Archives of LWH Stories

Blessing

Blessing in Bhambayi

By Steve Hall A tribute to Blessing Nyoni, founder of GOLD CO and human rights activist in Bhambayi, Durban. With the food for the stomach settled, now it was food for thought And the lessons we learn from Blessing, are gems which cannot be bought Surrounded by Leaders who’ve influenced their world, Leaders who’ve shown […]
Knowledge without Character

Knowledge without Character

The trolley of refreshments would be waiting just outside the classrooms of the Global Leadership Center. Neatly stacked on its two stories would be jugs of fresh water, bowls of mints, and on Fridays a few chocolate treats to indulge the taste buds of the delegates. Behind that trolley, if we were lucky, would be […]
AlbertEinstein

To be passionately curious

At the tender age of between four and five, Albert Einstein sat mesmerised as he observed the needle of a compass respond to the Earth’s magnetic field. It switched him onto science and taught him a lesson about nature which he never forgot. It caused him to remark some years later that:   “There must […]
VUCA World

A reflection on a VUCA world

– an extract from The Upside of Down by Bruce Whitfield. As a consultant and facilitator, I have been ‘guilty’ of mentioning this acronym a few times recently, and so in an effort to retain the wisdom in an acronym that has perhaps been around for a long time, as well as to remain relevant, I will […]
Be Kind

Be Kind

In bright colours and written at an ascending angle stands a block letter artwork.  Perhaps it is less of an artwork, and more of a suggestion for Humanity.  It reads ‘BE KIND’ and it is displayed boldly on the corner of a high energy business and retail hub in Johannesburg, opposite the iconic golden arches of McDonalds. […]
Human Rights Day

For we can never forget

Today is Human Rights Day in South Africa. If ever there was a country which needs to pause a moment in a tumultuous world, and reflect on this day it is us. We have an unenviable history of the abhorrent use of power by the powerful over the powerless, and it has gone on for […]
Buffalo Thorn

OUR CONNECTION TO AFRICA’S BUFFALO THORN

The Lead with Humanity ethos is reflected in the nodes, hooks, spikes and leaves of Africa’s buffalo thorn (Ziziphus mucronata). The leaves and their three strong veins represent our relationship with ourselves; other people; and our creator (however that is personally interpreted). The nodes are the moments in time when we make tough decisions and move through challenges.  At each node […]

Courage and Care

Xolani Hlabisa is a security guard. There is no boom by which he stands, or padlocked entrance. He has no glass fronted hut to sit behind with high tech cameras, and there are no telephone directory sized manuals of paper on which to sign. I have often wondered what happens to those reams of illegible […]

The Power of Resilience

While I realise that ones financial situation is always temporary, the temporary nature of our financial standing has been a long period of significant financial duress. It has often felt anything but temporary, and more like a long winding and suffering snake of stress and anxiety, about whether we will make it or not this […]

Lead With Humanity Community Impact – Thank You

All Lead with Humanity programs ensure delegates interact directly with communities – many of which are impoverished and lack leadership. Notwithstanding this, they open their homes / lives to delegates and contribute hugely to delegates experiences. As a way of saying thank you, delegates seek to respond and assist these communities enhance their lives. In […]