Brand Pretorius must be one of South Africa’s most respected and admired Servant Leaders. He understands how best to extract real value from a companies’ biggest Assets – their People.
Brand’s humbleness clearly comes through in the book but so too does his wisdom and the many “Golden-Nuggets” he shares with us. The fact that he is a born-and-bred South African, makes it even sweeter.
A book well-worth reading.
Extract from the book
Brand Pretorius knows what it means to be a leader: he was at the head of Toyota South Africa during its heyday, and took over as chief executive at the McCarthy Group. He knows that leadership means making hard and unpopular decisions with an eye on the long term.
He writes about his four decades in business and the lessons he learnt. He illustrates his lessons on leadership with tales from his illustrious career in motoring, like how it feels to be in a Formula 1 racing car with one of the world’s best drivers.
This book gives a rare insight into what it means to do business in South Africa, and how a South African business leader can navigate all of our country’s complexities.
Filled with the wisdom of hard experience, with lessons which, though in the first instance aimed at businesspeople, can be applied in any sphere of life.
An inspirational and gripping book.