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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 36

Devastating Johannesburg inferno claims 74 lives, raises questions over city’s service delivery failures????; cadre deployment would destroy Treasury asserts Godongwana????????; Cabinet slams WC bill as power grab????; CT traffic cops get body cams????; Parli to vote on Public Protectors fate & successor????????; clamour grows for release of SARB farmgate report????; state capture remains prevalent in SOE’s warns Busi Mavuso????; PRASA CEO says revival of ailing rail network is on track????; Dept of Public Enterprises set to close down????; ConCourt urged to rule against new electoral laws????️; deadline looms for health dept to hand over covid-19 vax contracts????????; business groups drop NHI tax bombshell????; MP’s grill home affairs on visa delays????; SANDF units on standby to deploy at illegal mines????; Bheki Cele asks police to be vigilant & ready to act as police killings surge????; Eskom does not deserve R24bn revenue clawback says business????; UIF partners with IDC in R5bn jobs fund????; Mbeki tells young voters to demand answers from ruling party????; Nesquik discontinued in SA due to low demand????; plans to unseat him will fail warns King Misuzulu kaZwelithini????; Transnet sues Sasol & TotalEnergies for R1.3bn????; BRICS ready to challenge West’s control of global trade say analysts⏳; SA needs 750k electric cars on the road by 2030 to reach climate goals????; bill to cut energy red tape will be finalised by yr end????; taxi strike cost WC R5bn, MEC tells parli????; Eskom juggles options for municipalities that cannot pay their bills????️; internationally, former US Proud Boys leaders jailed for storm on US Capitol⚖️; South Koreans fret over Fukushima water release????????; US struggles to prevent imports of banned Chinese cotton????; Germany’s property sector not in great shape????; India’s economy expands at fastest pace in a yr????; China’s latest map claiming entire South China Sea sparks outcry????; use of robots slows as US economy sags???? ; Trump pleads not guilty in Georgia election interference case⚖️; China’s Xi to skip G20 in India????; Ukraine launches multiple drone strikes deep into Russia????; US Q2 GDP revised down to 2.1%????; Gabon in chaos after military coup????; Japan’s 1st major walkout in decades hits Tokyo’s flagship Seibu store????; UK schools told to close some buildings over crumbling concrete????; China’s slowing economy overshadows property easing moves????; oil prices rise on expectations of tightening supplies????️; Asia’s factory activity slows as China shows signs of recovery????; UK’s Braverman not ruling out electronic tagging to control migrants????; US continues to add jobs at robust pace????; indices, JSE@74786⬆️; DOW@34837⬆️; FTSE@7464⬆️; R/$18.84; R/£23.72; R/€20.30; Bitcoin $25810; Brent crude $89; gold $1966; sports, Nienaber & Co shrug off Boks fierce backlash for 7-1 bench tactic????; Aussies put Proteas to sword in T20 series????; Verstappen makes it Red Bull 9 in a row as F1 hits Monza????️; Haaland wins UEFA player of yr⚽️; NZ rugby “not fit for purpose” shows scathing report????????; England’s women cricketers awarded match fee parity with men???????????? ( 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 ?