Extraordinary Leaders practice agility by understanding the different facets required. It’s impossible to avoid a shock, like the Covid-19 pandemic, the next best thing is to minimize the damage. This step is often misunderstood by managers …..

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.

Africa’s covid deaths could fall by 94% WHO study shows 🦠; SA urged to stand firm on covid IP waivers💉; medicines regulator advises against using ivermectin for covid-19💊; Public Protector spent R67m of her budget defending her decisions⚖️; Parliamentary committee selects Frank Chikane as intelligence ombud👀; SANparks fires CEO Fundisile Mketeni😤; over 6000 murders recorded in SA in 1st 3 mths of 2022🤬🤯; Competition Commission warns of price gouging after Comair suspension✈️; SA signs off 1st emergency power projects💡; Marikana miners start R1bn compensation court battle💸⚖️; retired judge Siraj Desai to lead new legal ombudsman office📠; gov & labour to meet again after failing to agree on wage demands🧨; Medupi power plant won’t ever make money says AfDB🏭🤬; KZN & EC have more unemployed than employed people data shows💣; PIC refuses to give details on Vuyani Hako’s suspension🤔; Presidency unveils new BBBEE advisory panel🙄; DBSA plans to invest more in just energy transition👌🏽; Tutu Foundation names Janet Jobson as new CEO👏🏼; UK weighs $1bn guarantee to assist SA’s shift from coal🤞; PRASA worker sentenced to 12yrs for stealing copper cables👍🏻; gas & oil finds along the coast could solve SA’s energy crisis argues Shell👀; gov outlines plans to tackle R14bn municipal debt to water boards🤥; State to stick to fiscal disciple to cover R4.5bn relief at pumps💸; SA is paying nearly R473 a month more for basic food than in 2021📈; chicken producers deny they are profiteering as prices surge🐓💸; Treasury loses top court case on BEE procurement rules⚖️; SA braces for even more pain at the pumps⛽️; BEE is crucial part of economic recovery after pandemic says CR🤔; SA will not meet NDP goals by 2030 says ANC🫣; Court rules against SAB, says liquor ban was necessary during lockdown🫢; internationally, health experts worry that monkeypox may be transmitted via human medical waste😲; Ukraine digs in for long haul after 100 days of war💥; Biden has had enough of gun violence & wants a ban on assault weapons👏🏼🤞; Britain celebrates Queen Elizabeth’s 70yrs on the throne🥳👑; Brazil growth miss a setback for Bolsonaro’s re-election bid📊; latest US sanctions target yachts & middlemen linked to Putin💰; inflation eats Canadian consumer cash pile & risks growth💸; China hails victory over Covid-19 in Shanghai😳🦠; Saudi’s & other OPEC countries may make up for loss of Russia oil🛢; surging tomatoe prices could sour Modi’s re-election ambitions🍅💸; clogged power grid could derail green ambitions warn Amsterdam officials🪫; bank loans & forex grind to a halt amid China lockdowns🥴; JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon warns of US economic “hurricane”🙄👀; Russia’s failure to meet bond obligations triggers credit default payout worth billions😲; Croatia gets thumbs up to join Euro common currency in 2023💶; Saudi’s plan worlds largest buildings on Red Sea Coast🏗; Aussie power woes a enormous challenge for new gov💡; US to send rocket system to Ukraine for “defensive” purposes only🤥; Russian politician moots kidnapping NATO ministers in Ukraine😳😳; French diplomats to strike for 1st time in 20yrs🤯; Gazprom suspends gas deliveries to Dutch trader GasTerra⏳; German inflation jumps to 8.7% in May📊; EU misses its Climate flighting spend target💶; Taiwan reports incursion by Chinese jets in its air defence zone💣; US politicians blame mental illness for deadly school shootings🤔; global food shortages present gov’s with stark choice of either paying debt or feeding people😬😱; pressure mounts on BoJo as another Tory MP calls for his resignation🤐; North Korea lifts lockdown as covid threat abates🦠; at least 56 die in Brazil as heavy rain lashes northeast😢; IMF secures $40bn for its Resilience & Sustainability Trust💸; indices, JSE@70920⬆️; DOW@32899⬇️; FTSE@7532⬇️; R/$15.59; R/£19.66; R/€16.73; Bitcoin $29636; Brent Crude $121; sports, URC moves to business end as stormers v Edinburgh🏉, sharks v bulls🏉 line up for quarters; Casper Ruud becomes 1st Norwegian to reach Grand Slam final v Nadal in Paris🎾; Coco Gauff becomes youngest slam finalist in 18 yrs at French open🎾; race for Proteas top job heats up as Enoch Nkwe, Robin Petersen enter the mix🏏; US equity firm takes stake in All Blacks🏉💸; 1st all female officials selected for men’s rugby test in June🏉👌🏽(Thanks to dan Thomalla)

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