Daily Archives: January 23, 2019

New YPO Global Leadership Survey Finds Young Business Leaders Overwhelmingly Believe Business Is a Force for Good

Ninety-three percent surveyed say business should have a positive impact on society

DAVOS, Switzerland, Jan. 23, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — YPO, the premier global leadership organization for more than 27,000 chief executives, conducted a survey of its members in over 130 countries to get their thoughts on if the purpose of business is to have an impact on society beyond profits and wealth.

YPO’s 2019 Global Leadership Survey, conducted 23 December 2018 through 4 January 2019 with more than 2,200 CEO respondents, found that a massive cultural shift about the role of business leadership is in progress as indicated by the following findings:

  • A large majority of respondents (74 percent) say their perspective on their role as a business leader has changed in the past five years. Employees (43 percent), colleagues (40 percent) and their children (37 percent) were cited as some of the top influencers behind this new belief.

  • Business leaders shared that they are much more inclined to make an impact through their business than by being involved in politics.

  • The biggest obstacle, according to surveyed CEOs, in their efforts to create a greater impact through their business is government regulations (51 percent) with taxation cited as a distant second (27 percent). Regionally, political unrest was identified by members in Africa (32 percent) and MENA (39 percent) significantly more than the survey average (19 percent).
  • CEOs said their top three concerns for the future are lack of quality education (37 percent), climate change (37 percent), and peace, justice and global institutions (30 percent). The depth and type of concern did vary by member geography:

    • Lack of quality education was noted as an issue among both Latin America (56 percent) and U.S. (41 percent) members.
    • Climate change was most cited among members in Europe followed by Asia (48 percent and 41 percent compared to the survey average of 37 percent).
  • Leaders are acting to address these concerns through their business. Ensuring their business makes a positive difference (57 percent), creating jobs and prosperity for people (49 percent) and teaching/mentoring others (43 percent) are the primary ways that CEOs surveyed are focusing their efforts. Additionally, reducing waste and having an environmental impact were key focal points for participants in Asia (44 percent), Europe (44 percent) and Africa (43 percent).

For additional perspective on these findings, YPO concurrently surveyed more than 1,800 future leaders, people ages 18-31 with at least some college education, to see how their thoughts on these same topics compared to those of the current stewards of business. This group also overwhelmingly agreed (92 percent) that the purpose of business is to have an impact on society beyond pursuing profits and wealth.

Climate change (37 percent) was also a top concern among this younger generation and more than half of those surveyed (55 percent) want to reduce their environmental impact. Lack of quality education (27 percent), availability of work opportunities and economic growth (24 percent) and peace, justice and global institutions (22 percent) also weighed on future leaders’ minds.

Whereas most current leaders identify government regulations as the biggest impediment to making an impact, future leaders believe corruption (42 percent) and business leaders not being interested in doing more (32 percent) are the real obstacles.

YPO will be sharing the 2019 Global Leadership Survey findings at an upcoming panel discussion entitled Profit with Purpose: A New Global Model in Davos on 24 January 2019. Complete survey results are available at YPO.org/Davos.

YPO 2019 Global Leadership Survey Methodology:

The YPO 2019 Global Leadership Survey of its members was conducted by YPO from 23 December – 4 January via an online questionnaire with a representative probability sample of 2,283 YPO members. The sample included members in 110 countries. The questionnaire was in English. The margin of sampling error is plus or minus 1.97 percentage points at the 95 percent confidence level.

The companion survey of younger generation people (future business leaders) was conducted by YPO from 23 December – 4 January. A total of 1,871 global respondents, ages 18-31 with at least some college education, participated in the survey. The margin of sampling error is plus or minus 2.3 percentage points at the 95 percent confidence level.

About YPO:
YPO is the premier global leadership organization for more than 27,000 chief executives in over 130 countries and the global platform for them to engage, learn and grow. YPO members harness the knowledge, influence and trust of the world’s most influential and innovative business leaders to inspire business, personal, family and community impact. Today, YPO member-run companies, diversified among industries and types of businesses, employ more than 22 million people globally and generate USD9 trillion in annual revenues. For more information, visit ‪ypo.org.

YPO Media Contacts:
Amy Reid, areid@ypo.org, +1 646 678 0575 (United States)
Serena Marchionni, smarchionni@ypo.org, +34 699 903 472 (Europe)
Vickie Tikam, vtikam@ypo.org, +60 012 331 7411 (Asia)
Angela Mers, amers@ypo.org, +1 415 298 8534 (United States/Canada)

New YPO Global Leadership Survey Finds Young Business Leaders Overwhelmingly Believe Business Is a Force for Good

Ninety-three percent surveyed say business should have a positive impact on society

DAVOS, Switzerland, Jan. 23, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — YPO, the premier global leadership organization for more than 27,000 chief executives, conducted a survey of its members in over 130 countries to get their thoughts on if the purpose of business is to have an impact on society beyond profits and wealth.

YPO’s 2019 Global Leadership Survey, conducted 23 December 2018 through 4 January 2019 with more than 2,200 CEO respondents, found that a massive cultural shift about the role of business leadership is in progress as indicated by the following findings:

  • A large majority of respondents (74 percent) say their perspective on their role as a business leader has changed in the past five years. Employees (43 percent), colleagues (40 percent) and their children (37 percent) were cited as some of the top influencers behind this new belief.

  • Business leaders shared that they are much more inclined to make an impact through their business than by being involved in politics.

  • The biggest obstacle, according to surveyed CEOs, in their efforts to create a greater impact through their business is government regulations (51 percent) with taxation cited as a distant second (27 percent). Regionally, political unrest was identified by members in Africa (32 percent) and MENA (39 percent) significantly more than the survey average (19 percent).
  • CEOs said their top three concerns for the future are lack of quality education (37 percent), climate change (37 percent), and peace, justice and global institutions (30 percent). The depth and type of concern did vary by member geography:

    • Lack of quality education was noted as an issue among both Latin America (56 percent) and U.S. (41 percent) members.
    • Climate change was most cited among members in Europe followed by Asia (48 percent and 41 percent compared to the survey average of 37 percent).
  • Leaders are acting to address these concerns through their business. Ensuring their business makes a positive difference (57 percent), creating jobs and prosperity for people (49 percent) and teaching/mentoring others (43 percent) are the primary ways that CEOs surveyed are focusing their efforts. Additionally, reducing waste and having an environmental impact were key focal points for participants in Asia (44 percent), Europe (44 percent) and Africa (43 percent).

For additional perspective on these findings, YPO concurrently surveyed more than 1,800 future leaders, people ages 18-31 with at least some college education, to see how their thoughts on these same topics compared to those of the current stewards of business. This group also overwhelmingly agreed (92 percent) that the purpose of business is to have an impact on society beyond pursuing profits and wealth.

Climate change (37 percent) was also a top concern among this younger generation and more than half of those surveyed (55 percent) want to reduce their environmental impact. Lack of quality education (27 percent), availability of work opportunities and economic growth (24 percent) and peace, justice and global institutions (22 percent) also weighed on future leaders’ minds.

Whereas most current leaders identify government regulations as the biggest impediment to making an impact, future leaders believe corruption (42 percent) and business leaders not being interested in doing more (32 percent) are the real obstacles.

YPO will be sharing the 2019 Global Leadership Survey findings at an upcoming panel discussion entitled Profit with Purpose: A New Global Model in Davos on 24 January 2019. Complete survey results are available at YPO.org/Davos.

YPO 2019 Global Leadership Survey Methodology:

The YPO 2019 Global Leadership Survey of its members was conducted by YPO from 23 December – 4 January via an online questionnaire with a representative probability sample of 2,283 YPO members. The sample included members in 110 countries. The questionnaire was in English. The margin of sampling error is plus or minus 1.97 percentage points at the 95 percent confidence level.

The companion survey of younger generation people (future business leaders) was conducted by YPO from 23 December – 4 January. A total of 1,871 global respondents, ages 18-31 with at least some college education, participated in the survey. The margin of sampling error is plus or minus 2.3 percentage points at the 95 percent confidence level.

About YPO:
YPO is the premier global leadership organization for more than 27,000 chief executives in over 130 countries and the global platform for them to engage, learn and grow. YPO members harness the knowledge, influence and trust of the world’s most influential and innovative business leaders to inspire business, personal, family and community impact. Today, YPO member-run companies, diversified among industries and types of businesses, employ more than 22 million people globally and generate USD9 trillion in annual revenues. For more information, visit ‪ypo.org.

YPO Media Contacts:
Amy Reid, areid@ypo.org, +1 646 678 0575 (United States)
Serena Marchionni, smarchionni@ypo.org, +34 699 903 472 (Europe)
Vickie Tikam, vtikam@ypo.org, +60 012 331 7411 (Asia)
Angela Mers, amers@ypo.org, +1 415 298 8534 (United States/Canada)

Speedy arrest of two suspects for house robbery and rape, New Brighton

New Brighton: On 21 January 2019, just before midnight, a 26-year-old female was woken up by two suspects who entered her house in Maqanda Street, New Brighton where she lives with another 83-year-old lady.

The suspects were armed with knives and after threatening her, they took both ladies’ cellphones and both suspects raped the 26-year-old woman. The 83-year-old lady was unharmed during the incident.

An extensive manhunt for the two suspects ensued by the Motherwell Cluster Serious Violent Crime (SVC) Unit as well as the Motherwell Cluster Operational Command Centre (OCC) members. Both suspects were arrested during the early morning hours of today at about 03:00 in Madikana Street, Kwazakele while following up various leads and information.

The suspects, aged 22 and 18, were also found in possession of eight (8) cellphones, including the two phones that were taken during the house robbery.

They were both charged for house robbery and rape and will be appearing before the New Brighton Magistrate’s Court on 24 January 2019.

The other phones will also be analysed to establish if it were stolen or robbed from other victims.

The Motherwell Cluster Commander, Major General Dawie Rabie has applauded the speedy arrests that was made after 24 hours and added “SAPS will continue to focus on crimes against women and children. We will make sure these suspects are brought to book and due to the seriousness of this case, we will oppose bail.”

Source: South African Police Service

SAFA Umkhanyakude kicks off coaching course for women

The South African Football Association (SAFA) is continuing from where they left off last year with the nationwide training of coaches.

As part of the Association’s Vision 2022, the Association has set itself a target of training at least 10 000 coaches to ensure that development at grassroots level is foreseen by trained, accredited and qualified coaches.

The next stop is SAFA Umkhanyakude in Hluhluwe in the province of KwaZulu-Natal.

A total of 23 female coaches from the region kicked off their SAFA D License coaching course on Wednesday, 23 January which will conclude on Sunday, 27 January.

The five-day course will be conducted by Mr Maxwell Ndlovu who will be assisted by Ms Anna Nyman.

The Association will be releasing the upcoming coaching course calendar in due course.

The SAFA D License course is the entry level coaching course which accredits coaches to work with young children.

Source: South Africa Football Association

Somerset United hit speed bump in title chase

Somerset United lost out on the opportunity to stretch their lead to six points at the Mpumalanga Enhlanzeni SAB League this past weekend when they drew 2-2 against ninth placed Real Chiefs.

The Somerset based club have reached their halfway mark of the season with their draw being their 15th match of the campaign. Out of the 15, they have 10 victories, four draws and a single loss which sees them top the standings with 34 points.

Should they carry on with the fine form they’ve displayed, the log leaders will be way on their way to the SAB League Play Offs where they stand a chance of being promoted to the ABC Motsepe League next season.

It wont be easy sailing for them with Bayern FC, Mashishing United and Bakoena Chiefs all just four points behind them and anxiously waiting for them to make a slip and topple them at the top.

Should they want to be crowned champions and take a shot at ABC Motsepe League promotion, Somerset’s next three encounters will be crucial for their campaign. They are away to 10th placed Belfast United this weekend and play host to Cromandel FC the following weekend who are seventh after their 4-1 victory over Royal Birds.

They then face a stern test against fellow title chasers, Mashishing United in a top of the table clash which should produce fireworks.

There will also be some interesting ties this coming weekend in Enhlazeni as the season enters into it’s second stanza.

Source: South Africa Football Association