The art of inspiring hope
What a year! And what has it taught us? For many, it was a year of losses and fear, but it has also taught us to be grateful.
We have also been inspired by the stories of resilience − how many have found ways to impact and inspire others despite the challenges.
This issue celebrates a selection of those young leaders who are not only breaking ground in business but are also impacting their societies and giving back to those less fortunate.
This year the Top 35-under-35 competition has been an inspirational experience for everyone involved. The judges were blown away by the impact these youngers have on others.
These youngsters’ vision of a better tomorrow – and a better world − is a core part of who they are as professionals. Knowing that they are the future leaders of our country gives hope to us all.
Kate Roberts, the co-founder of One Young World, said in a ‘CA of the Future’ webinar that when you are young, you have more hope than at any other stage in your life – and if you have hope, you can inspire others to have hope as well.
And maybe the most critical characteristic of a leader is the ability to inspire hope. Because if you are hopeful, you will give an impression to those around you that things will get better – whether the current situation is excellent or awful. Good leaders can bring confidence to those around them and make them realise that yes, there will be tough days, weeks and months, but things will get better.
We wish you a blessed festive season, and let us continue to inspire hope in others.
Gerinda Engelbrecht, Editor