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Firsts. There are many “firsts” in our lives.

First date. First kiss. First concert. First car. First album or CD you bought and listened to. First time leaving home. First heartbreak. First child’s birth. Think about these “firsts.”

I bet you remember a lot about those or other important “firsts” in your life.

Here is another “first,” your promotion into your first managerial role, the first formal leadership position you have ever had.

All you have known in your career is work, work, work. And you were killing it.

And the reward for your hard work?

Your business is growing and you are employing a team of people.

You got a promotion at work and you are leading a team of people.

You are a full time boss, a leader for the first time in your life.

You are now leading a group of people for the first time in your career.

How do you lead? What is your leadership style? How do move from being a team-member doing your work to being a leader, responsible for others?

What is your leadership style? How do you lead during a crisis? How do you deal with poor-performing staff and how do you build a high-performing team?

Having that supervisor, manager, director or CEO title, or something similar, looks good on your business card, doesn’t it? You should feel proud, it Is a big deal. And as a new leader, you probably hope to be a great boss, a boss everyone wants to work for.

But what makes a great leader? What does that even look like?

“Good leaders have vision and inspire others to help them turn vision into reality. Great leaders create more leaders, not followers. Great leaders have vision, share vision, and inspire others to create their own.” ― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

The Programme

This three months leadership programme focuses on the following:

Lecture 1: Introduction to Leadership – Saturday, 07 March 2020 – Dr Roche Mamabolo [0900 – 1430]

  • What is Leadership?
  • Psychometric assessment – What is your leadership style?
  • Leadership vs. Management
  • Various Leadership Styles
  • Transitioning from Doing to Leading
  • Leadership Balance Sheet
  • Case Studies

Lecture 2: 5 Levels of Leadership – Saturday, 14 March 2020 – Dr Roche Mamabolo [0900 – 1430]

  • 5 Levels of Leadership
  • The Law of Leadership Lid
  • Values, Ethics, Integrity, Governance and Morals
  • African vs. Western vs. Eastern Leadership Style
  • Servant Leadership
  • Case Studies

Lecture 3: African Leadership Style – Saturday, 28 March 2020 [0900 – 1430] – Dr Lucas Moloi 

  • Understanding the History and Evolution of African Leadership
  • Leadership in the African Context
  • African Leadership Style
  • 5 dynamic Leaders and their Lessons
  • Case Studies

Lecture 4: Political Leadership – Saturday, 04 April 2020 – Dr Dumisani Hlophe [0900 – 1430] 

  • Good governance in Africa
  • What is Political Leadership
  • How does this Leadership impacts Business
  • Activism, Revolutions
  • Various Political Leaders and their Styles
  • Relationship between political and business leaders
  • Case Studies

Lecture 5: Women Leadership – Saturday, 18 April 2020 – To Be Confirmed

  • Women in Leadership Positions
  • Afrikan Gender Studies
  • Leading a diverse team
  • How to deal with imposter Syndrome
  • Case Studies

Lecture 6: Leading in the 4th Industrial Revolution – Saturday, 09 May 2020 – Dr Roche Mamabolo

  • What is the 4th Industrial Revolution
  • What does Leadership 4.0 look like?
  • How to lead Millenial and Gen Z
  • Infinite Games
  • Case Studies

Lecture 7: Leader Site Visit

  • We will do an onsite visit of a CEO/MD running a major corporation and we will discuss their leadership capabilities and philosophies.


  1. Dr. Roche Mamabolo
  2. Dr. Lucas Moloi
  3. Dr. Dumisani Hlophe
  4. To Be Confirmed

Case Studies

  1. African Queens Leadership Case Studies [Mmathatisi, Queen Modjadji, Queen Nandi]
  2. BP and Toyota Crisis Case Study – Crisis Management
  3. Ian Fuhr and Sorbet Case Study – Servant Leadership
  4. Politics and Business Leadership Case Study – Corruption and Corporate Fraud
  5. SA Business Leadership in SA
  6. Steve Jobs Leadership Case – Innovation Leadership

Talks and Documentaries

  1. Simon Sinek – How Great Leadership Inspire Action
  2. Ian Furh – Servant Leadership
  3. Drew Dudley – Everyday Leadership
  4. Tim Harford – Trial and Error and The God Complex
  5. Jacqueline Novogratz – Inspiring a Life of Immersion


R5,000 [R1,500 registration, the balance over two months]

The cost includes: Access to class sessions, Class notes, and refreshments [tea and coffee]

Registration Closing Date: Friday, 28 February 2020


Apply online, click on this link —> Leading and Managing Online Application


WeWork [Rosebank, Johannesburg]

Class Dates

  • Lecture 1: Saturday, 07 March, 0900 – 1430 – Dr. Roche Mamabolo
  • Lecture 2: Saturday, 14 March, 0900 – 1430 – Dr. Roche Mamabolo
  • Lecture 3: Saturday, 28 March, 0900 – 1430 – Dr. Lucas Moloi
  • Lecture 4: Saturday, 04 April, 0900 – 1430 – Dr. Dumisani Hlophe
  • Lecture 5: Saturday, 18 April, 0900 – 1430 – To Be Confirmed
  • Lecture 6: Saturday, 09 May, 0900 – 1430 – Dr Roche Mamabolo
  • Lecture 7: Friday, 15 May – Site Visit – To Be Confirmed
  • Assignments submission: Saturday, 13 June

Graduation Ceremony

Graduation: Saturday, 05 December