Leadership in SA on the Brink of the Abyss?

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  1. Naeem says:

    Very impressive write-up Johan, I was wondering how the same blueprint could be applicable in a Corporate World. At times we see enough young and dynamic people within organizations who need to be grown and developed. But the question is how can organizations develop their leadership pool and identify the future leaders.

    • johanhburger says:

      Hi Naeem

      Thanks for the comment. Successful corporates have indeed embarked upon deliberate programmes to identify and develop thgeir leadership pool. Academics and authors such as Elliotte Jaques and Steve Drotter have developed models that can assist companies to embark on suich programmes. Incidently, the models of these two authors are strongly aligned with one another, and provide good food for thought in the development process of the leadership pool. Companies that rely on chance to find the leaders the company requires, are doomed to either appoint from outside, or to appoint people who are maybe not the best for the position. The end result is frequently a less than optimal solution.