Ever since human beings started gathering together in couples, families, tribes, clans or nations, there have been leaders – someone whom everybody looked to for direction in terms of what the group should do.
The nature of war has changed dramatically in the 21st century. For thousands of years, until the end of the 20th century, wars were fought on a conventional basis – there was a physical battlefield upon which troops waged war with one another.
Whether we know it or not, all human behaviour can be distilled down to being driven by one of two states. Some people think of them as emotions but they’re actually the result of other emotions. These two states are love and fear.
The recent overpayment to student Sibongile Mani of R14.1 million instead of R1 400 for her monthly food and book allowance provides an opportunity for us to ask ourselves some very pertinent questions about ethics, honesty and sense of responsibility.
As it becomes increasingly clear that yesterday’s leaders are just that – yesterday’s leaders – so the search has to begin for tomorrow’s leaders – people who have the ability to see in three directions as they lead their countries, communities or companies into the future.
With the presence of Millennials starting to become more significant in the workplace, managers are having to make a number of adjustments to what they’ve always considered “business as usual” when managing people.