Leadership

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In contemporary leadership, it's becoming increasingly clear that leading with a human-centric approach above all else distinguishes the great from the good. Traditionally, the divide between “personal” and “work” was an accepted norm, but in the 2020s, it’s becoming accepted that the ability for leaders to connect with their team members on a human level fosters authentic relationships and enables them to lead every individual to their full potential. This creates a ripple effect of benefits for the organisation. 


As a leader in your organization, it is crucial to embrace the task of continuously fostering growth and development within your teams. This approach holds the key to not only enhancing existing leadership skills but also identifying untapped potential among individuals. 


If you are in your twenties and you find yourself in a management or leadership role, you might find yourself in a situation where people try to undermine your authority, and you might even find yourself questioning your own ability.


I have been in the fortunate position of being a facilitator in the leadership development arena for close on two decades now. I clearly recall when the analysts were starting to talk about a VUCA environment and how we need to prepare our leaders for Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity.


Business leaders and managers are under sustained pressure as they steer their teams through the unrelenting turbulence of the current times.  They are grappling with the unfolding of hybrid work against the backdrop of a global economic downturn, while there’s no relief from the tech-driven disruptions happening day-to-day in every 21st Century workplace.

 


A role model is someone who doesn't necessarily tell you what to do but rather shows you how to act, react, live, work and improve through their good example. When you are in a managerial position, you are automatically seen as a leader within your organisation. 

 

 


Ethical and authentic leaders of African companies are showing that it is possible for business to be both a force for good and deliver excellent financial returns, teaching the rest of the world about new ways to lead and manage for sustainable competitive advantage in the 21st century

 


Good leaders seem to be in short supply. What does it take to be a leader that others can respect and emulate? Here are ten easy to follow tips to becoming the leader you want to be.


South Africa?s Public Protector Thuli Madonsela has a strong sense of ethics
and moral sensibility and this defines her leadership signature- she embodies
a leadership quality that others would do well to emulate.


A thorough knowledge of people and business processes and a demand for honesty in business are two traits that set good leaders apart from great ones. Hylton Bannon mentions several behaviours leaders should adopt to achieve success in their organisations.

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