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Putting My Stake In The Ground

Some time back I was advised to stay clear of political matters as an opinion leader on leadership. It was suggested I should focus on leadership in general. Well, my conscience, the activist in me and my love of South Africa just does not allow me to do this. Over the past 20+ years I […]

What Goes Wrong With Leadership And How To Fix It…Remembering

Every day many individuals in your organisation who are in responsible positions wake up and neglect to consciously remember that their first profession and duty is to be a leader and to lead. They neglect to continually remember the privilege of being in their position; how honoured and blessed they felt when it initially happened. […]

Confidence And Turning Around Under-Performance

I was asked to speak to a top leadership team recently that has been leading a loss making business for a while now. This was the essence of my message. Can you be a great, authentic and performing leader without confidence? The obvious answer is No. How do leaders lose their confidence? Consistent non performance, […]

Dear Global Citizen

#GlobalLeadershipConversation1 Leadership is in crises all over the world. We need a Global Leadership Conversation about how to change this. To kick it off with Conversation no. 1, for the next six months to a year, starting early April 2019, we will – on an almost daily basis – be holding high impact 5 min […]

Cloning the CEO

Let’s examine the most effective way to multiply Authentic Leaders. In many years of interviewing and writing about top leaders and performers we are left with one nagging thought: Wouldn’t it be great if we could wave a magic wand like Harry Potter and clone some of these outstanding leaders? If we could clone a […]

What’s missing in Leadership Development

Society is in a very precarious place. Being a leader anywhere is extremely burdensome. And leadership development is struggling to keep up; to offer leaders what they need. Two components are crucial. First, excellent, relevant and regular training. Second, a “Leadership Conscience” – something or someone that reminds the leader to do and become what […]

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A Glaring Gap In The Valuation Of Organisations: LEADERSHIP CAPITAL

SETTING THE SCENE It is accepted practice to assess organisations on a regular basis in terms of the value of its portfolio of assets available as competitive means to and within the organisation to create sustainable wealth for stakeholders. Expressed in the form of different Capitals, the organisation’s total value is defined as the summation […]

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LEADERSHIP AS A JOURNEY: NAVIGATING TO A SHARED, DESIRED FUTURE

Theo H Veldsman Work Psychologist; Visiting Professor, Department of Industrial Psychology and People Management, University of Johannesburg; Extraordinary Professor, University of Stellenbosch Business School Leadership is about identifying possible futures, followed by choosing and actualising a shared, desired future. The verbs ‘identifying’, ‘choosing’ and ‘actualising’ imply an uncertain journey towards an ever shifting, continuously, re-imagined […]

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