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David Molapo
David Molapo
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Johannesburg South Africa
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English
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Dr. David Molapo is a foremost management consultant, educator, and renowned motivational speaker. Using a fine combination of humor, an incredible stage presence, and his personal life experiences, David has a unique ability to mesmerize any audience with his message of hope. Through his public appearances, David effectively motivates, inspires, and impacts more than a million people in South Africa each year, providing them with the confidence and tools to change their lives, as well as those of the people around them
 
At the age of 13, David was imprisoned for political activities. While in prison, he started an amazing process of changing his life that led him to be the successful businessman, leader, husband, and father that he is today
 
In August 1994, David became a finalist for the Junior Chamber International Award of Ten Outstanding Young People of the World, and has appeared in the Who’s Who in South Africa since 1995. In July l999, he was awarded the prestigious PMR Silver Arrow Award as Best in Motivational, Incentive, and Business Consulting. In addition to being one of the most sought-after motivational speakers, David holds two of South Africa’s most prestigious awards: the Young Achiever of the Year—South Africa and the Four Outstanding South Africans Award.
 
David speaks on many subjects, including Quality Management, Communication, Entrepreneurial Skills, Team Building, Leadership, Affirmative Action, and Accepting Change. Some of the books he authored include Growing Up Spiritually, The 10 Exciting Keys to Success, and If You Are Not Growing, You Are Dying.
 
In addition to being one of the most sought after Motivational Speakers, David Molapo holds two of South Africa's most prestigious awards, the Young Achiever of the Year - South Africa Award & Four Outstanding South African's Awards (FOYSA) and he has appeared in the Who’s Who in South Africa from 1995 to date. He has consulted for the top 100 Companies and his former designations have included being a Non-Executive Director of Dimension Data SA and other major corporations such as South African Airways and Spoornet.
 
Dr David Molapo is a top management consultant, educationalist and renowned motivational speaker. By using a fine combination of humour, incredible stage presence and his personal life experiences, he has an unique ability to capture any audience with his message of hope.
 
Through his public appearances, his books and his stints in the media, David motivates, inspires and guides more than a million people annually in South Africa. He provides them with the confidence and tools they need to change their lives and those of the people around them. At the age of thirteen David was imprisoned for political activities. In jail an amazing process of change started in his life, which transformed him to become the successful businessman, leader, husband and father he is today. He is married to Dr. Mamikie Molapo.
Dr. David Molapo is a foremost management consultant, educator, and renowned motivational speaker. Using a fine combination of humor, an incredible stage presence, and his personal life experiences, David has a unique ability to mesmerize any audience with his message of hope. Through his public appearances, David effectively motivates, inspires, and impacts more than a million people in South Africa each year, providing them with the confidence and tools to change their lives, as well a
Synopsis:
PRESENTATIONS by Dr. David Molapo

1. IF YOU ARE NOT GROWING YOU ARE DYING
2. TEN EXCITING KEYS TO SUCCESS
3. CHANGE AND COPING WITH CHANGE
4. DEVELOPING THE LEADER WITHIN YOU
5. KEEP HOPE ALIVE
6. TRAINING AND TEAM BUILDING
7. UNLOCK YOUR HIDDEN POTENTIAL
8. MESS WITH SUCCESS

SYNOPSIS OF PRESENTATIONS....

UNLOCK YOUR HIDDEN POTENTIAL

Turn dreams into reality:
Success is a progressive realization of the way we go for an idea. It is not just about making money, because there are a lot of folks who are making big bucks, but they’re miserable. And there are a lot of people who have got all the wealth in the world but they don’t find happiness.

There are five key areas to success :
•Forgive yourself and other people
•Dare to dream
•Show determination and commitment
•Be disciplined
•Make a difference

Forgive yourself and others:
To be successful in life, you have to learn to forgive yourself and others for things that have happened in the past. It’s often easier to forgive others than to forgive yourself, but you need to say “I am no longer a prisoner of the past, but a pilot of the future”. You cannot change what happened, you can only learn from it.

When you have had the courage and guts to forgive, you begin to realize that you then have the ability to stop blaming. It is easy to blame someone else, but when you do this you give up power to change.

By forgiving yourself, you cope with change and help create it. And how do you do this? By getting rid of negative emotions and developing a positive outlook on life. In order to be successful you cannot afford to have negativity in any area of your life.

This doesn’t mean that you don’t face challenges and crises as you strive to achieve your dreams and ambitions. On the contrary, in Cantonese the word “crisis” consists of two concepts, danger and opportunity. We have to remember that in any crises there are opportunities, and we can choose to focus on dangers or opportunities. If you are able to forgive yourself, you focus on the opportunities and not the dangers.

Dare to Dream:
The poorest person in the world is the person without a dream, and the most frustrated person is a person with a dream that never becomes a reality. To be successful you need to live your own dream and not try to live the dreams that others have for you. You have to be successful for ;your own reasons. Share your dreams with others with care because negative people will discourage you from striving for your dream. All of us need encouragement as we dream. It is like oxygen to the soul.

In South Africa there are generally two kinds of people – undertakers, caretakers, and neither of these are dreamers. The undertakers are people that always criticize and say that something will never work. Caretakers are those who are always taking care of other people’s dreams and never focus on their own potential.

Success is achieved by risk takers:
People are always looking for an opportunity and a way around the challenges of life.

When you dare to dream, you begin to use words like “it can be done”, “it is possible” and you begin to understand the power of words. Words can build or break. Dreamers are people who can have a positive attitude – they realize that it is not what is happening to them that counts, i.e. how they react to the challenges. Dreamers think big and know that success does not come from doing the same thing way the same way at the same time. They constantly stretch themselves to improve.

Show determination and commitment:
Staying power is all important in reaching your dreams and goals. You need determination and commitment. Embrace the 3 R’s :

•Resolve - Determined and committed people resolve to do things now because they are hungry for growth and for success
•Refrain - Determined and committed people refrain from talking to negative people and refrain from negative influences
•Repeat - Once you are successful you need to repeat the exercise so that you become more successful. Success is a matter of repetition. Be disciplined

As you mess with success, you understand that you have got to be disciplined. Self-discipline is often the missing elements in people’s lives. Nobody can discipline you, you have to do it yourself. At some time or another you have got to say No to certain things in life – this is called delayed gratification – you pay now, you play later.

Disciplined people realize that being successful is not going to be easy, it’s going to be tough. They also know that tough times do not last, but tough people do. As you discipline yourself you are going to learn that you are going to do certain things that you do not want to do, but these things must just be seen as stepping stones to your success. There is no quick fix to discipline yourself, it takes a lot of work and involves investing time in yourself.

Make a difference:
As you mess with success, you realize that although you need to make money you also have to share your money and success. Firstly with your family and secondly with the communities that serve. Every individual has the ability to make a difference, and by sharing and encouraging others you help them to be successful. Spend time with disadvantaged people – this could include your husband, wife or child. South Africa lacks skilled people. Share your skills, including leadership and social skills, with others, so you can make a difference.

We all need to develop an “I can do it” attitude. Say to yourself, “I can grow. I can cope. I can change, I can be different, I can be creative. I can contribute. I can make a difference”. Take responsibility for realizing your dreams and visions. As you mess with success, never give up. It’s not going to be easy – good things in life all have a price. At the counter of success there are no bargains, so you have to pay the price in full and in advance.

Vision is combined with action can change you, your family, your companies and our country.



10 EXCITING KEYS TO SUCCESS (2 hour workshop)

1.CONTROL YOUR THOUGHT LIFE
People become what they think about

2.HAVE PRECISE GOALS
Are you kicking at goals or just keeping score?

3.CONTROL YOUR SPEECH
Words condition your thinking and others. Talk positively.

4.ASSUME RESPONSIBILITY
Do it now!

5.OVERCOME PROBLEMS AND HURTS
Don’t nurse your hurts
Don’t rehearse your hurts
Don’t curse your hurts
BUT
Reverse your hurts
Hurts will make you bitter or a better person

6.BEFRIEND GOOD PEOPLE
You grow like the company you keep

7.WORK SMARTER – NOT HARDER
Think. How can I do it better?
The key to success is attention to detail

8.DO MORE THAN EXPECTED
Go the second mile
The difference between good and great is a little extra effort

9.KEEP AT IT
Always too soon to quit. Never ever give up. Persist.

10.BE COMMITTED
A chicken is only involved, BUT
A pig is committed for your breakfast


DEVELOPING THE LEADER IN YOU AND OTHERS :
Outline of Presentation

We are often distressed about the changing environment that we are working in, External and Internal pressures often prevent us from doing what is needed in our divisions and companies. The basis of this presentation is that anything that we need to achieve as representatives of an organisation is possible….but there are a few fundamentals that we need to understand and develop :

A-Vision :
•In any organisation, 2 Visions create a Division. To be effective, we need to create a culture where we all have a shared vision which is simple, clear and understandable.
•What is your vision as an ORGANISATION Representative ?

B-Passion :
•Enthusiasm is Contagious. As a leader you need to be passionate about your ORGANISATION and set a clear example as a role model.
•How do you show your Passion ?

C-Integrity :
•The area of TRUST is crucial for success in any ORGANISATION.
•Reputation is what people think that you have and Integrity is who you are when no-one is around.

D-Curiosity :
•The ability to change our lives, strategies and ourselves.
•People must be willing to explore, experiment and be willing to change.
•How much more effective can we be as a Representatives if we started to change things about ourselves ?

E-Risktaking :
•There are 3 kinds of people….Undertakers, Caretakers and Risktakers
•As an ORGANISATION’S Risktaker, we must be entrepreneurs, we must be able to take calculated risks to ensure that ORGANISATION’S is conducive and respected within the RBCT Environment.

Skills and Attributes that are necessary for ORGANISATION’S Success :
A-The Ability to Communicate : Clearly and precisely across ethnic boundaries
B-The Ability to Manage your Time : Keeping your commitments and balancing your work
C-The Ability to be Analytical : Looking beyond the current paradigm
D-The Ability to be Productive : Working smarter not harder for a shared Future
E-The Ability to be a Team Worker : How do we create a synergy at our ORGANISATIONS

The most valuable asset to the implementation of Policies is –YOU !!
Remember : “If it is to be it is up to me”

How to overcome your fears to make your ORGANISATION Work
-Face your fears
-Trace your fears
-Grace your fears
-Place your fears
-Erase your fears

It is hard work…but we can do it when we start to create an atmosphere of TRUST
Trust - The Foundation of all Empowerment

How do we create an atmosphere of Trusting Representitives, Policies and Programmes.

1. Take commitments & promises seriously
2. Admit it when you make a mistake
3. Share information
4. Allow for mistakes
5. Avoid judging
6. Encourage ideas, opinions
7. Empower others
8. Develop an attitude of genuine caring
9. Ask for HELP

In the end….It is worth it.
All of us in doing our little bit, in our divisions everyday CAN make a big difference to our ORGANISATIONS. However to be truly successful we must WATCH the following :

W – Words (Our words are powerful and can either create or destroy)
A – Attitudes (Are we totally committed to Success…does it show)
T – Thoughts ( Our thoughts eventually become our actions…we must learn to make them positive)
C – Company (Are we with people that build or destroy our dreams ?)
H – Heart (What are my intentions in making a success)

Remember….I Can, You Can and together WE CAN make success happen at our Organisation



SUSTAINABLE LEADERSHIP
Sustainable Leadership is learn ability to take responsibility over time, mostly informal with trial and error.

To influence (e.g. a new baby)
To enable / empower people (LBWA)
To perform & keep performing
To the benefit of nation, country, community church

10 Mistakes Leaders Make

Mistake 1: The Top-Down Attitude
It is traditional, most common, easiest, abusive, lack of listening, insecurity, superior instead of servant.

Answers: Reward for the most important contribution to sanctuary not:
•The Architect
•The Contractor
•Woodcutter, Carpenter
•Artisans Skilled in Gold, Iron, Brass & Glass

The Winner was announced: Why? Old poorly dressed peasant woman. Everyday she had faithfully carried hay to the ox that pulled the marble for the stonecutter (Servant-Leadership)

Mistake 2: Putting Paperwork before People Work
•Insensitive
•Impatient
•Individualistic
•People are opportunities, not interruptions
•Only through association is there transformation
JESUS - Knew them, Touched them, Healed them, Affected them, Mentored them

Mistake 3: Absence of Affirmation
•Everyone thrives on affirmation and praise
•Leadership has as much to do with the “Soft Sciences”
•Don’t underestimate the power of the personal touch of kindness
•Thank people publicly
•Encourage

Mistake 4: No Room for Mavericks
1.It is impossible
2.Let’s get real
3.Who gave you permission
4.It won’t work
5.It is against policy “An elephant is a horse designed by a committee” “Committee takes minutes, but wastes hours”

•Jesus, Moses, Paul, Martin Luther King, Men , Movement, Machines, Monuments
•Be filled with the spirit
•Having done all to stand

Mistake 5: Dictatorship in Decision-Making
•I know all the answers
•Deny the value of the team
•Restrict decisions to an elite group

•Involve others as much as possible (counsel in many)
•Recognise people as greatest resource
•“We did it ourselves”

Mistake 6: Dirty Delegation
•Fear of losing authority
•Fear of work done better
•Fear of depending on others

Mistake 7: Communication Chaos
•FM & AM – Singing from the Hymnbook
•The bigger the group, the more the communication
•H.O.T.

•Clear Communication (Eradicate TMI)
•Keep memos brief, 1 page summaries
•Communicate, communicate, vision - Don’t tell but sell

Mistake 8: No Culture
•How do we do business here
•Vision, Values, Beliefs
•Diversity strength
•Culture of Conflict

All word, no spirit=Dry up
All spirit, no word=Puff up
No word, no spirit=Blow up
All word, all spirit=Grow up

Conformer=I’ve got to accept things the way they are

Complainer=I may have to work here, but I don’t have to like it

Rebel=They can’t make me conform, I’ll show them

Retreatist=Job? What Job? I’m just going through the motions

Ritualist=I’ve got to get out of here ASAP

Innovator=Let’s change things here

•Let’s learn to like those who are different
•Long for his glory
-Common Vision
-Common Goals
-Common Culture

Mistake 9: Failure to Focus on the Future
Since no man knows the future, who can tell him what is to come

Mistake 10: Success without Successors
Planning your departure the day you begin

•Finishing well, strong (not lifetime president)
•Letting go of Leadership is like sending your children away to college hurts, but has to be done
•Based on the foundation of TRUST



DEVELOPING THE LEADER WITHIN YOU – Leadership is influence

1. QUALITIES OF AN EFFECTIVE LEADER
VISION
PASSION
INTEGRITY
CURIOSITY
RISK TAKING

2. THE PRICE OF LEADERSHIP
LONELINESS
STRESS
FATIGUE
CRITISM
REJECTION

3.TRANSFORMATIONAL LEADERSHIP
UNDERSTAND
DEFINE OPERATING VISION
TRANSFORMATION AGENDA & STRATEGY
CONFIGURE
IMPLEMENT

ALWAYS EVALUATE AND GIVE FEEDBACK

4. A TRUSTING LEADER - Trust must be earned, it is not given
WAYS TO DEVELOP TRUST
AVOID PRE-KUDGING
TAKE COMMITMENTS SERIOUSLY
SHARE INFORMATION
ADMIT MISTAKES
GENUINELY CARE

5.“I CAN”
COPE WITH CHANGE
ADAPT AND EMBRACE CHANGE
TURN FEAR INTO FAITH
DISCOVER, DEVELOP AND DEMONSTRAE SKILLS
OFFER EXCELLENT CUSTOMER SERVICE

VISION WITH NO ACTION = DREAM
ACTION WITH NO VISION = PASSING TIME

VISION AND ACTION
CAN CHANGE YOU, YOUR FAMILY, YOUR COMPANY AND THIS WONDERFUL COUNTRY SOUTH AFRICA



KEEP HOPE ALIVE

H-Have a positive outlook on life
O-Objectives
P-Produce an attitude of excellence
E-Empowering yourself, the community and South Africa

The poorest man in the world is the man without HOPE. The most frustrated man in the world is the man with hope that never becomes a reality.

No matter how poor or rich we are, whether we were born in a shack, in a township or amidst the marble floors of the aristocracy of society, we all have hopes – particularly in the real South Africa.

Your life has the potential to fulfill your hope. Unfortunately, in South Africa, some people imprison that potential and this robs their lives of its purpose and fulfillment. The hindrance is FEAR.

HOW CAN ONE OVERCOME THIS FEAR THAT MAKES US HOPELESS ?

HOW CAN ONE ACTUALLY ERASE HOPELESSNESS ?

ADOPTING THE “I CAN” DO IT ATTITUDE

YES, I CAN AND WE CAN !!!



ALWAYS MESS WITH SUCCESS

1.FORGIVE YOURSELF AND OTHERS
By forgiving yourself, you cope with change and help create it.

2.DARE TO DREAM
The poorest person in the world is the person without a dream

3.SUCCESS IS ACHIEVED BY RISK-TAKERS
Dreamers think big and know that success does not come from doing the same the thing way at the same time. They constantly stretch themselves to improve.

4.SHOW DETERMINATION AND COMMITMENT
Embrace the 3Rs:
Resolve
Refrain
Repeat

5.BE DISCIPLINED



CHANGE AND COPING WITH CHANGE

H-Have a positive outlook on life
O-Objectives
P-Produce an attitude of excellence
E-Empowering yourself, the community and South Africa

The poorest man in the world is the man without HOPE. The most frustrated man in the world is the man with hope that never becomes a reality.

No matter how poor or rich we are, whether we were born in a shack, in a township or amidst the marble floors of the aristocracy of society, we all have hopes – particularly in the real South Africa.

Your life has the potential to fulfill your hope. Unfortunately, in South Africa, some people imprison that potential and this robs their lives of its purpose and fulfillment. The hindrance is FEAR.

How can one overcome this fear that makes us hopeless ?

•FACE IT
•TRACE IT
•GRACE IT
•ERASE IT

How can one actually erase hopelessness ?

•GET CLOSER TO YOUR INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL CUSTOMERS
•FEEL THEIR BURDENS IN YOUR HEART
•PERSONALISE SOLUTIONS

Over the years, I have come to realize that no excuse can be given to justify the destruction of the seed of potential that the Creator placed within you. You can become the man or woman you were born to be. You can accomplish anything in the real South Africa. You can accept change in South Africa and become a generator of hope in your life, your community and greater community called South Africa.

For one to grow, develop and cope with challenges and the opportunities in South Africa, a person must adopt the “I CAN” DO IT ATTITUDE because it is not necessarily the aptitude that counts, but it is our attitude that will help us reach the altitude.

Adopting the “I CAN” DO IT ATTITUDE

I-Insight / dream / vision / initiate
Don’t be an undertaker nor a caretaker, strive to be a risk taker

C-Commitment
To your personal goals, your company’s goals and the greater company / Community South Africa

A-Assume responsibility
Stop blaming people, circumstances and situations. When you blame someone, you give up the power to change

N-Never give up !!!

Put the Errr….. principle into practice. The same hammer that forges the steel, shatters the glass. Remember that society will either grind you or polish you – it depends on the kind of material you are made up of. Therefore, don’t quit !!!

YES, I CAN AND WE CAN !!!



IF YOU ARE NOT GROWING YOU ARE DYING:
Outline of Presentation

We are often distressed about the changing environment that we are working in, External and Internal pressures often prevent us from doing what is needed in our divisions and companies. The basis of this presentation is that anything that we need to achieve as representatives of an organisation is possible…. but there are a few fundamentals that we need to understand and develop:

1.It is possible
2.It is necessary
3.It is me
4.It’s hard Work
5.It’s worth it

1. It is possible :

A-Vision :
•In any organisation, 2 Visions create a Division. To be effective, we need to create a culture where we all have a shared vision which is simple, clear and understandable.
•What is your vision?

B-Passion :
•Enthusiasm is Contagious. As a leader you need to be passionate about your ORGANISATION and set a clear example as a role model.
•How do you show your Passion?

C-Integrity :
•The area of TRUST is crucial for success in any ORGANISATION.
•Reputation is what people think that you have and Integrity is who you are when no-one is around.

D-Curiosity :
•The ability to change our lives, strategies and ourselves.
•People must be willing to explore, experiment and be willing to change.
•How much more effective can we be as a Representatives if we started to change things about ourselves ?

E-Risktaking :
•There are 3 kinds of people….Undertakers, Caretakers and Risktakers
•As an ORGANISATION’S Risktaker, we must be entrepreneurs, we must be able to take calculated risks to ensure that ORGANISATION’S is conducive and respected within your Environment.

2. It is necessary :
Skills and Attributes that are necessary for ORGANISATION’S Success :

A-The Ability to Communicate : Clearly and precisely across ethnic boundaries
B-The Ability to Manage your Time : Keeping your commitments and balancing your work
C-The Ability to be Analytical : Looking beyond the current paradigm
D-The Ability to be Productive : Working smarter not harder for a shared Future
E-The Ability to be a Team Worker : How do we create a synergy at our ORGANISATIONS

3. It is me
The most valuable asset to the implementation of Policies is –YOU !!
Remember : “If it is to be it is up to me”

How to overcome your fears to make your ORGANISATION Work
•Face your fears
•Trace your fears
•Grace your fears
•Place your fears
•Erase your fears

4. It’s hard work
It is hard work…but we can do it when we start to create an atmosphere of TRUST
Trust - The Foundation of all Empowerment

How do we create an atmosphere of Trusting Representatives, Policies and Programmes.
1. Take commitments & promises seriously
2. Admit it when you make a mistake
3. Share information
4. Allow for mistakes
5. Avoid judging
6. Encourage ideas, opinions
7. Empower others
8. Develop an attitude of genuine caring
9. Ask for HELP

5. In the end….It is worth it.
All of us in doing our little bit, in our divisions everyday CAN make a big difference to our ORGANISATIONS. However to be truly successful we must WATCH the following :

W – Words (Our words are powerful and can either create or destroy)
A – Attitudes (Are we totally committed to Success…does it show)
T – Thoughts ( Our thoughts eventually become our actions…we must learn to make them positive)
C – Company (Are we with people that build or destroy our dreams ?)
H – Heart (What are my intentions in making a success)

Remember….I Can, You Can and together WE CAN make success happen at our Organisation
PRESENTATIONS by Dr. David Molapo

1. IF YOU ARE NOT GROWING YOU ARE DYING
2. TEN EXCITING KEYS TO SUCCESS
3. CHANGE AND COPING WITH CHANGE
4. DEVELOPING THE LEADER
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