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#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…

#123: Fall In Love

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Over the past few weeks, it has felt to me that we could all do with some gentleness, with some love and kindness. When one looks, there is a lot to fall in love with. Of course, Banyana Banyana won…

Connecting With Customers

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I got a little enthusiastic with this week’s topics, so we’ve got to jump right into it. It’s a bit long today. I think it’s worth it. I hope that you agree. But before we do, we must pause to…

Living A Meaningful Life

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Ten days ago, Aqeela Davids did an unusual thing. She posted this. She told the world that she had failed her South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) exam. Her post triggered hundreds of comments. In amongst the advice and the encouragement were…

Be Sad…

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Good morning We live in a world in which millions in one part get vaccinated and speak of a return to normal whilst COVID devastation tears apart the families of India and elsewhere. I have felt overwhelmed by the inequities…

Reclaim Your Ability To Think For Yourself

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Good morning everyone A few years ago, the executive team I was part of was asked to participate in a leadership development process with an external agency. Always curious, I went along for the ride. Amid generally positive feedback was…

The Wisdom of Forests

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A couple of years ago, Ralph Freese Chief Executive Director of the African Leadership Initiative suggested that I would enjoy The Overstory, winner of the 2019 Pulitzer-Prize,. He was right. Central to the book is the insight, that in our…