The Con­scious Com­panist panelists and the roles of lead­ers over time

The Star Early Edition - - OPINION & ANALYSIS - PHOTO: SIMPHIWE MBOKAZI

PRO­FES­SOR Mevyn King spoke yes­ter­day at a na­tional con­ver­sa­tion on con­scious lead­er­ship ex­am­in­ing the grow­ing con­scious­ness and roles of lead­ers over time. He said: “Di­rec­tors are the heart, mind and soul of the com­pany. Di­rec­tors create a con­science. And if di­rec­tors don’t act cor­rectly you are not go­ing to have a con­scious com­pany... I’ve chaired many com­pa­nies in the UK, Europe, and here, and I know as soon as di­rec­tors for­get that they are duty bound to act for an in­ca­pac­i­tated per­son, and an­i­mate that per­son, they start for­get­ting du­ties as a di­rec­tor of good faith and dili­gence.” King says a con­scious com­pany is a very crit­i­cal thing in so­ci­ety. “Ev­i­dence of that was when Lehman Broth­ers col­lapsed it was ad­verse to bil­lions of people in so­ci­ety,” he said. Brenda Kali, the chief ex­ec­u­tive of Con­scious Com­pa­nies and au­thor of Be­yond Cor­po­rate

Sludge, a book that pro­vides her in­sights to create bal­ance and har­mony in the cor­po­rate world, opened the di­a­logue. Busi­ness Re­port is a me­dia parter to Con­scious Com­pa­nies. In the pic­ture are panelists (from left), Dr Nkosana Moyo, Ron­nie Ntuli, Pro­fes­sor Mervyn King and Adam Craker.

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