The job of CEO more challenging. “On one hand, we’re still living amid unprecedented uncertainty, which requires a certain kind of leadership — dynamic problem solving, dynamic risk management, speed, decisiveness, transparency,” one executive observed. “At the same time, issues like climate change, racial and social justice, the political divisive- ness that we see in our external world all have the potential to spill into the company and have to be skillfully and humanely navigated. That requires empathy, it requires heart, mind and authenticity.”

Let this sink in… here is our weekly encapsulated summary of key reality events that highlight the market place dynamics a typical South African CEO faces.

The death toll in KZN floods rises to 341 as CR declares state of disaster😢💦☔️; KZN agriculture counts the cost of devastating floods💦🌾; SA covid plant may be shut due to lack of orders🦠🏭; fired up anti-nuclear activist take Gwede to court⚖️; SARS compliance officer charged with corruption🤬; Electoral Reform Bill could shake foundation of SA politics say analysts 🗳; SA not immune to Moz’s troubles warns SANDF chief🧨; SA near rock bottom in mining investment shows Fraser institute survey⏳; SA scientists pore over new corona sub-variants of omicron🦠👀; SIU win is a blow to Zweli Mkhize’s political ambitions🥳🙏; bus operators relieved looming wage strike averted🚌; CR not rushing Mkhwebane’s suspension court told⚖️; SA should tighten its borders to fend off xenophobia warns UN😳🤞; Eskom opens bidding to add more renewable energy🙏💡; motorists have until 5 May to renew licences after final reprieve🪪; red meat industry reeling as foot-&-mouth wreaks havoc🐂; JZ back at Nkandla after health scare🙄; Batohi promises NPA will land major cases within 6 mths🙏⚖️; CR & Zelensky edge towards a call as SA’s Russia/Ukraine stance seems to soften😳; calls for suspension of poultry tariffs to cushion consumers🐓; Dudu Myeni tries to assault photographer🤯; Blade Nzimande to quit as head of SACP🤔; Transnet tries to reassure private operators over R600m price tag for slots🫢🚂; SA needs help to meet its R12 trillion net zero target says report💸; SA airline industry faces skills shortage says aviation expert😤✈️; Telkom & Icasa reach settlement over spectrum auction📡💸; internationally, Ukrainians sink Russia’s Moskva missile cruise ship💣; Russia has committed war crimes in Ukraine says OSCE⚖️👀; Jersey court freezes $7bn of Roman Abramovich’s assets💸; Russia now struggling to keep inflation in check📈; World Bank sees slower growth in Sub-Saharan Africa📊; lockdown violators will be punished warns Shanghai🦠⚖️; US inflation surges to 8.5% on higher fuel & food prices📈; Airbus cancels jet deal as sanctions prevent handover to Russia’s Aeroflot✈️; RoboJudges push alarm button in Malaysia as AI judiciary becomes reality😳😳⚖️; World Bank lines up $1.5bn support package for war torn Ukraine💸; 50 fines for 50 flouters of UK covid rules and BoJO is one of them🙄; living standards in UK fall at fastest rate in 8yrs😬; Sri Lanka warns creditors it may default on foreign debt😯; Europe shifts focus to urgently arming Ukraine🧨💣; Ukraine urges trading houses to stop dealing in Russian oil🛢; EU officials targeted with Israeli spyware say bloc officials📡; Macron/Le Pen head for 2nd round in landmark French election 🗳; EU to spend billions to fund new green fuel following Russia’s invasion🔬; worlds electric vehicle fleet hits 20mil milestone🚙; Will smith banned from Oscars for 10yrs🫢; indices, JSE@73382⬇️; DOW@34451⬇️; FTSE@7616⬇️; R/$14.66; R/£19.17; R/€15.84; Bitcoin $40161; Brent crude $111; sports, Proteas dismantle the Tigers winning both Tests🏏; Graeme Smith & CricketSA sever ties after contract ends🏏📝; teenager Dewald Brevis sensational start in IPL impresses Tendulkar smashing 4/6/6/6/6 in single over🏏🥳; extra time agony for Chelsea, while Liverpool & Man City March on to UEFA semis⚽️; world rugby chiefs considering 20 minute red card global trial🏉 ( Thanks to Dan Thomalla )

So now ….What to do this week to make our 2022 year a resounding success ?