About the Book
DO YOU WANT TO LIVE A LIFE OF SIGNIFICANCE?
Martin Kuscus emerged as one of the rare breed of credible leaders that shaped the South African democratic landscape. In his searing memoir Credibility Matters, we are exposed to a journey of very humble beginnings, the volatility of youth and how powerful defining moments led to a life of significance.
Remarkably, he exited the public sector scandal and skeleton free. Martin had the privilege to be invited to sit at the table with luminaries like President Nelson Mandela, Kofi Annan and Ban Ki-moon. He graced venues like the United Nations, New York Stock Exchange and the commanding heights of power and influence locally and internationally. It is absolutely astounding how Martin remains anchored in humility, unquestionable integrity and continues to exemplify servant leadership.
The world is facing a crisis and that is a crisis of credible leadership. Our leaders on the broader spectrum of society are no more trusted, believed or respected. The central message of Credibility Matters is to challenge and encourage the reader to live life with the highest degree of credibility in a world where compromise reigns supreme. It offers practical tools on becoming a trusted and respected voice that shapes the thinking, behavior and values of our world for the better. The post-pandemic world yearns for a fresh breed of credible leaders that can bring about a dispensation that is more humane, inclusive and give people a greater sense of meaning. Will you answer the call?
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About the Author
Martin Kuscus is a well-known business leader from South Africa. Over the last 35 years, he distinguished himself in quite a few high-profile positions that he occupied in government as well as the corporate world both local and internationally. He was the first MEC of Finance in the North West Provincial Government from 1994 until 2004. Prior to that, he spent 17 years in health care services. In June 2004 he became CEO of the South African Bureau of Standards a position he held until July 2009. From 2006 – 2009 he was Chairperson of the Government Employee Pension Fund (GEPF); presiding over a R920 billion portfolio and by then the seventh biggest pension fund in the world. In 2009 after exiting the public sector, he then started his own business ventures. He currently occupies directorships on the boards of companies in the health care, financial services, telecoms and built environment sectors.
As a gifted communicator, he addressed audiences in many countries in conferences and high impact meetings. Given his rich experience and strategic insights, he became a trusted coach and mentor to quite a few influential leaders in the corporate and church environments.