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An internet search of the world’s most unpopular and worst leaders yielded fascinating results

By Carol Butcher I enjoy jazz, but even if you don’t, you will know that Hugh Masekela is a global jazz icon. He will not only be remembered by jazz fans in South Africa, but he

By Carol Butcher I grew up on a diet of cowboy movies. Film-makers made life easy – the cowboys, portrayed by the likes of John Wayne (the Duke). Clint Eastwood, Paul Newman and Robert Redford, were

By Carol Butcher If you follow the Chinese zodiac, 2018 is the Year of the Monkey. I don’t. As a South African, I am more inclined to think of 2018 as the Year of the Buffalo. The

By Carol Butcher Learning often comes from unexpected sources. The past weekend was a case in point. Observing the behaviour of wild dogs at a waterhole at a game lodge in Namibia, I soon realised that

A presentation by Dr Jackie Chimhanzi, CEO African Leadership Institute Summarised by Carol Butcher It is fitting and appropriate for Talenttalks to host it inaugural talent conference at the Innovation Hub, which is focused on entrepreneurship. Entrepreneurs create something

By Carol Butcher The Life Esidimeni tragedy tugs at the heart strings of all South Africans. This tragedy could easily have been averted if accountable leadership and the necessary checks and balances were in place. Leaders delegate

By Carol Butcher I celebrated an early Christmas dinner with a group of friends. I was very surprised when one of the guests asked the following question at the dinner table: “Who is your leader of

By Carol Butcher The land of the trolls impressed me. In last week’s article, “A visit to a Marble Mine in Norway got me thinking,” I shared a Damascus moment and some of my learnings from

By Carol Butcher The UN Human Development Index ranks Norway as the best country in the world to live in. Life expectancy is high, the standard of living is very high, average years of education are