Agile businesses don’t just work faster, they make effective moves—pivoting at the right moment, finding resourcefulness to grow in difficult markets, seizing opportunities when others are uncertain. And what makes a company agile is the level of learning agility among its leaders.These leaders are grounded in a clear understanding of their reality.
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.
ANC demands more from Eskom as loadshedding persists🙄🕯; security cluster “ready” for any eventuality in KZN🤔; recovering from floods to costs KZN R12bn says Zikalala😳💸; Joburg in ruins says Mayor😱; Eskom foots R7bn diesel bill in 2021, no respite near😬💸; CR finally speaks to Ukraine’s Zelensky; defence minister demands action over wasted R30m on Cuban Covid drug🤥; Kubayi to take over powerful ANC position as head of economic transformation👀; DA wants Eskom to be declared state of disaster😤; ANC postpones EC elective conference🤯🗳 ; up to 9000 containers stuck in Durban port backlog🚢; millions recouped from state workers who claimed social grants illegally😱🤬; proposed water tariff hikes fiercely opposed by SALGA👏🏼; union hints at not accepting revised wage offer by bus operators; Land bank needs overhaul to help black farmers says Kuben Naidoo🌾💸; CR announces national state of disaster after KZN & EC floods⛈💦; internationally, Putin declares Mariupol “liberated” as war lingers on, battle for Donbas starts on Ukraine’s eastern front💥; UK consumers feel pinch as living costs soar📈; Covid infections drop but Shanghai’s lockdown purgatory continues🦠; tensions heat up over melting Bolivian glacier😯; Hong Kong venues reopen as covid curbs eased🤞; India swelters after 8hr blackouts🔥; Macron/Le Pen clash over cost of living & Russia in French presidential debate🗳; Finance ministers & central bankers walk out of G20 as Russians speak😤; Mexico changes mining laws to nationalise Lithium resources😳; German producer prices surge to highest level since 1949📊; Finland inches closer to NATO as MP’s debate Russian threat💥🧨; IMF highlights special role of govs to protect vulnerable👏🏼👀; China’s pact with Solomon Islands alarms US & western allies😬📝; FED’s Powell signals 0.50% rate hike in may📈; Biden unveils extra weaponry & aid to Ukraine in “next phase of war”💣💸; police fire on protestors in Sri Lankan killing one person😢; IMF & World Bank chiefs sound alarm on global distressed debt levels💸💰; Millennials are beating Boomers in retirement savings says report🪙; Europe expects to pay bill of Ukraine’s reconstruction costs💸🏗; IMF slashes growth outlook on Russian invasion & Chinese lockdowns😳📊; Italy can get by without Russian gas says Draghi🤐; US & Cuba to hold formal talks on illegal migration🥴; Central banks call time on QE, but asset cull brings new risks👀; indices, JSE@72264⬇️; DOW@33811⬇️; FTSE@7521⬇️; R/$15.35; R/£20.02; R/€16.86; Bitcoin $39456; Brent crude $106; sports, Stormers march on into URC top 4🏉; Wimbledon organisers cause stir by banning players from Russia & Belarus🎾; Liverpool still on track for unprecedented quadruple trophy bid⚽️; Boks to be based in Toulon for World Cup 2023🏉🏆; Mike Tyson hooks “irritating “passenger on US flight🥊( Thanks to Dan Thomalla)
So now ….What to do this week to make our 2022 year a resounding success ?