Every now and then I meet a leader that comes across as truly authentic with a healthy confidence. Ian Donald, the newly appointed CEO of Nestle SA is such a leader. We had a conversation with him and our panel on Cliffcentral Leadership Platform earlier this week. He has lead in Philippines, Nestle Ice Cream […]
The forthcoming general election in a matter of weeks is a significant barometer of many things. It provides clarity on the success or failure of the different political parties and political leaders. It also provides some further clarity on the economic and social direction that we as a country are embarked on. But the focus […]
Confidence to move people and situations is the essence of good leadership. The term ‘confidence’ is understood differently by different people. If we should ask a group of ten people to define ‘confidence’ they will probably all differ in their definitions. We equate confidence with trust in the ability to move barriers to potential and […]
A few weeks ago, Adriaan Groenewald and I were invited to a leadership discussion by the Human Resources Director of a large and prominent bank. As we sat together in his office, he asked the following question: “We have a large number of high potential young individuals sitting in middle management leadership positions who are […]
Over the last few years we have witnessed and been affected by a series of issues and events that have left us, and the rest of the world, uncertain and unclear about our individual and collective futures. Millions of people lost money they were assured was secure during the 2008 global financial crisis. We had […]
The ability to process challenges may be a make or break experience for the leader, because the choices made during these challenges may determine the attitudinal direction of the leader towards challenges in general. Such an attitude in turn may determine his or her destiny as a leader.
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: […]