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A recent McKinsey book on CEO Excellence identifies three elements about the CEO’s job:

  1. How unique the role actually is
  2. The number of contradictions a CEO faces
  3. The sheer amount of work involved in doing the job well

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 …

Covid recovery as masks outside, PCR tests done away with, 50% stadium capacity back????????????; SARB raises interest rates 0.25% as expected????; CR hits R1 trillion SA investment mark????; Mkhwebane tells CR he is not entitled to suspend her⚖️????; CR invited global business leaders to join SA’s road to recovery????????; Lufthansa Technik suspended from servicing comair planes✈️; KZN upbeat over R100bn Transnet port expansion????; Mboweni & Pandor at centre of R50m donation to Cuba courts hears????????; Eskom seeks loan-to-equity option from climate funds????????; no one to be left behind vows CR as digital migration takes shape????; CT project worth R4.5bn at risk after interdict on Amazon HQ development⚖️????; wildlife bond to help SA’s endangered black rhino????????; gov aims for fuel price relief for April/May⛽️; Optimum victory takes NPA a step closer to seizing prized Gupta asset⚖️????; ZAR strengthens over 10% YTD as bullish sentiment remains????????; internationally, dangerous Putin gets ever more desperate, fears of chemical warfare, Ukrainians counter offensive pushing Russians back as war enters 2nd month????????; summits entrench unified Western effort against Russia????????; Putin switches gas payments currency to roubles for “unfriendly” nations????; Biden calls for removal of Russia from G20????; ICC prosecutor urges support for probe of war crimes in Ukraine⚖️; Thailand puts brakes on surging use of cryptocurrencies????; PMI’s for March show 1st signs of coming storm????????; North Korea sends largest ICBM into Japanese waters????; Putin plans to attend G20 summit in Indonesia????; Hong Kong’s easing of covid restrictions not enough says business????; Dems oppose Republicans attacks on US Supreme Court nominee????; Powell signals FED could be more aggressive in lifting rates????????; no signs of life as Boeing crashes carrying 132 passengers in southern China????✈️; worlds distressed economies at greater default risk due to Russia’s war????; Germany rolls out €15bn aid package to ease pain of soaring energy prices????; proposes US/EU pact will allow trustworthy data flows????; indices, JSE@74324⬇️; DOW@34861⬆️; FTSE@7483⬆️; R/$14.54; R/£19.17; R/€15.97; Bitcoin $44427; Brent crude $119; sports, woeful Proteas humiliated at hands of Bangladeshi’s????; Proteas women flying SA flag high making World Cup semis????????; Cape Epic enters business end????????‍♀️; SA sport welcomes 50% supporter return as a major relief????????; Italy humiliated by North Macedonia to miss 2nd successive World Cup⚽️; IPL#15 kicks off in India????; Six nations champs France move ahead of All Blacks in world rugby rankings, boks still @1

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