After being jailed as a student activist during the 1980s, Lincoln Mali heeded his father’s advice: the most powerful weapon against the apartheid government was “to get the best education, embrace the best values, principles and ethics and be exemplary in everything you do”.
These are the tenets upon which Mali has built his life and leadership journey, which includes almost two decades with Standard Bank and now as CEO of Nasdaq-listed fintech company Lesaka Technologies.
In Blazing a Trail, he shares this journey, addressing issues such as integrity, women’s empowerment, staff engagement and imposter syndrome. Mali draws on reflections from family, friends and colleagues to highlight leadership characteristics and techniques that typify the new path of leadership he has consciously and deliberately forged, and which he uses to mentor and inspire young leaders.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Lincoln Mali is an experienced executive with over 25 years in the financial services industry, and is the CEO of Lesaka Technologies Inc. His core expertise is in the areas of leadership, people management, customer service, sales management, digital transformation and business performance. He lives in Joburg.
‘Blazing a Trail: Lessons for African leadership’ is published by Kwela, an imprint of NB Publishers