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Dale Williams

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Dale Williams lives a portfolio life. Working to bring out the best in people, he invests in individuals and businesses where there is mutual benefit. Investment comes in the form of time, expertise or money and returns are expected, either financially or in the form of new learning and experience.

He found himself an accidental banker in 2004 when he was asked to head up Standard Chartered Bank's retail business in South Africa. A great experience which confirmed that his skills lay in areas outside of banking.

More recently he has developed a portfolio of activities which include Executive Coaching, Lecturing, Facilitating Strategy and Scenario Planning Sessions and occasional writing. He has some entrepreneurial business interests and most importantly, family interests. He enjoys spending time with his two young daughters, his wife, his surfboard, mountain bike, microlight aeroplane and trail running shoes.

He has an MA from Middlesex.

http://www.connecteddale.com/

Leonard Chuene’s real mistake

Athletics South Africa president Leonard Chuene fell into the classic trap of not thinking far enough ahead when he made the fateful decision not to…

How we missed Madiba

It’s a strange feeling to watch the United States celebrate our heroes more effectively than we can. My father mailed me the link to the…

Broccoli project scoops two prizes

The Broccoli Project, the rewards programme for the poor that I wrote about recently, walked away with the 2nd prize in Hit Barcelona’s Global Entrepreneurship…

Manuel: I could close my eyes now …

Imagine sitting in a room in 1991 with a group of South African’s trying to map out what the nation would look like in 2002.…

Vitality and Voyager-like rewards for the poor

The Broccoli Project, an innovative scheme created by Marc Anthony Zimmerman, offers rewards to the poor in exchange for socially beneficial behaviour. Zimmerman, a successful…

Intellectual vandalism

A friend told me about a house he was building. It took months to get it nearly complete. Lots of work by lots of people,…

Zuma’s state of the nation challenge

South Africa isn’t short of skills, people, resources or imagination. What it is short of is a common vision. Common implies most of us buy…

The case for optimism

Even if I’m completely wrong. If there had been two ways that something could work out and I have chosen the incorrect one. If I…

SA: Best place for kids to grow up

I’ve met many people who have left South Africa or are planning to leave because of their kids. I think it’s a lousy reason. It’s…

Coaching South Africa

I spend some of my time coaching executives in South Africa and across Europe. I got thinking the other day what South Africa could need…