The strong focus of South Africans, especially in the next five years must be that of Building Community and in the process achieve Nationwide Unity. The danger, according to the ILO – International Labour Organisation is that South Africa will slip from its current position of 8th highest unemployment country in the world to that of 6th highest. This is definitely not good news and places our future security at risk.
To build community and achieve unity we must have a Definite Goal, Practical Plan to achieve the goal and an Urgent Deadline for its attainment. Success will be accomplished through ordinary people who become extraordinary leaders within their community. It will mean developing a business, public and youth partnership to make our communities effective centres of employment creation (5-Star Status) by December 2020.
The race has begun and the benefits of achieving the goal through the practical plan, before the deadline is most certainly worthwhile. Yes it will take effective leadership that leads the community in smart ways to become resourceful, resilient and resolute but the benefits of the legacy we will leave will be beyond measure. Only by working together will we succeed. Fortunately we do have an all-South African plan, researched, developed, tested, perfected and endorsed over a number of years in place. The question is, will you be taking up the BBN 5-Star Community Challenge for your community? In the process become a Smart Impact Leadership Trainer (SILT) as well.