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Category: Opinion & Analysis

Opinion & Analysis
Honour Madiba By Realizing Your Own Qualities

At a time when our leadership icon Mr Nelson Mandela is at the forefront of our minds, it may be appropriate to reflect on what we have done, or can do, about his leadership legacy and even consider moving South Africa’s leadership legacy to the next level? There is no doubt that if great leadership […]

Opinion & Analysis
“What Were We Fighting For?”

On the 16th of June 1976, approximately 20,000 young people, armed with a list of grievances and concerns, gathered on Vilakazi Street in Orlando, Soweto – one of South Africa’s biggest townships. Their plan was to march to the local soccer stadium and then on to the Transvaal Department of Education. The main issue they […]

Opinion & Analysis
Messages From Society

Of late we have had some significant activities, news worthy events and occurrences within our society – US Elections, ANC Elections, Lance Armstrong episode, Oscar Pistorius drama, Dr Mamphela Ramphele launching her movement (or party?), State of the Nation address, more disruptions in the mining sector, budget speech, to name but a few. Of course […]

Models, Principles, and Behaviours
Is It The End Of Leadership Development As We Know It?

To leaders of and inside organisations, and to the human resources fraternity I ask the question: Is it the end of leadership development as we know it? It is time for the entire leadership development industry to be scrutinized more rigorously and perhaps even challenged and revolutionised, because you, the leaders, and by default your organisations are […]

Opinion & Analysis
What Leadership Books Don’t Say

If you venture into your local bookstore, you will find shelf upon shelf containing books written by those claiming to turn you into the next Stephen Covey, Nelson Mandela, Jack Welch, Bill Gates, or Steve Jobs.  Titles possessing declarations of excellence and behavioural change fill one’s view and it is very difficult to decide which […]

Opinion & Analysis
Leadership at Home and in School

Recently a colleague sent me a newsletter from a school in Johannesburg in which they addressed the issue of leadership in schools.  The newsletter was very interesting, the content in great part addressing the belief that Leadership Platform has always upheld that the family is the first “school of leadership” and that if we fail […]

Opinion & Analysis
The Family – Societies First Leadership School

Todd Christofferson, a spiritual leader based in the USA recently made the following bold comments during a global satellite conference: “The societies in which many of us live have for more than a generation failed to foster moral discipline. They have taught that truth is relative and that everyone decides for himself or herself what […]

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