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New mandate for leaders in a learning organisation

What it means to be a leader in a learning organisation. Our traditional view of a leader is flawed. In this view, a leader is a person who sets directions, makes the key decisions, and…

Agile leaders balance speed and stability

Dr Simon Hayward discusses agile leadership with Alan Hosking. What is your view of agile leadership? What great leaders do has changed. We live in a digital world and we need to adapt our leadership…

The new age non-existent NED

In the wake of recent executive scandals, one expects that board nomination would be rigorous, systematic, and considered a key strategic action so as to ensure your board performance remains under close scrutiny. Alas, this…

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Full Monty expat packages in Africa no longer the norm

Full Monty expat packages in Africa no longer the norm

Despite the war for senior leadership talent on the African continent, the approach of luring top international executives with major perks in addition to their remuneration packages is in rapid decline. We are definitely seeing…

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Why does ethics in the workplace require ethical leadership?

Why does ethics in the workplace require ethical leadership?

Ethics is a key issue for both the private and public sector, instilling confidence in its stakeholders including, staff, customers, investors as well as the public. However, there are many instances of questionable ethics that…

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Chinese management vs Western management

Chinese management vs Western management

Which management philosophy will prevail? Huawei Technologies is aiming to grow mobile shipments by only a modest amount in 2017, as it gears up to go head-to-head with the hotly anticipated 10th anniversary edition of…

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What can Cyril teach us about leadership?

What can Cyril teach us about leadership?

South African politics continues to surprise everyone, including the politicians themselves. Despite the cautious optimism that is starting to raise its head in the country, we would all do well to reflect on what’s happened…

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How influential are you as a leader?

How influential are you as a leader?

If you do any Internet research on leadership and influence, you’re very soon going to come across the quote by John Maxwell that says, “Leadership is influence”. How, then, can you increase your influence to…

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How to harness and accomodate today’s youth for the future

How to harness and accomodate today’s youth for the future

World Economic Forum (WEF) Davos which started 23 Jan 2018 and ran until 26 Jan 2018, is a meeting of international businesses and global political leaders to discuss politics, economics and social factors and strategise…

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How can government avert catastrophe by appointing skilled leaders?

How can government avert catastrophe by appointing skilled leaders?

Government needs to make sure its recruitment practices are aligned with what it wants to achieve. Leaders can build or destroy the organisations they are mandated to lead. Selecting a leader without the proper due…