• Nov. 3 2016
  • Janice Scheckter

Save South Africa – why did the collaboration take so long?

What Judge Hillary Squires described as a ‘generally corrupt relationship’ and ‘mutually beneficial symbiosis’ between then deputy President Zuma and Shabir Shaik wasn’t enough to motivate collaboration.

 

  • Oct. 5 2016
  • Raashida Khan

Make the #FeesMustFall campaign positive

Everybody has something to say about the #FeesMustFall protests. The students; protesting and non-protesting, the institutions, including faculty staff and administrative staff, the president (via his spokespeople), the government departments, politicians, economists, big business, small business, respected commentators like J Jansen and Moletsi Mbeki, heroes like Caster Semenya, a truck driver, people who have had the privilege of attending universities and those that have not – the list goes on.

 

  • Oct. 27 2015
  • Janice Scheckter

Beware the lone ranger! High performing people who damage collaborative culture.

 

Collaborative culture works for organisations whose leaders adopt by example and demonstrate the practice and the ethos. Does this mean that everyone has to agree and work together? Not at all. Competition and collaboration are not enemies and can co-exist very healthily, but lone rangers are damaging.

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  • Oct. 14 2015
  • Janice Scheckter

Big Business – are you collaborating or will you have to play catch-up?

Meaningful business decisions in the digital era will no longer be made by leaders behind closed doors, but via engagement across collaboration channels. That’s the view of Altimeter Group founder and CEO, Charlene Li.

  • Sep. 29 2015
  • Janice Scheckter

Famous collaborations - feature one How the US won the space race

In April 1961 teams at NASA were reeling. The Soviets had put the first man in space. Yuri Gargarin became the first cosmonaut to go into space on April 12. During the years of the cold war, supremacy in every area was critical for both the US and the USSR.

 

 

  • Apr. 11 2015
  • Janice Scheckter

Is South Africa’s C-Level ready for collaborative leadership?

Respected leading business publications have included articles on the evolution of leadership to a more collaborative style for the past few years. Forbes, HBR and others regularly include editorial around the requirement for open innovation, internal ‘crowd sourcing’ and the approach to relationship in addition to process. If we accept that our future is a collaborative one, we need to ask the question ‘Are our leaders ready for collaborative leadership’?

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