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Category: Leaders on Leadership

Leaders on Leadership
Should People Really Be Called Company Assets?

People are gullible, or as my late father used to say ‘there is a sucker born everyday!’ When companies make statements like ‘People are our biggest assets’, the general consensus is they must be great companies. But I ask you, where is the relationship in that statement? Imagine saying that your partner, wife or husband […]

Leaders on Leadership
Living The Life Of A True Leader

Oscar Wilde seems to have been right when he said, “To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all”. For most people, we would estimate over 80%, the difference between a rut and a grave is only a matter of depth. Leaders are people who live, who “experience” life, […]

Leaders on Leadership
Execution Excellence And Energy

Managers are on a treadmill – a daily grind towards execution excellence, towards congruence – with the rising expectations of all Stakeholders. Driven by competition, internal and external, we get up earlier and work later; desperately seek skills and competencies; design systems and structures; invest in technology; cast our nets into risky foreign markets; build hierarchies […]

Our Dire Need For A Leadership Miracle : Everyone An Amazing Leader

The year 1994 was the year of the political miracle in our country. We were the darlings and envy of the world because of our peaceful transition to a democratic dispensation, aspiring to give everyone a fair place under the sun. Our new Constitution was celebrated as the most progressive in the world, exemplary of […]

In Search of ‘Intelligent’ Leaders for the Emerging, New World Order

Theo H Veldsman Professor, Department of Industrial Psychology and People Management, Faculty of Management, University of Johannesburg Leadership is about the future Leadership is about conceiving possible futures, and realising a chosen, desired future. The future hence forms the crux of effective leadership and leading. Leaders who pro-actively take charge of their organisations’ future through pursuing […]

Capturing South Africa’s Rich Leadership Legacy

FOR more than 15 years we have been on a mission critical adventure – working with and interviewing top leaders in South Africa specifically, but often beyond our borders as well. This eye opening experience was enriched and expedited by an association with Business Report and its Editor Ellis Mnyandu, culminating in this book – […]

Leaders on Leadership
The Universal Law Of Movement

Today we want to share a very profound leadership principle! Two weeks ago on our weekly Leadership Master Class on CliffCentral we discussed that the task of great leaders is to create a believable positive momentum. Last week we discussed how to start this off with the “BIG leadership question” – one which leaders should […]

Leaders on Leadership
Vavi Open Letter To SABC

Open letter dated 24 June 2014 from Cosatu General Secretary Zwelinzima Vavi to SABC Board Chairperson: [divider] Dear Comrade Tshabalala The Congress of South African Trade Unions wishes to raise some important issues with the SABC Board of Directors, and we would welcome an opportunity to meet the Board to discuss them. The SABC is […]

Leaders on Leadership
The ‘First Generation Executive’ Conundrum

This article appeared in the Institute of Directors SA magazine, Directorship, and comprises of the views, thoughts, and feelings of their newly appointed Chair, Venete Klein. [divider] Young people entering the business world today need training, development and mentoring to succeed. They also need their companies to give them a chance to demonstrate their capabilities. […]

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