Zila celebrating leadership excellence

Zila celebrating leadership excellence

The Zimbabwe Leadership Awards, ZILA exemplify the best in leadership. They epitomise the core values of a successful leader — strength, innovation, ingenuity, knowledge and foresight — values that are imperative to carving out powerful businesses and organisations in the global economy. They are spread across various categories and industry domains.
ZILA distinguishes and honours leaders who have contributed and shaped the Zimbabwean economy and are visionaries behind today’s outstanding businesses and organisations.
They salute remarkable business leaders and organisations in Zimbabwe for their continued commitment to leadership excellence, developing best practices and innovative strategies.
ZILA is proud to continue the tradition established by the awards that define and celebrate vision, uphold the spirit of achievement and recognise excellence in business leadership in Zimbabwe.
The Zimbabwe Leadership Awards, ZILA are the Hallmark and Premiere Leadership Awards in the Republic of Zimbabwe, a national honour, a celebration of leadership excellence that celebrate Zimbabwean leaders from across the divide.
Categories and winners:
1. Zimbabwe Top Business Leader of the Year Award (Health & Medical Services Industry), Dr Obadiah Moyo, CEO, Chitungwiza Central Hospital
2. Zimbabwe Top Leadership Excellence Hospital of the Year Award: Chitungwiza Central Hospital
3. Zimbabwe Top Business Leader of the Year Award (Air Travel Services Industry): Mr. Edmund Makona, CEO, Air Zimbabwe
4. Zimbabwe Top Leadership Excellence Air Travel Services Company of the Year Award: Air Zimbabwe
5. Zimbabwe Top Business Leader of the Year Award (Motor Industry): Mr. Calstain Sibanda, CEO, Ransbury Mercedes
6. Zimbabwe Top Leadership Excellence Motor Industry Services Company of the Year Award: Ransbury Mercedes
7. Zimbabwe Top Female Business Leader of the Year Award: Edith Hatendi, Finance Director, Nyaradzo Group
8. Zimbabwe Top Leadership Excellence Company of the Year Award: Nyaradzo Group
9. Zimbabwe Top Business Leader of the Year Award (Radio & Broadcasting Services Industry): Mr. Comfort Mbofana, General Manager, Star FM
10. Zimbabwe Top Leadership Excellence Radio Station of the Year Award: Star FM
11. Zimbabwe Lifetime in Business Leadership Award: Dr. Stephen Margolis, CEO, Margolis Holdings
12. Zimbabwe Top Leadership Excellence Holdings Company of the Year Award: Margolis Holdings
13. Zimbabwe Top Business Leader of the Year Award (Banking Industry): Dr. Lance Mambondiani, CEO, Steward Bank
14. Zimbabwe Top Leadership Excellence Bank of the Year Award: Steward Bank
15. Zimbabwe Top Business Leader of the Year Award (Print & Publishing Industry): Mr P. Deketeke, CEO, Zimpapers Group
16.1. Zimbabwe Top Leadership Excellence Newspaper of the Year Award: The Herald
2. Zimbabwe Top Leadership Excellence Print & Publishing Company of the Year Award: Zimpapers Group
17. Zimbabwe Top Business Leader of the Year Award (Postal & Telecommunications Industry): Eng Baxton Sirewu, Acting Director General, Postal and Telecommunications Authority of Zimbabwe, Potraz
18. Zimbabwe Top Leadership Excellence Regulatory Authority of the Year Award: Postal and Telecommunications Authority of Zimbabwe, Potraz
19. Zimbabwe Top Business Leader of the Year Award (Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Industry): Mr George Munengwa, MD, Pro Air Zimbabwe
20. Zimbabwe Top Leadership Excellence Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Company of the Year Award: Pro Air Zimbabwe
21. Zimbabwe Top Business Leader of the Year Award (Energy & Power Development Industry): Mr. Tererai L Mutasa, MD, ZESA Enterprises
22. Zimbabwe Top Leadership Excellence Energy & Power Development Company of the Year Award: ZESA Enterprises
23. Zimbabwe Top Business Leader of the Year Award (Community Development & Human Safety Industry): Mr O M Chinyere, MD, Traffic Safety Council of Zimbabwe
24. Zimbabwe Top Leadership
Excellence Community Development & Human Safety Organisation of the Year Award: Traffic Safety Council of Zimbabwe
25. Zimbabwe Top Business Leader of the Year Award (Financial Services Industry): Mr Phibion Gwatidzo, CEO, Baker Tilly Gwatidzo
26. Zimbabwe Top Leadership Excellence Accounting & Auditing Services Firm of the Year Award: Baker Tilly Gwatidzo
27. Zimbabwe Top Leadership Excellence Award: Dr Nick Ohizu, Empowerment School of Wealth
28. Zimbabwe Top Leadership Excellence Empowerment School of the Year Award: Empowerment School of Wealth
29. Zimbabwe Top Academic
Leader of the Year Award (Girl Child Education): Dr B S Mtsambiwa, Headmistress, Girls High School
30. Zimbabwe Top Leadership Excellence Girls High School of the Year Award: Girls High School
31. Zimbabwe Top Academic Leader of the Year Award (Primary School Education): Dr I Machiri, Headmistress, Happy Primary School
32. Zimbabwe Top Leadership Excellence Primary School of the Year Award: Happy Primary School
33. Zimbabwe Top Academic Leader of the Year Award (ECD) Education) Early Childhood Development: Dr. Salome Mutsinze, Mother Touch Group of Schools
34. Zimbabwe Top Leadership Excellence ECD School of the Year Award, Mother Touch ECD
35. Zimbabwe Business Acumen Lifetime in Leadership Excellence Award: Dr Nigel Chanakira, Zimbabwe Investment Authority, ZIA, Chairman
36. Zimbabwe Top Leadership Excellence Business Investment Promotion Organisation of the Year Award: Zimbabwe Investment Authority, ZIA
37. Zimbabwe Top Business Leader of the Year Award: Dr A J Masuku, CEO, Zimbabwe Agricultural Society, ZAS
38. Zimbabwe Top Leadership Excellence Organisation of the Year Award: Zimbabwe Agricultural Society, ZAS
39. Top Religious Leader of the Year: Dr Melody Sibanda, Jehovah Jireh Chosen Generation Ministries International
Among others:
Leadership is both a research area and a practical skill, regarding the ability of an individual or organisation to “lead” or guide other individuals, teams, or entire organisations.
“Leadership is a holistic spectrum that can arise from:
(1) higher levels of physical power, need to display power and control others, force superiority, ability to generate fear, or group-member’s need for a powerful group protector (Primal Leadership),
(2) superior mental energies, superior motivational forces, perceivable in communication and behaviours, lack of fear, courage, determination (Psycho energetic Leadership),
(3) higher abilities in managing the overall picture (Macro-Leadership),
(4) higher abilities in specialized tasks (Micro-Leadership), (5) higher ability in managing the execution of a task (Project Leadership), and (6) higher level of values, wisdom, and spirituality (Spiritual Leadership), where any Leader derives its Leadership from a unique mix of one or more of the former factors”.
Studies of leadership
Leadership studies have produced theories involving traits, situational interaction, function, behaviour, power, social and political vision, goals and values personal and cultural, charisma, and intelligence, among others.
What ZILA considers in a leader: Among other things:
Excellence in Collaboration
An effective collaborator works effectively with others to produce positive results. This person may approach his/her work in the following ways:
Solicits diverse views in completing projects;
Establishes effective partnerships across multiple levels of the organisation;
Builds consensus in decision-making;
Shares knowledge or information contributing to group success;
Increases success of team(s) through process of cooperative problem-solving.
Excellence in Commitment
A deeply committed Leader demonstrates a dedication to his/her work, which in turn contributes to the vibrancy of the community. This quality manifests itself when a leader:
Demonstrates an intense commitment to provide excellent service to co-workers, students and faculty;
Shares enthusiasm with others;
Maintains perseverance in the face of adversity;
Is known in the community as a reliable go-to person, willing volunteer or good citizen (eg reaches out to new staff; motivates others.
Excellence in Innovation
An innovative leader shows outstanding creativity when confronted with challenges, issues or a need or desire for improvement. One might approach his/her work in the following ways:
Actively seeks ways to advance beyond the status quo;
Pro-actively identifies novel, creative ways to improve upon processes or service delivery;
Implements change in a positive manner and strives to ensure its success;
Demonstrates ability to stir the pot for positive, fresh impact;
Approaches problem-solving with a solution orientation.
Excellence in Leadership
A strong leader demonstrates a unique ability to guide and inspire others, which in turn contributes to the effective and efficient functioning of organisation. Both managers and non-managers may possess, and make evident, strong leadership in the following ways:
Inspires and encourages personal and professional development in others;
Builds strong relationships that support a high level of trust and credibility;
Adapts readily to new situations;
Effectively persuades others using keen organisational awareness;
Mentors and cultivates employees, creating a culture of respect that fosters an atmosphere conducive to achievement;
Contributes to the success of an initiative that benefits those outside his/her own department and/or places emphasis on collaboration within and among others.
Excellence in Learning
One who ensures that learning is integrated with work, and uses the knowledge gained to improve business results may approach his/her work in the following ways:
Converts information, business data and processes into opportunity;
Views mistakes as stepping stones essential to further growth;
Promotes transfer of knowledge and influence from person to person;
Recognises and responds to differing learning preferences and cultivates other’s abilities and talents;
Models an open attitude toward self-evaluation;
Promotes self-direction and empowers colleagues to make decisions;
Celebrates the learning process for its own sake;
Works under the assumption that everything is subject to re-examination and acts on opportunities to implement positive change.
Leadership is both a research area and a practical skill, regarding the ability of an individual or organisation to “lead ” or guide other individuals, teams, or entire organisations.

 

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