Category: Leader Profiles & Insights

Business
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, […]

Business
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 […]

Business
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 […]

Leader Profiles & Insights
Be Aware Of The Concurrent Waves !

Leaders should strive to always be aware of “another side” to situations. In this article I share examples and will refer to the underlying principle as the “concurrent wave”. We became a democracy and many situations had to and still have to transform. Not only did we have to level the political playing field but […]

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 […]

Celebrity
Lessons Learnt From Gareth Cliff Spectacle

Any outstanding leader cannot stomach being surrounded by leaders who are weak and don’t speak their mind, or are not willing to go out on a limb and say what needs to be said for the good of the organisation, even at the risk of offending colleagues around the boardroom table. A leader that tolerates or […]

Political
Is Maimane A Leader To Be Reckoned With?

Following on from my previous article (read here) in which I concluded that “supporting the ANC – as opposed to the DA or EFF – is probably the shortest route to a more successful South Africa, but it is also the quickest and shortest route to a dismal failure”, it is only fair to also […]

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: […]

Has President Zuma Betrayed His Own Leadership Philosophy?

Let me be honest, I was almost fooled by the answers and explanations given by the ANC at their press conference on 15 December 2015 at 1 pm. I think it was because they tried to project confidence, a balanced ANC at work, while instead they projected remnants of their core, their true self. And […]

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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