Tag: Challenge

Models, Principles, and Behaviours
Our South African Leadership Heritage

Many readers of the Star Workplace Leadership Platform column are leaders who want to rise to their full potential and improve their leadership capacity. This is not an easy mission under circumstances in our country that seem to be filled to the brim with daily challenges, contradictions and obstacles. Environmental respect The development of exceptional […]

Lulama Mokhobo – CEO SABC

While being the CEO of SABC should be one of the most strategic, exciting and important leadership positions in the country, it could very well be one of the least enviable jobs around, as things stand. It seems more like a scandal and controversy mine field in which many a leader have suffered reputational injury […]

Game On for Shameel Joosub – CEO Vodacom

Shortly before interviewing Shameel Joosub, the recently appointed CEO of Vodacom, I watched the fourth round tennis match between the 22 yr old Canadian talent Milos Raonic, world number 15 and Roger Federer, world no 2 at this year’s Australian Open. It was clear that Raonic had too much respect for Federer. He seemed intimidated […]

Bridgitte Hartley – Kayak Sprint Olympic Bronze Medalist

On a positive and inspirational note, I had the privilege of sitting down with our lovely Bridgitte Hartley, to many a surprise Olympic bronze medalist in the Kayak sprint event. She is the first South African woman to achieve an Olympic medal on National Woman’s Day.  Though she was made aware of the fact that […]

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 […]

Sipho Nkosi – CEO Exxaro

Sipho Nkosi, CEO of Exxaro is originally from Kwazulu Natal where he grew up in the area of Vryheid. He never aspired to be where he is today. As he explains: “I never aspired to take a leadership position because the environment I grew up in was always an environment of compliance and what was […]

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 […]

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