Agility has become a tool of choice to succeed in complex and uncertain VUCA environments.However, many organisations see this as pure survival. We believe the challenge is then really SURTHRIVAL . 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 vaccine drive ramping up, 3rd wave seen to be abating🤞😷; case @2 848 925, Sad deaths @84 608, Jabs @14 610 572💉🦠😷; level 3 lockdown soon to be eased as cases decline🤞🥳; Sanlam follows Discovery in making vaccines mandatory for employees💉👊🏻; Sinovac set to launch phase 3 trial of Covid vaccine in kids in SA😳💉; CR urges BRICS unity to achieve equal access to vaccines👏🏻; health dept supports mandatory vaccines for some industries🙏👌🏽; ANC fires Carl Niehaus as Luthuli house staffer😮‍💨; Justice dept IT system targeted in ransomware attack🖥; emergency power round hits new delay as Karpowership case postponed⚖️💡; Arthur Fraser admits he put JZ on medical parole and NOT the medical advisory board🤯; SASRIA needs as much as R11.3bn to pay July unrest claims😤😱; IEC throws ANC lifeline with decision to reopen candidate registrations 🤭 🗳 ; judicial leadership crisis takes shape as Mogoeng’s exit nears🤔; headache for ANC as ConCourt rules elections must go ahead🗳; City Power confirms suspension of CEO Mongezi Ntsokolo🤬; most parties ignore IEC donation disclosure rules😳🤭; internationally, Biden & Xi finally chat to discuss avoiding conflict🤞; Biden to mandate vaccines for federal workforce👏🏻💉; China sells oil reserves to drive down prices for 1st time🛢; Taliban interim gov allows foreigners to leave🙏; ECB trims pandemic stimulus but insists it’s not tapering👀💸; US Supreme Court brushes off Texas abortion case 😳😬; German finance ministry probed over failure to detect fraud😲; Trump keeps rivals guessing on presidential bid🙄; investors ramp up bets as Japan’s succession race heats up👀; South Korea fires 1st submarine launched ballistic missile🚀; BoJo risks alienating Tories with social care plan🤭; Hong Kong begins to reopen border with mainland China🤔; El Salvador adopts Bitcoin as legal tender👀; Italy seeks exemption from EU ban on combustion engines for its supercar industry🚗; UAE eases visa restrictions & plans to grow trade with Asia & Africa✈️; UK businesses seen as bargain takeovers🤔; wealthy nations will have 1.2bn excess vaccines by end 2021🤬💉; indices, JSE@64296⬇️; DOW@34607⬇️; FTSE@7029⬇️; R/$14.21; R/£19.65; R/€16.78; Bitcoin $45301; sports, Bokke v Aussies down under🏉; Proteas T20 World Cup squad announced🏏; Lloyd Harris flies SA flag high, loses in US open quarters🎾; Danny Jordaan promises free Bafana tickets to vaccinated fans for Ethiopian qualifier⚽️. ( 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 ?