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… Of Legacy and black role models and the passing of Ntate Maponya

So I have been reflecting all day on the passing of the old man. Not with regret or lamentation, but with a sense of sobriety especially on the idea of legacy and black role models. Those who know me, know my stance, especially from a sociopolitical perspective as a lense I use when it comes … Continue reading

A reflection on the year that was: The Africa We Want to Live in at the end of a decade

This is my short reflection on the continent as the year that also closes the decade closes. 2019 was the year of the election across the world, an emphasis on climate change and its impact on all of our futures. There were protest action essentially in every part of the world, some an authentic rise … Continue reading

Take care of your spirit this holiday season

When I was growing up we were told talking to oneself is a sign of madness. It so happens that’s only half the truth. … It so happens we talk to ourselves all the time, except we do so quietly in our heads. I have learned after years of studying human behaviour and working with … Continue reading

South Africa needs SAA. It's a matter of national pride, here's why…

With the current situation at the SAA, I have seen a lot of reports and opinion pieces written from experts about why we need or don’t need SAA. Most of it though is based on financial rationale mostly, with some operational considerations of course. All combined with a dash of the political and ideological. This … Continue reading

Dealing with the loss of a team member to dismissal

When a staff member gets dismissed, it certainly affects the morale of the team and somehow calls for a loss ritual to be performed. A loss ritual means creating a space for the team members to go through the process of grieving the severed member of the team . This may involve an open dialogue … Continue reading

The Passing of Robert Mugabe: The End of an era?

News came in this morning about the passing of the former Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe. In the midst of sudden continent wide unrest with South Africa as a centre. Challenges in the Sudan and the DrC facing both another ebola outbreak as well as continuing border challenges. On the other end the WEF Africa taking … Continue reading

South Africa doesn’t have a foreigner problem… It has a WE problem

I live in this country… I was born in Soweto, raised in Alexander, earned my basic schooling in Tembisa and eventually moved on North to Pitori. Where I grew up we didn’t have foreigners. We had Malawians, xhosas, tsongas, bapedi, mozambicans, batswana ba freistata le ba botswana, ma Zimbabwe and other nations I never encountered. … Continue reading

Reflecting on the spiritual work of modern executives

A lot of the challenges that face executives in corporate today are not competence issues but spiritual challenges. And when I speak about spiritual challenges, I am not talking some ethereal emotional boo boo, but the essence of contribution that we all are born with as a gift/contribution to mother earth, as part of a … Continue reading

Let’s talk about the patterns of complicity of parents in alleged paedophilia cases

So I went out searching to see if there a study published somewhere about parents who want to be stars themselves, who then push their children into the star/celebrities’ life, as a mechanism of attaining this fame? Perhaps also of well meaning parents who want the best for their children by “Encouraging” their children into … Continue reading

Executive Presence starts with leadership self awareness

When I work with executives and share the psychological models, my frame is not about wrong behaviour or right behaviour, but about introducing the vocabulary to speak about themselves and create an opportunity for choice. It is always fascinating to watch when some leaders reject the image in the mirror at that time, and sometimes … Continue reading

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