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Leader Profiles & Insights
A Country Of Presidents

Are we (leader-managers) sleepwalking towards disaster? I had this epiphany-like question emerging in my mind whilst listening to Mr Trevor Manual addressing a hall filled with leaders at the recent Die Burger and Kaapstad Sakekamer Business Leader of the Year event. He prefaced this epiphany by referring to South Africa’s presidential oath and with an […]

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 […]

Political
Thuli Madonsela – Advocate and Leader

Winston Churchill uttered these wise words: “To each there comes in their lifetime a special moment when they are figuratively tapped on the shoulder and offered the chance to do a very special thing, unique to them and fitted to their talents. What a tragedy if that moment finds them unprepared or unqualified for that […]

CliffCentral Show
Catherine Constantinides Shares Her Wisdom

Her smile is wide and welcoming, posture strong yet elegant, and she seems immediately comfortable as we sit down and exchange a few words before the show.  But it is also clear from the moment we first shake hands and introduce ourselves in the CliffCentral common room that she is feeling a little nervous, edgy, […]

Social
Shonah Melton – On A Journey To Make A Difference

Recently we interviewed Shonah Melton, who is on a remarkable journey to make a difference to the very fibre of our society. This article is aimed at those of us who want to make a difference. It is about those of us who want more from life than to just keep our heads above water! […]

Social
Gary Kirsten – Protea Coach and Leader – with Q&A

Michael Jordaan, CEO of First National Bank says this of Gary Kirsten, our national cricket coach: “I had a beer with him in India to chat about leadership which turned into a 3.5 hour conversation. We spoke exactly the same language even though we come from such different disciplines.” Following our conversation I understand this […]

Social
Tom Hamilton – Headmaster and Leader, St Albans College

Collectively, in our education system and in most public schools we seem to have created a ‘Kolkata environment’, the opposite of energetic, barring the fortunate exceptions and pockets of excellence out there. Let me explain. In a video lecture by Professor Sumantra Ghoshal he explains that every year, in July, he used to go to […]

Social
Q&A with Heyneke Meyer – Springbok Coach

BRLP:  How do you change the attitude of the team during halftime, in the locker room? Meyer:  Halftime starts way before the actual game. You build respect of your players by going the extra mile for them. They respond to you because of a mutual respect. I do psychological profiling of players as well, which helps […]

Social
Heyneke Meyer – Springbok Coach

The response to the announcement that Heyneke Meyer is our new Springbok Coach has largely been positive. For him personally it has been overwhelming, bringing him to the realization, more than anticipated, that the responsibility that has befallen him is enormous, and that he “carries the hopes, expectations and dreams of all South Africans on […]

Social
Francois Pienaar – Live Your Dreams

I sincerely hope you have watched the movie Invictus. Not only does it remind us ‘forgetful creatures’ of our extraordinary political past, but it serves as an exemplary leadership case study. When I walked out of the theatre I was so ‘proud’ to be a South African; to have been part of that 1995 leadership […]

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