This above all, to thine own self be true, and it must follow as the night the day,
thou canst not then be false to any man.
While we’re all pressed for time, the items and pages that follow directly below share the Karoo scenery and the journey –
you’re encouraged to take the tour.
For the sake of clarity –
KAROO is the influential Leadership BRAND, and
is the name of the business entity that owns the influential Leadership
concept and contents.
The Karoo business covers four divisions, namely:
δ a portfolio of influential Leadership Programs;
δ strategic Public Benefit Programs;
δ Youth Development Programs; and
δ an interactive conversation platform – deBate.it.
All of Karoo’s work is conducted under the umbrella of influential Leadership
(variously referred to as iLP or iLeadership).
Suffice to set out at this stage, that the adjective “influential” aptly qualifies
the essence of iLeadership, a style of leadership fit for the 21st Century.
Influential is: authoritative | effective | inspiring | leading | meaningful | persuasive | powerful
iLeadership is essentially characterised by particular a set of behaviours
that are governed by both time and people dimensions, as defined in the iLP tagline.
There are five main-menu pages dedicated to informing, teaching and supporting
iLeadership; these are the first steps to be taken by any aspirant iLeader.
the KAROO journey
Do the difficult things while they are easy and do the great things while they are small.
A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.
At first encounter the Karoo may seem arid, desolate and unforgiving, but to those who know it,
it is a land of secret beauty and infinite variety.
‘Karoo’, the brand name given to Influential Leadership, is derived from ‘The Karoo’, a geographic part of South Africa.
The Karoo is an elongated semi-desert area in the south western part of the country.
It has two adjacent zones separated by a mountain range.
‘The Little Karoo’ lies towards the coastal plateau and ‘the Great Karoo’ across a mountain range on the inland (northern) side.
Together these areas are similar in size to Germany;
making up almost one third of South Africa’s total area.
The Karoo derives its name from the original people who lived in these parts, the Khoi.
They aptly referred to the area as Garo, ‘a hard, dry, thirsty land’.
The Karoo is represented in Karoo’s logo by the semi-desert colours –
shales, browns and olive green – the orange sun, the windpump vanes and the ever-watchful Meerkat.
These are complimented by the original NASA font.
Apart from it being one of my favourite places; The Karoo – the ‘hard, dry, thirsty land’
represents economic-, political- and social environments that are also hard, dry and thirsty.
A little moisture goes a long way here…
KAROO – influential Leadership is in the business of bringing much needed relief.
I am what I choose to be; if not, I am what circumstances make me.
I am a South African, by birth and choice; it is my home.
I care what happens to South Africa and all who call it their home.
It is time to give back. I have made it my business to be
part of the solution – to influence better outcomes for South Africa.
It cannot be business as usual if we are to be the success we should be.
You are INVITED to join the influential Leadership REVOLUTION, for –
- Better lives;
- Better homes;
- Better teams;
- Better work-places and businesses;
- Better governments; and
- A better country to live and prosper in.
Contact me –
sign up to an influential Leadership Program –
join Project Butterfly to save lives on our roads –
meet me on deBate.it for a conversation –
join to fray to make South Africa a better place for more people –
be the X-factor.
Yours in influential Leadership,