The Metamorphosis of the Executive Candidate (Part 2)

I recently posted a blog entitled “The Metamorphosis of the Executive Candidate”, where I shared the experiences I have had engaging with executive candidates. In particular the metamorphosis that an executive candidate goes through when he becomes a client. As a candidate, he is engaging, responsive and keen to get regular feedback, however, when that

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The Metamorphosis Of The Executive Candidate

I recently posted a blog entitled “The Metamorphosis of the Executive Candidate”, where I shared the experiences I have had engaging with executive candidates. In particular the metamorphosis that an executive candidate goes through when he becomes a client. As a candidate, he is engaging, responsive and keen to get regular feedback, however, when that

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Identifying High-Potential Leaders for an Uncertain Future

The attainment of strategic intent ultimately depends on robust execution, which in turn is largely influenced by an organisation’s ability to access a sustainable supply of the best possible leaders both now and in the future. Confronted by continued economic pressure, increasingly competitive markets, and escalating stakeholder scrutiny of their leadership bench-strength, a growing number

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The Metamorphosis of the Executive Candidate

As South Africans we live in a world of abundant paradoxes, from politics to sport to business, you name it. A paradox, also referred to as incongruity, is defined as a statement or proposition which, despite sound (or apparently sound) reasoning from acceptable premises, leads to a conclusion that seems logically unacceptable or self-contradictory. As

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Why Engineers Trained 20th Century Managers and Social Scientists Develop 21st Century Leaders (Part 2)

Why Engineers Trained 20th Century Managers and Social Scientists Develop 21st Century Leaders (Part 2) In Part 1 of this article we explored the shift in thinking and style of leaders from the 20th century to today. Whilst engineers and the ideas of commercialisation and mass production drove the changes in the previous century, today’s

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Why Engineers Trained 20th Century Managers and Social Scientists Develop 21st Century Leaders (Part 1)

The 20th century saw the explosion of manufacturing, mass production and the commoditisation of many products and services. This was based on the advent of strong engineering capability that enabled mass production, driven by an ever increasing focus on economies of scale. This mass production drove down price and made a plethora of goods and

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