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Universal Integration

One of the CEO’s we coached mentioned that he did not have, or has ever had a role model. His philosophy is that when he rubs shoulders with anyone, whether the cleaner, a child, a leader – he tries to learn from them or take something from them that he admires and then make it […]

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 […]

Leaders on Leadership
Inspiring Each Other

Times are truly challenging, for small businesses, large corporates, state owned enterprises, government departments, families, individuals, all of us. And, we can expect it to get even more difficult. But this message is not about why and how it is going to become more difficult – we all sense this. It is about what we […]

CliffCentral Show
Art And Leadership

Every human being has some leadership in them. And, every human being has some artist inside them as well. Is this true? We discussed and debated with Elsabe Donovan, founder of Open Window Institute, a private university that, in essence trains modern day artists or designers. Could the awakening of the artist inside someone improve […]

Business
Venete Klein – A Leader To Follow

Dr Maya Angelou, the Pulitzer Prize nominated poet and author, educator, historian, and civil-rights activist once said:  “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” On a few rare occasions I have had the privilege of interviewing and […]

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 […]

Business
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 […]

The Language of Leadership

When we speak of a leadership language it normally evokes a puzzled response, yet the language of leadership is the most important language on earth. The article is another in the series of Leadership X Factors. What is language? Language by definition is the use of symbols to communicate meaning. We see language mainly in […]

Business
Why Was Medtronic Voted the Best Company to Work For in 2012?

Medtronic is the world’s largest stand-alone medical technology company with a global reach that extends to 120 countries, 45,000 employees, and includes net sales of over $16 billion for the 2012 period.  Knowing only this about them, we can already begin to understand what kind of leaders they insist on having in their organisation to […]

Business
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 […]

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