Finding our way out of the Alps – believe in the map you have and you can do it

The great complexity theorist Ralph Stacey once defined most conventional strategy as simply an anxiety-reducing device for managers in a world of mostly unfathomable complexity. The confidence of having a plan at least calms the nerves enough to allow co-ordinated movement, and yes, with movement results can start to happen. It’s not strategy experts that…

Motivational moment: Do you share the vision of a better world for all?

Cyril Ramaphosa’s State of the Nation Address covered every aspect of our society, including the increasingly precarious state of the environment, and it provided five specific targets for the next 10 years. President Cyril Ramaphosa has a dream for South Africa, almost Wakanda-esque in its scope, complete with bullet trains and a brand-new, purpose-built post-apartheid…

SA’s recovery will be a trudging journey up the hill, of determination and grit

Cynics will decry Cyril Ramaphosa as an incrementalist more devoted to party than country. But like the heroes’ journeys of yore, South Africa’s return to its rightful place as Africa’s Rainbow Nation will be a trudging journey up the hill, of determination and grit, without any of the fanfare and instant gratification beloved of the…

We can all be like great leaders commit to learning and hold on to a sense of purpose…

The Daily Maverick, 6 March 2019   By Jon Foster-Pedley TIMES of late have been a bit of a roller-coaster – even by what passes for normal in this country. We emerged from the festive season to a series of rapid-fire bombshell disclosures by the former chief operating officer of Bosassa, Angelo Agrizzi, which recalibrated…