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An agile leader is flexible, not afraid to step out of their comfort zone, and is not afraid to deal with complexity or uncertainty. An agile leader is someone whose credibility it not dependent on knowledge or status, but who becomes credible through their mindset and skillset (see McPherson, 2016). In this sense, everyone can be an agile leader in their own right……..It starts with a very clear understanding of current context for the organisation ……………Let that sink in for a moment.

Making informed decisions is more crucial than ever  in leading organisations to greatness.  Leadership Pulse is a capsule of last’s week’s unfolding dynamics ….a great way to prepare your plans for week  ahead:

Covid chaos as new variant, Omicron, detected in SA, Botswana & Hong Kong samples????????????; UK, US, UAE, Aus , Canada, Seychelles bans SA flights, EU moves to follow suit on new variant outbreak as world shuts SA out????????; travel industry dismayed as travel bans mount????✈️; gov gears up for imminent 4th wave as Gauteng cases spike????; Gov to offer additional covid shot to people with weakened immune systems????; slow vaccine uptake means SA has to halt orders????????; WHO lauds SA’s speed in reporting new virus variant????????; ANC punished in biggest political shakeup since 1994????; ANC loss shows rise of right wing ideals warns Mbeki????; DA wins big as Tshwane vote makes it 3 out of 3 in Gauteng????; mining industry renews commitment to “zero harm”????????; CR vows gov will reject unfavorable green financing options????????; Cosatu calls for alliance summit after ANC’s poor electoral performance????; police on standby ahead of potential unrest in KZN this w/end????; Bathabile Dlamini’s perjury trial hits a snag on day 1⚖️; JZ lawyers detail health issues in court case disputing his medical parole⏳⚖️; SAA & Kenya Airways partner on pan-Africa route✈️; lawmakers slam Eskom’s record keeping & failure to act against corruption????????; miners have almost 4000 MW of renewable projects in pipeline says mining council????????; GEPF says they have problems with bonds-to-equity deal to save Eskom????????; calls grow to boycott Shell ahead of seismic survey off Wild Coast????????; SA retailers look to end reliance on Asia for products????????; PRASA CEO Zolani Matthews suspended????; Eskom reports acts of sabotage to Hawks⚖️????; De Lille in bid to reclaim illegally occupied gov properties????????; internationally, Belgium detects 1st case of new Covid-19 Omicron variant????; EU & Asia tighten borders after new variant detection✈️; EU regulator clears covid vaccine for kids aged 5-11????; covid surge threatens Germanys festive cheer as Austria locks down????????; Aus deploys troops to Solomon Islands as protests spread????; Russia probes Netflix over LGBTQ “gay propaganda” complaint????; devastating drought threatens Brazil exports????????; new Swedish prime minister resigns on 1st in job????; FOMC stresses FED should be ready to adjust pace of taper????????; at least 30 feared drowned trying to cross Channel to UK????; Israel signs 1st defence pact with Morocco????; US jobless claims drop to lowest since 1969????; plunging Lira puts iPhones out of Turks reach????????; Russia & Ukraine military drills raise fears of war????; global semiconductor shortage hits Mexican car workers????; US to release oil from reserves after OPEC+ rebuffs call for more crude????; BoJo faces rebellion over social care funding????; Biden nominates Jerome Powell for 2nd term as FED chair????; Portugal shuts down its last remaining coal plant????????; IMF agrees with Pakistan to revive $6bn funding programme????; ties between US & China dominate New Economy Forum talks????; Bitcoin miners look to coolant tanks to make computers work faster????; indices, JSE@68614⬇️; DOW@34899⬇️; FTSE@7044⬇️; R/$16.11; R/£21.43; R/€18.04; Bitcoin $54456; sports, battered SA rugby dumped into uncertainty again as 2mth lull looms????; Sunshine Tour confirm SA Open to go ahead at Sun City, Alfred Dunhill Championship cancelled????️‍♂️; CAF backs holding World Cup every 2 yrs⚽️; BlitzBoks top pool in Dubai Sevens????; new covid variant threatens to derail CricketSA’s lucrative summer????; Rassie to serve ban as SA Rugby withdraw appeal & apologise to match officials???????? ( Thanks to Dan Thomalla)

One of my Leadership Guru’s , Ichak Adizes ,often poses this question ….What to do ?  As Leaders then ……what real Leadership initiative will we embark on this coming week to drive our organisations into better places ?