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 28 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 4.0, Delta variant pushes SA hospitals to the brink🏥; surging Gauteng death toll puts burial homes under huge strain😷⚰️; Covid vaccine rollout for 35’s & older opens 15/7💉; surging death toll fails to convince vaccine wary Saffas😷💉; cases @2 157 687, sad deaths @63 873, recovery dropping @86.3%, vaccines administered @4 203 493🦠😪💉; JZ finally behind bars after high noon week of drama🥳⚖️💣; Carl Niehaus nabbed for defying lockdown regulations, this after being suspended by ANC🧨⚖️🥳; Ace loses court appeal challenging ANC suspension🥳⚖️; JZ loses High Court stay of arrest against ConCourt order🥳⚖️; Pilots ready to finally settle with SAA✈️; pipeline of green projects could plug SA power gap💡; cash sweetener for public servants to cost R18bn🤯; lockdown hit booze industry asks for tax deferment💰; petrol price hits record⛽️; another derailment leaves Transnet coal line partially shut🚂; TERS relief payments extension approved, needs cabinet approval💸; Transnet steams ahead with plans for private rail access🤞👀; Opposition parties reject expropriation without compensation draft amendment, unlikely to pass parliamentary vote 🏡👀; Joburg mayor Geoff Makhubo succumbs to Covid complications😷🦠 ; pineapple prices surge 74% in a week as Saffas turn to home brewing; internationally, Haiti’s President Jovenel Moise assassinated💣; filling of Ethiopian dam heightens tension with Egypt & Sudan😳; WHO Africa head says Covid cases surged 20% with more to come🦠; Covid reverses 30yrs of progress in Indian economy📉😳; ECB’s new policy regime let’s inflation overshoot📈; Tokyo bans spectators from Olympics😱😷; BoJo announces end to most Covid restrictions from 19/7👀😷; Vatican puts cardinal on trial for financial crimes🙄⚖️; Afghans wary about security as US troops leave😬; Ever Green finally leaves the Suez Canal after settlement🚢; China’s  factory inflation eased in June as commodities steadied📊; oil down, US fuel inventory fall shows demand surge🛢; EU says UK owes €48bn in Brexit payment😤; G20 urges more vaccine sharing but refrains from commitments 😳💉 ; indices, JSE@ 66385↗️, DOW@34870↗️, FTSE@7121➡️, R/$14.20; R/£19.73; R/€16.86; Bitcoin $33 832; sports front, bizarreness of tour masking stunning B&I Lions performances🏉; Fury/Wilder rematch fight jeopardised by Covid in Fury camp🥊; England to take centre stage against Italy in Euro 2020 final⚽️🏆; confident Simbine peaking at right time after breaking African 100m record 🏃‍♂️ ; Federer bids fairwell to Wimbledon for perhaps last time🎾; Heyneke Meyer joins American Major League rugby outfit as director of rugby🏉; Argentine golf legend Angel Cabrera sentenced to 2 yrs imprisonment🏌️‍♂️⚖️ ( 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 ?