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We need a miracle!
What the hell is going on? Tshwane is burning because citizens are supposedly unhappy with the Mayoral candidate nominated by ANC leadership. Reaction defaults immediately to destructive violence.
Is Maimane a leader to be reckoned with?
Is Mmusi Maimane a leader that will or can change the face of South African politics? On face value one can’t imagine that he wouldn’t. If only politics everywhere, but more particularly in South Africa was that simple and uncomplicated.
Julius Sello Malema – A leader to watch
Julius Malema has presence, charisma, and gravitas. When he walks into a room, no matter what his dress code, attention shifts to him.
Seamless Leadership: Universal Lessons from South Africa
For the past 15 - 20 years we have been working with and interviewing top leaders in South Africa and beyond. This eye opening experience culminated in a book - 'Seamless Leadership: Universal lessons from South Africa'.
The SONA Saga
Why don’t we see President Zuma leading in ways that inspire, unite and immediately drill down to the essence of what people, the country and politics in general need?
Millennial women: Get a move on
Millennial women, or "burnt-out by age 30", as they have been described, are the ambitious generation of women born between 1980 and 1995.
12 reasons why you are failing as a leader
Times are tough and most would agree that to succeed as a political, corporate, parastatal, civic or sports leader is becoming harder and harder.
The perfect leadership story
This is the perfect leadership story, emanating from St Albans College, one of the top schools in South Africa and an exemplary leadership academy for the future leaders of our country and beyond.
Rob Otty – CEO Norton Rose Fulbright
The leadership success of Rob Otty, CEO Norton Rose Fulbright South Africa, can easily be overlooked. It is a story of a leader that has taken a South African law firm on to the global stage to become one of the top firms in the world.
Leadership and passion
Simple passion for one’s job seems to be disappearing quickly in the modern workplace, and as this happens the passion for excellence is also severely impacted in a negative way.
Gareth Cliff shapes a new kind of follower
Often when I show a slide to an audience of some of the leaders I have engaged, and the name of Gareth Cliff appears, a debate ensues as to whether he is in fact a leader.
Restoring trust between black and white in South Africa
One of the elephants in the room that is resisting national unity, that seems to chain us, hold us back emotionally and psychologically, is of course our racially divided past and its contribution to societal inequalities.
Michael Jordaan - Outgoing CEO of FNB
Michael Jordaan has been the CEO of FNB for approximately nine years. The banking industry will not have him for much longer as he steps down at the end of this year.
Are you struggling with non-performers?
Do you ever struggle with a direct report who does not perform? In fact do you struggle with how to address it most effectively?
Game on for Shameel Joosub, CEO Vodacom
Shameel Joosub, recently appointed CEO, is confident that there is a clear plan and strategy at Vodacom to ensure future growth.
R.C. Willey - The business Warren Buffet bought
Bill Child is a retired eighty year old entrepreneur who took a struggling 600 square feet appliance store in the State of Utah to a point where iconic Warren Buffett bought the business from him in the mid-nineties.
Chad Le Clos and coach - A winning leadership formula
According to Graham Hill, Head Coach of SA Swimming and personal coach for Olympic Gold medalist Chad Le Clos, his achievement was absolute destiny!
Themba Baloyi - Discovery Insure's young leader
The leadership journey of Thembalihle (Themba) Baloyi, the young 34 year old top executive at Discovery Insure, is a story of entrepreneurship and drive that tends to make the world a better place.
Gert Schoonbee - MD of T-Systems
Gert Schoonbee has taken over from Mardia van der Walt-Korsten, who has been moved up in the ranks of the large T-Systems international organisation to look after their growth plans for Africa.
A conversation with Kgalema Motlanthe, Deputy President SA
Some believe Kgalema Motlanthe is a bit of an enigma. Despite being in the public spotlight as deputy president, a lot of South Africans know very little about him.
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