This interview summary was first published on Mergon’s blog on October 20, 2022. In the interview with Ziwani’s Sibs Sibanda, Mergon COO Gauché Radley gives us a fresh perspective on what it means to ‘love your neighbour’ in business today. In a fast-paced world of competition where winner takes all, he shares how ‘laying down power’ and ‘moving at the speed of trust’ will always get you further in the long run.
Nissi Ekpott is passionate about leveraging intra-Africa trade and investment opportunities, for the benefit of everyone involved. Believing that sharing knowledge and skills is one of the best ways to achieve multi-generational impact, he shares 5 principles that provide practical encouragement and timely reminders of the call to bring social justice in and through business.
A recipient of the Certificate of Appreciation from the US Department of State for his “contributions to international cultural affairs,” Renier has been a passionate culture-maker for more than 25 years. He explains how to develop an authentic communication approach that creates buy-in for decisions, and effectively resolves employer-employee conflict - to release a positive momentum throughout an organisation.
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.
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.
Derich's experience in the highly volatile and time-sensitive value chain of fruit exports – from farming to packing, logistics to marketing – has forged in him a self mastery that we can all learn from. This humble, hard-working man walks his talk.
Minah Koela took on the leadership of Beautiful Gate SA in October 2019. Soon after, she was thrust into navigating the COVID-19 crisis, while having to earn the trust of her team and the surrounding communities. Her determination and galvanising leadership in this season inspired us to glean from her wisdom, and capture her lessons in how to build a healthy team culture.
From more than 2 decades' experience, Jacques de Vos shares how to successfully launch new mobile and digital offerings in diverse African contexts. He firmly believes that combining the benefits of technology, and translating that into economic benefits for local citizens, are key enablers for creating productive societies on the continent.
Gideon Galloway, CEO of King Price insurance, answers five quick-fire questions about creativity in business. He points out that since no-one really knows what the future holds, cultivating a culture of creativity - that enables employees to suggest streetwise solutions and make decisions quickly - is the best risk-mitigating strategy.
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