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If you understand leadership and have been dubbed a great leader in the past, do you believe that you will remain the successful captain of your business using the methods you learnt at college, from your handed down manuals, your emulation of your predecessors who led the organization for years and many other sources/methods that were used by great leaders to achieve results?

According to the Economic World Forum article by Paolo Gallo 04/2019 6th edition" Disruption in technology is not only here to stay but is moving faster than we thought." The real question is whether leadership is also adapting to this new business environment at the same pace?

Webinar Outline:

  • Rapid technology evolution – adoption of new technologies requiring new ways of working (AI, Robotics, blockchain etc)
  • Changes in employee expectations – millennials, Diversity & Inclusion, Pandemics with Working From Home (WFH); reluctance to return to the office
  • Socio-economic issues – shifting demographics, urbanisation, organisational culture dynamics
  • Individualism – job security, flexibility, global remote working

Role of a Leader in the new world of work:

  • Let's compare the role of a leader in the 4IR with the old narrative
  • What are the characteristics of a transformational leader?
  • Leader as a coach
  • Inspirational leadership

Leadership DNA for the 4IR:

  • Critical skills for sustainable leadership in the 4th Industrial Revolution
  • How can the leader get the best out of the work force in the new world of work?
  • Disruptive leadership in times of disruption
  • Key leadership skills every leader needs in times of disruption

Facilitator Profile: Ms Thandi J Mabena

Thandi is a passionate Business and Human Capital strategist who has worked in Senior Leadership and Executive positions in various organisations and corporates. She is the President of the Circle of Global Business Women in South Africa. Thandi is a Part Time Lecturer at University Of Stellenbosch Business School (USB) and an Internationally accredited (ICF) Gallup – CliftonStrengths Coach.


  • Masters Degree in Business Administration (MBA) from Bond University Australia
  • Dispute Resolution Practice (Stellenbosch University)
  • BA in Public Administration (University of the Western Cape)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in HR (Varsity College)
  • Labour Relations (University of Stellenbosch)
  • Post Grad. Business Optimisation (Gordon Institute of Business Science, University of Pretoria)
  • Mastery-Training of Trainers (Centre for African Studies (CAFS), Nairobi/ Kenya)

Agility is the new deal breaker in leadership as leaders have to embrace and celebrate change. Successful leaders in the 4th Industrial revolution must see change as an opportunity to grow their businesses and innovate not as a burden, and the successful leaders will have to have the right Leadership DNA that will set them apart from the rest.

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  • Thandi J Mabena (Founder and Director of Thandi Consulting and Trading Pty Ltd)

    Thandi J Mabena

    Founder and Director of Thandi Consulting and Trading Pty Ltd


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