There are many definitions of leadership and most, if not all of them, have some value and relevance. Because I continually challenge myself to distil concepts to their most essential meaning so they apply to people at all levels, my definition of leadership is “taking people to a better reality”.
The forced removal from a flight of a United Airlines passenger who had booked and paid for his seat reveals some very telling things about what is still wrong with the way executive teams, led by CEOs who operate with a military model and mindset, run their companies.
Orchestras have provided entertainment for sophisticated ears for centuries. For lovers of classical music, there is nothing like listening to a live orchestra play some of the great pieces of the master composers.
As pressure mounts on South Africa’s leader to face facts and step down, it might be worth asking ourselves who actually picks the leaders we have, whether they be political leaders, business leaders, community leaders or religious leaders.
Nobody saw this coming. All those loyal South Africans who have been trying to rally support to address the challenges caused by increasingly suspect decision making at the highest levels in the country haven’t been able to get it right.