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By Rajesh Kamath In June 2010, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) News website displayed this image, with the headline Srikanth Bolla “13 proves that anyone can learn how to swim - Beginner's swim class offers

By Marius Meyer As most people are finalising their work to enjoy the holiday season, it is time to reflect on the successes, challenges and opportunities of the year.  The new South African Leadership Standard developed

by Kerryn Kohl   Okay so this one sounds relatively easy doesn’t it? After all isn’t this what leadership has always involved? Well yes, and then a very big no! Firstly we will be managing a highly skilled group

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 Marius Meyer As we approach the last two weeks of work for most employees, companies are taking their staff out for the end-of-the year office party.   This is a great opportunity for employers to celebrate

By Lerato Nxomani   “What magic do you create for others to develop and thrive?” I was recently bowled over by this question at a conference, posed by the brilliant Paolo Giuricich, and it really got me

By Carol Butcher If you have read the Ratman Notebooks, written by Stephen Gilbert, seen the horror movie Willard, or its sequel, Ben, you will know that Ben is a pet rat and the leader of

As explored in previous lectures, the culture within the organization is the foundation of its efficiency and functionality. Without an optimized organizational culture, all other aspects will fall flat, past errors may be repeated, and

By Carol Butcher Recipients of deposits of R14million are generally Lotto winners, and yet incredulously Walter Sisulu University has confirmed that it erroneously deposited this amount into a NSFAS student’s account. Many question arise: how could

By Kerryn Kohl We are in a time of accelerating disruptive change.  In a VUCA world – one characterized by volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity – traditional leadership skills will not be enough.”   Bob Johansen  As I mentioned