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The Leadership Platform

The Leadership Platform show is a show on the fringe of change in leadership development, debating leadership issues and casting the spotlight on leaders. Adriaan Groenewald as an accomplished author and leadership advisor has been interviewing and working with top leaders for more than 15 years, and is therefore perfectly placed to present the show. The show includes the Youth Leadership Platform, presented by Bongani Tau.
Weekly English South Africa Business · Health & Fitness
794 Episodes
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Leader Interview: Xolile Sizani (Group Chief Executive at Servest SA)

Adriaan interviews Xolile Sizani - Group Chief Executive at Servest Group Africa: SA’s largest facilities management group. They discuss the current state of Servest Group Africa and Xolile’s turnaround strategy. Xolile also shares with us his views about leadership and his experience in this field, and he leaves a message…
18 Mar 2019 29 min

Global Leadership Master Class: Dr Urin Ferndale

We get to know Dr Urin Ferndale - current CEO at Jet (Edcon) - as he shares a variety of experiences about his unique life path as a leader in his long career in South Africa... plus his views about leadership.
4 Feb 2019 40 min

Youth Leadership Platform: Beneath the Skin of Business & Print Media

Bongani is joined by Phumzile Mthembu and Jina Shabangu to discuss their entrepreneurial journey - how looking for products to help Phumzile's son with eczema led to her manufacturing organic products that helped his skin condition, and became a viable business opportunity for her. Then, Leeroy Esbend - founder of…
21 Jan 2019 47 min

Youth Leadership Platform: Purpose, Success & Fear

Bongani Tau chats to Yamkela Keviet about 'understanding your purpose for success', the value of sacrifice, and running a couple of restaurants at 24. In the second installment, Bongani is joined by Brent Feinberg - a brilliant young author - to discuss his children's range of books, that help kids…
26 Nov 2018 45 min

Global Leadership Master Class: Authentic Leadership with Mike Elliott

An Authentic Leadership conversation with Adriaan and Louis Groenewald, and Mike Elliott (Chief Executive Officer at Edgars). From formal accounting experience combined with entrepreneurship, to CEO at Edgars within the giant corporate world of Edcon. Together we explore and expand on his views and experiences in leadership.
19 Nov 2018 56 min

Youth Leadership Platform: Learning from Leadership Failures

Bongani Tau is joined by Public Policy Specialist focusing on Local Economic Development and Government Institutional Planning and lecturer at North West University, Dr Kagiso TK Pooe, to discuss the science of Local Economic Development, why it has failed in the past, ethics, and the concept of servant leadership to…
19 Nov 2018 54 min

Youth Leadership Platform: Decoding Ethical Leadership

Bongani Tau is joined by Dr Sooliman (Post-Doctorate Research Fellow, Faculty of Humanities: University of Pretoria) to decode the concept of Ethical Leadership, the effects of 'Neo-Apartheid', and why current leaders are ineffective in advocating for and driving social justice.
12 Nov 2018 59 min

Youth Leadership Platform: Job Seekers & Keepers

Bongani speaks to Jake Willis, a recruitment expert, to get tips on how companies can make sure young people stay longer, building a 'millennial-friendly' working environment, and how job seekers can find and keep jobs. Jake also shares his entrepreneurial journey and ideas for business growth.
5 Nov 2018 44 min

Global Leadership Master Class: Shared Leadership

Prof. Theo Veldsman joins the team to discuss architecting the team-based organisation of the future... the organisational design for the organisation and the operating model of an organisation to identify, create and deliver value to the target market of the organisation.
29 Oct 2018 59 min

Youth Leadership Platform: Youth For Change

Bongani Tau is joined by One Young World ambassadors Lerato Selialia, Tshepiso Ramotsehoa and Sibusiso Malinga who unpack their experience of the 2018 One Young World summit in the Hague, Netherlands. The summit brought together over 2,000 youth leaders representing 196 countries to debate, formulate and share innovative solutions for…
29 Oct 2018 54 min

Global Leadership Master Class: Authentic Leadership with Gordana Biernat

A very enlightening conversation about authentic leadership between Adriaan and special guest Gordana Biernat: author, a selected Oprah's SuperSoul100 Teacher, speaker and thinker from Malmo, Sweden. Gordana is a strong and growing influencer and leader, a peer to well-known global influencers such as Deepak Chopra, Eckhart Tolle and Tony Robbins…
22 Oct 2018 47 min

Youth Leadership Platform - Business Intelligence

Bongani is joined by Wall Street stock trader, business advisor, and founder of Future Gen Leaders - Thembi Buthelezi, to discuss all things business intelligence/ entrepreneur IQ (EIQ), why entrepreneurs fail, and how they can overcome their barriers.
22 Oct 2018 50 min

Global Leadership Master Class: Authentic Leadership with Malik Melamu

Adriaan Groenewald, CEO of The Leadership Platform, interviews and welcomes a new Global Contributor onto the Global Leadership Platform (GLP). We learn more about Malik Melamu, CEO of MTN Sudan, as a leader and about his views on leadership, and the state of leadership in Africa and the world. A…
15 Oct 2018 45 min

Youth Leadership Platform: Africa Fashion Now

Bongani is joined by two fresh faces of AFI Johannesburg Fashion Week - Neo and Sibusiso - to discuss Fashion Week preparation and the creative process, individual brand narrative, African consumerism, the meaning of Afrocotoure, and how they are planning to lead in changing the fashion narrative globally.
8 Oct 2018 49 min

Global Leadership Master Class: Authentic Leaders & Leadership

Adriaan interviews special leader-guest Angelique Du Toit - author, inspirational speaker, brand ambassador, and a global contributor on our #GLP Global Leadership Platform. Angelique has released quite a few very inspiring ‘life’ leadership books and is currently releasing her new book, 'Turn It Around - Shifting Perceptions In A Changing…
1 Oct 2018 51 min

Youth Leadership Platform: Preserving Black History & Culture

"Bongani Tau talks to Thabiso Mahlape, the founder of BlackBird Books - a publishing house dedicated to amplifying unheard black voices and give a platform for black authors to showcase their work - about the role that books play in preserving our history and culture this heritage month. They also…
10 Sep 2018 53 min

Global Leadership Master Class: Toxic vs Authentic Leadership

The panel of Adriaan with Tineke Wulffers (Moya Institute), plus Arthie Moore and Jan Robberts (KI Leadership Institute) discuss a recent twitter poll showing that 92% of people agreed that the problem of toxic leadership is destroying our world: economically, politically, socially, morally, health-wise. We need a greater and more…
10 Sep 2018 55 min
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