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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 runs riot across the globe, UK considers 2 week lockdown????????; more than 90% of recent covid deaths are either unvaxxed or only partly vaxxed????????; coronavirus fragment counts surge in rural wastewater research team finds????; SA Covid hospital cases up 70% past week but actual numbers very low????????????; relief all round as SA remains on level 1 lockdown????????????; CR tests + for covid-19????; costs of Covid tests drop to R500 on Competition Commission ruling????????; JZ sent back to jail by Pretoria Court ruling????⚖️; State forces on high alert for unrest after JZ ruling asserts Bheki Cele????????; business hails Eskom move to free up land it owns for renewable energy development????????; Treasury proposes changes to oil & gas royalties????; PRASA rail network barely functional in Gauteng????????; Hlaudi Motsoeneng ordered to pay back “success” bonus from SABC????????????; Eskom’s maintenance plans increase risk of load shedding through 2022????; Fitch Ratings surprisingly upgrades SA to stable from negative rating????????????; Eskom reports interim profit yet warns of full year loss????; SA officially off UK travel red list in time for holidays✈️; Zondo defends ConCourt judgments⚖️; state rethinks contentious Zim visa timeline⏳; DA’s Gauteng coalitions are finally in place???????? ; protestors removed from state memorial for former president Fw de Klerk????; Mantashe lashed in court over apartheid remark In Shell challenge????????????; court dismisses Bathabile Dlamini’s bid to fend off perjury charge????????⚖️; forensic firm appointed to probe State Security Agency graft says CR????⚖️; internationally, Omicron eruptions prompt Europe to mull fresh curbs on travel & eateries????✈️????; BoJo faces mass rebellion in House of Commons as enemies circle amid mounting controversies????; FED speeds up tapering, moots 3 rate hikes in 2022????; Putin demands NATO keep out of post-soviet space????; HSBC fined £64 mil for anti-money laundering failings past 8 yrs????; poor quality coal adds to India’s energy woes????; Thailand mulls stock trading tax to boost gov coffers????; US relaxes restriction on abortion pill????; global coal use rises despite emissions pledge????????; Bank of Japan winds down some pandemic funding but keeps policy loose????; Argentina economy grows a healthy 11.9% in Q3????; hundreds flee as rebels clash with Myanmar army????; ECB acts to smooth exit from pandemic stimulus????; BOE catches market off guard with rate hike????????; France hardens travel curbs with UK over omicron✈️; US fears mounting death toll after blitz of tornadoes????; Time names Elon Musk Person of the year????????; China’s used car market slowly starts to take off????; G7 warns Russia of severe consequences if it attacks Ukraine????; economic stability is China’s top priority for 2022 say officials????; Julian Assange a step closer to extradition to US????; indices, JSE@71203⬇️; DOW@35365⬇️; FTSE@7269⬇️; R/$15.92; R/£21.18; R/€18.02; Bitcoin $46506; sports, Rassie keeps SA entertained with daily vids poking fun at World Rugby’s ban????????; Graeme Smith’s lawyer hits back at Cricket SA’s flawed SJN report????; dominant Aussies leave England in deep Ashes trouble????; Mercedes F1 withdraw appeal against Verstappens chaotic yet mesmerising final lap championship victory???? ( 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 ?