CEO’s need to constantly scan their operating environment to understand how their organisations need to adapt .Our Leadership Pulse is carefully curated each week to keep your finger on the pulse of what is happening right now, and what Leadership key decisions need to be made This week !

As we are immersed into our 2021 year, the excitement builds dramatically in our week 24 pulse view. As we navigate through the Covid crisis and its impact , now more than ever there is a need for game changing Leadership

Covid-19 4.0 rolls on, 3rd wave hits SA, further lockdown chatter, cases skyrocket 🦠😷 ; cases @ 1 730 106, recoveries drop @92.4%, sad deaths @57 592 😷😪; Gauteng hospitals under pressure as province accounts for most new Covid cases😬; SA still awaiting answers on J&J shots from US Regulator💉; Gordhan unveils sale of 51% stake in SAA to private sector🥳✈️; CR surprises by approving 100MW power generation without licensing🥳💡👌🏽; process under way to get Guptas extradited from UAE as extradition treaties signed👏🏻🤞; Transnet strike looms as wage talks stall🙄; Sisulu holds water & sanitation officials to account🙌🏽👊🏻; JZ lays into Billy Downer & NPA, demands he be acquitted🤡; Eskom’s generation units nose dive as load shedding returns🤬; SA records 2nd largest ever current account surplus💰🥳; ANC staff to toyi-toyi over late payment of salaries😤🤡; SA has huge hydrogen potential says global study🤞; CR puts Mkhize on special leave, awaits SIU report in tender irregularities😲; Denel says it will defend liquidation if necessary⚖️; municipal sector wage talks nearing collapse says SAMWU⏳; Court denies Gupta associate Iqbal Sharma’s bail⚖️👊🏻; PIC chief Abel Sithole orders probe into poultry producers exec🤙🏽; foot-&-mouth disease threatens sustainability of beef sector🐂; CR says overhaul of BEE legislation on the cards🤔; tech helps farmers cut costs as minimum wage rises🖥; internationally, G7 to stress need for common good & collaboration🤥; G7 finance ministers agree on global minimum corporate tax rate of 15%;🥳👏🏻💰; ECB renews bond buying pledge & raises inflation forecasts📊; US CPI rises at fastest rate since 2008📈; surging food import costs threaten world’s poorest💰; Biden throws out Trumps ban on TikTok & WeChat🤭; US to donate 500 million Pfizer shots to AU & other countries in need💉🤔; El Salvador becomes 1st country to make Bitcoin legal tender💸; UK/EU mistrust deepens as talks fail to find breakthrough🤯; world bank warns of tale of two recoveries in post Covid global growth😬; US/EU aim to end Trumps tariff fight at summit👀; Aus vows not to give in to Chinese pressure🥴; hundreds held in global crackdown against organised crime⚖️; Jeff Bezos & his brother to travel to space🚀; Modi backtracks on Indian vaccine drive💉; indices, JSE@67723⬇️; DOW@34479⬇️; FTSE@7134⬆️; R/$ 13.58; R/£ 19.25; R/€ 16.54; Bitcoin $35175; sports front, SA sprint star Simbine storms to Diamond League victory in Italy 🏃‍♀️ 🥇; Ngidi & Nortje put proteas in driving seat in Windies🏏; Sascoc unveils TeamSA Olympics & Paralympics kit 🇿🇦; Springboks name Lions series squad laden with World Cup winners🏉; Novak stuns Nadal to end his French open reign🎾 ( Thanks to dan Thomalla )

As Leaders then ……what real Leadership initiative will we embark on this coming week to change OUR DNA for the post Covid challenges ?