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  • A leadership vacuum- an oxymoron

    In a 2015 “Survey on the Global Agenda” undertaken by the World Economic Forum, 86% of respondents agreed that we have a leadership crisis in the world today. On further investigation, those interviewed, referenced their leaders’ failure to address global issues, and noted that global leadership was tainted by dishonesty and corruption.

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  • Prof Theo Veldsman - Our Dire Need for a Leadership Miracle

    Our Dire Need For A Leadership Miracle : Everyone An Amazing Leader

    The year 1994 was the year of the
    political miracle in our country. We were the darlings and envy of the
    world because of our peaceful transition to a democratic dispensation,
    aspiring to give everyone a fair place under the sun. Our new
    Constitution was celebrated as the most progressive in the world,
    exemplary of what countries in the world should strive for. We were the
    rainbow nation of hope, optimism and inclusivity.

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  • RSA Freedom Day 2015

    South Africa: Freedom Day 21 years into Democracy

    Celebrating
    twenty-one years of democracy provides South Africans with an opportunity for
    reflection, an opportunity to pause, to take stock. We should all take stock,
    because if we are serious about transformation, then our nation’s leaders need
    to be honest, honest with themselves, honest with each other and honest with
    us, about how far we really have come on this Freedom Day 2015.

     In his
    inauguration speech, on the 10th May 1994, President Nelson Mandela said,

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  • Responsible Leadership

    Responsible Leadership works with the idea that leadership contributes to “building social capital, sustainable business and the common good” (Maak, 2007). This is leadership that is “the art and ability involved in building, cultibating and sustaining trustful relationships to different stakeholders, both inside and outside the organisation, and in co-ordinating responsible action to achieve a meaningful, commonly shared business vision” (Maak, 2007: 334). 

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  • 7 Reasons you should consider

    7 Reasons why you should consider working with … Andrew Brough Communications as preferred provider for your management and leadership development and sales and marketing skills training.

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  • Leadership Action Plan

    The journey towards effective leadership development begins with self awareness. 

    This week, I have had the opportunity of reading the submissions of a group of middle managers regarding their leadership journey. 

    I asked them to consider their personal view of their leadership by examining vision, passion, communication, influence, integrity and self and social management. 

    Secondly, I asked them to talk to their direct reports, colleagues and leaders and to look to develop a comprehensive overview of personal leadership strengths and growth areas.

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  • 360° Leadership

    360° Leadership acknowledges the importance of looking at more than simply the traditional “leader-follower dyad”. 

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  • In “The LeaderSHIP”, Dr Manley sets out to answer...



    In “The LeaderSHIP”, Dr Manley sets out to answer some of the crucial and timeless leadership questions. Are leaders born or made? What are the essential differences between leadership and management?

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  • With the latest insights from the world of communication studies...



    With the latest insights from the world of communication studies into the nature of corporate reputation, this new addition to Wiley-Blackwell’s series of handbooks on communication and media reflects the growing visibility of large businesses’ ethical profiles, and tracks the benefits that positive public attitudes can bring.

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  • Effective principles of negotiation

    1. Trade concessions don’t just concede

    2. Prioritize your negotiable issues

    3. The more effectively you sell, the less you have to negotiate

    4. Entice the other party to move first.

    5. Collaboration: a mutually beneficial approach that works to achieve the interests of both parties requires time and trust.

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  • The 18 Immutable laws of Corporate Reputation

    Alsop (2004) outlines key strategies for creating, protecting and repairing your most valuable asset: corporate reputation

    ESTABLISHING A GOOD REPUTATION

    Law 1: Maxmize your reputation and create reputational capital

    Law 2: Consistently measure your reputation

    Law 3: Learn to play to many audiences and multiple stakeholders

    Law 4: Live out your personal values and ethics

    Law 5: Be a model citizen

    Law 6: Convey and communicate a compelling corporate vision

    Law 7: Create emotional appeal

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  • StrengthsFinder

    StrengthsFinder :

    Gallup’s Clifton StrengthsFinder (CSF) assessment tool, followed by a one-on-one session with a certified StrengthsFinder coach. This research has proven conclusively that the the best-led organizations know that the most direct path to individual, team, and organizational improvement begins with an investment in an employees’ greatest talents.

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