We are all leaders - Mar 2012
To all Awesome South Africans
“There is still too much suffering on our continent that could have been prevented by leadership which put the interests of the people supreme. The conflict, war and instability in many parts of our continent must in great measure be blamed on an absence of leaders who are capable of or willing to subject personal and sectional considerations to the well-being and common good of the people”
These are the words used by Nelson Mandela upon receiving the Order Of The Lion Of Malawi from President BakiliMuluzi in 2002. The article below highlights individual leaders in our country who have founded, shaped and drive the organisations which Awesome SA support.
The Awesome SA team feels honoured to have been asked to write regular articles for Lead SA. It is exciting to see how many organisations are pulling together, calling for our people to become active in creating a better future for all"The second article entitled Negative Thinking is just a bad habit by Di Smith, which was published on the LEADSA website challenges us to all rethink our outlook and makes interesting reading
This month please join me at the Gauteng book launch of You’re Awesome at Skoobs. We also invite you to visit the Awesome South Africa stand at either the Pick ‘n Pay Cape Argus Expo, The Cape Getaway Show or The Two oceans expo.
Enjoy the read.
Regards Di Smith and the Awesome SA Team
Inspiration from Nelson Mandela by Di Smith
“A real leader uses every issue, no matter how serious and sensitive, to ensure that at the end of the debate we should emerge stronger and more united than ever before” – Nelson Mandela
South Africa is a country that has lived through one of the most frightening, riveting, and inspiring political revolutions in history. Real radical change faces each one of us every day. How do we deal with the mistrust that has crept in among our people from years of separation and confrontation? How do we go to that place where we can see beyond the narrow confines of our minds regarding race, colour, political and religious beliefs? How do we span the social gap that still exists between our people in this country?
The answer lies in leadership and strong spiritual practice – whatever our particular tradition.You and I are the leaders that this country is calling for.
Negative Thinking is Just a Bad Habit by Di Smith
We live in one of the most beautiful and bountiful countries in the world, and like the Brand SA slogan proclaimed from a few years ago, South Africa is certainly alive with possibility.
But wherever I go I run into negativity. Eventually it hangs over my head like a heavy black thunder cloud. I have to consciously shift my thoughts to prevent myself from being enveloped with this gloom, suspicion and negative frame of mind. Read more
The above article was published on the LEADSA website in February 2012.
You’re Awesome, Living A Fulfilled Life
Join Di Smith on 28 March.at Skoobs for the Gauteng book launch of You’re Awesome.
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Awesome South Africa
Awesome South Africaexhibited this month at a business tourism lekgotla in Sandton. Meetings Africa is South African Tourism’s marketing platform which showcases the range of services and products in Southern Africa’s MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conference, Exhibitions) industry to both local and international buyers. Thank you to everyone for the overwhelming response to Awesome South Africa. What an experience to hear how international visitors embraced South Africa. South Africa looks forward to all the international groups which will visit South Africa as a result of Meetings Africa.
Both books are available in bookstores countrywide or Order on-line on the Awesome SA website.
South Africans Positively Influencing the Future.