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Part 1: Planning and Delivering Professionalism!

A good start into the new year is a reliable indicator of someone who is professional and organized or has office administrators and managers with such qualities. The baseline is the way you ended your previous year. This is often taken for granted. We are too much in a hurry to go on holidays at the end of the year, forgetting that the way we end the year forms the baseline for the beginning into the new year. This is not to mean that going on holidays is of less importance, no! The best way of ending your year, before you go on holidays, is to produce your plan for the following year, together with your office administrators and managers. So, how did you end your 2018? Did that become the baseline for your 2019? To what extent did your office administrators and managers help you achieve this state? 
To end your year with the following one in mind requires that you take the reviewing of the current year serious. This is irrespective of the process being subjective or objective. The ma…

Part 2/2019: Podcasting in the Context of The 4th Industrial Revolution

Podcasting has a young history but it is growing very fast as one of the social media platforms and vehicle for content marketing. Apple contributed to the development of podcasting. In fact every iPhone comes with Podcast App as a default. The mobile phones enable users to download podcast and many other Apps. This is a major contributor to the growth of the podcasting industry. The technologies that defines The 4th Industrial Revolution have impact on our lives and many sectors in the society. The most to benefit are the education, learning & development, and knowledge transfer sectors. Podcasting is one of the technology mediums to emerge in these sectors. It offers the opportunity to the teachers, facilitators, and consultants to maximize their delivery of lectures and knowledge to students. All what they need is to download a podcast app, subscribe to the podcaster, follow the platform and then learn at their own time, place, and pace. When the new episodes are published they…

ALUMNI - Opportunity to make a difference (ploughing back)

We have all, in one way or another, undergone development since we have been born, and we continue to do so. This development is performed by public or private institutions like kindergarten, schools, colleges, academies, and universities. This suggests that behind our great names (as demonstrated in our curriculum vitae) and achievements there is the work of these institutions (and their teachers, facilitators, administrators, managers, leaders, and governing bodies). They continue with their work because this is their purpose. The question is: do we need to wait until there is dire need, disaster, outcry or we are invited, to go back to our former institutions to make a difference? The individuals, citizens and society that cares about its competitiveness and sustainability should be interested in doing so. In South Africa this should become every citizen’s desire and practice. We need every citizen’s participation in the rebuilding of our country. Education is the main foundation o…

Diversity Management & Inclusion- Core to People Management Strategy

I held a talk at PowerFM987’s midnight show, PowerZone, with the host, Mr Morio Sanyane, on the 9th January 2019. During and after the show I continued to reflect on the inputs from the callers. It became clear to me that Diversity Management & Inclusion ought to become the strategic intent of South Africa if we are to move the country forward. 
DISUNITY: South Africa is a complex and dynamic country with big ambitions but lacks structured approach to its disunity problem. This is a legacy problem from our Apartheid past. It continues to define the context in which we live, work, and function as a society. The time has come for us to face this ill head on as it is delaying us from progressing toward our dream future. We cannot stay in perpetual denial of our legacy problems like this one. Yes, is as a result of our history, especially Apartheid, but it must not define who we are to become.
ONE IDENTITY: Our new reality is our lack of the capacity at both individual and organizationa…

Youth Development Coaching during VUCA and 4IR times

Coaching the youth during the VUCA (Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, and Ambiguity) and Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) times requires well thought through and designed Youth Development Coaching Programme.


The youth’s present and future world is turbulent. It is unfolding at a speed none of us could ever have imagined. They need to be assisted more in imagining their future world, and see themselves conquering it.


What distracts them is that they are inundated with too many stimuli from the current world. This is not supposed to be confusing them. In coaching nothing from our world is broken. It gives us valuable data to work with. That is the perspective we need to help the youth in mapping out their way forward. We celebrate this complexity, and help our clients (in this case the youth) to embrace it and befriend their fears. Out of this confusing world, through coaching intervention, we pull out our future stars. This is the most crucial role we as coaches and the global co…

Applied Professional Coaching: A Game Changer in Life-Long Holistic Human Capital Development

IN CONTEXT - Coaching always takes place in a particular context for the client and/or the sponsor. In Executive Coaching by the Client we refer to the Coaches, and the Sponsor. The contract is a three-party affair. But the Coach must never forget that the primary Client is the Coaches. He/she comes first. The Context we are referring to is that of the primary Client (the Coaches). That Context is to do with the Client’s Professional or Personal Development or the Circumstances in the Sponsor/Organization that requires him/her to respond in a particular way. But the focus is always forward int the Future, and we are always positive in our approach. It is about a shift from the Current State of Being (CSoB) to the Future State ofBeing (FSoB).
APPLIED - Yes, we all need the understanding of Concepts, Theories, Methodologies, Models, and Tools in Coaching. We learn all these in the Coaching Programmes and Courses. However, Coaching is an Applied Intervention. The real Coach shows up in ap…

Why Leadership Fails? – The Coach’s View

The world is experiencing weakness in leadership today than at any era in history. This is not due to the gap in leadership expertise and competence. It is due to the forever changing context, driven by new technologies. The situation is also made complex and dynamic as a result of growing need for transparency in leadership practices. Not everybody that aspires to become a leader becomes a successful. Most successful leaders are aware that it is not all within their capabilities to be successful. That is why leadership coaching is no longer a luxury but a necessity. It has proven itself to be the most critical human capital intervention that each leader must have. The coach is a strategic thinking partner that challenges the leader in line with the prevailing context and possible future scenarios.
Greed is one of the many reasons leaders are likely to fail. They may be greedy personally or on behalf of their organizations. Realistic thinking is a tactic that could be used to guard aga…