“This book is rooted in the challenges facing leaders today, and offers current and future leaders a perspective to help them lead in a VUCA world.” – Paul Norman, Group HR and Corporate Affairs Officer – MTN Group

In Leadership Dynamics and Wellbeing 9 thought-leaders cover the following themes:

  1. Leadership as strategic organisational capability and intervention by Theo H Veldsman and Andrew J Johnson
  2. A flourishing and thriving leadership community by Theo H Veldsman
  3. Leadership identity by Ilka Dunne
  4. Leadership transitions by Theo H Veldsman
  5. Stress, burnout, derailment and resilience in leadership by – Jopie de Beer with Ina Rothmann and Renate Scherrer
  6. Toxic leadership and organisations by Theo H Veldsman
  7. A leadership lament by Johann Coetzee
  8. Leadership maturity by Danie du Toit with Theo H Veldsman and Deon van Zyl

Leadership Dynamics and Wellbeing also features inspirational leadership stories from:

Thuli Madonsela: Leadership as the giant leap necessary for an inclusive, prosperous and peaceful future
Mohammad Karaan: Intuition, silence, giants and the cattle herder
Gill Marcus: What matters is the greater good
Monhla Hlahla: Moving effectively through the stages of leadership impact
Hendrik du Toit: Good leaders stand or fall by their principles
GT Ferreira, Laurie Dippenaar and Paul Harris: Leader excellence asks for a distinct, shared leadership philosophy



Andrew Johnson is the Chief Learning Officer at Eskom’s Academy of Learning. His career has included work at Edcon, MTN, Transnet, Anglovaal Mining and the JSE. He has held various non-executive directorships. He has consulted for several state-owned entities, private companies, and African and BRICS utilities.  Andrew was awarded the HR Director of the Year Award by IPM, and a Lifetime Achievement Award by the SABPP.


Theo Veldsman is one of South Africa’s thought leaders on people management and the psychology of work. He is the author of almost 200 technical/consulting reports and articles and has published two books.  He consults with many leading South African companies as well as organisations overseas. He was Professor and Head of the Department of Industrial Psychology and People Management, Faculty of Management, University of Johannesburg until the end of 2016, when he retired. He is also a Lifetime Achievement Award recipient from SABPP.