Patrick Kuwana is a regular contributor on the Biznews platform, with a keen eye on leadership on the continent, or in some instance, the lack thereof. Something he tries to tackle in his role of CEO at the Crossover Transformation group. Some of his more recent pieces include: How to rescue a leaderless, visionless nation heading for chaos and Balance of power between shareholders and stakeholders shifting. This is his dream for South Africa in 2017. – Stuart Lowman
By Patrick Kuwana*
I dream of a South Africa in 2017 where a clear and compelling inclusive national vision is in place designed to benefit all South Africans; with leadership across all spheres of society working together to implement a clear strategy to get the nation to that vision by drawing in all South African’s to beneficially contribute towards the attainment of the united vision.
I dream of a South Africa in 2017 where every South African will take responsibility for their conduct and behaviour and are willing to be held accountable.
I dream of a South Africa in 2017 where everyone commits to being unashamedly ethical by adhering to a lifestyle of ethics, values and clean living in everything they do.
I dream of a South Africa in 2017 where we will see the emergence of a national culture of humility where people admit their mistakes, who ask for forgiveness when they are wrong and are willing to face the consequences of their inappropriate actions.
I dream of a South Africa in 2017 where every person commits to intentionally step out of divisive stereotyped ‘mud-slinging’ based thinking and focus on becoming innovative, inclusive based solution providers to the challenges we face.
I dream of a South Africa in 2017 where we have such fun and laughter together and just enjoy this incredible country that God has blessed us with.
Oh by the way – I dream of a South Africa where the Springboks will win more games than they lose.
- Patrick Kuwana is CEO of the Crossover Transformation group