The Forth Coming Crisis

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As cited by our President Ramaphosa: “Most of our health facilities have proven resilient, capable and able to withstand and deal with the surge”. The events of 2020 will be etched in history for ever. Not since the Second World War, more than 80 years ago, has the world seen or experienced a global economic and social crisis to the proportions we have experienced.  It is lockdown day 150 in South Africa. This book deals with building capacity to create new knowledge rapidly, substituting rigid approaches and an outdated compliance mentality with dynamic and responsive structures, policies and processes when having to manage complex and ambiguous problems as introduced by the Covid-19 pandemic.

This book is not about me achieving a personal goal but realizing what this book could contribute to the Business leader and Health and Safety practioner. Emotional intelligence determines the success of leaders. In the book I show how emotional intelligence should also be part of the repertoire of the practitioner and Business Leader. The book shows how to get off your chair with the team and take control of their goals and vision and to attempt to maintain business continuity in a time of chaos and stress. He emphasises how a servant leader, by serving others, will eventually help enhance the success and performance of the company. This book is not an effort to create a perfect management handbook but rather his story and personal journey during the pandemic, often personal and religious views captured in the moment and together growing towards conscious competence.

If you are concerned about how your organisation will respond to an unexpected “Black Swan” event such as the Covid-19 crisis or, closer to the skin, how such an experience may influence you at an emotional and spiritual level, you need to read this very personal and self- revealing introspection as seen through the eyes of one of South Africa’s leaders in the intangibles of the health and safety profession.

The success of health and safety programmes will not only result in a reduction in fatalities, but also an increase in the connectedness and intangible transactions by providing a partnership based on values of care and collaboration towards a common objective of health and safe production.

Yet, as an organisation, we have a new social and ethical responsibility towards the community and our employees. South Africa is a highly unequal society and a crisis like this has a major impact on the vulnerable and the poor. Most companies during this time have lost significant market capitalisation. Maintaining our social licence to operate converts into a different paradigm of maintaining our social and relationship capital in the future.

4 reviews for The Forth Coming Crisis

  1. Andre Nolan

    So exciting and fascinating story

  2. Mike

    This is a very interesting topic. Looking forward to the book.

  3. Ben Muller

    It is indeed a very interesting topic…
    I am fascinated by the platform aligned with the positive impact of COVID19(Technology) despite the negative impact on the economy(GDP & other).

    I am looking forward to own a hardcopy of your book…

  4. Anonymous (verified owner)

    The Forth-Coming Crisis is a unique blending of deep theological truth and psychological insight. With a warm story-telling style. This book takes a reader from the heart of God, into perspective of pressure that develops character. Overall, it provides you with an overall philosophy & stable foundation to keep your compass pointing you in the right direction. It deserves to be widely read.

    South Africa is in a leadership crisis, says André. The world of business is tough, especially today. We know now is the time for exponential acceleration, adaptability, agility and adjusting, a time for resilience, perseverance and courage; where the frames of reference that so many held onto for so long are simply no longer relevant. Covid 19 could have been the ‘Perfect Mask’ for some leaders who were stuck and frozen or whose vision had blurred, yet you have a business to run and staff to look after.

    André wanted to be a dentist or a lawyer. The search for the purpose of life has puzzled people for thousands of years, however everyone’s life is driven by something. André Johnson has found his identity and purpose through his personal relationship with Jesus Christ. During this Covid 19 Pandemic people were driven by fear and News Channels, worldwide and André shares that; while the worldview saw it as a Death Sentence, he saw it as an opportunity for change and growth. In today’s challenging and complex world, being highly effective is the price of entry to the playing fields. To thrive, innovate, excel, and lead is the new reality, we must reach beyond effectiveness, toward fulfilment, contribution, and greatness.

    André mentions; Being bullied and criticised as a child he had to go through a real period of self-discovery to find other reasons to appreciate himself. We all know of people who have either risen or not risen above their circumstances. And yes, this Covid 19 pandemic created a lot of negative attitudes amongst people, in the workplace as well as in the communities. There are many amazing things that are accomplished by people with positive attitudes. We can either use our circumstances as a crutch to either cripple us, or as a tool to empower the future.

    This book is a blueprint to the success of any organisation and a map to show you where you are heading towards. Following the emotional journey in the last chapter of the book has been given me a deep connection with the author.


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