Category: Models, Principles, and Behaviours

Models, Principles, and Behaviours
The 5 Commonalities of Life

The dynamics and relationship between leader and follower is changing, world over. During a conversation with Gill Marcus, Governor of the Reserve Bank, she observed: “Nobody trusts any more, and yet this is crucial to solve the current global economic dilemma. We are experiencing a situation where citizens, particularly in the advanced economies, don’t have […]

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 […]

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 […]

Models, Principles, and Behaviours
Are You in the Leadership Zone?

During a personal leadership conversation recently, I discovered a principle that will assist a leader to access what I refer to as the “leadership zone”. We sometimes speak of being ‘in the zone’ when someone is on a winning streak or performing exceptionally well on a consistent basis at sports.  Seeing as we have just […]

Models, Principles, and Behaviours
Bend the Tree While it is Young

Is Society doing enough to develop leaders or potential leaders from a young age? I recently received an email from a reader with the following comments: “Less attention has been given to the leaders of tomorrow. By that I mean a lot of organisations seem to only bother themselves about development of principled authentic leaders […]

Models, Principles, and Behaviours
Leadership – A Journey With No End

So often today one is confronted with all forms of business literature offering the quickest and simplest route to becoming a successful leader. From habits to traits, practices to techniques, they all offer the simple notion that by consuming the contents of the “scriptures” and possibly employing a few neat techniques offered by the author, […]

Models, Principles, and Behaviours
The Art of Executive Leadership Development

Much of today’s leadership commentary, specifically that relating to senior executives and prominent leaders, often focuses on the personal challenges and successes experienced whilst at the pinnacle of their careers. However, too few reflect sufficiently on the importance of the journey, the developmental process, the many challenges experienced and lessons learnt during their formative years […]

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