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Category: Characteristics, Attributes, and Qualities

Characteristics, Attributes, and Qualities
Can People Really Change?

We receive a variety of responses to articles on the Leadership Platform columns. Many of these responses are inspiring in their own right. We appreciate the thoughts of readers. This forms a valuable part of our 20 year on-going research efforts in leadership and human behaviour principles. A few weeks ago one of our readers […]

Characteristics, Attributes, and Qualities
Confidence

Most of us realise instinctively how important coming across as confident is in our journey through life. So, what do we often do? We act confident, or we act out through body language or verbally what we perceive confidence to be. A short while ago I made the following comment in my journal about confidence: […]

Characteristics, Attributes, and Qualities
Achieving the Extraordinary

  A unique and strong passion in a particular field is a common trait among leaders. The global socio-economic and political landscape is changing at a rapid pace. In fact the speed at which this is happening continues to surprise most so-called experts. What impact is this having on leaders and leadership issues, such as […]

Characteristics, Attributes, and Qualities
Consistency

If you read my article on Victor Matfield you may recall that he emphasized the importance of consistency in success. I also recently heard another great leader and former academic in the USA, David Bednar, speak about the importance of consistency in raising a successful family. So I started reflecting on this principle and the […]

Characteristics, Attributes, and Qualities
Asking Great Questions

A friend and colleague Johan Bester sent an email to me that he coined ‘question based leadership’. It read something like this: “Whether we speak to ‘Question based Leadership’ in business or the home, it forms a critical part of relationships and coaching in general. Think if a married couple could ask the right questions […]

Characteristics, Attributes, and Qualities
Honest Leadership

Truly great leaders are authentic. To be authentic though, you need to be absolutely honest, even at the risk of not being liked. But, what role should the environment play in giving a leader the space, freedom to be honest and authentic? Can leaders in SA be absolutely honest in their views, even when it […]

Characteristics, Attributes, and Qualities
Start Planning

During personal leadership conversations with managers they often mention that their leader is just too busy and struggles to make time for them. Yet, the essence of leadership is to be with one’s people; to inspire them; to give direction; to understand their needs; to hold them accountable; to teach them; to be an example; […]

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