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SUPREME LEADERS VS EFFECTIVE LEADERS For as long as I can remember I’ve heard people lament the state of organisations–Africa, the world we live in, etc. These sad, frustrated, scared observations are followed over and over again by the exclamation: “It’s lack of leadership!” Because lack of leadership or poor leadership is seen as one of Africa’s biggest challenges, we find ourselves calling for or trying to be “strong leaders”, sometimes even in the form of a “benevolent dictator”.
Be careful what you ask for, for you may receive. A dictator is a person holding complete autocratic control. This means, in the best case, that the people have given over total
19 Feb 2018
FLYING HIGH: CAPE TOWN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT SETS GOLD STANDARD One of the crowns of Cape Town’s tourism and business infrastructure is undoubtedly the dynamic Cape Town International Airport. It serves millions of tourists yearly, en route to being awarded the title of the best airport in Africa in 2017.
And it is not by luck that any airport can win such a prestigious prize. Many of Africa’s leading centres are building lavish new airports to keep up with the swelling
02 Feb 2018 - S. M.
LEARN FROM 2017's CHALLENGES Chin up and eyes front as we learn from 2017’s challenges
The past year has delivered, as each year before it, a complement of 365 days. As a leader, it was incumbent on you to make a positive impact every day. Dreams were realised,
10 Jan 2018 - B. E. o. T.
TOMORROW'S LEADERS CONVENTION 2017 Thabang Mashigo Keynote address at Tomorrow's Leaders Convention 2017
Thabang Mashigo, international speaker, Africanist, Think Tank and Character Development Specialist, keynote address at The Franchise Co. Tomorrow's Leaders Convention 2017 held
27 Nov 2017
"SUCCESS IS LIKING YOURSELF, LIKING WHAT YOU DO, AND LIKING HOW YOU DO IT" Maya Angelou Fluor Human Resources and Corporate Affairs Director, Linda Nxumalo is passionate about her career and those of other young women
She wholeheartedly supports the development of women and believes that one should never stop empowering oneself. She attributes her own success to several things, among them,
07 Nov 2017 - L. N.
SKIN IN THE GAME - BUT HOW MUCH? ‘Skin in the game’—that much-loved phrase coined by Warren Buffett—refers to a situation in which executives use their own money to buy shares in the company they are running. In so doing, they pin their personal investment money to their company.
Some say this adds to their vested interest in the company’s success and hence, aligning their rewards to actual performance. Others question the truth of this, offering the
07 Nov 2017 - P. O. S.
CONSCIENTIOUSNESS OR CREATIVITY? Are conscientiousness and creativity mutually exclusive? In our schools, businesses and organisations, do we over-reward conscientiousness and discipline and underrate creativity and independence. What is the effect of this on human beings, productivity, inspiration and innovation?
A string of books has been written about this through the decades, with many researchers pinpointing conscientiousness and discipline as the number one behaviours children
10 Oct 2017
WOMEN AT THE TOP Women at the Top of their Game at Silverstar
Women at the Top of their Game at Silverstar  Gaming and entertainment may have been a male dominated industry in the past, but this has changed thanks to the talent of a
25 Aug 2017
HOW WOMEN LEADERS BROKE THE GLASS The epitome of a South African success story, business legend Dr Judy Dlamini has just released an inspiring book that shares stories of women leaders and their journey to success. These stories are essential reading for South African leaders, and here is an extract from the book.
The main areas that women have to work on in order to succeed were highlighted during the discussions, and interviewees readily shared their insight. Everyone emphasised the need
04 Aug 2017
LEARNING LEADERSHIP Lessons through leading a purpose-driven organisation
WDB Investment Holdings’ (WDBIH) main objective is to ensure the financial sustainability of the (WDB) Trust, a not-for-profit, women’s development organisation,
07 Feb 2017


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