UP launches LeadUP Podcast series

Posted on August 06, 2021

The LeadUP Podcast kicked off on Monday, 2 August with host Lennox Wasara talking to UP alumna Taelo Mojapelo, the CEO of BP Southern Africa – only the second African woman in SA’s oil and gas industry to head a multinational company – who spoke about finding your “why” as a basis for leadership, articulating your strategy clearly as a leader, successes that got her to where she is now, and much more.

This is the kind of content that listeners can look forward to when a new episode becomes available every second Monday. The podcast will feature other prominent UP alumni who have become leaders in the worlds of the arts, business, sport and more.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has forced UP to find new ways of communicating and staying in contact with its alumni,” said Samantha Castle, Senior Alumni Relations Manager. “Podcasts are increasingly becoming a way of communicating with existing and new audiences in a way that brings the world of growth that UP and its alumni can offer right onto any device, and during any time the listener has available to continue their own personal-growth journey.”

In the first episode, Mojapelo talks about:

  • Finding your purpose or your ‘why’ as a basis for leadership and building trust in teams;
  • Articulating your strategy clearly as a leader by tailoring your communication throughout the hierarchy of a big organisation;
  • Successes that got her to where she is now, and how to lead yourself toward your success;
  • Starting a new position during the COVID-19 pandemic and demonstrating ethical leadership during this time;
  • Promoting diversity of thought and not only of demographics in an organisation.

Subscribe to the LeadUP Podcast today ­– click here to find LeadUP Podcast in your favourite podcast app, or go to www.up.ac.za/LeadUP and click on LeadUP Podcast.

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