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In defence of Jacob Zuma: Reflecting on the State president’s reshuffling, Shadow roles and Basic Assumptions.

Having just watched these very dynamics play out recently in an organisation of which I am a member, this post made for extremely interesting reading. The description of the Basic Assumptions of groups was spot on when it came to describing the behaviour that was exhibited by members of this group, particularly in terms of…

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Service With a Smile

Many years ago, I was privileged to spend a week in Mauritius with my parents. One morning, my mother and I were taking a casual stroll on the beach when we were approached by this handsome, smiling turbaned gentleman with the most charming French-Creole accent. He introduced himself as Omar Shariff and proceeded to lure…