It is becoming abundantly clear that Executives need to motivate employees by striking the right balance between directive and inclusive leadership styles. Change initiatives are not “once-off” efforts to get back to “normal”. We operate now in an “always changing” landscape ….Embrace the challenges with open arms !

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

Covid-19 resurgence suggests SA entering 5th wave🦠; covid hospitalisations on the rise😷; JZ was fully committed to helping Guptas capture state asserts Zondo report🤬; Part 4 of state capture report notes “dismal failing” of Free States R1bn housing project📝; absolute miracle Treasury was saved from Gupta “tentacles” says Zondo report🤯🙏; AA calls for double the number of traffic cops👍🏻; ANC to continue scrutinising step aside rule🙄; R190m bill to repair KZN hospitals & clinics damaged by floods💸; Treasury backs CT study into running city’s trains🥳🚂; 1 week until extended driving licence grace period expires😬; High Court gives Zondo additional 6 weeks to finalise final state capture report📝; Moshoeshoe Monare appointed SABC executive of news & current affairs📺; ACSA reassures on jet fuel supply to OR Tambo despite flood related challenges✈️; SASRIA may have to rely more on gov in future😬💸; bus sector averts strike with 6% wage agreement👏🏼; SCOPA chairperson forced to apologise to Eskom’s Mavuso👌🏽; angry AMCU & NUM members reject Sibanye’s latest wage offer🙄; real time audits of flood disaster funding will be done assures CR🤥; Reinsurer Lloyds of London expects repeat of 2021 KZN looting in future😲; fifth delay in emergency power procurement plan😳💡; Durban port restarts operations after floods👏🏼; CR urges resilience amid grim realities in SA🤞; SA & US not as far apart as some think says CR security advisor🤔; wealth among Africa’s rich poised to jump to $3 trillion by 2031😳💸; Eskom in focus as loadshedding threatens SA’s growth prospects💡📉; ANC proposes radical policy shift to work with private sector🤞🥳; red hot inflation may light a fire under SARB📊; ANC considers land donations among new policy proposals👀; internationally, Europe in disarray over Russian Rouble gas payment demands as Russia shuts off gas to Poland & Bulgaria😲; Biden asks congress for $33bn to support Ukraine💸; China’s Politburo commits further support to economy🙏; Russian missiles strike Kyiv as UN Secretary General visits region😳; global forest destruction fuelled by wildfires continued in 2021🔥; US GDP contracts for 1st time since 2020📊; Beijing expands covid checks & curbs🦠; China’s Xi Jinping calls for all out infrastructure push👍🏻; after a boom in summer travel, Heathrow prepares for winter freeze😬✈️; Rishi Sunak faces new headache as UK gov debt far higher than expected😤👀; nuclear war risks are considerable warns Russia😱; Trump fined $10k per day in contempt of court ruling⚖️; worlds military spend tops $2 trillion for 1st time💰; Macron wins pledging to address deep division in France🗳; global stocks end awful April as Amazon endures worst day since 2006📉; Elon Musk succeeds in $54bn bid to take Twitter private💸👀; China April factory activity contracts at steeper pace as lockdowns bite📉; indices, JSE@72438↗️; DOW@32977⬇️; FTSE@7544↗️; R/$15.81; R/£19.88; R/€16.67; Bitcoin $38537; Brent crude $106; sports, Boris Bekker jailed for ignoring terms of bankruptcy agreement⚖️; Bulls smell URC playoffs with Glasgow victory🏉; Ben Stokes named England cricket captain🏏; Tyson Fury confirms retirement after retaining world title against Dillian Whyte🥊; CSA hints at keeping links with Graeme Smith as report clears him of racism, flaws flagged in Boucher job🏏 ( Thanks to dan Thomalla )

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