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The 2021 year was best described by one of our clients as a ” gut punch”

As we reflect on 2021 ,there is so much that we can learn from the turbulent past that builds our strength and resilience for a great 2022.

Let that sink in for a moment……

Today we share a capsule of the year that was .Leadership Pulse is a capsule of last’s year’s unfolding dynamics ….a great way to prepare your plans for the year  ahead:

Covid-19, to Delta, to Omicron, vaccine rollouts to antivax campaigns, red lists to green lists to quarantines, Covid chaos has upended our lives????????????; archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu dies????; JZ arrested for contempt????????????; July unrest & insurrection shake society to its core????????; Zweli Mkhize engulfed in public service betrayal????; Eskom electricity system almost collapsed????????; RET faction attempts to erode SA democracy????; ANC implements side-step rule for politicians accused of serious crimes, Ace is shown the door????????????; Ace, former Durban mayor Zandile Gumede, 14 accused in VBS heist, Gupta lieutenant Iqbal Sharma & former MP Vincent Smith finally seen in the dock⚖️????; Zondo commission shows it’s teeth????????; ANC fails to win 50% in municipal elections, DA & EFF lose support ????; Jackson Mthembu succumbs to Covid????; ANC fails to pass Land Expropriation Without Compensation Act into law????????????; PE changes it’s name to Gqeberha????; King Goodwill Zwelithini, FW de Klerk & Shaleen Surtie-Richards pass away????????; devastating CT blaze guts UCT library & surrounds????; 3 SA gov ministers held hostage during meeting with veterans????; “Thembisa 10” babies saga shocks society????; Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula elected Speaker of National Assembly????; internationally, covid effective vaccines finally show up????????; new US President Joe Biden promises unity????; Minneapolis jury convicts policeman Derek Chauvin who shot George Floyd⚖️????????; Trump supporters took over the U.S. Capitol????; Naomi Osaka, Simone Biles highlight preservation of mental health????????????????; resilience everywhere as world emerges from worst pandemic????; focused concentration on intolerable inequities surface????????; climate change made itself more evident every day????????????; US rejoins Paris Climate Accord????; the Ever Green ran aground in Suez Canal for 6 days, billions in trade held up????; Elon Musk’s SpaceX success with 1st operational space flight by private company????; 12 story condo collapses in Florida killing 98 as structural integrity questioned????; 32nd summer Olympic games in Tokyo goes ahead????; Richard Branson takes to space aboard virgin galactic????????; US troops withdraw from Afghanistan after two decade war, Kabul falls to Taliban????????; Texas abortion ban turns citizens into “bounty hunters”????????; WHO endorses worlds 1st malaria vaccine????; FDA approves 2 covid pills????????; Indonesia passenger jet crashes into Java Sea after take-off killing 62✈️; UK introduces “red list” as lockdowns go global & quarantines ramp up????????; UK veteran & NHS champion fundraiser Captain Sir Tom Moore died age 100????; Trump found not guilty in 2nd impeachment trial????; Harry & Meghan announce birth of 2nd child while quitting Royal Family????; Duke & Duchess of Sussex drop bombshell racism claims in Oprah Interview rocking British monarchy????; Duke of Edinburgh dies age 99????; mass cremations in New Delhi as India became covid epicentre????????; worst violence between Israel & Palestinians since 2014 as 11 day war kills 255????????; cast of Friends reunites for special episode of sitcom????; BoJo marries Carrie Symonds????; Cornwall hosts G7 summit????; Matt Hancock quits as UK health secretary after kissing aide????; Michael Packard spat out of whales mouth after 30-40 seconds near Cape Cod????; torrential rains across Europe kills over 200☔️????; devastating wildfires swept through Italy, Greece & Turkey????; lawsuit in US accuses Prince Andrew of sexually abusing Virginia Giuffre⚖️; Hurricane Ida wreaks havoc In US????; Swedish pop icons ABBA release new album ???? ; shortage of HGV drivers cause fuel panic buying & chaos in UK⛽️; thousands flee La Palma after volcano erupts????; musician R Kelly found guilty of racketeering & trafficking in sex abuse trial⚖️; Daniel Craig’s final Bond outing released 18 mths later than planned????; Facebook, Instagram & Whatapp hit by outage lasting over 6 hrs????????; UK conservative MP Sir David Amess dies after being stabbed in constituency????; 90 yr old William Shatner becomes oldest person to reach Space aboard Jeff Bezos rocket????????????; Alec Baldwin accidentally shoots cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on set????????; world leaders gather in Glasgow for COP26 climate summit????????; 10 people crushed to death at Astroworld Music festival in Houston????????; Britney Spears 13 yr controversial conservatorship controlling her money finally ends⚖️????????; Yorkshire Cricket Club rocked by racism claims by former Captain Azeem Rafiq????????; devastating tragedy as 100’s of migrants die crossing English Channel????; Storm Arwen batters NE England, Scotland & Ireland????????; trial of Jeffrey Epstein’s ex begins in NY⚖️; Jeff Bezos flies into suborbital space aboard Blue Origin????; Myanmar coup shocks????; COVAX vaccine sharing initiative begins????????; 1st purely digital NFT based artwork sold at auction for $69 million???? ; Anthony Hopkins & Youn Yuh-Jung make history at Oscars????????????????; SpaceX successfully recovers starship prototype for 1st time????; B.1.617.2 variant gets new name Delta????; Benjamin Netanyahu voted out of office????; China sends its astronauts to Tiangong Space Station for 1st time????; El Salvador accepts Bitcoin as legal tender????; SpaceX launches 1st all civilian space flight????????; UAE sends spacecraft to orbit Mars????; NASA’s perseverance lands on Red Planet????????; Russia dispatches crew members to ISS????; Facebook & Twitter ban Trump????; Kim Kardashian & Kanye West divorce????; Haitian President assassinated????; Elon Musk pays $12bn to Uncle Sam????????;  indices, JSE@73709⬆️; DOW@36398⬆️; FTSE@7383⬆️; R/$15.90; R/£21.48; R/€18.01; Bitcoin $48332; sports, Atlanta Braves win 4th World Series⚾️ ; Max Verstappen wins craziest F1 championship????????; Tiger Woods lucky to be alive after car crash????⛳️; fury in UK as big 6 football clubs announce plans to create a new European super league but pull out amid fierce backlash⚽️; Euro 2020 finally kicks off a year late with Italy beating England in penalty shootout⚽️????; Italy’s Lamont Marcell Jacobs wins shock gold in 100m Olympic flagship event????‍♂️ ; Messi makes tearful goodbye to Barcelona⚽️; Jack Grealish becomes most expensive premier league footballer after £100 million transfer⚽️????; Ronaldo re-joins Man Utd⚽️; teenager wildcard Emma Raducanu shocks to win US Open????????; Tyson Fury retains WBC heavyweight title defeating Deontay Wilder????; Man Utd sack Ole Gunnar Solskjaer⚽️; NZ’s Ajaz Patel collects all 10 wickets in test innings????; Denmark midfielder Christian Ericksen resuscitated on-field during Euro2020 meet with Finland⚽️; Boks down B&I Lions????; Tom Brady & Tampa Bay Buccaneers win super bowl????; Hideki Matsuyama makes Masters history⛳️; Rassie  get ban for calling out refs decisions????????; US wins back Ryder Cup⛳️; Tadej Pogacar dominates Tour De France????; Aussies win T20 World Cup????????; Ntando Mahlangu stuns Paralympics while Tatjana Schoenmaker thrills in Tokyo pool????????‍♀️; BlitzBokke dominate 7’s series, undefeated run????; Aussies humiliate Poms to retain Ashes????; Bokke end 2021 ranked top test team????; Quinny shocks by quitting test cricket???? ( Thanks to Dan Thomalla )

Happy Holidays before we launch into 2022 !