Understanding Organizational Sustainability through African Proverbs
Insights for Leaders and Facilitators
Good books about organizations - how to understand and help change them - need at least two elements. One is rootedness in proven practice. The other is a reflection on practice that moves beyond time and place to unearth and explore deeper principles that merit and provoke reflection by others. With this in mind, in reading this book I was struck by the powerful way in which African proverbs not only unite these essential elements but, because they express an accumulated wisdom of human relations, add dimensions to practice in ways that are soulful, respectful, practical and socially embedded. Chiku Malungu's insightful and creative way of combining the profound with practical stands out as a distinctive quality of his own reflection that has caused me to rethink what I thought I knew. I hope and believe that it will have a similar affect on all its readers. Alan Fowler Herbertsdale, South Africa
Chiku Malunga is a Malawain consultant with long experience of organizational development work amongst African NGOs now working with the organization CADECO to promote African-centred organizational improvement models.