Now ,more than ever there is a need for BOLD Leadership . Making informed decisions is more crucial than ever  in leading organisations to greatness.  Leadership Pulse is a capsule of last’s week’s unfolding dynamics ….a great way to prepare your plans for week  ahead.

Covid 4.0 gathers pace, cases @2 805 604, sad deaths @83 161, Jabs @13 364 328😷💉🦠; UK’s red travel list has costs SA R2.4bn😬🦠; SA scientists keep tabs on new variant detected in all provinces🦠😷; SA’s Churches give flagging vaccine drive a boost👏🏻; Nicholas Crisp appointed acting health DG👌🏽; Eskom gets court boost to recover municipal debt💡⚖️; Transnet rail under attack from cable thieves🤬; Zweli Mkhize may face criminal charges over Digital Vibes saga says SIU🥳⚖️; SASSA lost R11mil as thousands improperly benefited from R350 grant🤯; new vehicles sales surge, supply still constrained though🚘; expropriation without compensation saga nears end as tensions mount🏡; controversial social security green paper withdrawn👏🏻💸🤡; PPE investigations by SIU have cost over R350 mil thus far😤; former Transnet executive ordered to pay back R26 mil for secret profits😱⚖️; Eskom mulls R106bn investment into wind & solar💡👀; CR pressed to suspend Hlophe pending impeachment vote🧨; education minister bemoans learning time lost to Covid-19📝; Mantashe adamant SA to push ahead with nuclear build programme🏭; J&J halts HIV vaccine trial in SA💉👀; Liliesleaf heritage site closed after failing to account for R8 mil😲; internationally, China manufacturing slows amid Covid disruptions📉; UN paints grim picture  of climate change’s toll💨⛈🔥; Taliban to name new gov in Afghanistan as US completes withdrawal after 20yr war💥🤭; Japan suffers worst Covid wave as Paralympics go on🦠😷; Biden tells Americans in live address  “it was time to end the war” in Afghanistan🤐; Chinese aluminium smelters vow to stabilise supply amid price surge💰💸;German inflation surges to 13 yr high in aug📊; EU drops US from safe list as Covid cases rise😱🦠; Hurricane IDA batters NY with mass flooding🌧💦; US seeks North Korea talks after nuclear reactor restart😳; PCR tests are upsetting global travel plans🦠✈️; Covid boosters curb severe cases, Israeli data reveals💉; Aussie Covid cases hit new highs as reopening debate heats up👀🤫; Indices, JSE@66371⬇️; DOW@35369⬇️; FTSE@7138↘️; R/$14.43; R/£19.93; R/€17.11; Bitcoin $50317; sports, superstar Ntando Mahlangu sets Tokyo alight with 2nd gold in SA’s Paralympics medal haul👏🏻🥇🏃‍♂️ ; vd Dussen equals sir Viv & KP record to 1000 runs in 21 ODI knocks🏏; 2021 CT 7’s cancelled due to Covid challenges🏉; Bafana held to goalless draw with Zim in WC qualifier ⚽️; proteas women cruise to victory in Windies 2nd T20🏏. (Thanks to Dan Thomalla )

One of my Leadership Guru’s , Ichak Adizes ,often poses this question ….What to do ?  As Leaders then ……what real Leadership initiative will we embark on this coming week to drive our organisations into better places ?