Strategic agility is the ability to improve performance — not just survive but thrive amid disruption.One of the key principles is side-stepping shocks. This is linked to sensing risks in the environment, being able to position yourself to avoid dangers, and moving quickly to dodge impacts.
Let this sink in… here is our weekly encapsulated summary of key reality events that highlight the other market place dynamics a typical South African Executive needs to incorporate in their agility.
S&P ratings lifts SA’s outlook to positive🥳🤞; ANC mulls opening gov roles to opposition party members👌🏽; another Eskom power station hit by sabotage🤬; some private sector firms complicit with state capture asserts CR⚖️; leisure travel back at pre-pandemic levels for 1st time🏖; Mkhwebane’s victimisation claim prompts DA backlash🤡; debt guarantees part of SA climate deal👀; OUTA urges gov to extend fuel levy relief⛽️; SA spent R6.2m housing foreign economic reps in Russia🤯; KZN on high alert after severe weather warning💦🌨; gov pumps in cash to reinforce SA’s weather forecasting abilities📡; CR to deliver plan to implement Zondo inquiry guidance in Oct🤔; SARB mulls digital Rand to reduce cost of cross border payments👏🏼; Mthethwa’s R22m 100 meter momentum flag project under review😱🤡; gov ramps up efforts to curb metal infrastructure theft🙏; former Joburg Mayor Mpho Moerane dies😪; gov to set conditions for SOE funding😯💸; SA officially one of worst polluted countries😡😢; damages case over WC2010 construction collusion at CT stadium settled💸👏🏼; NPA & SIU get more funds to deal with graft🥳👊🏻; JZ’s family appeals for end to corruption trials⚖️🙄; fuel supply at OR Tambo back to normal⛽️✈️; Land Bank targets end sept to resolve debt default😤; Ministers rack up R3.6m in hotel bills past 3yrs😳🤯; another bruising fuel hike set for June⛽️; SARB raises rates 0.50%⬆️; Eskom struggles to keep lights on while unions demand double digit wage hikes😬; unions to embark on full blown strike at sars over wage demands🤡; pothole patrol fills 100k Joburg holes in a yr🥳👊🏻👏🏼; Gauteng depts owe municipalities almost R450m🤬; Operation Dudula warns both legal & illegal immigrants are now in its crosshairs😯⚖️; Transnet expects better performance despite billions lost to vandalism🚂; Lamola scrambling to fix courts as public works fails🙏🙄; time running out for Denel to restructure in bid to survive😤; Yengeni raises Zondo concerns with JSC🤯🤡; Gupta company directors lose court bid as assets remain under restraint🤙🏽; internationally, IMF warns Asian economies on risk of tightening💸; US Senate sends $40bn in aid bill to Biden to sign📝; Biden assures leaders of Finland & Sweden of robust US support in NATO bids👀; Egypt’s central bank raises rates 2%⬆️; World Bank to provide additional $12bn to address food price shocks💸🌾; Russia may be running out of time to avoid sovereign default💰; Ebola strain that killed 3 in DRC may be more virulent🦠; Thailand aims to heal economy with medical tourism👀✈️; BoJo & BOE under fire as UK inflation hits 40yr highs📊; Kyiv court puts Russian soldier on trial⚖️; Monkeypox spreads to Spain & Portugal😳🦠; soaring food prices highlight Environmental & societal pressure cooker💥💣; Shanghai faces enormous pressure to prevent covid resurgence as end to lockdowns loom🙏; Powell vows FED will keep raising rates until inflation is tamed📈😬; pain of food inflation raises risks of civil unrest in emerging markets🧨; Biden redeploys hundreds on troops to Somalia😯; India hopes for reprieve from sweltering heat wave🔥; Ukraine’s war puts UK energy market in peril🥴; republished Xi speech signals urgency to boost Chinese economy🙏👀; US teen gunman in court after 10 killed in live streamed supermarket attack🤬🤯⚖️; indices, JSE@67575⬇️; DOW@31261⬇️; FTSE@7389⬇️; R/$15.86; R/£19.81; R/€16.75; Bitcoin $29200; Brent crude $112; sports, Premier League down to wire for Liverpool & Man City⚽️🏆; Wimbledon left pointless as ATP tour chiefs hit back over Russia/Belarus ban🎾; women to ref at Qatar WC finals for 1st time⚽️👏🏼; KG surpasses Dale Steyn as SA’s highest wicket taker in IPL🏏; historic equal pay deal signed for US men & women footballers💸👏🏼⚽️; world rugby clamps down on Rassie’s water boy tactic🤣🏉 ( Thanks to Dan Thomalla)
So now ….What to do differently this week to make our 2022 year a resounding success ?