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Sufina Ahmad

Special feature Sufina Ahmad and Tendisai Chigwedere 5 March 2024

Leadership: Beyond theories of change to practices of change

Theories of leadership are often framed by the business world in terms of individuals. We need to revise them. In fact, do we need a theory at all? 2024 is a crucial year for democracy, …

Special feature Sufina Ahmad and Tendisai Chigwedere 5 March 2024 For Subscribers

The power disruptor

Leaders and leadership styles not only set the tone for individual organisations and for the sector, they can revolutionise the very idea of what leadership should be. Saranel Benjamin and Happy Mwende Kinyili, the co-executive …

Analysis Sufina Ahmad 6 September 2022 For Subscribers

We need to talk about leadership in philanthropy

Negative stereotypes about philanthropy and philanthropic leaders abound. It’s time to demystify our work In 2021, as part of my executive MBA programme at Warwick Business School, I used my dissertation to explore the leadership …

Opinion 1 Sufina Ahmad 17 January 2022

Anniversary celebrations: an opportunity for experimentation and reflection

Celebrating significant milestones in an organisation’s existence can easily become an exercise in self-indulgent and self-aggrandising behaviour. In 2021, Alliance magazine demonstrated through celebrations of its 25th anniversary that this need not be the case. …