In G4S, we believe that having the best people underpins our abilities to shape and implement strategic plans, adapt to change, build long-term partnerships with customers and engage our employees. Continuing to invest in the development of our people and in particular the talent pipeline, is vital to ensure they have the skills, knowledge and behaviours to meet the increasingly complex challenges. As well as leading to improved performance for individuals, investment in the development of our talented leaders and managers in turn assists in motivating and retaining our employees through the creation of an environment where people are encouraged to reach their full potential.
“The Strategic Leadership Network has provided me with immense grounding, as I made my transition from managing our Botswana business to heading our Nigeria operations. It was a timely opportunity in my career to have been part of the network during this promotion to managing G4S Africa’s third-largest business. Managing any business in Nigeria is extremely challenging and requires a unique set of management, personal and leadership skills which are often not all available in any one individual.
I personally developed in my outlook as a leader as within six months I broadened my network with my colleagues in the group, shared and learned best practice which I have applied successfully in Nigeria. The academic and experiential learning, combined with personal development programmes within the network learning environment, is an ideal model for developing G4S’s future leaders.”
Managing Director, G4S Nigeria