Leadership is undoubedly 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) .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 29 pulse view. In essence ,We have a Global Crisis ….Time for Real Leadership in all areas of our lives !
COVID-19 Cases skyrocket, SA has 6th most confirmed cases worldwide, 337 594 confirmed, 4804 sad deaths😬; lockdown 3.0, CR suspends Booze sales, curfew back, taxis Volumes at 100% capacity😲😲; shortage of test kits forces Gauteng to adjust testing strategy😷; 1/3 rd of matric pupils absent in Gauteng🥴; solidarity fund earmarks R1.9 bn in COVID-19 response💪👏🏻; WC may not need private hospital beds as early signs showing virus tapering off🤞; PE & EC tsunami of COVID-19 cases a real concern😱; SAA finally gets nod from creditors in support of new airline✈️,funding issues remain as treasury refuses to commit; Zindzi Mandela, SA’s ambassador to Denmark passes away😢; Robert MCBride to direct SA spy services abroad👀; UIF moving along slowly with COVID-19 relief payments💸; SA on track to receive IMF bailout end July💰; Loadshedding back with a vengeance🕯; another contractor denies being overpaid by Eskom work at Kusile🤥; education chaos, unions call for classes to be suspended amidst pandemic peak🙄⌛️; Jennifer Ntlatseng announced head of IPID🛎; SA inflation slows to 2.1%, lowest in 16 yrs📉; foreign stampede takes outflows to record highs through Q1📊; mining production rises in May & June📈; Moody’s bemoans SA’s increasingly constrained finances amid slow reforms🧨⏳; Mboweni hellbent on pushing structural reforms & not spending solution to recovery💣; internationally, ECB pledges further support for EU💶; global economy still in precarious position warns IMF🤯; US industrial output picks up in June🤞; US orders hospitals to send COVID-19 data to health dept & not CDC😳; Singapore enters recession as economy plunges 41%🤕; COVID-19 could push up to 132 million into chronic hunger by end 2020🥶; S&P slashes emerging market GDP forecasts😤; pandemic forces Putin to delay $360 bn development plan🤨; Millionaires want to pay more tax to fund global economic recovery💸; OPEC faces balancing act in warding off taper tantrum while winding down stimulus🛢; cautious consumers now pose threat to global recovery👀; UK bans Huawei, angers China🧨; Russian hackers attempt to steal COVID-19 data warns UK📡; US mortgage rates at 50 Yr lows fuel demand despite pandemic🏡; Chinese growth back again Q2 GDP @3.2% despite pandemic📊; indices, JSE@55911⬆️; DOW@26671⬆️; FTSE@6290; R/$16.67; R/£20.93; R/€19.06; Bitcoin $9138; sports front, Europe beckons for SA teams after NZ rugby snub, wants SA & Argentina out of super rugby🏉; Lungi Ngidi vocal on Black Lives Matter👏🏻, vows to educate proteas, Graeme Smith & other ex players/coaches to take a knee in support🏏; British & Irish Lions 2021 Tour of SA to go ahead as scheduled🏉🏆 ( Thanks to Dan Thomalla )
As we work through this Global Crisis ,what real Leadership change will we embark on this coming week ?