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On Transformational Leadership
Open, honest, humble, loving and compassionate are all attributes ascribed to Jonathan Jansen, Vice Chancellor of the University of the Free State in Bloemfontein, South Africa. In this video, Jansen and others, discuss the qualities of a transformational leader.
Managing a Family Business in Africa
According to the Small Enterprise Development Agency, family-owned businesses make up close to 50% of the economic growth of South Africa. Though only a few of the country’s iconic family companies have managed to remain in business over the decades. The trend is also relevant to the rest of the continent with the majority of SME’s operating as family-owned entities. How do you make sure that your family business retains its longevity across generations and are they the type of investments you should be looking at?
Human Investment Leadership™ – Revolutionizing Your Company’s Competitive Edge™
With all the college courses, books, seminars, blogs, articles, and speeches on Leadership, “How successful are today’s Leaders?”
According to the Gabriel Institute:
• 60% of Company Failures are due to People Problems. My observation is that 100% of companies have had or currently have people problems. Is that a leadership issue?
• Actively Engaged Employees Make Up Less Than 1/3 of the Workforce. Does that mean two thirds of the workforce are not following the leader and not helping the company compete? Is that a leadership issue?
Human Investment Leadership™ is the NEW Paradigm for Company Leadership.
Bruce Muzik – The BIG Secret Nobody Wants To Tell
Bruce Muzik presents a riveting talk about the devastating impact that withholding secrets can have on our lives and what to do about it.
Bruce Muzik is a world class trainer and speaker. He is known as the “white man that lived for 6 months in a black ghetto” in post-apartheid South Africa.
His passion is having people experience unprecedented freedom and happiness, through being Authentic.
It always seems impossible until it’s done – Nelson Mandela
Education is the most powerful weapon we can use to change the world – Nelson Mandela
Ludwick Marishane: A bath without water
If you had to walk a mile for a jug of water every day, as millions of people do, it’s unlikely you’d use that precious water to bathe. Young entrepreneur Ludwick Marishane tells the amazing, funny story of how he invented a cheap, clean and convenient solution: DryBath, the world’s first bath-substituting lotion.
Student Ludwick Marishane invented a water-less bathing lotion and was named the 2011 Global Student Entrepreneur of the Year Award — all because he didn’t feel like taking baths.
WHY YOU SHOULD LISTEN TO HIM
One day Ludwick Marishane and his best friend were sunbathing in the sweltering heat in their native Limpopo. Marishane’s friend turned to him and said, “Man, why doesn’t somebody invent something that you can just put on your skin and then you don’t have to bathe?” Marishane, 17 at the time, thought: Yeah, why not? It took six months of research to develop a formula for a lotion that cleanses cheaply and easily — especially important for the 2.5 billion people worldwide who lack proper access to water and sanitation.
DryBath has the same effect as anti-bacterial cleanser, but it’s odorless and creates a biodegradable film that cleanes and moisturizes the skin. Five years later, it’s now available on the market. Marishane has since enrolled at the University of Cape Town in South Africa and was named the Global Student Entrepreneur of the Year in 2011.