Tag: Trust

Characteristics, Attributes, and Qualities
Keep Calm And Be A Leader

We are privileged to meet many leaders in various fields. Some of these fine people are respected and followed by thousands and some even by millions of people. Some are spiritual leaders and others head large business or civil organisations. All of them have in common the fact that they have to confront, at least […]

Characteristics, Attributes, and Qualities
Accelerating Leadership Confidence

A few weeks ago, Adriaan Groenewald and I were invited to a leadership discussion by the Human Resources Director of a large and prominent bank. As we sat together in his office, he asked the following question: “We have a large number of high potential young individuals sitting in middle management leadership positions who are […]

Characteristics, Attributes, and Qualities
The High Road Of Respect

To respect others is the high road in leadership. It is generally acknowledged in our country that we have great need to embrace a culture of mutual respect. Most of us will probably agree that we should cultivate respect for the dignity and potential of all our citizens, irrespective of race, economic standing, and disability. […]

Leaders on Leadership
Vulnerability Takes Courage

Over the past few years I’ve been so focused on my own leadership journey – keeping fit and sharp, leading my side of the business – that I neglected to focus on what’s happening to the dynamics within my first team, my fellow Executives. It was only after the sudden resignation of our CEO and […]

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 […]

Characteristics, Attributes, and Qualities
Leaders of Steel

While sitting down regularly in personal leadership conversations with leaders I am impressed with those amongst them who have the ability to draw trust and respect from their employees. In fact, the degree to which they perform well as leaders is directly commensurate with the trust and respect they enjoy, especially with those who report […]

Zuma and Motlanthe – A Leadership Comparison

In analyzing Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe’s leadership approach, many have referred to him as a uniting alternative to President Jacob Zuma.  It would be amiss of this national leadership platform to not attempt some form of leadership review between these two men, especially after they both accepted an invitation to talk to the Business Report […]

President Zuma and Malema – Leadership, Trust and Respect

At the heart of truly influential leadership lies trust and respect. Nowadays leaders are also called upon to be mentors and refined coaches of their people. Yet, mentoring and coaching cannot be successful or even attempted without the existence of high trust and respect. Why would one approach another for coaching or mentoring if one […]

Characteristics, Attributes, and Qualities
The Two Pillars of Leadership

Let us consider power for a moment:  One cannot be a leader without the ability to exercise some sort of power and influence. There are essentially three types of power – coercive, positional, and true power. Coercive power is when someone leverages a weakness of another. Positional power is when position alone gives the holder […]

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