JUNE 2017

When times are getting tougher and every day more inexplicable stories start to appear in the media, we all wonder about the paradox of it all. This reminded me of a Huffington Post video in which Jay Shetty, a motivational philosopher, talks about how Albert Einstein famously remarked in a conversation with Werner Heisenburg, ‘You know in the West we’ve build a beautiful ship, and it has all the comforts. But actually the one thing it doesn’t ha...More

MAY 2017

Hitting rock bottom We’ve all heard the phrase ‘wake-up call’ before – either while growing up, or in articles, the news, movies or even songs. I’m sure we’ve all experienced a wake-up call in some way or another – the one where you know that you can’t ignore the signs any more – it’s time for a change. This wake-up call is when we hit rock bottom. In a way our country also hit rock bottom in the past few weeks with our sovereig...More

April 2017

Today we continue to find ourselves on the brink of a technological revolution that will fundamentally alter the way we live, work, and relate to one another. It’s already been termed the Fourth Industrial Revolution and in its scale, scope, and complexity, the transformation brought about by it will be unlike anything humankind has experienced before. Klaus Schwab, the founder and executive chairman of the World Economic Forum, says that we do no...More

March 2017

In life, it doesn’t matter where you’re coming from. The questions you should ask are where are you going and how are you going to get there. And aside from what you want to accomplish, what kind of person do you want to become as the result of all your work and effort? These are questions Brian Tracy asks in an article I read recently. Men and women who achieve great things in life are invariably those who give a lot of thought to their own dev...More

February 2017

Here at the beginning of 2017, we all face a new start – where you can get rid of old habits, start doing things differently or make a more meaningful impact. No matter what your goals are for the coming year, we should all aim to become more credible. Credible leaders have the uncanny ability to get others to do what they don’t want to do – and to like what they are doing. And as Steven Cohen writes in his article about being a credible leade...More

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

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 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