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Courageous Conversations by David Gleason, Derick de Jongh and Stella Nkomo
This book by South African captains of industry is a fearless exposition of real-life leadership through a series of candid and often brutal interviews with leaders such as Maria Ramos, Mark Lamberti, Sizwe Nxasana and Bobby Godsell. The ultimate goal: to discover what lessons can be learned and adopted by South Africa's next generation of corporate leaders.
Courageous Conversations stands apart from other books in the field of leadership with its dual-analysis format. For each interview there is one analysis written by David Gleason, a well-known financial journalist and columnist, and a second, academic analysis provided by Professor Stella Nkomo, with contributions from Professor Derick de Jongh. Each interview has been copied onto a CD packaged with the book.
The launch of Courageous Conversations at the Hyatt Hotel in Rosebank, Johannesburg on 26 November was attended by several well-known figures.
Back row (from left): Michael Spicer (CEO of Business Leadership South Africa), Carolina Koornhof (dean: faculty of economic and management sciences, University of Pretoria), Derick de Jongh (director: Centre for Responsible Leadership, University of Pretoria), Bobby Godsell (Former CE of AngloGold Ashanti), Tom Boardman (Former CE of Nedbank) and Sizwe Nxasana (CEO of FirstRand Bank).
Middle row: Bernie Krone (CEO of Esor Limited). Front row (from left): Brian Gilbertson (founder & director of Pallinghurst Resources), Professor Stella Nkomo (faculty of economic and management sciences, University of Pretoria), Cheryl de la Rey (vice chancellor, University of Pretoria), Maria Ramos (Group CE of ABSA), financial journalist David Gleason, Mark Cutifani (CE of AngloGold Ashanti) and Mark Lamberti (non-executive chairman of Massmart Holdings).
David Gleason • Derick de Jongh • Stella Nkomo
ISBN: 978 0 627 02826 7