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Senior executives believe innovation is important but only 14% think that their organisations are effective at it! Extraordinary Leaders  have yet to build the systemic ability—the underlying processes and capabilities that drive innovation—to transform ambitious aspirations into real results.Innovation is grounded in our current reality.

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 innovation.

CR under pressure as questions loom over $4m heist????????; Comair enters liquidation, flight prices set to soar as SA loses 40% flight capacity????✈️; EFF MP’s attack CR in National Assembly slagging match????; CR suspends public protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane????; exercise & vaccination linked to lower risk of long covid-19 says Discovery????????; Icasa chair Keabetswe Modimoeng steps down????????; CR appoints WC Judge Owen Rogers to ConCourt bench????⚖️; InterPol red notice nabs Gupta brothers in Dubai⚖️????; Parliamentary committes backs independence of tax ombud????; Thulas Nxesi has spent over R1.6m on official trips abroad????; Eskom to lend R40bn to new transmission entity????????????; JZ’s legal team plans private prosecution of prosecutor Billy Downer⚖️????; National Treasury on hunt for politically astute DG????; SA’s $8.5bn energy package is intended only for renewables says donor????; relocating Parliament back on the agenda????; State develops system to enable presidency to track SIU referrals????????; WC premier calls for end to covid restrictions????????; CR to appear before ANC integrity commission over farm robbery????; hunger in SA becoming a major health crisis with 27% of children stunted????????; business worries that surge in crime will dig away at confidence????; wine industry wants to turn excess lockdown wine into cider????; Mkhwebane turns to African human rights commission for help????; SA’s offer of covid-19 vaccines to Africa falls flat????; NERSA flips switch on a further 210MW of private renewable projects????????; internationally, Putin compares Ukraine war to Peter the Great’s mission to recover Russian land????; US CPI surprisingly spikes to new 40yr high, spooks markets????????; heat waves turn Indian factories into furnaces????; tank of petrol in UK hits more than £100⛽️; clearing sea mines in Ukraine ports will delay exports????; ECB announces rate hikes & ends stimulus????; Shanghai to lockdown 7 districts as Covid infections rebound????????; battery shortages threaten the US’s green transition????; EU legislators back ban on new fossil fuel cars from 2035????????????; Ireland accuses UK of acting in bad faith on Brexit as BoJo threatens protocol????; OECD warns of “hefty” global price for Ukraine war????; Ukraine & partners seek corridor for grain exports????; diesel rich oil commanding huge premiums????; World Bank downgrades global growth forecast for 2022????; Russian MP’s vote to end ties with European court of human rights⚖️; US trade deficit narrows sharply in April as imports fall????; China’s consumers still tight fisted despite easing of lockdowns????????; Aussie renewables plan hits community opposition⏳????; Shanghai supply chains on the haul back to normal????; rash of weekend gun violence kills 124 in US;????????; BoJo survives vote of no confidence, but only by small majority????????; Sri Lanka’s president refuses to step down????; Malawi requests 4yr credit facility says IMF????; IAEA warns of fatal blow to nuclear deal as Iran removes cameras from 2 sites????????????; Russian backed court in Donetsk sentences “mercenaries” to death????⚖️; indices; JSE@67803⬇️; DOW@31392⬇️; FTSE@7317⬇️; R/$15.36; R/£19.31; R/€16.43; Bitcoin $29362; Brent crude $122; sports, Bulls shock overwhelming favorites Leinster to book URC final spot????????; Stormers v Ulster in CT @15.00 kickoff????; Rassie & Miller on fire as Proteas amaze in chasing 212 in 19.1 overs in New Delhi to go 1-0 up????; outclassed Bafana slip up v Morocco in Afcon qualifier⚽️; global golf in tatters as US PGA bans top players for playing in cash rich LIV golf series????????; F1 train hits tricky Baku track????; CricketSA & ROC Nation confirm commercial partnership???????? ( Thanks to Dan Thomalla )

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