeviled with corruption and ills that kill industry.
“In this era when we talk about an authentic leader, this is somebody who has a clear purpose in his life and his career and therefore whatever he does you will find out that they are able to deliver better performance. So that might give you that slight edge over your competitors and that might give you that slight edge to perform better than even before”, she said.
Madam Arkutu argued that one way to fight corruption is to bring up or train responsible leaders who will be honest in their dealings in the country and the corporate world.
She stated that mentoring leaders should be the most important ingredients in all organizations which can maintain institutional memory in supporting succession plan of companies.
“So if you have a whole series of authentic leaders in this country; all doing their best, all giving their company that extra edge, all grooming the teams behind them, can you imagine the force that we will have in this nation. That will definitely go to accelerating the growth of this nation I believe”, she said.
By: Norvan Acquah-Hayford/citibusinessnews.com/Ghana