Author: Leadership Platform

Dear Global Citizen

#GlobalLeadershipConversation1 Leadership is in crises all over the world. We need a Global Leadership Conversation about how to change this. To kick it off with Conversation no. 1, for the next six months to a year, starting early April 2019, we will – on an almost daily basis – be holding high impact 5 min […]

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A Leadership Message To Ramaphosa, Maimane, Malema And… You!

A recent WhatsApp conversation with a top politician had me thinking even deeper about the state of leadership in politics and perhaps broader society. This is especially relevant with national elections around the corner. What is our benchmark for exemplary leadership? What is the standard that we as a society are willing to accept from […]

Cloning the CEO

Let’s examine the most effective way to multiply Authentic Leaders. In many years of interviewing and writing about top leaders and performers we are left with one nagging thought: Wouldn’t it be great if we could wave a magic wand like Harry Potter and clone some of these outstanding leaders? If we could clone a […]

What’s missing in Leadership Development

Society is in a very precarious place. Being a leader anywhere is extremely burdensome. And leadership development is struggling to keep up; to offer leaders what they need. Two components are crucial. First, excellent, relevant and regular training. Second, a “Leadership Conscience” – something or someone that reminds the leader to do and become what […]

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Leadership Deficit

How to solve the worlds Leadership Deficit. We have a severe leadership deficit that is not only an African, US or European problem but a global one. We can refer to various poll results and expert opinions to validate this statement. Or we can simply look at the collective political and economic decay to verify. […]

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A Glaring Gap In The Valuation Of Organisations: LEADERSHIP CAPITAL

SETTING THE SCENE It is accepted practice to assess organisations on a regular basis in terms of the value of its portfolio of assets available as competitive means to and within the organisation to create sustainable wealth for stakeholders. Expressed in the form of different Capitals, the organisation’s total value is defined as the summation […]

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LEADERSHIP MATURITY: PROFILING MATURE AND IMMATURE LEADERSHIP

  Theo H Veldsman Visiting Professor, Department of Industrial Psychology and People Management, College of economics and Management, University of Johannesburg; Extra-ordinary Professor, University of Stellenbosch Business School Setting the scene: In our previous Global Leadership Master Class we dealt with the stages Leadership has to journey through in order to reach full maturity. Ripening to […]

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LEADERSHIP AS A JOURNEY: NAVIGATING TO A SHARED, DESIRED FUTURE

Theo H Veldsman Work Psychologist; Visiting Professor, Department of Industrial Psychology and People Management, University of Johannesburg; Extraordinary Professor, University of Stellenbosch Business School Leadership is about identifying possible futures, followed by choosing and actualising a shared, desired future. The verbs ‘identifying’, ‘choosing’ and ‘actualising’ imply an uncertain journey towards an ever shifting, continuously, re-imagined […]

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