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Leadership: we need it, where is it?

In this era of violent service delivery protests, the unfortunate truth is that the majority of our municipalities lack leadership; are in crisis and failing to deliver.
25 JULY 2016

Will the real leaders please stand up...

British sociologist Herbert Spencer argued that leaders are the product of the societies in which they live. If that is true, what does that tell us about South Africa? Cara Bouwer investigates.
27 JUNE 2016

What can leaders learn from David Cameron?

Britain’s vote to leave the EU has triggered much reaction around the world. In itself, the markets’ reaction to the result of their referendum is a comment about the connected, interrelated, interdependent world we live in today.
07 JUNE 2016

Make reality your friend

Many are the pathologies of the human mind and one of the greatest of these is its capacity for self-deception, be it via blithe optimism, stark denial or sour cynicism. Of these, optimism and denial are perhaps the deadliest.
05 JUNE 2016

10 principles of Strategic Leadership

How to develop and retain leaders who can guide your organisation through times of fundamental change.
05 JUNE 2016

6 things my dog taught me about Leadership

The most profound lessons can come from unexpected places. Willie Pietersen, professor of the practice of management, reflects on life with his black Lab, and what she taught him about how to lead.
05 JUNE 2016

No. 1 sign someone isn’t a great leader

No question, one of the best ways top executives can get their leaders to improve is to work on improving themselves. Leading by example can mean a lot more than leading by public-relations hype.
04 JUNE 2016

In which reality do you live?

If you think that everyone lives in the same reality, think again. You may not realise that there are multiple realities in the world.
01 MAY 2016

How senior team character impacts the bottom line

Senior leadership teams' behaviour can affect the way front line staff perform, and subsequently the bottom line.
30 APRIL 2016

What could we expect our leaders to do?

Everybody wants to be known as a leader, regardless of whether they have the qualities and skills to be a leader, or whether they are in a leadership position or not.