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Multiplying Trust

At Leadership Platform we are privileged to meet many leaders in various fields. Some of these fine people are respected and followed by thousands and some by millions of people. Some are spiritual leaders and others head large business or civil organisations. All of them have in common the fact that they have to confront […]

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How To Change

Do current leadership development programs change people? Some of the vexing questions in leadership development programs of today are: How can we ensure it is relevant in today’s world? Will the programme adequately equip our leaders to deal with the onslaught of challenges and unique issues of our business? How do we change behaviour of […]

Leaders on Leadership
A Leadership Revolution

Brace yourself for a global Leadership Revolution! Masses of “followers” will challenge – even openly resist – their leaders on a global scale never experienced before, and in a more sophisticated and united, sometimes aggressive way, than ever before – calling them to account for how they lead and in many cases, why they don’t […]

Leaders on Leadership
Organisations Are Terrible Places!

Johann Coetzee wrote a chapter in the recently launched book “Leadership Perspectives from the Front Line” called “The Leadership Lament”. It starts like this: “Organisations are terrible places. They are terrible because well-intentioned people assemble there with good motives, and then become blemished by the inescapable toxicity organisations succeed in generating. If you swear at […]

Business
Culture

The great leadership question First impressions Have you had the experience of walking into a company’s offices and within a few minutes you tangibly feel the organisational climate around you? Sometimes a positive feeling is triggered by an enthusiastic and competent receptionist and follow-up people we meet. Sometimes the feeling is one of a disjointed […]

Leadership And The MTN Saga

Almost four months ago I wrote an article in this very paper about MTN and its top leader. I sketched a scenario that depicted some of MTN SA’s history of leadership changes – four CEO’s in just over seven years.  Read it I explained that “there comes a time when the top leader cannot shift blame […]

Leader Profiles & Insights
Leadership Knows No Gender

 We have spent much time analyzing leaders from all walks of life on our Leadership Platform. While it is risky to generalize, women seem to have a greater predisposition than men to be sensitive to the needs of others, and to foster nurturing environments because of their socialisation. Not that men can’t be that way […]

Business
Pride – A Leadership Killer

“I am really really really really really proud of the people that we have.”  This was one of the last comments Sipho Nkosi made before we closed our leadership conversation with him at his Exxaro office, just outside of Centurion, some time ago. Nkosi is the CEO of Exxaro Resources and former president of the […]

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