Phakwe group was founded from the strong unique foundation emulating planning and precision of iconic bird the eagle. The Phakwe group was founded by our current executive chairman Thabiso Tenyane. The group was further inspired by the eagle in flight and built around six leadership facts.
Phakwe Group Leadership fact # 1: Fine Vision
If you ever observed an eagle sitting high above the tree, watch closely and see how attentive the bird is. The body sits still and the head will be tilted side to side to observed what is happening below, around and above it. Eagles have a keen vision. Their eyes are specially designed for long distance focus and clarity.
Our Chairman View is that they are many great companies but one characteristic that is common in all is "Vision". The Phakwe Group has a vision that guides and leads group goals. This vision is big and focused towards achieving group results.
Phakwe Group leadership fact # 2: Fearless
An eagle will never surrender to the size or strength of its prey. It will always give a fight to win its prey or regain its territory. Our Chairman view is that the group will displays remarkable hunting strategy, preying on competitors much larger than the group.
Phakwe Group Leadership fact # 3: Tenacious
Watch an eagle when a storm comes. When other birds fly away from the storm with fear, an eagle spreads its mighty wings and uses the current to soar to greater heights. The eagle takes advantage of the very storm that lesser birds fear and head for cover.
Chairman view: Challenges in the life of a business are many. These are the storm we must face as Phakwe Group to rise to greater heights. Like an eagle, a leader can only rise to greater heights if he takes up the challenges head on without running away from it.
Phakwe Group leadership fact # 4: High Flyers
Eagles can fly up to an altitude of 10,000 feet; an eagle doesn't mingle around with the pigeons. Pigeons scavenge on the ground and grumble and complain all day long. Eagles are not. They fly and make less noise waiting for opportunities to strike their next prey or glide with the current of the storm. The Phakwe group is geared towards finding solution and will fly higher than competition.
Phakwe Group leadership fact #5: Vitality
Eagles are full of life and visionary but hey have they find time to look back at their life and re-energies themselves. This happens at about the age of 30. What happens is that when the eagles reach the age of 30, their physical body condition deteriorates fast making it difficult for them to survive. What is really interesting is that the eagle never gives up leaving. Instead he eagle retreats to a mountaintop and over a five month period goes through a metamorphosis. It knocks off its own beak by banging it against a rock, plucks out its talons and then feathers. Each stage produces a regrowth of the removed body parts, allowing the eagle to live for another 30 - 40 years.
The Chairman comments “ There are times in your life as a leader that you must look back and take stock of your life. The good and the bad experiences you have been through as a leader. Great leaders are the ones that always do "check and balance “ of their personal and professional lives.
Phakwe Group leadership fact #6: Nurture the Young
Research has shown that no member of the bird family is more gentle and attentive to its young ones than the eagles. This is how it happens. When the mother eagle sees that time has come for it to teach the eaglets to fly, she gathers an eaglet onto her back, and spreading her wings, flies high. Suddenly she swoops out from under the eaglet and allows it to fall. As it falls, it gradually learns what its wings are for until the mother catches it once again. The process is repeated.
The Phakwe group intends to grow with their people. The group will strive to make individuals in the organization grow to their full ability. They group will teach and guide just like the mother eagle does. The group will never stop giving challenges but never give-up empowering and directing.