WHO WILL BE THE FIFA SOCCER WORLD CUP CHAMPIONS ?

As I am writing this blog, the world’s attention is captivated by the dazzling action on display at the FIFA 2022 Soccer World Cup tournament hosted in Qatar. I still have vivid memories of 2010 when South Africa had the honor to host the World Cup tournament. You have to live through this experience to explain it. It is arguable

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WHEN TRUST HAS BEEN BETRAYED

Trust is one of the most essential attributes that defines us as human beings. The dictionary defines trust as a firm belief and confidence in the reliability, truth, ability and strength of someone or something. Trust is indispensable for a relationship to succeed. Trust is the foundational component that informs all our endeavors with others in life and needs to

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MEANINGFUL RELATIONSHIPS IN A DISCONNECTED WORLD

One of the down sides of the rapid technological advancements in the world, is the demise of meaningful personal relationships from which we draw strength, identity and a sense of purpose. It is surprising how a meaningful conversation has become such a luxury. Linda Stone so aptly calls it ‘’… the age of continuous partial attention.’’ Tweets, texts and chats, have sometimes become inferior substitutes for meaningful engagement. What do I mean with meaningful engagement?

THE ROAD TOWARDS ACCOMPLISHING A GREAT VISION – IS A LONELY ONE.

From a distance, people always marvel at the glamour, glitz and attention that is sometimes accorded to people in influential positions. It seems that leaders unknowingly attract interest and respect that will make people to instinctively give anything to be in the company of the leader they hold in high esteem. Every word spoken, any initiative launched, any social activity..… 

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IN YOUR REJECTION, YOU WILL FIND DIRECTION

All of us have a need for approval and acceptance. It is very traumatic to be deliberately marginalized, ostracized and just simply being ignored. The market place can be a ruthless space, where certain people for reasons best known to them, can conjure up the worst kind of things to make one feels totally rejected. In my own corporate journey,

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MUCH MORE THAN WE DESERVE

Life can at times throw curve balls at us that totally take the wind out of our sails. Some of these eventualities are totally unforeseen and unavoidable. If we are not careful, it can hurt us for the rest of our lives and keep us in captivity to never regain what we have lost. When you lost your job after

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NEVER LIE TO YOURSELF.

There is one thing that really gets me upset and that is for my words, views or opinions to be willfully and deliberately twisted and distorted to make others look good and I look bad. No one wants to be labelled a liar or be subjected to a situation where others spread malicious lies to tarnish your good name and

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NO ONE CAN BE YOU….EXCEPT YOU.

We all have little or sometimes big things that we don’t like about ourselves. I remember during my primary school days I used to have a slight speech defect that usually provoked some jokes or even at times quite embarrassing comments from my school mates. It initially bothered me but being one of the most intelligent kids in my class,

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WHAT EVERY WOMAN DESERVES.

South Africa commemorates Woman’s Month in August as a tribute to the more than 20000 women who marched to the Union Buildings on 9 August 1956 in protest against the extension of Pass Laws to women. South Africa will forever be indebted to the courage and unity displayed by women from all walks of life on that historic day, that

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LISTENING – THE LOST VIRTUE OF MODERNITY

Last Sunday morning, I was having breakfast with my wife at one of the restaurants in a trendy part of Joburg. The place was quite full and what fascinated me was the amount of people browsing on their smart phones, totally disengaged from those around their table. I even saw a mother working on her laptop with her two children

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