chapter  9
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Authentic leadership

Most others discovered that their ID card simply did not work. And that is how

they discovered that they no longer had a job.

In the world of business, stories of poor leadership and the unfair treatment of

employees abound. Rarer are the tales of corporate leaders whose actions are

shaped fundamentally by their values and guiding principles. One such example

is Taddy Blecher, who founded the CIDA Campus in South Africa (the country’s

first free, black university) that is operated under the philosophy of ubuntu2 and runs from a building in Johannesburg donated by Investec. But such stories

remain in the minority.