Tag: Courage

Can People Really Change?

One of our readers responded to one of our articles and commented on the need to catch our youth early in order to train them in positive behavioural dynamics. Then he asked the question whether it is really possible for older people to change their behaviour? We will address that question today. Can people really […]

Opinion & Analysis
The Quantum Leap Syndrome

Throughout history humankind has made quantum leaps into the future. In many cases such leaps have changed history for the better. Many examples of such ‘leaps’ can be mentioned such as FW de Klerk’s decision to release Nelson Mandela from Robin Island, such as the invention of the incandescent light bulb, the Internet, such as […]

Learning & Development
What Triggers Am I Sending Out?

All actions and reactions in life are triggered by some feeling, thought, desire, belief and choice. Triggers may arise from within us (our remembrances, thoughts, feelings). Triggers may arise from a multitude of sources from outside. Ultimately many triggers are at play in our daily life. It would probably be impossible to really trace the […]

Herman Mashaba

In February this year I wrote this article about Herman Mashaba. It is a good read and may just be coming true. Businessman turned politician – or as Herman Mashaba himself stated on our Cliffcentral Leadership Transformation Platform – “I am a civil servant”. He is a man on a mission, exuding energy and confidence, […]

Leader Profiles & Insights
Be Aware Of The Concurrent Waves !

Leaders should strive to always be aware of “another side” to situations. In this article I share examples and will refer to the underlying principle as the “concurrent wave”. We became a democracy and many situations had to and still have to transform. Not only did we have to level the political playing field but […]

Leaders on Leadership
Ethical And Moral Leadership

Ethical and moral leadership is topical in SA today. On our weekly Leadership Master Class we discussed this with a man that has learned about it through very responsible positions and through sad experience – Zwelinzima Vavi. He joined us as Prof Theo Veldsman from UJ introduced the theme and meaning of such leadership – […]

South Africans, Which Wolf Are We Feeding?

I have so many questions in my mind as far as the student “uprising” is concerned. Here is one: Are the current events a reflection of what has been happening behind the scenes in our society over the last 20 years? For example, have parents been holding public conversations with a persona that was different […]

Doing The Inspired Thing

How does a leader do the inspired thing – act or do exactly what the situation requires at the given moment, especially when it is a tense moment. Let me illustrate. What did Former Pres Mandela do during the 1995 world cup that he is so famously known for? He put on a no 6 […]

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