Leadership is the most important factor in true business success…..Great Leaders will enable a doubling of Profits .
The Global marketplace is truly Brutaful( Brutal AND Beautiful) .Wow Wow Wow …..if anyone ever queried the VUCA( Volatile,Uncertain,Chaos and Ambiguity ) concept the world Corona crisis is living evidence !The challenges facing our South African CEO’s in this crisis are a wonderful crucible for true leadership .As we are immersed into our 2020 year, the excitement builds dramatically in our week 19 pulse view. In essence ,We have a Global Crisis ….Time for Real Leadership in all areas of our lives !
LockDown2.0 persists, frustration brewing as SA wants to get back to work😤; SA’s confirmed Covid-19 cases top 8895 as deaths reach 178😥; state lab buckles under Coronavirus test demands💉; unions win fight to stop SAA retrenchments🛎; Gordhan to present alternative plan for SAA✈️; ConCourt dismisses bid by Thales to avoid prosecution with JZ⚖️; thousands of prisoners to be paroled to contain Covid-19😳; SAA continues repatriations & cargo flights despite uncertainties🛫; Denel can’t pay employees pension funds & UIF💰; gov to sound out nuclear options for 2500 MW build💡; WTO asks countries to allow e-commerce to reopen🚚; SA’s entire aviation value chain in verge of collapse as Covid-19 bites💥; Comair enters business rescue👀; Absa PMI falls to 46.1 as factory output Plummets through April📊; Business SA sees GDP falling 17% after lockdown📉; lockdown uncertainty pummels business confidence to 35 yrs lows🤯; SARB buys R11.4 bn worth of state bonds on April, boosts liquidity💰; Treasury to increase weekly bond auction by up to a 1/3rd💸; internationally, US jobless rates surges to 14.7% in worst ever labor reversal since Great Depression as 20 million jobs lost in April😱; Italian debt puts growing tensions in Eurozone in focus😬; BOE says UK economy may shrink by 25% in Q2🤬; Gilead gets green light for Remdesivir use for Civid-19 in Japan🤞; India woos US companies from China⌛️; new free-trade pact could help Africa recover from virus🙏; Putin approval ratings hit all time lows as Russian economy gets battered💣; despite high infection rate, UK plans some easing measures next week😷; EU to suffer sharp recession of 7.7% warns Commission📊; Hong Kong relaxes some lockdown curbs👀; US Supreme Court arguments streamed live for 1st time⚖️; desperate Zim out of financial options as World Bank loans $7 million💸; international travel numbers could plummet 80% warns UNWTO🏖; German court rules ECB must justify its asset purchase programme💶; France, Denmark & Norway announce eased lockdown👁; almost 1000 freed in US/Taliban prisoner swap deal😲; Africa’s tourism sector pleads for $10 million emergency relief funding🦁; all eyes on China as schools gradually start teaching again🤞👀🙏; indices, JSE@51043⬆️; DOW@24331⬆️; FTSE@5935⬆️; R/$18.32; R/£22.76; R/€R19.87; Bitcoin $9828; sports news, SA Rugby confident Lions tour 2021 will go ahead🏉; Sam Cane replaces Kieren Read as All Black Captain🏉; Faf Du Plessis reaffirms commitment to Proteas in all formats🏏( Thanks to Dan Thomalla )
So …..As we face this Global Crisis ,what real Leadership change will we embark on this coming week ?