Influential Leaders

New, responsible leaders who display the traits, courage and heart required to deliver on the SDGs in the ‘age of doing,’ and beyond.

Traits of Influential Leaders

Findings of a recent research study by the World Economic Forum (WEF) and Accenture titled Seeking New Leadership: Responsible Leadership for a Sustainable and Equitable World, indicate that responsible leadership is crucial to tackle to the challenges during the ‘decade to deliver’ the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

With the aim to help South Africans contribute to this global shift, the traits of Influential Leaders are 100% aligned with the five key attributes identified in this study as crucial to accelerate growth and improve societal outcomes in the coming decade.

  1. Stakeholder inclusion
    Safeguarding trust and positive impact for all by standing in the shoes of diverse stakeholders when making decisions and fostering an inclusive environment in which diverse individuals have a voice and feel they belong.
  2. Emotion and intuition
    Unlocking commitment and creativity by being truly human, showing compassion, humility and openness.
  3. Mission and purpose
    Advancing common goals by inspiring a shared vision of sustainable prosperity for the organisation and its stakeholders.
  4. Technology and innovation
    Creating new organizational and societal value by innovating responsibly with emerging technology.
  5. Intellect and insight
    Finding ever-improved paths to success by embracing continuous learning and knowledge exchange

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