Tag Leadership Examples

#207: Leadership Lessons from Caster Semenya

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Dear friends Today’s letter meditates on leadership lessons from Caster Semenya’s The Race to Be Myself. It breaks format and is longer than usual. I think it’s worth it. In ordinary circumstances, Mokgadi Caster Semenya would be a name known…

#188: A Love Letter

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My dear friends This is our last letter for this year. I will return on 21 January. We started the year reflecting on The Power of the Powerless and here we are. As the world weighs on our souls, I…

#182: Rugby, wine & Aliens

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“If you don’t know who you are, anyone can name you”Michael Meade Dear Friends Last week’s Rugby World Cup win gave South Africa and Africa much joy. Today’s letter includes two more lessons from Rassie Erasmus’s Stories of Life and…

#179: David Sengeh’s Radical Inclusion

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The more inclusive a society, the more it is perceived as a just society; and just societies are safer for everyone. Simply put, the pursuit of inclusion is in everyone’s interest” – David Sengeh Good morning my friends We live…

#177: Leadership lessons (from Siya Kolisi)

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Dear Friends First off, please take a moment to congratulate Cape Town author, CA Davids, whose intelligent, life-complicating, and therefore enriching and expanding book, How To Be a Revolutionary, this week won one of South Africa’s most prestigious literary awards,…

#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,…

#158: Effective one-on-one meetings

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“…leading teams becomes a lot more joyful when you know and care about people. It’s freeing.”  The Trillion Dollar Coach Good morning friends In the course of my coaching work, I am often asked, “How do I have more effective…

#157: Leading in Crises

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Good morning friends Thursday, 27 April, was South Africa’s Freedom Day. It commemorates South Africa’s first democratic election, held in 1994. Two weeks before that, on 10 April, we remembered Chris Hani who had been assassinated on that day, a…