Author: Gareth Armstrong

Integrity: It Is Who We Are That Matters

Whilst having a conversation with someone recently, the topic turned to leadership and what we do here at Leadership Platform.  She shared that she was a little frustrated with us because we are always saying that we believe all people to be leaders, but then seem to only feature big name leaders from big name […]

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 […]

Nicolaas Kruger – Group CEO MMI Holdings Limited

MMI Holdings Limited is a large insurance-based financial services group listed on the South African Stock Exchange, the JSE, with an embedded value of ZAR35,1 billion and a market capitalisation of ZAR36 billion (as at 30 June 2013). Created in December 2010 from the merger of Metropolitan Holdings and the Momentum Group, MMI is doing […]

CliffCentral Show
Catherine Constantinides Shares Her Wisdom

Her smile is wide and welcoming, posture strong yet elegant, and she seems immediately comfortable as we sit down and exchange a few words before the show.  But it is also clear from the moment we first shake hands and introduce ourselves in the CliffCentral common room that she is feeling a little nervous, edgy, […]

Why Gareth Cliff Is A %$#&@ And Why You Are Too!

Two interesting things have happened as people have heard that I am involved in a small way in Gareth Cliff’s new venture: I have received a massive spike in messages, phone calls, and Facebook friend requests from people who previously didn’t give me the time of day. Fortunately, along with these, there are also […]

Opinion & Analysis
A New Approach To Millennials

There is a new approach to business that is beginning to take hold across the globe where the customer is as much a part of the organisation as the CEO or shareholders are.  In the past, while one could come up with a good idea, turn it into a product, and sell it by marketing […]

Martin Sweet: Making An Impact, 15 000 Individuals At A Time

Of all the leaders I have ever had the pleasure of spending time with, there are few, if any, that come close to directly impacting the lives of more individuals in ways that will change the course of their lives for the better, than the leader Martin Sweet. To date, his company, PrimeStars Marketing, has […]

Opinion & Analysis
Are You Really A Leader?

We’re confused.  We say we want great leaders to take us forward, onward, and upward, but heaven forbid – and there is hell to pay – when they impact our lives, change the way we do things, or make us uncomfortable.  What it seems we really want – and our bookstores and bookshelves, organograms and […]

Emotional Intelligence Equals Leadership Success

Please consider the following from Meghan M. Biro, CEO of TalentCulture Consulting Group: “Make a list of the 5 leaders you most admire. They can be from business, social media, politics, technology, and the sciences – any field. Now ask yourself why you admire them. The chances are high that your admiration is based on […]

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