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Latest Episodes

Joint Leadership

Hierarchy is dead! In this episode Brand talks to us about Syndicated Leadership and Servant Leadership. People respond far better to love than to fear and he describes what that looks like in the workplace. Bertie Lourens, CEO of WastePlan interview with Brand Pretorius, ex CEO of McCarthy Motor Group

3 MIN1 weeks ago
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Joint Leadership

Self Leadership

In this episode Brand talks to us about moral intelligence, a forgotten concept that remains at the core of self-leadership. It starts with knowing what is right and wrong. Then apply discipline (the ability to do what is right whether you feel like it or not). Bertie Lourens, CEO of WastePlan interview with Brand Pretorius, ex CEO of McCarthy Motor Group

2 MIN3 weeks ago
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Self Leadership

Ethical Leadership

Brand Pretorius has led a massive corporate turnaround by means of Ethical Leadership. According to Brand Integrity is the crucial currency that leaders should have in order to be effective. Leadership is not Charisma, but Character. It is not Personality, but Principle. It is not a way of behaving, but a way of Being. Bertie Lourens, CEO of WastePlan interview with Brand Pretorius, ex CEO of McCarthy Motor Group

3 MINAUG 13
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Ethical Leadership

Three Leadership Skills

Effective Leadership is more relevant now in South Africa than ever before. There are a few age old truths about leadership that has not changed and would probably never change. Join us on the journey as Brand shares these truths that helped him with the most incredible corporate turn-around in the last decade.

3 MINAUG 1
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Three Leadership Skills

The Personal Touch

Staff is not just a number. Mr Ackerman's advice is to shake hands and greet every person you encounter with at work every day and see where you can help people if any one shared any difficulties they may have. We live in a very fast pace, and taking the time to just greet and pay some interest in someone's life makes a huge difference in people's lives.

4 MINJUL 2
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The Personal Touch

Time to help

Making time to help others will cost you. It will cost you resources like time and sometimes money. But it pays off ! It pays off in ways that money can never do. Try it and see for yourself. Go help another person and commit to help him/her for as long as they need your help......and then encourage them to do the same.

3 MINMAY 30
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Time to help

Standing for what's right

I got a lot of criticism from the president at the time. That was in the buildup to the last 10 years of apartheid. We were trying to promote on merit and we weren't allowed. One had to have black people being promoted in black areas. But, we managed to win through a lot of trouble with Mr PW Botha who didn't like what we were doing. One of the young men concerned the one we made a manager, strangely enough, just the last week we heard, he's still a manager of one of our franchise stores. He took law classes part time, he's about 50 something. And he just told me he's passed, he's got a supreme court degree and he got 10 distinctions. This was a little boy, walking past a Pick and Pay sign and he said: I'm going to join that company one day. To me, it's fantastic when you hear such success stories come to you. We've all got people like that who are dying to go further in life. It's important to try and help them as we did.

2 MINMAY 16
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Standing for what's right

Doing well while doing good

Being kind to those who can't repay you builds loyalty to your brand that no marketing campaign can match. Raymond Ackerman tells us how he has gone the extra mile to do this for customers and non-customers.

5 MINAPR 16
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Doing well while doing good

Paying attention to detail

Paying attention to detail differentiates any business, especially in a tough economic climate. This culture of focusing on the detail does not only build loyal relationships with our employees, but it also creates loyalty with our customers, better than what any marketing campaign can buy.

3 MINAPR 4
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Paying attention to detail

Four legs of the table

Raymond Ackerman tells us the story of how he built Pick n Pay like a table with 4 legs. The 4 legs are: - Admin - Products/ services - Advertising & Social responsibility - People (Personnel) Social responsibility flies in the face of maximizing profits. Profits are essential to business growth, but caring for the people in and around your business is far more important….and far more inspirational !

3 MINMAR 22
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Four legs of the table

Latest Episodes

Joint Leadership

Hierarchy is dead! In this episode Brand talks to us about Syndicated Leadership and Servant Leadership. People respond far better to love than to fear and he describes what that looks like in the workplace. Bertie Lourens, CEO of WastePlan interview with Brand Pretorius, ex CEO of McCarthy Motor Group

3 MIN1 weeks ago
Comments
Joint Leadership

Self Leadership

In this episode Brand talks to us about moral intelligence, a forgotten concept that remains at the core of self-leadership. It starts with knowing what is right and wrong. Then apply discipline (the ability to do what is right whether you feel like it or not). Bertie Lourens, CEO of WastePlan interview with Brand Pretorius, ex CEO of McCarthy Motor Group

2 MIN3 weeks ago
Comments
Self Leadership

Ethical Leadership

Brand Pretorius has led a massive corporate turnaround by means of Ethical Leadership. According to Brand Integrity is the crucial currency that leaders should have in order to be effective. Leadership is not Charisma, but Character. It is not Personality, but Principle. It is not a way of behaving, but a way of Being. Bertie Lourens, CEO of WastePlan interview with Brand Pretorius, ex CEO of McCarthy Motor Group

3 MINAUG 13
Comments
Ethical Leadership

Three Leadership Skills

Effective Leadership is more relevant now in South Africa than ever before. There are a few age old truths about leadership that has not changed and would probably never change. Join us on the journey as Brand shares these truths that helped him with the most incredible corporate turn-around in the last decade.

3 MINAUG 1
Comments
Three Leadership Skills

The Personal Touch

Staff is not just a number. Mr Ackerman's advice is to shake hands and greet every person you encounter with at work every day and see where you can help people if any one shared any difficulties they may have. We live in a very fast pace, and taking the time to just greet and pay some interest in someone's life makes a huge difference in people's lives.

4 MINJUL 2
Comments
The Personal Touch

Time to help

Making time to help others will cost you. It will cost you resources like time and sometimes money. But it pays off ! It pays off in ways that money can never do. Try it and see for yourself. Go help another person and commit to help him/her for as long as they need your help......and then encourage them to do the same.

3 MINMAY 30
Comments
Time to help

Standing for what's right

I got a lot of criticism from the president at the time. That was in the buildup to the last 10 years of apartheid. We were trying to promote on merit and we weren't allowed. One had to have black people being promoted in black areas. But, we managed to win through a lot of trouble with Mr PW Botha who didn't like what we were doing. One of the young men concerned the one we made a manager, strangely enough, just the last week we heard, he's still a manager of one of our franchise stores. He took law classes part time, he's about 50 something. And he just told me he's passed, he's got a supreme court degree and he got 10 distinctions. This was a little boy, walking past a Pick and Pay sign and he said: I'm going to join that company one day. To me, it's fantastic when you hear such success stories come to you. We've all got people like that who are dying to go further in life. It's important to try and help them as we did.

2 MINMAY 16
Comments
Standing for what's right

Doing well while doing good

Being kind to those who can't repay you builds loyalty to your brand that no marketing campaign can match. Raymond Ackerman tells us how he has gone the extra mile to do this for customers and non-customers.

5 MINAPR 16
Comments
Doing well while doing good

Paying attention to detail

Paying attention to detail differentiates any business, especially in a tough economic climate. This culture of focusing on the detail does not only build loyal relationships with our employees, but it also creates loyalty with our customers, better than what any marketing campaign can buy.

3 MINAPR 4
Comments
Paying attention to detail

Four legs of the table

Raymond Ackerman tells us the story of how he built Pick n Pay like a table with 4 legs. The 4 legs are: - Admin - Products/ services - Advertising & Social responsibility - People (Personnel) Social responsibility flies in the face of maximizing profits. Profits are essential to business growth, but caring for the people in and around your business is far more important….and far more inspirational !

3 MINMAR 22
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Four legs of the table