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CEOs differ meaningfully from the overall executive population across many personality attributes. Two traits in particular stand out:an ability to embrace appropriate risks and a bias toward acting and capitalising on opportunities. We consider these traits the “essence” of the CEO personality. In other words, a CEO is significantly less cautious and more likely to take action when compared to other senior executives.

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:

Omicron variant stymies tourism as Xmas travelers cancel????????; National State of Disaster extended until mid-Jan????; most SA workers in support of vaccine mandates show WEF report????????????; WHO recommends booster vaccines, mix & match can be done????; SA produces its 1st own rapid antigen test kit????????; Netcare & Mediclinic data show 4th wave cases are much milder thus far????????; CR weighs tighter lockdowns amid virus surge????; new team takes over running of Land bank????; Mantashe berates Shell seismic survey protestors????; Mabuza says Eskom management best to tackle crisis????; NPA guns for optimum coal mine culprits⚖️; irregular gov expenditure understated says AG????; localisation will push up prices & hamper recovery warns Transnet????????; SA business mood worsens as covid curbs hit trade????; wine industry body Vinpro loses bid to overturn lockdown booze bans????; CR to get covid corruption report from SIU????⚖️; Godongwana calls for fuel price reforms⛽️; ANC back to square one as Land Expropriation Without compensation fails to pass in Parliament????????; public servants to face lifestyle audits from feb????????; NPA Head Shamila Batohi does damage control over early exit of Hermione Cronje????; anti-apartheid activist Ebrahim Ismail Ebrahim dies????; truckers behind N3 highway blockade face economic sabotage charges????????⚖️; internationally, early signs Europe’s latest covid surge is levelling off????????; US weekly jobless claims at 52 yr lows as labour market tightens????????; starting salaries soar as UK battles labour shortage????; the end of Merkelism after 16 yrs as Olaf Scholz elected new Chancellor????; Putin & Biden to hold follow up talks on Ukraine says Kremlin????; India army chief among 13 killed in helicopter crash????; released video shows BoJo’s staff held party in lockdown, UK is furious????????; Japan offers tax breaks to companies who hike pay????; UAE to shift to sat/sun weekends in 2022????????; Spain’s former King Juan Carlos fights for immunity in UK court????; Sweden questions plan for Europes next trade weapon⏳; US, Canada, UK all announce diplomatic boycott of Beijing Winter Olympics????; NY businesses blindsided by Mayor’s vaccine mandate order????; China to cut banks reserve requirement ratio releasing $188bn in liquidity????????; global outrage after Myanmar military court jails Suu Kyi????⚖️; Italy cranks up rules in drive against Covid antivaxxers????????; Trumps media company to get $1bn investment from Spac????; Pope censures EU leaders over exploiting migrants for politics????; French envoy says Aus in denial over submarines row????; no end in sight to high shipping costs????????; Australians have little to cheer amid beer shortage due to supply chain delays????; G7 finance chiefs to discuss inflation as prices soar????; nov US CPI of 6.8% climbs at fastest annual rate since 1982????; indices, JSE@71686⬆️; DOW@35981⬆️; FTSE@7291⬆️; R/$15.93; R/£21.14; R/€18.02; Bitcoin $48341; sports, Kolisi & Etzebeth lead SA Rugby player of the yr nominations????; SA gets shot at competing in Men’s Hockey pro league????; Virat Kohli refuses to step down, BCCI cracks whip removing his captaincy????; Tappe Henning appointed head of refs for United Rugby Championship????; world boxing council orders Tyson Fury must fight Dillian Whyte in next defence????; BlitzBokke make it 4 from 4 in dominant undefeated stretch???? ( 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 ?