As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, many people are experiencing a reduction or complete loss of income, with no realistic prospect of paying work. With this in mind, Sibs Sibanda reflects on the application of the biblical worldview to seasons of unemployment.
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.
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 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.
The faithful and consistent application of a biblical lens to all of life is not straightforward, and so in this session Sibs Sibanda discusses practical ways of doing so, using the fields of business and education as examples.
Building a future-fit organisation is critical in our fast-paced society. Phillipa Geard, CEO and Founder of RecruitMyMom, shares practical tips to stay agile, innovative and ready for whatever the future holds.
Living out of the story' means that our life is not dictated by an endless list of do's and don’ts - but is a natural, and incredibly personal, overflow of the grand narrative of the Bible. This empowers us to achieve the full scope of our mission as believers.
Pieter Faure, CEO of Mergon, has navigated three major transitions in just 13 years with the company. From leadership changes to company relocations and even the transition from founder to flag-bearer, Pieter shares key learnings on leading through transition in an increasingly volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous (VUCA) world.
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