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Tag: Character

Political
Is Maimane A Leader To Be Reckoned With?

Following on from my previous article (read here) in which I concluded that “supporting the ANC – as opposed to the DA or EFF – is probably the shortest route to a more successful South Africa, but it is also the quickest and shortest route to a dismal failure”, it is only fair to also […]

Characteristics, Attributes, and Qualities
The Cascading Influence Of A Leader

Last week we published an article addressing the question: ‘Does an organisation reflect the character of the leader?’ Most people’s first response to this all important question is a resounding yes. But is it that simple? What factors should be considered? This principle was discussed with the guests on the Leadership Platform Show and received a […]

Does An Organization Reflect The Character Of Its Leader?

Recently I tweeted this quote by Billy Graham: “When wealth is lost, nothing is lost. When health is lost, something is lost. When character is lost, all is lost!” I then added: “We CAN’T escape this truth: A country, organization almost always reflects the character of its leader, in some way!” The retweets were phenomenal! […]

Characteristics, Attributes, and Qualities
Pain In The Workplace

We regularly receive emails from readers who feel that they are treated unfairly in the work place. In some instances the emails contain bitter feelings that indicate much mental and emotional pain. We feel for these people. The workplace plays a dominant role in the lives of millions and the influence of our workplace cascades […]

Models, Principles, and Behaviours
The Boomerang Factor

The boomerang is an instrument originating from the Australian aborigines that is designed to be thrown into the air and then it returns to the thrower of its own volition. The expression Boomerang Factor is about the universal principle that states the following: “Everything we send out in life comes back to us in one […]

Characteristics, Attributes, and Qualities
Leaders Do Difficult Things

What do Nelson Mandela, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Alexander the Great, Martin Luther King Jnr., Vladimir Lenin, and Napoleon Bonaparte have in common? And then more recently, consider: As we sat together in the Johannesburg Country Club lounge a number of weeks ago, I thought to myself how courageous Graham Briggs, CEO of Harmony Gold, is.  […]

Business
Why Was Medtronic Voted the Best Company to Work For in 2012?

Medtronic is the world’s largest stand-alone medical technology company with a global reach that extends to 120 countries, 45,000 employees, and includes net sales of over $16 billion for the 2012 period.  Knowing only this about them, we can already begin to understand what kind of leaders they insist on having in their organisation to […]

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