Welcome to Jedidiah: To be successful in today’s white water economy and world you need to be grounded, have direction and be excellent and significant in whatever you do. At Jedidiah we’d like to help you and your people to achieve just that.

Valentine’s day

St Valentine, Valentines day, ChurchToday is Valentine’s Day, and we share chocolates, special dinners, or cards with our loved ones, but where does the 14 February celebration of love come from and who was St Valentine? Although there are a number of stories about St Valentine, one seems to be acknowledged by most sources as the more likely and perhaps more accurate version.

Christian martyr

According to the Encyclopaedia Britannica St Valentine was a Christian martyr. He was supposedly a Roman priest and physician that defied the emperor’s orders and secretly married couples to ... continue reading

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Tipping point

Royals, Line of Succession, QueenIn his book The Tipping Point, Malcolm Gladwell writes that the best way to think about sudden big changes in the demand for certain products, goods or services or the sudden increase in the occurrence of a certain disease, or certain major events, is to think of them as epidemics.

Epidemic events

According to Gladwell there are three characteristics to such epidemic events; firstly it is contagious, secondly it is often little changes that have big effects and thirdly the change happens not gradually, but at one dramatic moment. ... continue reading

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Do what you do do well

It seems like we live in a time of great confusion, or perhaps we should say that some leaders have no clue about what is happening in the organisations they are leading.

SAA

On Monday this week the SAA announced that in spite the fact that they did not receive R2bn from government for business rescue, all activities will carry on as usual. By Tuesday noon the SAA announced that 19 flights between Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban as well as between Johannesburg and München are cancelled for the next ... continue reading

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Greener grass in 2020

megxit, meghan markle, prince harryMany people say that 2019 was a difficult year and express the hope that 2020 will be much better. Others believe that 2020 may even be more chaotic than 2019.

But who knows what the New Year will hold?

Doris Day

Seems to be an age old question because in 1956 Doris Day, in her song Que Sera already asked “What lies ahead?” and then answers “Whatever will be, will be, the future’s not ours to see.”

But 2020 is a clean slate for each of us to write on.... continue reading

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Do you have a plan for the next move?

Matric, Exam, Teacher, School

This week marked the end of the matric exams which brings different emotions to each one of us. When I wrote matric I was a very insecure 18 year old holding thumb that I would pass matric. One sure thing though was that on the 7th of January the next year my place was booked on the train to Bethlehem for military service. Until then I hardly knew there was a Bethlehem besides the one where Jesus was born.

A teacher’s view

Forward a couple of years and I ... continue reading

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2 Sam 12:25 “So he called his name Jedidiah because of the Lord.”

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