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Earning more is not easy

Most would agree to earn a lot of money in today’s world is not easy, and you need bundles of it to follow your dreams and secure your family’s financial future. To earn really well you either have to work your backside off in a large corporate to get to the top where few earn […]

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Making Something From Nothing

As I go about my job of interviewing top leaders and experts, including futurists, it is very clear that in South Africa difficult economic times are upon us and projections are that it won’t improve much in the medium to long term. We are all sensing the reality of this. The tax burden is cumbersome; […]

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Herman Mashaba

In February this year I wrote this article about Herman Mashaba. It is a good read and may just be coming true. Businessman turned politician – or as Herman Mashaba himself stated on our Cliffcentral Leadership Transformation Platform – “I am a civil servant”. He is a man on a mission, exuding energy and confidence, […]

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Culture

The great leadership question First impressions Have you had the experience of walking into a company’s offices and within a few minutes you tangibly feel the organisational climate around you? Sometimes a positive feeling is triggered by an enthusiastic and competent receptionist and follow-up people we meet. Sometimes the feeling is one of a disjointed […]

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The Leader – The Critical Bridge

On our weekly leadership master class we discussed the role of the leader to be the critical bridge between his/her organisation and its context out there. Listen here To connect their organisation and followers effectively to the context so that they fit the context with its demands and requirements, leadership has to fulfil certain Contextual […]

Mteto Nyati – CEO MTN South Africa

We had a leadership conversation with MTN SA CEO Mteto Nyati this week – listen here. MTN has always been a remarkable South African success story, but Nyati concurred that something had gone wrong; the proud vibe on the MTN campus changed over the years to that of strikes and different forms of commotion.  Fortunately every success story […]

Calling All SME Owners

Dear SME Owner, We invite you on an exciting journey with our Cliffcentral media platform. It is 2016 and we are taking real, important and cutting edge conversations to South Africa, especially to SME owners like yourself. To achieve this, Cliffcentral will now transform into a vibrant Master Classroom every Monday, and you can book your seat: […]

Leadership Success At Famous Brands – Kevin Hedderwick

16 years ago Kevin Hedderwick entered the world of Steers Holdings when its market capitalisation was R105 million with a share price of R1,69. This was at the time when there were jitters in the market with McDonalds entering its space, but it made no significant difference. He thrust it forward into what can be […]

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Take A Leader, A Strategy And Add A Huge Dash Of Organizational Culture

“Culture eats strategy for breakfast.” Peter Drucker “If you get the culture right, most of the other stuff will just take care of itself.”  Tony Hsieh CEO of Zappos.com “Culture can become a ‘secret weapon’ that makes extraordinary things happen.” John Katzenbach, Booz&Co “A strong, distinct Organisational Culture can improve organisational performance by 20% to […]

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