Author Archives: Coen Welsh

Developing Authentic Leadership Skills

In the last few months we have seen many leaders being accused of things that they should have been shielding their follower from. This situation begs the question, where are the good leaders? Are there still good leaders?

We know there are good leaders. We see them in business and politics. As an ironic coincidence, in the video below I used Mark Zuckerberg as an example of a good leader. With the recent scandals around Facebook and how they use and protect user data, it seems short-sighted to have used him as an example. Afterwards Zuckerberg said: “We have a responsibility to protect your data, and if we can’t then we don’t deserve to serve you.” This statement reflect (to some extent) the relational transparency we expect from Authentic Leaders. In the video below I expand on this idea:

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Managing Reward in a Holistic Way (Talent Cafe Presentation)

Thank you to everyone who attended the rebranded Talent Cafe presentation on 28 Feb in Windhoek and 2 March in Walvis. Your participation and conversation were really appreciated.

Some interesting facts shared in this presentation.

Companies in the top quartile of engagement scores had 50% higher total shareholder return than the average company.
Source: Aon Hewitt 2012 “Making Employee Engagement Happen: Best Practices from Best Employers”

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It pays to grow as a leader

A lot of time and effort goes into developing yourself. Regardless of what area you decide to grow it is going to cost you something. Time, money and effort. We all know that lawyers, doctors, engineers, and accountants make good money, but what about the rest of us who do not have the professional qualifications to work in these professions. Finweek Magazine investigated which degrees pay the big money. 

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Hage G. Geingob High School SRC Leadership Development (sponsored by Capricorn Group)

We want to thank the Capricorn Group for sponsoring this initiative to develop the next generation of leaders. Sigi Lange had an excellent time with the SRC at Hage G. Geingob High School kicking off our initiative to develop the next generation of leaders.

“The task of leadership is not to put greatness into humanity, but to elicit it, for the greatness is already there.” John Buchan

The Hage Geingob school is a beacon of hope in the area. They show others the way in getting results and applying the resources they have. 

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Tomorrow’s Leaders Today

We are very fortunate to have the Capricorn Group who has agreed to sponsor the Tomorrow’s Leaders Today initiative. Capacity Trust is proud to announce our young leaders’ development programme. As part of our efforts to give back to the community, we are offering a workshop on personality type and leadership.

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