Derich Priga, the Managing Director of Klipfontein Farms also runs a fruit packing company with his wife, called D&M Fresh Products. Derich shares the familiar testimony of an entrepreneur who had to leave the security of a well-paying job to follow God’s call to start his own business. He stresses the importance of relationships in business, warning against trying to do everything on your own.
Lerato Thekiso, the Executive Director at Thekvest Legal Advisory Services shares how leading a business well starts with leading yourself well and discusses the importance of developing good ‘rhythms’ such as time with God, accountability, cultivating joy, eating, and sleeping well, and regular retreats. She also highlights the importance of obedience – especially when it comes to taking time out of our busy schedules to rest and reflect.
After a distinguished legal career in the mining sector, Lerato founded a legal advisory firm that focuses on proactive growth strategies and ethical corporate governance. An alumni of the US Department of State and Fortune magazine’s Most Powerful Women mentoring programme, she is convinced that leading a business well starts with leading yourself well. In this article, she shares nine healthy rhythms that - when consistently applied - result in successful leadership.
Having assumed leadership shortly before the upheaval brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, Minah Koela, the Executive Director of Beautiful Gate SA, shares the numerous leadership challenges she faced, not least of which was having to win the acceptance of the community she was serving and motivating team members who suddenly found they could not work in the way they were accustomed to due to the lockdown restrictions.
Shawn is passionate about supporting entrepreneurs with the skills, insight and access to market opportunities – because it extends impact beyond one person’s life. Believing that a leader's ability to navigate a challenging work environment is key to not only running successful businesses, but also building a healthy society, he shares 5 lessons in meaningful mentorship and leadership development.
Shawn Theunissen, Founder of Property Point, shares his belief that if you’re going to create next-level leadership in your organisation, you need to take empathy seriously. This is especially true in the diverse African context.