ARTICLES ON Leadership & Ethics

Kosheek Sewchurran Can we risk our society’s futur
Leadership & Ethics

Can we risk our society’s future on a system that produces the leadership we experience?

The events of the past two weeks have brought into sharp focus the devastating results of selecting leaders based on popularity over other criteria. To avoid shipwrecking our country, it’s time to design a better system of stewarding our collective needs.

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Posted on 23 July 2021 by Kosheek Sewchurran
Kurt April - Bhuda
Leadership & Ethics

Making space for Buddha in the boardroom

A new study shows that by staying true to the founding principles of the Buddhist meditation technique known as mindfulness, business leaders can reimagine not just how they work, but also how to build stronger relationships in the workplace.

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Posted on 10 May 2021 by Kurt April
Jody Delichte  - Freedom and Democracy
Leadership & Ethics

Becoming a businessperson is not a straightforward journey for all

Building business skills to improve livelihoods is increasingly being recognised as a mechanism to lift communities out of extreme poverty. But in many survivalist communities, the principles of business can clash with the existing values of the community.

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Posted on 20 April 2021 by UCT GSB Press Office
Beyond lip service - Media
Leadership & Ethics

Beyond lip service, how do we create more inclusive workplaces?

In South Africa and globally, companies are struggling to put a commitment to diversity and inclusion into practice.

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Posted on 14 April 2021 by Kumeshnee West
leaders must seek - Kosheek S
Leadership & Ethics

Can business leaders ignite change in a world that is overdue a great reset?

The thinking that has informed business leadership will not see us through the present challenges we face. To remake the world we need to recognise the deficiencies in leadership we experience and change how we train future leaders.

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Posted on 18 February 2021 by Kosheek Sewchurran
Alforde Charumbira AACSB - MEDIA
Leadership & Ethics

UCT GSB MBA alumnus, Alforde Charumbira honoured in the AACSB's Influential Leaders challenge

This annual initiative recognises notable graduates from AACSB-accredited business schools around the world, who are using their business education to create lasting impact in their own, unique way.

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Posted on 16 February 2021 by UCT GSB Press Office
Q&A with new UCT GSB - media
Leadership & Ethics

The future of business, business schools and the economy

UCT GSB Director, Dr Catherine Duggan, shares her thoughts on the future of business education and how to prepare students for an increasingly complex world.

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Posted on 7 December 2020 by UCT GSB Press Office
sustainable leadership ball - media
Leadership & Ethics

Africa can lead the way in the great reset and its leaders have a key role to play

If Africa is to emerge a better society post-COVID-19, the approach to leadership and the broader environment needs to change.

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Posted on 1 December 2020 by Camille Meyer
intelligence in leadership - media
Leadership & Ethics

Why we should trust subtlety over the posturing of a heroic leader

Emotionally intelligent leaders will be crucial in helping us to navigate through the COVID-19 crisis and the fallout from the US election chaos.

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Posted on 23 November 2020 by Kosheek Sewchurran
martin luther - media
Leadership & Ethics

Leaders are not born or made, they are honed through practice and reflection

In times of crisis, the need for good leadership is paramount, but how can we develop more leaders who are able to meet the moment with wisdom and compassion?

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Posted on 20 October 2020 by Kosheek Sewchurran
Building an agile hospitality industry - Media
Leadership & Ethics

Building an agile hospitality industry

As local tourism begins to pick up, the hospitality industry is feeling some relief from the massive blow it sustained during lockdown. Some might even be feeling that things are returning to how we knew them to be. And while we should savour this little bit of hope, the truth is things have changed forever and we must change along with them.

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Posted on 15 September 2020 by Jonathan Steyn
Catherine Duggan
Leadership & Ethics

Building a new global understanding of African business — on African terms

The UCT GSB's new director, Dr Catherine Duggan, has often been asked why she wants to work in Africa — it's a question this award-winning lecturer and former Harvard academic just loves to answer.

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Posted on 20 August 2020 by UCT GSB Press Office
In a world impacted by COVID-19 - MEDIA
Leadership & Ethics

In a world impacted by COVID-19, women leaders can make the difference

The disruption brought on by the global COVID-19 pandemic may be seen by some companies as an excuse to dial back on diversity and inclusion - but this would be a mistake as studies show women handle crises better.

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Posted on 7 August 2020 by Kumeshnee West
 Values-Based-Leadership - media
Leadership & Ethics

Values-based leadership in the age of COVID-19

Dr Camaren Peter, associate professor with the Allan Gray Centre for Values-Based Leadership at the UCT Graduate School of Business, speaks about the challenges posed by the global COVID-19 pandemic.

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Posted on 13 July 2020 by Camaren Peter
nelson mandela - mandela
Leadership & Ethics

SA needs leaders who are willing to step out of their comfort zones

As the country plunges deeper into an economic and humanitarian crisis fuelled by the COVID-19 pandemic, we will need steward leaders who are accountable and focused on assisting their communities — and each of us can rise to the challenge.

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Posted on 13 July 2020 by Kurt April
Jerome - media
Leadership & Ethics

Embracing the unknown can make you a better leader - Jerome Thomas (EMBA)

COVID-19 is giving leaders everywhere a crash course in living with volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity (VUCA). Fortunately, says Jerome Thomas, he got a head start with his EMBA at the UCT GSB.

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Posted on 8 June 2020 by UCT GSB Press Office
Sexual Harrasment - Media
Leadership & Ethics

Global MBA survey finds workplace sexual harassment is rampant

GNAM survey finds women in Africa more likely to report unwanted sexual attention but considerably less likely to report personal experiences of sexist and sexual misconduct.

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Posted on 10 March 2020 by UCT GSB Press Office
Do we really need another hero?
Leadership & Ethics

Do we really need another hero?

The rise of the hero leader around the world — strongmen who promise to be able to rescue their followers from difficult circumstances — is driving a wedge between citizens and undermining democratic institutions.

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Posted on 12 February 2020 by Babar Dharani
Privacy Addiction and the Role of Media
Leadership & Ethics

Privacy, addiction and the role of responsible digital marketing

Digital marketing provides an invaluable opportunity for businesses to reach more customers, better understand their needs and ultimately sell more product. But the medium is addictive and marketers have a growing duty to use it responsibly.

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Posted on 22 September 2019 by Mignon Reyneke
Believe it or not MEDIA
Leadership & Ethics

Believe it or not, the economy is not the biggest of our concerns in South Africa

South Africa has a fractured past, that we cannot deny, and divisions have always been an everyday part of life here. But these days, our differences are threatening to tear us apart.

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Posted on 16 August 2019 by Athol Williams
What is the impact of an atypical - Media
Leadership & Ethics

What is the impact of an atypical leader on diversity beliefs?

An extract from a presentation to the UCT GSB by Mustafa F. Özbilgin, Professor of Organisational Behaviour at Brunel Business School, London.

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Posted on 16 March 2019 by UCT GSB Press Office