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.
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.
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.
As an American entrepreneur living in Africa for almost 20 years, Rodger explains why it is so important to transition from an informed observer to an active participant, in order to successfully impact another cultural community.
Drawing on decades of experience in high profile positions, Martin Kuscus highlights eight characteristics of excellent leaders. His advice is both straightforward and exacting - acknowledging that leadership might be simple in concept, but in reality it places a great demand on one's skill and attention.