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Our future depends on you – our young leaders

The National Development Plan was presented to President Jacob Zuma in November last year.    The Plan consists of many milestones for the future of South Africa and its people.  Here is the interesting thing though:  the goals and plans are time specific – which is how a goal should be – and the planned date […]

Characteristics, Attributes, and Qualities
A Seamless Attitude

The critical role that a seamless attitude plays in life was brought home sharply to me a week ago when we heard the distressing news that two sons of friends from the Eastern Cape had died in a plane crash. The two brothers were in fact participating in a final flight before the one brother […]

Models, Principles, and Behaviours
Imperatives of Leadership Excellence

Readers of the Leadership Platform column are in general avid seekers after leadership excellence, and our passion is to assist you where possible. As this is the commencement of a new year it is appropriate for us to share some imperatives of leadership excellence. The three we are discussing are all keys to opening the […]

Models, Principles, and Behaviours
The Fat Cat Syndrome

We live in one of the most dynamic communities in the world, faced with sombre realities as well as great opportunities. On the one hand each of us at a moment’s notice can list many serious challenges facing us on a daily basis. On the other hand we can also think of the amazing degree […]

Characteristics, Attributes, and Qualities
Your Leadership Journey

Leadership Platform has been engaging leadership and leaders for over a decade now. Our core motive has remained constant:  empowering leaders to generate movement along their personal leadership journeys AND to then, in turn, empower their staff/teams to do the same.  In short:  the creation of movement (which is the essence and function of leadership) […]

Characteristics, Attributes, and Qualities
Can People Really Change?

We receive a variety of responses to articles on the Leadership Platform columns. Many of these responses are inspiring in their own right. We appreciate the thoughts of readers. This forms a valuable part of our 20 year on-going research efforts in leadership and human behaviour principles. A few weeks ago one of our readers […]

Francois Pienaar – Live Your Dreams

I sincerely hope you have watched the movie Invictus. Not only does it remind us ‘forgetful creatures’ of our extraordinary political past, but it serves as an exemplary leadership case study. When I walked out of the theatre I was so ‘proud’ to be a South African; to have been part of that 1995 leadership […]

Characteristics, Attributes, and Qualities

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: […]

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