Francis David Masimba Mwale – Profile

Francis David Masimba Mwale
Birthday: 04 March 1981
Education: BSc (Honours) Degree in Human Resource Management
Occupation: Learning and Development (Human Resource Management)

What is Your Vision Of A World That Works For Everyone
It is a world in which differences are appreciated as functional, in which leaders feel that they owe the people they lead and not that they are owed. In this world, leaders are not consumers but are servants. Communities are contributors to a rich cultural heritage from nation to nation and across regions. There is genuine concern for economic development and poverty alleviation, crime is reduced through social cohesion rather than an emphasis on more security.

What do you see as the most pressing problems facing the world today?
The world lacks integrity. Honesty, therefore is an important component in deciding the most effective character of either an individual or the collective community. Tied to this is the problem of poverty. The world is developing on the basis of skewed fundamentals which have given rise to criminal behaviour. These have created a secondary culture that accepts deviant behaviour, behaviour that has given rise to extremism, the largest threat to civilisation as we know it. There is a crisis of leadership, of vision and invariably of priority.

How do you feel these problems could best be solved?
By developing leaders that share a vision and a set of values that respect dignity for human life and by developing a sense of determination in the youth to make the necessary steps to change their environments we will develop small pockets of change whose sheer numbers will convince the world and its leaders that we all need to have some consideration for the next person.

I am a 25 year old young man; I attended junior school first at a rural school before joining an urban school and a Catholic High School. I developed a passionate liking for the Arts becoming an ardent reader of childhood titles. I was never a sports fanatic but I took part in the Junior School’s Hockey Team, played badminton and soccer at a social level. I initiated a number of functions and projects in school and University where I was a founder member of the Human Resource Management Society. I am an active member of Junior Chamber International (JCI) Zimbabwe. I am an initiator and have a passion for creativity. I will work at building something, an organisation, a community project or at influencing a particular decision. My dream is to become an influential personality in the world through an international career in business and to influence the destiny of my country so as to impact the world. As a result my goals include writing considerably, complete a PhD by age 35 and being able to build a wealthy estate. I have only travelled to the Southern African region and recently I managed to convince a company to sponsor my attendance to the Junior Chamber International Africa and Middle East Conference in Tunisia. As a result I have communication with contacts in Mauritius, Namibia, Zambia and South Africa. I have recently made contact with people in Ghana, Lebanon, Kenya, Turkey and Denmark. My all time favourite book is Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. I have read Robert Kiyosaki’s Rich Dad Poor Dad and am currently reading Cash flow Quadrant (his follow up text). I have also read Stephen Covey’s 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, First Things First and now Daily Reflections of Highly Effective People. I have read Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill, Jack, The things I learnt leading a great company and great people by Jack Welch. I am writing my own book, a collection of experiences and viewpoints on various aspects of life. I love comedies and romantic plots in movies. My favourite movie is Notting Hill. I love the sitcoms Frasier and Friends and Bill Cosby’s humour in Cosby. I am a budding academic with a passion for Strategic Management and Leadership. My research for my dissertation at Honours Degree level centred on how a company in case could use the Balanced Scorecard Performance Management System to build sustainability and profitability into its business model. I have just completed writing a training course on leadership that explores my view point of servant leadership. I intend to study for a Masters Degree in Strategic Management once I have gathered enough experience probably in another 2 years and thereafter a PhD. I have used my passion to carve out a position in the company that I work for as a strategic management analyst and advisor. I am also an active member of JCI. I completed Dynamics of Successful Management with the Success Motivation Institute, a professional development programme to build effectiveness. I am currently undergoing assessment funded by the company I work for, as an Occupational Education, Training and Development Practitioner (OETDP). Finally, I am the first in a family of 3 (two boys and a girl). My mother has just been retrenched due to the pressing economic conditions in Zimbabwe at 45 and my father passed on 10 years ago. I am growing Christian with a genuine concern of the world around me. I am a person of strong character who despite the difficulties that I have had to go through I feel I have made phenomenal progress. I am a breadwinner yet I do not feel a dampening of my spirit even at age 25! I am a believer in hard work and that that your past is only a testimony for your future and not your future.

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Books Completed:

As A Man Thinketh
Jonathan Livingston Seagull
Success through a Positive Mental Attitude
The New Dynamics of Winning
PsychoCybernetics 2000
Real Magic – Creating Miracles in Everyday Life