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Dec / Jan 2017

Why ‘bad’ people make great leaders As 2016 draws to an end, the quest for great leaders in our country has never been greater. And while reading about this topic I read an interesting article which turned the idea of the typical great leaders on its head. Rob Asghar wrote an article for Forbes on why ‘bad’ people make great leaders. He argues that if you want to build a great leader – don’t start with a good person. Start with a ‘b...More

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November 2016

Leaders with integrity With all the political turmoil happening locally and internationally the need for ethical leadership with integrity has never been greater. Why is integrity important in leadership? I read an article by Brian Tracy that was published on realsuccess.net where he wrote about this very same topic. He said that in an executive boardroom he once heard one of the richest men in the word make a statement that he never forgot: ...More

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October 2016

Despite all the research about the nature of leaders, practitioners acknowledge that many aspects of leadership remain a mystery. In an article on Forbes.com by Joseph Folkman, he addresses one of the key mysteries that seems to consistently defy traditional analysis. Often, leaders are identified as having a remarkable quality that sets them apart from others. It causes others to be attracted to them and enables them to achieve extraordinary out...More

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September 2016

United we stand … What a history-making month has just passed! Once again, sport has succeeded in bringing our nation together. Everyone gave a general sigh of relief when the country’s collective attention shifted away from the confusing aftermath of the recent local government elections to our amazing athletes at the Rio Olympics. Ever since the Boks defeated the All Blacks in 1995 we have never failed to unite behind our sports stars. ...More

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August 2016

Editor’s letter Transformational leadership According to an article published by Forbes about the world’s greatest leaders research shows that in order to lead and do business in the modern era leaders need to exemplify a new model of leadership. A model where leaders must influence a variety of groups over which they have no direct authority, and it’s typically those groups who command much power of their own through unparallel access to i...More

July 2016

Editor’s letter Great leaders = a vision for success We all have had the opportunity to meet and/or be inspired by great leaders. And you’ll agree that not two of them are alike: they have different personalities and life stories. Some can be very charismatic, some modest. They will have grown up in different environments – be it poverty, middle class or wealth. Not all will have natural leadership abilities – most probably would have had...More

June 2016

Editor’s letter Breaking free … from yourself! How many times have you heard someone say that they reacted in a certain way because that’s just who they are? Or how many times have you declined to try something new because it’s not what you necessarily like? Chances are that you probably figured out who you were around the time you turned 21 and that has shaped your life and decisions. And chances are that you (and others) have already...More