Mustapha B. Mugisa is one of those rare people who provide value-based consulting to professionals and corporate entities who demand the very best. He is a prolific speaker, a strategy, risk and anti-fraud expert. He is the C.E.O of Summit Consulting Limited
He serves as a Technical Advisor on the Board of Directors of Uganda Red Cross Society, a member of the leading global humanitarian organization. He also serves on the Board of Reach Out Mbuya, a Community Faith-Based Non-Government Organization (NGO), founded in 2001 to provide HIV/AIDS care to the urban poor persons living with HIV/AIDS (PHAs).
Mustapha is a highly qualified professional with over eight certifications and an MBA. He is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), Certified Hacking Forensic Investigator (CHFI), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and the Architect of WinningMindset® Leadership and #WinningTheGame® Strategy, a new strategy approach that redefines strategy &execution.
The reason for good governance is to earn as much profits as you can in a sustainable way. In non-government organizations and public sectors, the reason for good governance is to deliver stakeholder value.
There is no dilemma whatsoever unless there is conflict of interest, corruption and fraud. These are tell-tale signs of bad governance. In my position as the Secretary of the Institute of Corporate Governance of Uganda, we are creating environment of best practices to make sure that people understand how to run their businesses profitably and sustainably. When this is achieved, economies prosper, and people succeed.
Are you too good to be great? Are you too comfortable in your present good life to stress out and reach greatness? Because as great leaders have said, ‘the enemy of the best is the good.’
Many of you become comfortable when you get a small job, and think the world has come to an end. You sit, eat and sleep. You forget to stress out, always improving to reach greatness. Ask yourself; when it comes to the resources and opportunities you have, how much do you allocate from within and externally?
Traditionally, we have been taught that we need a mission and vision. However, a vision doesn’t help us improve. It invites us to remain stagnant. We end up dreaming out of the context. Somebody begins dreaming they want to own an aeroplane. Yes, it is very good to be stressed. But what does it help to dream owning an aeroplane yet in your family you don’t have a history of owing even a bicycle! It is good to dream big, but do so within context.
Great executives excel at three critical things: (i) effective communication, (ii) rely on the people, trust in systems and procedures and (iii) continuous learning. A bad CEO or leader fails flat on all the three. Here is how to lead well.
(i) Communication. By far, President Barack Obama is a great orator and an effective communicator. Before he speaks, he not only understands the audience by knowing "what the audience wants to hear", he asks: "what is the key message I want this audience to take?"