Archives of Steve Hall

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 […]