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Managing Organisations During the COVID-19 Vortex (PDF E-book)

Edited by Wilhelm Crous and foreword by Shirley Zinn

ISBN: 9781869228491

Publishing Date: April 2020

  • R329,00




Managing Organisations During the COVID-19 Vortex offers inspiration, guidelines, tools and tips to help leadership calmly, thoughtfully and confidently navigate their people, customers, stakeholders, shareholders, and communities, as well as take care of their personal well-being, through these extraordinary times.”
Professor Shirley Zinn, CEO of Shirley Zinn Consulting and non-executive Director of the JSE-listed companies: Sanlam Ltd, MTN-SA, Afrocentric, AdvTech and Spur Corporation

Managing Organisations During the COVID-19 Vortex is a comprehensive book to help leaders navigate their organisation through the Coronavirus crisis. From managing day-to-day practicalities, to scenario planning and sense-making, this book offers guidelines from over 20 leading experts to help executives deal with their most pressing challenges:

  - How to manage uncertainty and complexity 
  - Leadership excellence in the COVID-19 crisis
  - Promoting mental wellness in the workplace
  - Sense-making for better decision-making in a crisis
  - Effective crisis communication
  - Economic and social scenarios
  - Business contingency planning during COVID-19
  - Retaining resilience in chaotic conditions
  - How to navigate lockdowns with certainty
  - Best practices for managing virtual workers
  - The legal implications of COVID-19 for employers
  - And more!

This book is essential reading for any executive who is grappling with how to deal with the complexity, uncertainty and unpredictability of this vortex. 

Trusted, bold and courageous leadership is required to navigate this crisis. Managing Organisations During the COVID-19 Vortex will give leaders the context, tools, guidelines and perseverance needed to face this crisis head-on and lead their organisations into a future beyond the Coronavirus.


“When it comes to a crisis, speed of execution is often the difference between winning and losing”.
James Hebbard, Chief People Officer, Tencent Africa


Professor Shirley Zinn, ex-HR Director of Woolworths and Standard Bank, CEO of Shirley Zinn Consulting and non-executive Director of the JSE-listed companies: Sanlam Ltd, MTN-SA, Afrocentric, AdvTech and Spur Corporation
Tim Cohen, Editor and Journalist, Daily Maverick
James Hebbard, Chief People Officer, Tencent
Arthur Kamp, Chief Economist, Sanlam Investments
Busisiwe Mavuso, CEO, Business Leadership South Africa
Morné Mostert, Director of the Institute for Future Research and Member of the Club of Rome
Charles du Toit, ex-HR Director of Eveready and Leadership Consultant
Sonja Blignaut, the Founder of More Beyond
Sherisa Rajah, Employment Lawyer and Partner, Fasken
Toby Shapshak, Editor-in-Chief and Publisher of Stuff magazine
Navlika Ratangee, Clinical Operations Director, ICAS SA
Michael Davies, CEO of ContinuitySA
Dr Jopie de Beer, Managing Director, JvR Psychometrics (Pty) Ltd
Ingra du Buisson-Narsai, Co-Founder and Director of NeuroCapital Consulting and Author of Fight, Flight and Flourish: How neuroscience can unlock human potential
Janine Hills, Founder of Vuma Reputation Management and CEO of Janine Hills Authentic Leadership
Professor Theo Veldsman, Work Psychologist, Strategic People Effectiveness Advisor and former Professor and HOD at the Department of Industrial Psychology and People Management in the College of Economics and Business, UJ
Graham Williams, Management Consultant
Stéve Bánhegyi, Management Consultant


Wilhelm Crous has a passion for business knowledge. This passion is realised, through Knowledge Resources (which he established in 1991), by publishing business and management books; developing and presenting world-class conferences and training; conducting surveys in the HR/Talent Management field; and publishing Human Capital and Labour Country Reports. Wilhelm is also the founder of the HR Think Tank, in collaboration with the Institute for Future Research. He has received numerous special awards, including the Lifetime Achievement Award from the SABPP for his outstanding contribution to the human resources management profession, and the Chancellor’s Medal from the University of Pretoria for contributions made to human resources management. In 2017, he received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the University of Johannesburg for his contribution to Entrepreneurship in South Africa. He holds an MBA from the University of Stellenbosch Business School.


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