Category: Opinion & Analysis

The Leadership Shackle of Hasty Judgements

  The saying ‘Don’t throw the baby out with the bath water’ is an effective warning to us as leaders against destroying the good while we reject the bad. This is applicable in many situations that we come across on a daily basis. We find daily examples of ‘throwing the baby out with the bath […]

Models, Principles, and Behaviours
Three Mistakes CEOs Make

In a recent study by Keas, an employee health and wellness company based in San Francisco USA, where they interviewed over 100 HR professionals on various topics, one of the questions they asked was:  “In your experience, what are the top three Human Resource mistakes that every CEO makes?”  The response: 64% – CEOs don’t […]

Opinion & Analysis
Honour Madiba By Realizing Your Own Qualities

At a time when our leadership icon Mr Nelson Mandela is at the forefront of our minds, it may be appropriate to reflect on what we have done, or can do, about his leadership legacy and even consider moving South Africa’s leadership legacy to the next level? There is no doubt that if great leadership […]

Opinion & Analysis
“What Were We Fighting For?”

On the 16th of June 1976, approximately 20,000 young people, armed with a list of grievances and concerns, gathered on Vilakazi Street in Orlando, Soweto – one of South Africa’s biggest townships. Their plan was to march to the local soccer stadium and then on to the Transvaal Department of Education. The main issue they […]

Opinion & Analysis
Messages From Society

Of late we have had some significant activities, news worthy events and occurrences within our society – US Elections, ANC Elections, Lance Armstrong episode, Oscar Pistorius drama, Dr Mamphela Ramphele launching her movement (or party?), State of the Nation address, more disruptions in the mining sector, budget speech, to name but a few. Of course […]

Models, Principles, and Behaviours
Is It The End Of Leadership Development As We Know It?

To leaders of and inside organisations, and to the human resources fraternity I ask the question: Is it the end of leadership development as we know it? It is time for the entire leadership development industry to be scrutinized more rigorously and perhaps even challenged and revolutionised, because you, the leaders, and by default your organisations are […]

Opinion & Analysis
What Leadership Books Don’t Say

If you venture into your local bookstore, you will find shelf upon shelf containing books written by those claiming to turn you into the next Stephen Covey, Nelson Mandela, Jack Welch, Bill Gates, or Steve Jobs.  Titles possessing declarations of excellence and behavioural change fill one’s view and it is very difficult to decide which […]

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