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Category: Political

Nelson Mandela – Teacher, Healer, Leader

“…the cell is an ideal place to learn to know yourself,” he writes, “…to search realistically and regularly the process of your own mind and feelings.  In judging our progress as individuals we tend to concentrate on external factors such as one’s social position, influence and popularity, wealth and standard of education. These are, of […]

Mmusi Maimane – National Spokesperson for the Democratic Alliance

A short while ago I watched a brief interview of a well presented, well-spoken individual who, for a moment, helped me to glimpse a future South Africa of which I would really like to be part. He painted a vivid and compelling picture that lifted my vision, but also seemed and felt within reach and […]

If President Zuma is Re-Elected

So it seems President Zuma may be re-elected at Mangaung this week. Should this happen we will once again be reminded of his resilience and ability to withstand resistance and opposition, aided by ANC culture and a picture or agenda that does not seem to be well communicated to or understood by ordinary South Africans […]

Obama or Romney – Who Should Be The Next President?

While in the USA I engaged several ordinary citizens, highly successful business leaders, friends and politicians regarding their Presidential leadership race and other issues. From a leadership point of view I am often asked for my views on it.  Here are some simple thoughts on how to judge in broad strokes which one of these […]

A Lesson Worth Noting from the Lonmin Mining Debacle

There are many leadership lessons that can be taken from the ongoing Lonmin Mine issue, but we would like to focus on just one today. Let us compare Lonmin Mine, or any other organization – perhaps including your own – to a car. Which part of the car is the most important?  Which part of […]

Marikana Leadership Analysis

The recent Marikana incident that dominated news headlines locally and at times internationally deserves an objective analysis from a leadership perspective, which not only dwells on negative and possible failed leadership. Cyril Ramaphosa’s comments that all parties are to blame to some degree are probably not far off the mark. Following such a gruesome incident […]

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