What can one learn from being in one of the top positions in a global company? And, how can we begin to implement those lessons into our lives? After spending more than two decades at General Electric, American business executive Beth Comstock has penned some of her experiences and helpful advice into her new book, ‘Imagine It Forward – Courage, Creativity and the Power of Change.’ Gareth finds out more about her intriguing career – including her various roles at NBC, Nike, The National Geographic Society, and working for Ted Turner at CNN.

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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 fascinating conversation filled with universal truths that could change your life as a leader.

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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.

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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 World’. We chat about what inspired her to write these books and experience Angelique’s personal passion, and through this her power to truly inspire as an authentic leader.

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Recognising and overcoming the common pitfalls associated with growth is essential if your business is to continue to grow and thrive. Crucially, you need to ensure that the steps you take today don’t themselves create additional problems for the future. Effective leadership will help you make the most of the opportunities, creating sustainable growth for the future.

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Today is a big day for dagga smokers across South Africa, as high hopes of legal use of the drug move to the highest court in the land. Burt Reynolds’s son isn’t getting what he thought after his dad’s death, an interesting listener mail, and the first commercial space tourist. Robyn Sher talks bonsais in this week’s Lifestyle Home Garden feature, then Craig Wilkinson from the the Man-to-Man Talks podcast series drops by to talk about some key issues troubling men nowadays, and how we can work on improving matters.

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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 co-ordinated effort to create awareness of authentic leaders/ship. We need to get better at developing them.

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Bongani is joined by Cathy O’Clery – creative director of Platform Creatives and 100% Design SA – to discuss the design landscape of South Africa. Cathy shares her vision of building these platforms to get young designers discovered and funded to start their businesses. They also reflect on the changes that need to be introduced to even the playing field in design as a whole, to reflect the demographics of the new South Africa…

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Adriaan chats to Edith Venter from The Ultimate Group. From flight secretary, to executive wife, to society hostess, to formidable businesswoman – she shares parts of her fascinating journey and her views on leadership.

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For the first #CEOroundtable, Bongani is joined by CEOs Jenny Retief, Manzini Zungu and Lindiwe Nkuna – discussing effective leadership, principles to running a successful business, and building millennial gen and women-friendly working environments. Themba Mnguni joins the show to talk legal tips for start-up entrepreneurs.

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