Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Phuti Malabie -- South African. CEO, Shanduka Group

Phuti Malabie's recent awards include:In 2008, the Wall Street Journal named Phuti Malabie -- South African. CEO, Shanduka Group, as one of the top 50 women in the world to watch, and in 2007, she was selected by the World Economic Forum as a Global Young Leader. Malabie currently serves as CEO of the Shanduka Group; one of South Africa’s largest African black owned and managed investment holding companies.            
Phuti Malabie - CEO of Shanduka shares her leadership journey As guidelines she gave the following points to navigate your own course in leadership and management :
1. Always see beyond your circumstances as there is a much bigger picture and many great people have paved the way for opportunity.
2. It is important to be resilient – when faced with adversity it is easy to give up. As Thomas Edison, the man who invented the long lasting light stated: “Many of life’s failures are people who did not know how close they were to success when they gave up”.Shanduka Group now owns majority stake in Shanduka Coal
3. You are never too young or too old to make a difference and, as Phuti put it, “the second half of your life must be more impactful than the first”.
4. Make use of every opportunity because many of us have the ability to dream, but few are willing to do what it takes to get us there.
5. How to know you’re getting paid to do what you love? When what looks like a job to others is a joy to you.
6. Always remember you don’t make the journey alone.  Clients, colleagues and friends play a huge role in pushing, leading, molding, challenging and believing in you. Admit that you need them and that no human is meant to do everything alone.
7. Give consideration to the people you choose to bring into your business and your life, because whom you partner with will bring you peace or pain – both great learning gifts.
This is an ongoing process of events to change mindsets on the role of women in business, government and society.

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