Life’s work

Life’s work

Briefly, who is Mustapha B Mugisa? How did you start and where are you now?

I am a strategy and risk expert. I help leaders and managers thrive telling them what not to do for effective strategy execution. I would say, discovering my true north took some time. At first, accountancy was the thing. I was so good that I landed my first job at Nile Bank (acquired by Barclays) just like that – no job interviews. I was named employee of the month, completed ACCA having won several top exam score prizes, and moved on to Ernst & Young as […] Read more

Get to the top

Get to the top

What do you think is the number one reason why most people tend to linger and stay for long in lower and middle management, while others tend to get promoted quickly through the ranks to top management?

The answer is not something you may think.

When I had just completed level 3 of ACCA exams, one of the bank executives offered me a job. I said thanks, but let me first think about it. I wanted the job badly, but I did not want to show the executive that I was desperate to get a job.

Three days later, I called and accepted […] Read more