Curiosity is a vital component of a Leaders performance.Research shows that curiosity is much more important to an enterprise’s performance than was previously thought. That’s because cultivating it at all levels helps leaders and their employees adapt to uncertain market conditions and external pressures.
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 be curious about .
Covid 5th wave upon us as new cases surge🦠; solidarity considers legal action over extended covid regulations😷; loadshedding set to continue as consumers rethink energy strategy💡; High Court dismisses Judge Hlophe’s pleas with tongue lashing & finds “proof of poor character”⚖️🥳; public sector makes unreasonable demands of 10% wage hike🙄; Nelson Mandela Bay taps could run dry by june😬💧; 4yrs on, AG & Parliament still in dark over SAA finances✈️; State has no plans to privatise Transnet says Gordhan😤🚂; US & SA agree on negotiated Russia/Ukraine peace says US deputy Secretary of State⏳; Judge Mandisa Maya to be interviewed for deputy Chief Justice job in June⚖️; ANC EC elective conference up for grabs👀; former state attorney must pay back R4.5m to Gauteng health dept🤬; SA could lead the way for other big coal users through finance deal🤞; Eskom’s system is old & unpredictable asserts Jan Oberholzer, pleads for SA to understand😳🤯; Gordhan calls for ban on scrap metal exports👌🏽; Aspen needs regional support to keep covid vaccine line open💉; SA ranked 6th country most affected by cybercrime research finds😱🖥; budget cuts will hamper efforts to hold free & fair polls🗳; Treasury to send experts to help turn around Mangaung🙏; NPA regains R1bn of Gupta linked Regiments assets in win for Batohi🥳👏🏼; eThekwini battles water shortages as flood repairs make progress😬; petrol price to drop but other fuel hikes will hit hard warns AA⛽️; SAPS mask supplier fined for price gouging👊🏻; angry mineworkers force CR to abandon Workers Day address😤; foreign nationals to go to court if new township business law threatens rights⚖️; adapt or die for trade unions as numbers dwindle warn experts👌🏽; study finds excise tax a better option than cigarette ban in 2020🚬; Treasury wants new unified salary structure to rein in public sector wage bill💸; internationally, Wall street tanks under $1.3 trillion stock rout, global markets melt💰📉; BoJo’s Conservatives lose control of London strongholds🗳; EU banks flag $8.6bn hit from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine💸; hard line former cop to become Hong Kong’s new leader👀; Northern Ireland elections may see historic political shift🤔; oil sanctions proposal underlines EU unity🤥🤞; astronauts splash down aboard SpaceX capsule🚀; Turkey’s annual inflation hits two decade high of 70%;📊; EU warns Europe is becoming a cocaine hub😳; Bank of England warns of recession as it hikes rates😲; Beijing back at work, determined to avoid Shanghai situation🤞🦠; Iran shrugs off US nuclear talks as rising oil prices buoy leaders🛢; surge in imports drive US trade deficit to record $109bn in March📊; ZAR holds up despite US rates rising at steepest pace in 22yrs📈; EU amends plans to cut all supply of oil from Russia👀🤔; French left unites to take on Macron in parliamentary polls🗳; North Korea fires another suspected ballistic missile into eastern coast sea💣; US adds 428k jobs in April beating estimates📈; Biden pledges support for Roe v Wade ruling on abortion rights⚖️; Hong Kong GDP sinks as covid outbreak hammers trade📊; US puts $3bn into battery manufacturing drive; China’s economy slows as covid bites📉; Aussie rate hike a blow for PM’s re-election bid📈; indices, JSE@67978⬇️; DOW@32899⬇️; FTSE@7387⬇️; R/$15.99; R/£19.74; R/€16.87; Bitcoin $35765; Brent crude $113; sports, Ben Stokes almost makes history with 6,6,6,6,6,4 over🏏; Real Madrid pull off the impossible scoring twice in injury time to book Champions League Final spot v Liverpool⚽️🏆; SA born runner Jacky Hunt-Broersma runs 104 marathons in 104 days setting Guineas world record 🏃♀️ ; AB backs Kohli to overcome slump🏏; SA’s Kevin Anderson hangs up his racket🎾; SA stars dominate URC player stats🏉 ( Thanks to Dan Thomalla)
So now ….What to do differently this week to make our 2022 year a resounding success ?