About Gerald Mohlabe
At the age of 7, Gerald Mohlabe was told by his grade 2 teacher that he was not intelligent, therefore he must go home and play. The words of his female teacher were like a sword piercing through his heart and he was highly disturbed and devastated by the words of his teacher. His self-confidence plummeted such that he lost interest in going to school. Gerald’s mother noticed that there was something wrong with her 7 year old boy and she asked what was wrong and Gerald said with tears in his eyes, “My teacher told me that I am not intelligent, all that I must do is to go home and play.” Gerald’s mother was disturbed by those words but she began motivating him by saying, “Your teacher is wrong about you my boy, I know as your mother that you are intelligent.”
Little Gerald was motivated by the words of his mother, he began believing in himself and he worked very hard to excel in his studies until he became the BA degree graduate specializing in social sciences (Psychology, Sociology and Social Work) with the University of Limpopo. The terrible experience Gerald went through with his grade 2 female teacher taught him to believe that we must not let the negative opinion of other people become a reality; rather we must let the dream within us become a reality.
While at the University, Gerald Mohlabe began training leaders who are to date making a huge impact in business, in the workplace, in churches, in politics, in education and in government and he became popular at the University through his outstanding communication skills and style. Gerald believes that leadership is the determing factor that draws a thin line of distinction between successful organizations and unsuccessful organizations. He normally says these words, "When leadership takes the center stage in your company or organization, outstanding results will take the center stage."
Gerald Mohlabe is the founder and CEO of Goal Driven Consulting Company. He is the leadership consultant, relationship expert and an outstanding motivational speaker who leaves his audience mesmerized and seeking for more after he has spoken. Gerald has written 18 articles on the internet, he has been granted an expert author status by an International article publication – Ezine Articles and he is the regular contributor to internet publications. He has authored a leadership Ebook titled, “The leadership ladder.”
Goal is a simple word in speech and on paper, yet it carries a heavy weight. Though a goal is a simple word in speech and on paper, it is not easy to make it a reality because there are storms that rage, there are winds that blow and there are obstacles that must be surmounted. When it has become a reality, a goal makes you taste success at its best and it sets you apart from other people and organizations. In this presentation, Gerald focuses on strategies you must employ as an individual or organization to ensure that you don’t rest nor give up until you hug and kiss your goal.
The passion to win
Passion is a powerful force never to be left out because without it no success, no goal, no dream, no vision can be achieved. When individuals have the force of passion within them, no project can fail, mountains will be climbed and deadlines will be reached. When a company or an organization possesses a workforce that is passion-driven, outstanding success and excellence will be the name of their game. This presentation will motivate and inspire you as an individual, company or organization to have an edge over others.
The journey worth travelling
People succeed or fail, organizations rise or fall, businesses go up or down, why? There is only one reason for this phenomenon and that is, individuals and organizations alike are in a journey in which they are travelling. The question is, “Is the journey worth travelling?” What is it that makes the journey worth travelling? This motivational presentation focuses on the key strategies that you must embrace to reach your dream successfully. Gerald in this presentation emphasizes the fact that after you have embraced and employed the key strategies to reach your dream, you will smile, rejoice and say these words, “This has been the journey worth travelling.”
The name of the game is excellence
I have realized that the great contest in the lives of people and organizations is between good and best, and it is between mediocrity and excellence. It seems like good takes the upper hand over best, while mediocrity prevails over excellence. This is totally unacceptable. There are people and organizations that achieve something good and they park there without thinking of the higher level than where they are. Others achieve mediocre results and they are comfortable with that. Things are not supposed to be this way. In this motivational and inspiring presentation, Gerald Mohlabe shares the practical steps that need to be taken to ensure that the name of the game in the lives of people and organizations is not mediocrity but excellence.
Leadership strategies to turn your organization around
The most challenging thing for any leader is to change the status quo of the organization. In this presentation, Gerald focuses on winning leadership strategies that managers or leaders have to employ to lead and manage change in their companies or organizations. He also focuses on the process that the leader has to go through to turn his or her organization around.
Creating the environment of high morale in your organization
People give their all to the company vision and mission and they perform to their best in the right environment. The right environment is the environment of high morale. It is an indisputable fact that morale has plummeted in many organizations. Gerald, in this seminar deals with practical tools a leader can employ to create the environment where motivation, excellence, high morale and high performance become the order of the day.
The place called “THERE”
Individuals and organizations have the desire to achieve something of significance. Leaders are taking their people in a journey to the place called “THERE”. Vision is the place called “THERE.” Gerald in this presentation takes you through the states that you go through to get to the place called, “THERE” (The place of vision accomplishment). The focus in this presentation is on the process (The states) of translating your vision into reality, thus reaching the place called “THERE.”
The leadership ladder
Leadership in any company or organization is like a ladder, it has rungs. Gerald in this presentation puts emphasis on the process of leadership that determines the potential of any team, department, company or organization. The presentation encompasses the rungs that leaders must climb to take their companies from good to best in performance and results.
The manager with the leadership mentality
The 21st century is the century whereby managers have to manage less and lead more because they are dealing with the workforce that is highly talented, knowledgeable, and informed. In this presentation, Gerald, focuses on how managers can embrace the mindset of leadership so that their people can feel motivated, inspired and influenced to give their best of the best to the vision and mission of their companies or organizations. The leadership mentality has to be adopted and developed by managers so that businesses, companies or organizations can continually experience multiplied effect in terms of success, excellence and greatness.
The core capacities you need to be a great leader
Greatness in leadership does not come cheap, there are indispensable capacities that have to be embraced and developed. Gerald Mohlabe, in this seminar focuses on the core capacities without which no one can be a great leader. All great leaders in business, in politics, in sport, and in any other arena possess these core capacities. You will be fired up with hunger to be a great leader in your company or organization through this seminar.
Pillars for outstanding success in leadership
Pillars are strong supporters that purport every strong building. This principle applies to leadership. Gerald in this presentation puts emphasis on strong leadership pillars you must have at your disposal as a leader to build and develop a formidable organization and achieve outstanding success that will last for too long.