The 21st Century Leader- Part 1

“It is really all about people, engage, people, understand, people, passion, people and letting go!” Leadership…..The word we commonly use every day in business. What is leadership really all about? Is it about, I have the title, so everyone must follow me? Is it about, I’m in charge therefore you must do as I say

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Competing for Top Executive Talent

Top executive talent positioned in the right role, has the potential to have an exponential impact on a business’s performance and provide a competitive advantage that is difficult to replicate. Bringing in leadership that can inspire and mobilise teams to drive change and realise new strategies with their new capabilities and expertise that enables a

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Leadership Alignment

A close friend and strategy consultant recently sat down with the three owners of a medium sized business, having been requested to review and assist with their strategy. He asked each of the 3 owners independently what their personal vision was for the business. The first said that he wanted to build a steady, secure

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The ROI of Employee Engagement

I recently received word that a long term Strategy Alignment project that we had been involved in with a client had been put on hold. The industry in question had come under pressure from some environmental factors peculiar to that industry, and all “non-essential” expenditure was being shelved for the time. About a month after

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Financial Institutions Expanding into Africa: 2 Considerations for Building Relevant Risk Capability

Many international financial services institutions are currently wrestling with the “do we-don’t we”, and how do we expand into Africa.This is based primarily on the challenge of translating their core competence “risk management” into a market that is often perceived as more risky.This is becoming even more of a challenge as many financial services institutions move from providing

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