Tag Leadership Fundamentals

#212: Managers can change the world

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Dear friends Ten days ago, whilst working in the pre-dawn – that sounds hard-working, but in truth, winter sunrise is only at 08h00 – I heard a familiar yet always thrilling sound. A sound somewhat like a water-logged digeridoo being…

#209: Unlocking Engagement

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Dear friends Apologies to those of you who missed my announcement that I wasn’t writing last weekend, I was flattered to know that you missed our letter. I was speaking at Interconnect Systems Strategy Conference and Standard Bank Group’s Software…

208: Time and Cash: Navigating Life and Business

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Dear friends Thank you for your generous comments after last week’s leadership lessons from Caster Semenya’s Race to be Myself. I appreciated them.   Before we start, a quick public service announcement, my favourite wine merchants, The Wine Cellar, have a…

#205: Your 2024 Survival Guide

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Dear Friends Just four years ago, most of the world was in lockdown. In the next twenty-four months many of us lost loved ones, and some of us were grievously ill. In February 2021, I turned to physician and sociologist Nicholas Christakis’s…

#195: Who is accountable? Everybody = Nobody

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Hello dear friends In November, Mr. Siphiwe Mpye, editor of Business Day’s Wanted Magazine challenged me to write a piece that held both December’s festivities and where we were in the world’s history. It went through a few iterations. For…

#191: Being Effective (Part Two)

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Dear All My holiday break, of course, included wine, I live in Cape Town after all. There was a lazy Winemaker’s lunch beneath Rust en Vrede’s oaks. Despite summer’s heat, the sirloins demanded their Estate Syrah, it wasn’t a mistake.…