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The purpose of a leader is to create a context in which people will perform to their potential. This “mental space” is where they discover and test themselves and where they reveal their magic ( Tony Manning ). Context is crucial for sense making your leadership ! Here is a snapshot of week 35

BRICS summit concludes ushering in new era for Global South as Saudi’s, Iran, Argentina, Ethiopia, Egypt & UAE join bloc????????; Godongwana to investors – BRICS is not a threat????; crucial energy bill finally introduced to parli????; nod for 4 private power bids expected to ease Jozi loadshedding????????????; two JZ backed NPA officials lose ConCourt appeal over CR firing⚖️; housebreaking tops crime list rising 10% says Stats SA????; China donates R167m in equipment to bolster SA’s power supply????; CR urges China’s Xi to buy more SA goods????; little consensus reached on BRICS currency????; China urges SA to do away with tender & BEE rules, reform & transformation will be faster????????; Mkhwebane’s fate now lies with National Assembly ????; beloved Carte Blanche presenter Derek Watts dies????; Eskom gets R16bn from Treasury to help with debt????; China grants SA R670m for energy crisis????; premature for SA to withdraw from $ & SWIFT warns Godongwana ????; reforms slow in Southern Africa shows FITCH tracker????; SA’s airport chaos may hit festive season travellers warns aviation body✈️; driver’s licence renewals set to become easier????????; internationally, Prigozhin plane crashes outside Moscow exactly 2 mths after so called Russia coup attempt, fingers pointed at Putin????; Zim voting dogged by delays, no ballets, no international observers????️; IKEA UK likely to open in Oxford st????️; Turkey surprises with 7.5% rate hike????; UN’s Antonio Guterres says wealthy nations set stage for world war????????; IMF says global fossil fuel subsidies have surged to $7 trillion????; India’s rover set to explore lunar terrain????; Brazil poised to oust US as top maize exporter????; fleeing investors urge China to start splurging????????; Japan pours treated Fukushima water into Pacific Ocean????; Russia crafts plan to swap frozen assets with West????; Hong Kong & Macau ban seafood from Japan????; Indonesia’s tropical glaciers melting????; Trump surrenders to Georgia officials, has mug shots taken & $200k bail paid⚖️; Germany vows to work with Aus amid Chinese rivalry????; food & petrol price hikes spark unrest in Syria????; North Korea readies for 2nd bid to launch recon Satelite????; hot seas slow Panama Canal shipping????; search drags on for missing Maui residents????????; Ukraine may use new Black Sea route to ship grain????????; China investigates citizen accused of spying for CIA????; Russia warns decision to send F16’s to Ukraine will escalate war????; Tropical Storm Hilary tears through California????????; indices, JSE@73836⬆️; DOW@34346⬇️; FTSE@7338⬆️; R/$18.61; R/£23.41; R/€20.08; Bitcoin $26071; Brent crude $85; gold $1943; sports, flawless Boks out muscle All Blacks for record 35-7 win????; F1 train back from summer break with Dutch F1????️; Owen Farrell finally gets banned from opening games at RWC after ban appeal????; Cricket SA launches professional domestic women’s league????; Spain tame England to win FIFA Women’s World Cup⚽️???? ( Thanks to Dan Thomalla)

So ….as we drive ourselves through the 2023  year ….what new perspectives do we need to take to ensure we thrive in 2023 ?