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Frans Van Schaik on The Art of Asking Tough Questions, Why He Avoids Peak Performance, and the Scheduling Hack that Prevents Him from Getting Overwhelmed

During CEO Night with The Africa List community in Ethiopia, Frans Van Schaik answered questions from the members about the leadership practices he has cultivated along his leadership journey. Here are some of our favourite answers from him on why he’s committed to becoming world class at asking good questions, the time management strategies that help him prevent the dreaded overwhelm, and why he avoids peak performance, but actively seeks out discomfort.

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James Mwangi: Learning from Failure, the Urgency of Greatness and Leading as a Collective #CEOLifeHacks

James Mwangi is the Executive Director of Dalberg Group, a company he joined as a start-up when it had no track record, no business plan and no clients. In this talk he describes why this has been his best career decision to date, and what happens in his team when someone fails, how he structures his time to achieve peak performance and other #CEOLifeHacks.

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Charles Mudiwa: How Good is your Executive Presence?

Charles Mudiwa, CEO Stanbic Bank Kenya, has had an extensive experience as an executive level business leader across Africa, and was invited by The Africa List community in Zambia as part of the 2017 CEO Night in Lusaka to discuss his thoughts on leadership development. In this talk, Charles shares why executive presence is a skill that should not be underestimated, and the three aspects that he considers to be the most important in developing your own.

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Maggie Kigozi: 'Know When to Let Go' and other #CEOLifeHacks

As the former CEO of Uganda Investment Authority, the #CEOLifeHacks Maggie Kigozi shared with the Uganda community of The Africa List included why it's never too late to pivot into your passion, why you need to let your team lead regardless of their level, how to prioritise at different stages of your career, and how an insatiable quest for knowledge keeps her out of complacency. 

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Morning Rituals, Career Bucket Lists and Building Winning Teams with Tullow Oil's Uganda GM #CEOLifeHacks

Jimmy Mugerwa, GM of Tullow Oil Uganda, was one of the CEOs willing to be grilled by The Africa List members in Kampala. Here are some of our favourite insights from him on how you know when you're leading well, how to make your team feel like they are winning, how he prioritises his day and what's still left on his bucket list. 

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Ian Clarke: 'Do Things You're Not Very Good At' and other #CEOLifeHacks

Ian Clarke is the Chairman of Clarke Group, a family business that's been running in Uganda for over 20 years across agribusiness, education, healthcare and hospitality. His #CEOLifeHacks cover how his leadership style has changed in the transition from CEO to Chairman, why he's afraid of mediocrity, and how he keeps his ego in check despite his accolades. 

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Joe Eshun: 'Make Impact More Important than Market Share' and other #CEOLifeHacks

Deloitte's East Africa Deputy CEO, Joe Eshun, took part in our 'CEO Lifehacks' sessions in Uganda and shared his strategies on productivity, management and leadership including why he makes all his tough calls in the first two hours of his day, how he deliberately creates opportunities for idea sharing and creative thinking in his team, when it's time to get out of the kitchen, and leading with purpose.

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