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Creating Winning Mindsets
Top management ​in the City were equipped to be innovators and leaders at a Leadership Seminar held on 15 August at the Moses Mabhida Stadium. 

The one-day seminar, hosted by the Municipal Institute of Learning, was themed: “Creating Winning Mindsets” and was attended by top management from various clusters. 

Delivering the opening address was Dr Mpilo Ngubane, Head of the eTh​​ekwini Municipal Academy. 

He said it was important to move away from the term management to leadership. 

“We are gathered here today to talk about leadership which simply put is how to transcend from the old way of doing things to a new way of doing things” 
Ngubane said there were three important questions leadership has to ask themselves. These questions are what the future of work is, what is the future of management and what is the future of human resources? 

He said the key to successful management is to get rid of managers. Elaborating on this bold statement, he said we cannot be managing and controlling people in this era. 

“Managers have to lead people. You have to craft a vision for your team and put a plan in place to achieve that vision. That is how you can motivate your team by encouraging them to achieve that vision and by reminding them that the sky is the limit.” 

He was followed by Nontabiso Mthembu, a consultant at Free To Grow who spoke on winning mindsets for millennials. She unpacked what a millennial is adding that by 2020, 50 percent of the workforce will comprise of millennials. By 2025, 75 percent of the workforce will comprise of millennials. 

“We are not talking about the leaders of tomorrow as millenials are already in the workforce. And as leaders in the City, know that they will follow in your footsteps so you need to embrace change and lead with innovation,” she said.
 
Linda Ntuli provided a rousing motivational speech to equip City leadership to get the best out of themselves as well as their team. 

Ntuli, a public speaker, mentor and entrepreneur spoke on leadership, unity and workplace excellence. 

He said organisations thrive because of mindsets. 

“Growth and development are a must, if you are not growing, you are dying,” said the author of four motivational books. 

He further encouraged the leaders to model greatness. 

“Leaders must lead by example. Leaders exhibit confidence always, have a sense of humour and master resilience and assertiveness. Service your people, they are your greatest asset,” he concluded.

 
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