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Start From the Top to Build Loyalty From Below


By Manie Bosman In the late 1980’s I worked in Olifants Camp in the Kruger National Park as a junior tourist officer for two six-month stints before and after doing my national military service. I was manning the reception desk … Continue reading

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They Might Follow You Into Battle, But Is That Enough?


By Manie Bosman Watching the D-Day landing of Allied forces on the coast of Normandy as portrayed in the epic Saving Private Ryan with my son recently, I was once again struck by the mind-boggling obedience of soldiers as they … Continue reading

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The Highest Trees… Are Most at Risk Of Becoming Corrupt


By Manie Bosman People who don’t have much and are struggling to survive are forced to fend for themselves and would therefore be more likely to “do what it takes” even if it means cheating and behaving unethically, right? Wrong … Continue reading

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Leading the 4th Revolution: 6 Ways in Which The Purpose of Leadership Changed in the 21st Century


By Manie Bosman We are currently living in the 4th Revolution – a strange and unpredictable period where the interaction between information and communication technologies has created a snowball-effect causing change to literally become the only constant. Sociologists distinguish three … Continue reading

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Leading During a Crisis: 7 Lessons From The Costa Concordia Disaster


By Manie Bosman Since the luxury passenger cruiser Costa Concordia sank off the Tuscan coast at Giglio island last Friday, the media have been screaming accusations against its captain for abandoning ship while many passengers were still on board. Captain … Continue reading

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Leading Change: It’s Not (Always) On Top It’s (Often) Inside


By Manie Bosman As more and more organizations realize the importance of efficient future-orientated strategic leadership as opposed to mere management, we might get the impression that successful change management stand or falls solely on the abilities of the CEO, … Continue reading

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Manipulation: Mismanaged Motivation?


By Manie Bosman What’s the difference between ‘motivating’ people and ‘manipulating’ them? A couple of weeks ago I posted this question on the Strategic Leadership Forum LinkedIn group and got some really interesting and insightful responses which helped to clarify … Continue reading

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