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Arend Kotze – CEO of On The Dot

Arend Kotze is the CEO of On the Dot, a one-stop media logistics solutions company within the Media 24 group. Their solutions include warehousing, delivery, distribution and much more. Kotze and the organisation is an interesting leadership case study, especially because of their exponential growth over the last decade and more so the last three […]

Characteristics, Attributes, and Qualities
Asking Great Questions

A friend and colleague Johan Bester sent an email to me that he coined ‘question based leadership’. It read something like this: “Whether we speak to ‘Question based Leadership’ in business or the home, it forms a critical part of relationships and coaching in general. Think if a married couple could ask the right questions […]

Characteristics, Attributes, and Qualities
Honest Leadership

Truly great leaders are authentic. To be authentic though, you need to be absolutely honest, even at the risk of not being liked. But, what role should the environment play in giving a leader the space, freedom to be honest and authentic? Can leaders in SA be absolutely honest in their views, even when it […]

Opinion & Analysis
The Family – Societies First Leadership School

Todd Christofferson, a spiritual leader based in the USA recently made the following bold comments during a global satellite conference: “The societies in which many of us live have for more than a generation failed to foster moral discipline. They have taught that truth is relative and that everyone decides for himself or herself what […]

Vicki-Marais Swanepoel – Young Leader Learning Tough Lessons

Vicki Marais-Swanepoel, though the youngest ever managing director of PAG (Professional Assignments Group) and within the Kelly Group, has learned some hard and important lessons in life. From starting her career ten years ago when she did not even know what the company was about, to becoming the MD of PAG a company that  occupies the […]

Characteristics, Attributes, and Qualities
Start Planning

During personal leadership conversations with managers they often mention that their leader is just too busy and struggles to make time for them. Yet, the essence of leadership is to be with one’s people; to inspire them; to give direction; to understand their needs; to hold them accountable; to teach them; to be an example; […]

Gary Player – Golf Icon and Leader Part Two

Gary Player believes, “the way you judge great men in the world are people that have suffered and have love, like Mandela, Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Mother Theresa.” As I mentioned in last week’s article, having love in one’s heart with no energy to share it can be counterproductive and quite possibly depressing. Player works […]

Gary Player – Golf Legend and Leader Part One

Gary Player, for me represents energy, positivity, tenacity, endurance and understandably so, confidence. Some of the values that drive him seems to be discipline, hard work, love, a desire to improve in every respect and a strong faith in God. A senior leader in a business shared an interesting story with me. While on holiday […]

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