Every so often, you meet someone who really makes an impact on everyone around them, and causes you take a step back and consider what you’re doing to help others and make the world a better place. This episode of the “Leading From Purpose” podcast may cause you to do just that.
In this episode, Nick Craig sits down with Tswelo Kodisang, the Group Chief People Officer at Discovery Limited. Tswelo, whose Purpose is “To liberate the potential in people”, has dedicated his life to his Purpose, even before it was defined in a statement.
Born and raised in Soweto, a township of the city of Johannesburg, South Africa, Tswelo describes how his potential was liberated at an early age. During our conversation, he describes the impact of the life-changing opportunities he was given as a young child, and how they have motivated him to provide such opportunities for others throughout his life.
Even during the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, Tswelo has never strayed from his Purpose. With his team, they ensured no one was laid off due to the pandemic, and that everything possible was done to keep their employees safe. Truly, his interest is always focused on the welfare of others.
If you’re in need of an inspiring moment, you won’t want to miss this conversation.
Both of Nick Craig’s guests this week experienced being diagnosed positive for Covid-19 and living through the mental and physical challenges that came next. They share a very intimate side of the experience – facing the isolation, the worry, and the physical manifestations. Having to think through their life and come to peace with the chance of death is something most of us do not experience suddenly. Both share how their extensive work in knowing their purpose was a leading force in their recovery.
If a crisis can create social excellence without leadership, can leadership create social excellence without crisis? This is the fundamental question Nick Craig and Robert Quinn explore in this chapter.
Listen to a conversation between Nick Craig and Harry Hutson, author of Navigating an Organizational Crisis, as they discuss the power of purpose in times like we are living through currently. What lessons from others can we lean into during this coronavirus pandemic we are all facing today?
Join Nick Craig as he interviews Bill George, best-selling author, Professor at Harvard Business School and former CEO of Medtronic. They discuss Bill’s personal journey to unlocking the fundamentals behind Authentic Leadership. Bill and Nick transition their discussion to why Authentic Leadership is so critical in times of crisis such as what the world is experiencing currently.