In this conversation Dr Claudelle and Priscillah Mabelane explore the challenges leaders face in a fast-changing world and the leadership skills that have become non-negotiable. Priscillah provides insights into how she is navigating the new world and the characteristics that have helped her to ascend to the important role she fulfils today. She gives an honest account of areas where leaders have to challenge themselves in how they are contributing to their organisations and society as a whole. They also touch on the very important concept of ethical leadership and courage.
The Covid-19 pandemic and related lockdowns around the globe has put a spotlight on the need for empathy. Many have been able to display great empathy, while others have been struggling. I suspect that those organisations that have typically been bottom line driven, would have found it a lot more difficult to deal with the levels of empathy required in dealing with employees who suddenly had to go into a mini diaspora, while dealing with the inevitable bereavement that accompanied the virus as it wreaked havoc.