Tag Creative Leadership

#183: A little more Sigourney Weaver

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Dear friends For those of you inspired by the Springboks, but despairing that South Africa (indeed the world) seems to not have many other leaders, I have just bought Imtiaz Sooliman and the Gift of the Givers by Shafiq Morton and…

#180: Embrace Your Inner Weirdo

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“…exclusion levies emotional, financial, social, and other costs that affect not just those who are excluded, but those who exclude and work to keep that exclusion in place. The more inclusive a society, the more it is perceived as a…

#159: Reflections on Rwanda

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Good morning dear friends I have just returned from the Africa Impact Forum in Kigali, Rwanda. The Forum is a biannual gathering of ALI fellows from across the continent. In the room were people from South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Tanzania,…

#132: Lessons From Pixar

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Ed Catmull co-founded Pixar, the business that changed how we experience movies. His book Creativity, Inc.: Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspiration, is one of the best that I have read about leading and building…

Building Your Brand

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I have had a wonderful week reviewing my reading list. As always, I asked some trusted people for their recommendations. Mervyn Sloman, the owner of Cape Town’s fantastic The Book Lounge, made these non-fiction and fiction recommendations. Then, Prof Sarah Mosoetsa, CEO of the National Institute for…

Invisible Women

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Good morning friends Thank you for the messages checking on my recovery. Like Covid itself, it is filled with unpleasant surprises. I feel strong and positive, only to be hit by an unexpected fit of coughing that feels like I…

Being You In Business

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I am convinced that aeons ago the deities of the Kalahari and Antarctica came to a grudging agreement regarding Cape Town. The summer months would be time for the spirits of heat to dance through our streets. Some days it…