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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 ?