My name is Blessing Mpofu. I’m in love with Ingrid and married to her. I’m just a guy changing the world, a life and leadership heretic.
I love people and interrogating all things leadership. Can’t explain it but have a fascination about leadership and leading self.
I’m into technology and social media. Engaging on issues affecting the world is a passion of mine. Communicating, primarily through writing and speaking.
Trying to let the words out as I work on my first book is one of the things I’m busy with. I consider myself an avid reader and play squash (the sport). I like good coffee.
I’m always looking for opportunities of growth and learning. I love empowering people. A belief in great leadership and living a significant, non-self-serving life drives me.
I blog and speak about (the ‘philosophy’ behind / of) social media as well as life and leadership as well as facilitate.
I studied and worked in IT. I am doing my first degree in Theology. I worked as a Team Director and Digital Media Manager in Johannesburg, South Africa. I’m privileged to have led teams in different contexts as well as volunteers. (You haven’t led until you lead people who, in a sense, don’t really have to follow you, but do so by choice).
I now live in Cape Town serving the world’s largest and most significant enterprise. More later…
This blog is a result of the lessons I’ve learned, I’m learning as well as ones I grapple with as I lead and try to make sense of leadership. Challenging leadership practices characterises a fair amount of the content.
Some of the posts, in fact most of them, are a result of my failure as a leader in varied contexts. Perhaps a journal of my leadership experiences. Notes to self. I hope they’re useful to you and that we can grow together on our journeys in life and leadership.
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