Contact me

21. Simbah Mutasa on the importance of community, our responsibility to our teams and negotiating values conflicts

community family leadership interview people leadership values Nov 16, 2023



Simbah Mutasa is a Managing Director in Investment Banking at Bank of America, South Africa. One of Simbah’s foundational values is enabling the growth and expansion of the community he’s in. This has shaped how he approaches leadership, invests in his teams and defines success. He shows us that it’s possible and rewarding to be a heart-led people-leader in demanding corporate environments without sacrificing the bottom line.

Topics discussed:

  • Leadership as a responsibility to grow and empower your team
  • Negotiating values conflicts and coming to peace with decisions you regret
  • Almost dropping out of his master’s degree at the University of Cambridge, and how his grandfather changed his mind
  • Balancing being a senior leader with being a present and supportive husband and father

Learn more about Simbah and support Sponsors for Educational Opportunity (SEO)

The Real Leaders series explores the person behind the leader, what’s shaped who they are, their success and what leading abundantly means to them and looks like in practice. I hope these stories inspire you and make you feel more connected to other leaders like you.


**NEW** Announcing the launch of Lead Authentically – a leadership growth journey that will help you to courageously explore and accept who you are at your core and deliberately use your uniqueness as your competitive advantage and source of strength in your leadership. The first workshop, Discover What Gives You Meaning, is now available.


Clarify what you want for your career and how you want to lead with the Discover What Gives You Meaning online workshop

Book a free 1x1 coaching discovery call or reach out for speaking, leadership development or culture and talent consulting for your company

Accelerate your career advancement with the ⁠Get Promoted online course⁠

Find me on ⁠LinkedIn⁠ and ⁠Instagram⁠

Sign up to receive my leadership letter, get discounts and early access to events

Sponsor an episode

Thanks for tuning in to the Abundant Leaders Podcast with Tenji Moyana!

I'm always looking for inspiring leaders to profile in Africa and the diaspora.

Suggest a podcast guest or topic

Stay updated and receive my leadership letter

Join our mailing list to hear about new events and products and receive exclusive discounts.
Don't worry, your information will not be shared and you won't be spammed.

By choosing to receive this letter you consent to receive communications from Tenji Moyana.