Category: Business

Ian Donald – Authentic Leader Of Nestle SA

Every now and then I meet a leader that comes across as truly authentic with a healthy confidence. Ian Donald, the newly appointed CEO of Nestle SA is such a leader. We had a conversation with him and our panel on Cliffcentral Leadership Platform earlier this week. He has lead in Philippines, Nestle Ice Cream […]

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 […]

Bonang Mohale – Always Produce Embarrassingly Good Results

I chatted to Bonang Mohale, Chairman of Shell Marketing SA (Pty) and President of the BMF on Cliffcentral Leadership Platform recently. He is small in stature, yet has an energy and personality larger than life. When he enters a room he infuses it with energy and engages people in like manner. He radiates the hope […]

Phiri, RBPlatinum and Montoedi, NUM – A Leadership Coup

A few weeks ago I wrote about the protracted and damaging platinum strike and declared this: “It seems this strike is unprecedented and smells not only of egos and extraordinary hunger for power, but also leadership and societal failures that stems, in large measure from our mining and even political history.” My conclusion at the […]

Dr John Demartini Shares The Meaning Of Leadership

Dr John Demartini is a fascinating man that many ordinary individuals and business leaders follow.  When I interviewed him some time back I came away from the interview with a strong reminder that there are no boundaries to what one can achieve in life. We set the boundaries in our own minds! We as individuals […]

A Dialogue with Zwelinzima Vavi

We had a fascinating leadership conversation with Zwelinzima Vavi recently on CliffCentral Leadership Platform. I have met many leaders from different spheres of society. Surprisingly few of them have presence, or gravitas. Vavi has this, with his tall physique and authentic confidence to back it up. From the moment he walked into the CliffCentral studios […]

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 […]

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