Reuel J. Khoza

"In a nutshell, modern ideas of leadership in organisations and in politics tend to lack the component of humanness contained in Ubuntu. I content that there is a leadership imperative that compels adherence to sound ethics, and that Ubuntu has much to contribute to our understanding of what it is that makes a good leader"

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“One of the strengths of the philosophy of African leadership is its ability to manage paradoxes. This was one of the key success factors in negotiating a peaceful transformation in South Africa. It involved the ability to talk with ‘the enemy’ and understand the need to compromise and strike win/win solutions”

"In a nutshell, modern ideas of leadership in organisations and in politics tend to lack the component of humanness contained in Ubuntu. I content that there is a leadership imperative that compels adherence to sound ethics, and that Ubuntu has much to contribute to our understanding of what it is that makes a good leader"

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“A leader is not above, or below the followers, but is one with them and leads from within occasionally boldly stepping ahead in response to a beckoning compelling vision, a sense of destiny.”

Reuel J. Khoza

“A leader is not above, or below the followers, but is one with them and leads from within occasionally boldly stepping ahead in response to a beckoning compelling vision, a sense of destiny.”

Reuel Khoza Speeches

“In traditional African society, truth-telling to the chief was the job of the royal vituperator. The African model of village governance thus institutionalised the role of an independent reviewer.”

Reuel J. Khoza

“In traditional African society, truth-telling to the chief was the job of the royal vituperator. The African model of village governance thus institutionalised the role of an independent reviewer.”

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“Humanness is the quality of being human, considering the whole of humankind as a group. Within Ubuntu, it sums up the comprehensive relationship captured in the phrase “a person is a person through other people”.”

Dr Reuel J. Khoza

Pioneer. Thought Leader. Businessman. Author. Academic. Trailblazer. Lyricist.

 

Dr Reuel J. Khoza is an exponent of African-led, globally competitive economic development initiatives and is a distinguished thought leader and lecturer on diverse business topics. Through this website, he wishes to share the best of his thinking and invite you to engage further in a new management and leadership culture based on inclusively, Afrocentricity and Ubuntu that he so passionately advocates.

“I believe in promoting values that underpin behaviour that is beyond reproach; values that extol men and women of integrity who are as impartial as they are passionate.”

Reuel J. Khoza

BOOKS

ATTUNED LEADERSHIP

African Humanism as Compass

A deeply philosophical book explaining how the ethic of Ubuntu can transform business, statecraft and global leadership.

The attuned leader is an insightful person who stresses the importance of human relationships, empathising and identifying with the followership, winning their trust and producing results in line with the needs of the followers.

LET AFRICA LEAD

African Transformational Leadership For 21st Century Business

This groundbreaking work on leadership seeks to carry the spirit of African humanism, or Ubuntu, into the business world. Africa has much to teach about human values, and about the connections between corporate vision and community spirit.

Let Africa Lead

THE POWER OF GOVERNANCE

Enhancing the Performance of State-Owned Enterprises

Eskom is a South African company that has developed from a state utility under apartheid into an efficient globally competitive state-owned enterprise.

THE AFRICAN IN MY DREAM

A Corporate Participant - Opserver's Odyssey: 1983 - 2013

This anthology of essays is selected from over three hundred speeches given to a wide spectrum of audiences over a thirty-year period. The audiences were mainly comprised of business people, corporate leaders and university students as graduands and their parents and attendant academic and administrative faculties.

The African in my Dream

UBUNTU BOTHO

Vuhmunhu Vhuthu African Humanism

This discussion paper or monograph, first published in 1994, has been reprinted in slightly edited form in Attuned Leadership (Penguin SA, 2011). The intention is to provoke constructive debates and forums around Ubuntu as a nation-building concept.