Interview 1 with Muzi Sikhakhane SC – Does law serve society?

In this conversation, Dr Claudelle and Muzi Sikhakhane SC look through the lens of law and explore questions such as: what the relationship between law and politics? Does law serve society?  How do we create law that works for everyone, when there are diverse views around what is right and wrong? Do we have gaps in the Constitution? How can the average person use their agency as a citizen to influence a change in the law when the law is no longer serving society? Can you apply sound law and have unethical outcomes?

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Outsourced morality

It is incumbent on each of us to constantly evaluate whether our moral compass is still pointing to our true north. We need to continually ask ourselves whether our actions are informed by our own beliefs that we carefully considered, before we concluded that they are fit to be used in our moral compass. How certain are we that we are not just believing what we are because those around us believe it? Or, that we are believing what we are because those who we have crowned with a halo believe it? Applying one’s own mind is paramount if we were to avoid the temptation of outsourcing our morality to others.

Fear can be your friend or your enemy

Whether we like it or not, we were not designed to be fearless. Fear is an emotional response connected to a basic need we all have – to feel safe. In the evolution of the human brain, this had been encoded for a very good reason. Our fear response is designed to trigger an action from us. If it’s a lion, we run. If we were to convince ourselves that we should not show fear and stand our ground, the stand we take is probably going to be immaterial to a starving lion. His fear that you may also be a threat, would most certainly be overridden by his fear of starving to death. Human beings are in any event rather defenceless without our modern weapons.

Know your rhythm

It is important that we work with our rhythm instead of against it. That is a sure way to increase our productivity. In the last number of months, I have started to notice that the number one issue I am dealing with among my coachees is burnout. Often that is because of a lack of understanding of what their rhythm is. We look after ourselves as leaders because we need to give those we lead the best version of ourselves. Selfcare is part of our leadership responsibility.

10 Responses

  1. Thank you SC and Doc for this interesting interview.

    Saviour mentality, something I was not aware of…….Let me do an introspection right away.

  2. Thank you so much Doc for bring Sikhakhane SC. He is one of the speakers I can listen to all day everyday. Lastly, you are so beautiful

  3. Thank you for the highly educative interview really it open many conciousness to me !!!

  4. Thank you very much for such a deep interview with SC Sikhakhane. I liked the central discussion on self reflection and self criticism and empathy. Keep up the good work.

  5. Dear Dr Claudelle

    What a brilliant interview and an honest guest Mr Sikhakhane SC. The man is so principle something that is now dying in our society. I wish a lighter version interview for the younger generation can be “done” and exposed to them.

    Keep doing a great job.

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