ARTICLES ON Leadership

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
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Management Fundamentals

It is time we leave the VUCA-world behind

At the risk of drying up the book royalties of hundreds of business authors who have built their careers around it, VUCA is on its way out and a new framework has emerged to replace it.

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Posted on 15 April 2021 by Elanca Shelley
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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
Beverly Shrand - CEM MEDIA
Learning & Development

Three areas to focus on to boost your post-COVID career prospects

The global pandemic has shaken up our lives and careers, but it has also created new opportunities. To thrive in a post-pandemic world, young leaders and managers will need to embrace operating in the global economy.

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Posted on 20 January 2021 by Beverly Shrand
Cape Talk
COVID-19

Dr Beverly Shrand chats to Kieno Kammies about a new CEMS report on leadership

A new report released today by the CEMS Global Alliance in Management Education shares insights and recommendations for business leaders, educators and young professionals for 2021 and beyond.

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Posted on 19 January 2021 by Beverly Shrand
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Learning & Development

Pandemic presents a rare opportunity to redefine leadership

New CEMS report sets out priorities for business leaders, educators and young professionals in a Post-COVID World.

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Posted on 18 January 2021 by UCT GSB Press Office
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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
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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
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Management Fundamentals

Remote work has built — rather than broken — trust among colleagues. Here’s how

The COVID-19 crisis has forced a massive shift towards remote work. What are the implications of this shift for trust in the workplace? Such trust plays a crucial role in how we coordinate, cooperate, reciprocate, and respond to risk and uncertainty.

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Posted on 13 November 2020 by Badri Zolfaghari
Kirby - media
Management Fundamentals

Transparency and integrity go a long way, especially in a crisis

It is Kirby Gordon’s job to convince people it is OK to fly again, one many challenges he’s had to tackle in the past few months, which have seen him draw on the skills he gained during his MBA a decade ago.

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Posted on 26 October 2020 by UCT GSB Press Office
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
How to network and create impact - MEDIA
Management Fundamentals

How to network and create impact in a virtual world

How can graduates entering the workforce in the midst of a global pandemic, position themselves to make connections and create impact in order to ensure career mobility or enhance their employability?

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Posted on 15 October 2020 by Veronica Royston
Advancing tech - media
COVID-19

As COVID-19 gets more people working from home, cybercriminals zoom in

The COVID-19 pandemic is accelerating digital trends to change our very notions of work and office. This presents both opportunities and threats - particularly when it comes to cybersecurity.

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Posted on 25 September 2020 by Sharron McPherson
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
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Learning & Development

New director wants UCT GSB to ‘seize the opportunity to lead in Africa’

Dr Catherine Duggan, formerly the vice dean for strategy and research at the African Leadership University (ALU) in Rwanda and member of faculty at Harvard Business School, has been appointed as the new director of the UCT GSB.

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Posted on 12 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
new new manager - media
Management Fundamentals

Five top tips for first time managers

Moving into a managerial role can be stressful and many new managers feel overwhelmed and unsure of themselves. But there five simple things they can do to boost their confidence and thrive.

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Posted on 29 July 2020 by Mzoxolo Gulwa
 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
WHAT’S BREWING DURING LOCKDOWN? - Media
COVID-19

What’s Brewing During Lockdown?

The South African craft beer market could be very different post lockdown.

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Posted on 25 May 2020 by UCT GSB Press Office
Knowing the difference between - Media
Learning & Development

Knowing the difference between managing and leading - Robin Kuriakose (MBA)

Knowing the difference between managing and leading

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Posted on 7 May 2020 by UCT GSB Press Office
Press Office
Learning & Development

Programme to connect future SA leaders to global conversation in a post COVID-19 world

The CEMS global network of 32 existing academic members (leading business schools), 70 corporate partners (multinational companies) and seven social partners (NGOs), is dedicated to educating and preparing future generations of international business leaders, through the top ranked CEMS Master in International Management (MIM).

This one-year Master’s programme, opened registrations on 1 May 2020, for its first intake in South Africa in September 2021, prepares young leaders to contribute to a more open, sustainable and inclusive world.

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Posted on 7 May 2020 by UCT GSB Press Office
Cyril board - Media
COVID-19

Trust in times of crisis: Why we need to trust our governments

The Edelman Trust Barometer released in January, exposed some rather discouraging truths, not only about the global state of the world, but also about South Africa.

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Posted on 22 April 2020 by Badri Zolfaghari
Kurt April Corono - Media
COVID-19

Great leaders are made in times of crises; who will step up?

The COVID-19 crisis is giving leaders everywhere a test of unimaginable proportions. Right now we need calm, agile and decisive people at the helm across all sectors to ensure that we survive and go on to thrive again - and President Ramaphosa is setting a good example.

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Posted on 26 March 2020 by Kurt April
Sean Gossel
Political Economy

Mboweni's 2020 budget speech draws the battle lines

With the economy on its knees, government’s latest budget speech expects unionised labour to share the pain. If history is a guide, the plan is unlikely to yield the desired results.

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Posted on 28 February 2020 by Sean Gossel
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Political Economy

More broken promises and unmet plans will not deliver the country we need

Ramaphosa has little room to manoeuvre, it’s true. But without bold leadership at this juncture, SA is on the road to nowhere.

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Posted on 17 February 2020 by Athol Williams
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Emerging Market Business

Q&A with Siwe Kuse about the Open Africa Power programme

Siwe Kuse, a researcher at the Power Futures Lab spoke with Cape Talk's Kieno Kammies about being a fellow on the Open Africa Power (OAP) Programme, an education initiative co-hosted hosted by the UCT GSB in partnership with Enel Foundation and the Nelson Mandela Foundation.

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Posted on 17 February 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
In a post-truth world experiential innovation by
Management Fundamentals

In a post-truth world experiential innovation by hospitality leaders is crucial

In a post-truth world experiential innovation by hospitality leaders is crucial

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Posted on 15 May 2019 by Jonathan Steyn
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Learning & Development

Q&A with Phathizwe Malinga (EMBA) on the Internet of Things

A digital future has the potential to improve the quality of life for all South Africans but requires that companies transform their business models to take advantage of it, says UCT GSB EMBA alumnus Phathizwe Malinga.

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Posted on 2 July 2018 by UCT GSB Press Office